Ooops!

By: RobDaHood , 4:50 PM GMT on October 15, 2012

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Things that make you go Ooops!

Your favorite mistake.

Things you always knew to be true that turned out to be not so much.

Surprising realizations.

Funny historical stuff.

Stuff that scared you senseless but was funny afterwards.

Things learned the hard way.

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(credit to Shep for the idea.)

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75. Ylee
Quoting RobDaHood:
Wow, Ylee!
Glad it didn't land on your toe!


If it landed there, I wouldn't have a toe! :)
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Ah, Good Morning Sir!
How's the leg doing?
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Quoting RobDaHood:
Wow, Ylee!
Glad it didn't land on your toe!

59 degrees currently.
Gonna be a nice day.

43 in Macon for RattlePants.
He's gonna need extra coffee!


You got that right Grasshopper! :)

The nice thing is that my garage stays 25* warmer than the outside temp.
If it gets really really cold this winter I may put a heater in there!
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Wow, Ylee!
Glad it didn't land on your toe!

59 degrees currently.
Gonna be a nice day.

43 in Macon for RattlePants.
He's gonna need extra coffee!
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71. Ylee
This isn't an "ooops" moment, more like an "ohhh s***"! You gearheads will like this!

In my current job, one of the tasks I have to do is remove freshly cast aluminum ingots out of the casting pit, and lay them on a table for removal. One night, shortly after Christmas, I proceded to pull the ingots out of the pit. First ingot? No problem. I had just cleared the second ingot over the control panel when I decided to give it a little bump upward.

The crane is operated by a radio controlled box that goes east/west, north/south, and up/down. To make the crane go up, two things have to happen. First is to release the brakes holding the drum, and then the drum turns, raising or lowering the grabs and the ingot as needed.

This time, the brakes released, but the switch operating the drum pulley failed, sending the ingot downward. I didn't know the mechanicals of the crane, so I did what's natural, pull back on the lever on the control box to try to raise the ingot, but it was in vain! It kept going down to the floor! I stopped just as the bottom of the ingot hit the floor. It was then the ingot swung over and landed in the pit, taking out the control panel for the pit! There it stayed for several hours, while mechanics tried to figure out what happened to the crane. Finally, they replaced the burnt out contacts of the offending switch, and I was able to place the 23,000 lb. ingot where it belonged.
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Hey guys!
Just checking in real quick and guess what?

It is now officially Autumn here.
A real cold front finally made it through.
Turned off the AC and opened the doors and windows.
2 pm and still comfy even with the sun beating down.
I'd say that makes it official.

Hope you are all having a great day!
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Have fun Pottery, and don't even think about your honeydo list.

It will still be there when you get back. :) heh heh heh


Morning Shep!

44*F in Macon this morning!

Better put the leathers on for our breakfast ride on the Harley. :)
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67. pottery

You earned it.

Enjoy
:)
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Pottery, try not to get the BIL in too much trouble.
Had 2 boys from Belfast wander off never to be seen again under similar circumstances. They aren't used to all the scantily clad ladies and free flowing rum.


Well, he's keeping his end up OK, so far. :):))

Just checking the weather for Tobago, and it looks good to me.
Sipping a coffee and then preparing to Vacate these premises for one on a hill with a swimming pool, a view of Buccoo Reef, a short walk to Arnos Vale beach, and 2 Ladies waiting there.

Hmmm... that sounds a bit like Heaven to me !

Have fun this w/e, and don't do anything I wouldn't do.
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Were-critters in my dreams & all I had was my favorite hunting knife, which was fine until I realized that it's stainless, not silver. Was having difficulty getting away because I kept having to wait in line to pee. (note to self, don't drink 3 beers and 20 oz of water before bedtime) Anyway, woke up and took care of that problem, so heading back to bed. Missed having a dog on my side too, so taking the dog.

Okay, repeat...heavy weapons, helicopters, heavy weapons, helicopters, heavy weapons.....zzzzzzzz.
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LOL

Thanks for sharing Ylee!
I'm out for the night.
Take good care!
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64. Ylee
No, the next day, I combed a swoosh in front of my forehead, and kept it there for two weeks! Pretty funky looking, but better than explaining the mark, IMO! :)
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So, the next day at work, Ylee explained how he was attacked by a giant Octopus!
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62. Ylee
A quick story....

As amusement to a group of nieces and nephews, yours truly ran around my MIL's house with a suction-cupped arrow firmly stuck to my head! Of course, when I pulled it off, it left a neat round hickey in the center of my forehead! :)

I have a bunch of these, but I'll share them another time!
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Ah, the perils of country living.

Once long ago, a guy I used to work with off and on moved his boat hull manufacturing facility from town to a barn on his country domicile. Was nice. Cooler, shady, and if people wanted to bother you at work, well, they had to be committed enough to drive a fer piece.

(don't confuse that with the fir piece. That would have been one of the hull stringers)

Anyway, all was good except when you got a mold all prepped and waxed and a hen would roost in the rafters and drop an egg from 20 feet into the mold.

Had to install chicken excluders and cover the molds if you left for lunch.

Then there was the customer who returned to his vehicle to find a fresh egg baking on the dash.

Would have been a lot less trouble to just make a nice pot of chicken soup.

Pottery, try not to get the BIL in too much trouble.
Had 2 boys from Belfast wander off never to be seen again under similar circumstances. They aren't used to all the scantily clad ladies and free flowing rum.
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Quoting RobDaHood:
Good Morning.

Thank you Goofy for putting up some tunes. Almost did it last night but was just too dang tired. Still dang tired!

Wondering what atrocity L.P.'s door committed to merit hanging.

Anyway, mind is too tired today to dwell on it for long.
Enjoy the trip Pottery!

Well, you see, there was no door there in the void between the studio and my workshop.
So a hen kept going into the studio to lay, and would sweep all the Priceless Objet'd'art off the shelves........
But to hang the door meant that the 'temporary' roof of the work shed had to come off and be raised 18" to allow the door to swing outward.
This has been "the project" this week.
Me and Brother-in-law have worked non-stop in the searing heat, occasional rain, and in the Most Trying Conditions all week doing this.

I fear that he will never return......

But in Payment, we go to Tobago for 4 days (the Girls must be just landing) and there we will sit around the pool, wander down to the beach (excellent snorkelling), drink Spirituous Liquors, eat great food, and generally Goof right off.

Unfortunately, tonight I am the cook.......
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Wind is blowing' a gale and rain pouring down.
Couldn't mow within 75 feet of the lake today because it's so saturated.
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Hey Todd!
Just left a note at your place.
Friday is half over here.
Hope you enjoy the weekend and the new truck.
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mornin rob
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Good Morning.

Thank you Goofy for putting up some tunes. Almost did it last night but was just too dang tired. Still dang tired!

Wondering what atrocity L.P.'s door committed to merit hanging.

Anyway, mind is too tired today to dwell on it for long.
Enjoy the trip Pottery!
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47*F in Macon this morning, no snow yet. :)

Have to get to work, back later.
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There I was dreaming of SugarBears dancing in the moonlight and all of a sudden I'm Clint Eastwood standing in an old Cemetary facing down two bad guys and that wild music playing in the background:

Ya Da Ya Da Yaaaaaaaaaaaa

Dum Dum Dummmmmmmmmmmmm

There should be rules around here for being quiet until at least 0900 hours in the morning.

I finally realized it was just Pottery banging around in his workshed running into doors stubbing his toes in the dark BECAUSE THE SUN IS NOT UP YET POTTERY.

There it is then, I feel better now, where's my coffee?
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Goofy.
That's the Right Stuff for the Day ahead.

Thanks !
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Rise UP !
Rouse UP !
Beat the Drum, Blow the Whistles and get Moving !!!

It's Friday, don't you know ?
We have to hang a door, replace the Galvanize on the work shed, re-pack everything in there, clean-up, then drop the Girls to the airport on their way to Tobago, come back here, do whatnot and stuff until early tomorrow morning so that we (the Gentlemen) can get to the airport early on Sat to join the Girls in Tobago.

Once we get there, we will Relax.....
Well, this is the Promise anyway.....

ZOOOOOMMM>>>>>>>>

(Whew! This is exhausting, man)
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For L. P.:
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One more:
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Meteor showers or music to contemplate the stars by thru Sat

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Arrrrrgh!
Raining again!
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Nice here too.
Finally stopped raining.
Nice sunset.
High of 82, now 78.
Wind went away though, so skeeters chased Angie, the dog, and the cat inside.

Just me, Will, and the skeeters on the deck.
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76*F in Macon right now, light breeze, wonderful.
Kids and grands coming over for dinner tonight.
Grandpa better get started!
See you all later.
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Reading the NWS forecast and looking at the WV loop of all the dry air heading in from the gulf, I decided today would be a good day for mowing and other yard work.

Ooops!

Woke up to the sound of rain this morning, rolled over and went back to sleep. Ground still pretty soaked, so might just have to do some housework instead....Ughh!
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Well, darn, storm rained itself out before it got to Macon.

Whats left is headed for Tallahassee.

That means yard work. :)

See you later.
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Good Morning Arkers!

Haven't had any rain for awhile so I turned the new and improved sprinkler system on last night with the six lawn zones and the three drip water zones for the gardens and landscape areas.

Just looked at the radar and the storm system that was coming east last night should be here in about an hour. Figures doesn't it! LOL

Sort of like washing your car. Works every time.
System came on at 0400 and goes off at 0700.
I woke up at 0700. Looked at the radar at 0715.
A little late to turn the dumb thing off then, eh?

Anyone want some mushrooms? Should be lots of them out there now. :)
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'Nite Pottery!
I'll be off soon as well. Been a long day.
You have been missed, but family comes first.
Rest well friend.
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Good evening !
My apologies for being so Absent. But it's all Fast-Forward around here these days.
A man has no time to stop and think......

Just home from the beach (it didn't rain, but was a little damp) where the tide was exceedingly high !
Then dinner at sons house (very excellent rack of ribs and stuff).
Then the drive home was hysterical.
I had no idea that Lady Pott remembered ALL the words to "Sad Movies make me cry", and Daughter then chimed in with "Send me the pillow that you dream on" and SIL sang "When the sun goes down on Galway bay"...

There were several others too.
The idea was to keep the 'driver' awake.

I nearly jumped out.........

Time for bed.
MaƱana !
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Well, had enough clouds for a pretty nice sunset tonight.
(finally quit raining)
Then it cleared up just enough to see a pretty pinkish orange sliver of a moon low in the west.

For those interested in Will, (the barred owl), had a bit of a scare last night. A great horned owl showed up right before dark when Will was on the ground eating a frog or something.

Will puffed up as big as he could, I walked out in the yard and told the other owl to go away. (hey, maybe I shouldn't interfere, but I don't want to see my buddy get et) The Horned owl took flight, Will took off and chased it away. So far it hasn't come back.

It wasn't much bigger than Will, but great horned owls are the biggest threat to barred owls and are pretty common around here.
Will is the first barred owl that has ever hung out here and I kinda like his company in the evening.

Will has seemed to have reached an agreement with Sadie Hawkins...the red shouldered hawk...that the hawk can hang out in the middle of the day, only between 8 am and 6 pm.

So, there you have it.
All alive and well.
Cooler, drier weather for the next few days.
:o)
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Rafael has about the wackiest 5 day cone I've seen!

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"DRIVE YOUR CAR ONTO THE SHOULDER INSTANTLY"
Yeah, that's how he does it with his grand children.

When in comes to 60 18-20 year olds in the back of a plane for the first time, trying not to heave, he just makes sure they are clipped on an shoves them out the door!
:o)

37. goofyrider
Awww, what a terrible thing for a young lad to have to go through. Really bad for the pastor to give you a bad time over something that couldn't be helped. He should have been making sure you were okay. I hope they found a seamstress to fix that right away!
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Moments: 
9 AM Sunday Mass was when all the students at St Joan's lined up in the school yard and processed into the Church by class. First grade in front and eighth in the rear, boys on the right, girls on the left. Our teachers set with each class. As a point of reference my 4th grade class had 65 boys and we had 4 classes in that grade.  As a newly commissioned alter boy I was tasked with serving at 9.  Our cassocks  were in short supply in my size at 4 ft something and I had to wear a much longer garment. that came about 3 inches below my heels.   To adjust the length, Charlie Masterson,  the man in charge of robes etc for the parish cinched up the robe so that it was just above my ankles.  During the latin  mass at the beginning of the Consecration, the server on the left would leave his post, walk to the right side climb the three steps to the alter proper, the surface of the alter is about two inches below my eyes so I qualified for the height requirement,   grab the mass book and brass stand do a 135 deg left turn, descend the three front steps, do an about face to the center, genuflect, rise, turn 45 deg, climb the three steps and place the book in the proper position for continuation of the Mass.   Simple right.   Made it down the steps ok .  Sometime during the about face genuflection and sand up for the steps , I felt the chinch loosen.  Made one step, tripped over the robe and spiraled up the stairs.  The mass book went flying up the steps and I tripped again trying to recover.  Finally got the robe fixed, put the book back on the alter and returned to post.  Turned out my guess as to the right page was off a bit and the Pastor was a bit rattled between my dance moves and trying to find the right place in the book.   Took a lot of heat from my classmates, the Pastor and others and l learned a thing about floods.   
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I kept playing the video of the Scorpionfish over and over thinking that it was going to sing Oklahoma at some point and then I finally realized that Shep had put the music video on his next comment instead of that one. I am sort of slow before I've had my coffee. :)

Thanks Shep, Lyle has some really good pickin in that song!




Hmmm? That went well.

:)))


"DRIVE YOUR CAR ONTO THE SHOULDER INSTANTLY"
Do not say to that child "Hold on Son, there is a rest stop ahead". :(


That's a big 10-4.
It's hard to keep that "Buick" in the garage.
:)
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Wonder what Snakeymon is gonna have to say about it though.

Could you speak up please. It's hard to hear under my desk.

:)
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ROFL

I kept playing the video of the Scorpionfish over and over thinking that it was going to sing Oklahoma at some point and then I finally realized that Shep had put the music video on his next comment instead of that one. I am sort of slow before I've had my coffee. :)

Thanks Shep, Lyle has some really good pickin in that song!

OK, here is a story with some really good knowledge for all you young Father's out there:

When you and your wife and kids are traveling in the car on vacation, say like coming back from Disney World on the Florida Turnpike, (yes, that is where this "knowledge" came from), and one of your kids says to you "Dad, I'm gonna be sick",

"DRIVE YOUR CAR ONTO THE SHOULDER INSTANTLY"

Do not say to that child "Hold on Son, there is a rest stop ahead". :(

YOU WILL NOT MAKE IT TO THE REST STOP!!!

In case you missed the knowledge the first time,
here it is again:

"DRIVE YOUR CAR ONTO THE SHOULDER INSTANTLY"

You will thank me for this knowledge some day. :)
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Good Morning!

Thanks for the posts Shep!
Wonder what Snakeymon is gonna have to say about it though.

Gonna be away from the computer for a while this morning.
Hope you all wake to a happy day!

Carry on.
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(credit to Shep for the idea.)



It's all Ranger Rick's fault.

Because he is "so old", I thought I would find a tune for him in the racks that would cheer him up and make him feel better about himself. Hey, I'm a nice guy, whaddaya spect? :)

I have no idea how searching for a copy of Oklahoma would bring this up one the side, but here tis.

Oh snap! Did I say Oklahoma?

We've been told that Lion Fish have no natural predators.

Oops...
:)))

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Grothar,
I just gotta ask...before the famous incident, did you holler out:

"Hey, Y'all watch this!"
:o)

Thanks for sharing that.
In my opinion, the best one yet!
(not that I didn't appreciate all the rest...just really bad to mess up in front of, and all over Mom!)
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Quoting RobDaHood:


Uh Oh!
I knew right there that you were about to get yourself in trouble!

LOL

Poor Mom.
And Poor Grothar.
Don't you just hate it when you goof up and can't find a single plausible excuse?


They let me have it that entire season. I got called "Frosty the Snowman", my mother said she was going to call "Elderly Abuse" and tell them I tried to blow her up, the kids kept singing "I'm dreaming of a White Christmas", and kept telling everyone that it had "snowed in our yard that year.
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LOL! Rob my imagination is running wild!
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LOL
The Archimedes story brings back a memory.
Sorry, there are some stories you just don't tell!
:o)
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Ok, here is a story that fulfills several of the categories you listed:

Many people know the story of Archimedes running down the street yelling "Eureka", but if you don't, here it is. Archimedes, also known as the Wizard of Syracuse, was a mathematician and the cousin of Hieron II. Hieron had commissioned a golden crown to present to the gods at Delphi. Once the crown was finished, he asked Archimedes to find a way to ensure that the goldsmith had not cheated him and used a cheaper metal on the inside. While sitting in the bathtube in his home in Syracuse, Archimedes came up with the idea of using displacement to prove if the crown was solid gold or not. So excited by his discovery, he jumped out of his bath and ran naked down the streets of Syracuse shouting "Eureka!!!"

Born c. 287 BC
Syracuse, Sicily
Magna Graecia
Died c. 212 BC (aged around 75)
Syracuse
Residence Syracuse, Sicily

Fields Mathematics
physics
engineering
astronomy
invention

Known for
Archimedes' principle
Archimedes' screw
hydrostatics
levers
infinitesimals
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Bill Engvall on "Taking the wife hunting":

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