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#921 Redd42

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 09:13 AM

Howl - snack sized dogs!

 

It is not clear from the various articles - was the building sold or is it being leased?



#922 spanky123

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 09:15 AM

Howl - snack sized dogs!

 

It is not clear from the various articles - was the building sold or is it being leased?

 

Just to be clear I am not making some ethnic joke, I am referring to dogs which would be snacks for real dogs.



#923 Redd42

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 09:17 AM

Oh no - I didn't think of that angle at all! 

 

Snacks for big dogs or cougars or eagles (this has actually happened).

 

Now about that Oxford building?



#924 aastra

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 10:05 AM

You're asking what sort of animal would make a snack of the building?


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#925 Nparker

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 11:07 AM

You're asking what sort of animal would make a snack of the building?

Termites?



#926 aastra

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 11:16 AM

I was leaning more toward the Godzilla* end of the spectrum, but I like where your mind is at. You think big by thinking small.

 

*no offense to Gamera, Mike. Let's not start another argument about it, please.


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#927 johnk2

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 11:55 AM

Howl - snack sized dogs!

 

It is not clear from the various articles - was the building sold or is it being leased?

Leased, according to this morning's T-C story. Makes sense for both parties.



#928 JohnsonStBridge

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 12:26 PM

any word on a new grocery store where the post office was on fort street?

 

I'd expect it to be open imminently. Last time I passed there was stock starting to appear on the shelves.


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#929 Nparker

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 12:30 PM

 

I was leaning more toward the Godzilla* end of the spectrum...

I've always thought Godzilla was less about snacking and more about gorging.



#930 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 12:31 PM

I'd expect it to be open imminently. Last time I passed there was stock starting to appear on the shelves.

 

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#931 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 12:32 PM

I've always thought Godzilla was less about snacking and more about gorging.

 

he's commonly misunderstood.



#932 aastra

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 12:41 PM

He's actually very self-conscious about his weight. Partly because he has no idea what it is since it's hard to find a scale that can support a guy who weighs more than 300 million pounds.



#933 Mike K.

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 12:45 PM

Nice, aastra, nice. Just when he was coming out of his shell.

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#934 aastra

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 12:56 PM

 

*no offense to Gamera, Mike. Let's not start another argument about it, please.

 

Sigh.



#935 North Shore

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 01:07 PM

 

my airline might only serve expired food too.  but it'll do it on westbound flights that cross the international date line.  so by the time people eat it it'll be the previous day.

 

Just to be pedantic, your flights would have to be Eastbound..  Going west from here takes you to Russia/Japan/China/etc.., and as of now (14:00PDT) it's 'tomorrow' there..


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#936 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 01:25 PM

that’s going to mess up my already published flight schedules.

I knew we should have written them in pencil.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 25 September 2020 - 01:25 PM.


#937 aastra

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 01:42 PM

It would be neat if you named it "Tomorrow" airlines. It would remove all of the stress re: connecting flights. No matter how tight the itinerary, your connection would always be Tomorrow.



#938 LJ

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 07:56 PM

Just to be pedantic, your flights would have to be Eastbound..  Going west from here takes you to Russia/Japan/China/etc.., and as of now (14:00PDT) it's 'tomorrow' there..

Don't think you would want to go eastbound to get to the international date line, it would take you a loooong time.


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#939 mbjj

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Posted 29 September 2020 - 07:45 AM

My husband and I drove out to Root Cellar to check on things. The prices made my eyes water and it really isn't a grocery store. My husband called it a La-De-Da Veggie stand. The list of things they don't carry that a full-service grocery store does is certainly discouraging. No baking supplies, very little frozen food, no soft drinks, candy, chips (except for fancy corn chips), no paper products, cleaning supplies, packaged mixes (gravy, sauces etc.), common cereals, paper products such as tp, paper towel, kleenex, canned goods, common jams, jellies, peanut butter. Chicken was outrageously priced - $24.90 kg (didn't have any sort of organic label). At Oxford it's about $8.80/kg. No white bread I could see (the only kind I can eat), a small loaf of brown was $5.99. No Island Farms products, only Avalon milk. A litre of 2% was $4.29. Parachute Ice cream $12.99 and Foothills Ice cream $10.99. Don't recall seeing any sort of tea or coffee selection, may have missed it though I went around several times. I think for items we can't get at Thriftys or Save-On we'll be driving over to Fairways in Oak Bay. I think folks on a fixed income will find Root Cellar far too expensive. I don't consider us poor but we're certainly thrifty and I won't be paying those prices.


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#940 mbjj

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Posted 29 September 2020 - 07:48 AM

Oh ya, no cookies either, just "hipster cookies", lol. Where's the Oreos I should have asked them. No hot chocolate mixes, that sort of thing. I'm sure I'll think of a few more!



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