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About lostfan

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    Silkey wants his money!
  • Birthday 02/02/1982

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    Charlotte Knights (AAA)
  • Favorite Sox player
    Jose Abreu
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    Luis Robert
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    Frank Thomas

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  1. lostfan

    2019 Catch-All

    I can't stop brewing. I have a problem. I did the Belgian white first which came out great (should've started with something easier though). Then I made a batch of pinot grigio, which was good but I didn't do a good job of separating it from the sediment so I ended up wasting about 3-4 bottles worth. Gave a bottle to each of my neighbors then got wasted trying to wait for my guests to arrive to my birthday party I was hosting. People started giving me equipment, so I made like 3 small batches of wine, some pinot noir, and some blueberry fruit wine. Now I really want to make some mead and sake but everything is sitting in the fermenters and carboys I have so I've got nothing left to use lol.
  2. lostfan

    2019 Video Game Thread

    I just buy the previous year's versions for cheap
  3. lostfan

    Goodbye Soxtalk

    I live 15 minutes from Camden yards, and I can't even adopt the Orioles because they're basically the AL East version of the White Sox.
  4. lostfan

    Amazon HQ2

    There was (vehement) local opposition to this deal months before AOC came into office so I don't know how everyone is so quick to give her credit/blame. Like a lot of NYers she wasn't a fan of this deal but she's not the mayor or governor and wasn't involved in negotiating the deal. This isn't even in her congressional district. She's just a lightning rod, I guess.
  5. lostfan

    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    This feels like the 55th time I've seen one of these.
  6. I'm simultaneously relieved and disappointed the Bears didn't sign Hunt. Like... I wanted him on the team for obvious reasons but I also didn't really want them to do it.
  7. lostfan

    Tax Refunds

    It's literally free money. You just... like... pay yourself to get it. I'm only doing the 5% right now (my job also has a pension) but if my return doesn't look good this year I'm probably going to bump that up to get my taxable income down. I have no idea what it'll look like - I got a new job halfway through the year that pays a lot more, my wife's income jumped way up, I sold some stocks with capital gains to pay, and I closed on a house right at the end of the year. This could mean a lot of things. I always have to wait for my 1099 until the middle of February, which is annoying.
  8. lostfan

    Tax Refunds

    Paul Ryan had this story about a waitress (who knows if she was a real person or not) who'd get a tax cut of $50 for a year and how much it would help her finances. He got ratio'd pretty hard on twitter for that.
  9. lostfan

    2019 Catch-All

    Long story short, I *just* got the rest of the money owed me from my job (i.e., the government) thanks to the shutdown. I only got half a check for the Christmas/New Year paycheck plus like 48 hours of OT and paid holidays. That was a LOT of money just kind of hanging out there.
  10. lostfan

    2018-2019 Official NBA thread

    Bulls being realistic about their cap space, basically admitting it's not gonna work in 2019 and punting.
  11. Everyone says this about the NBA all the time and I want to know when this mythical time was everyone speaks of, where the NBA was balanced and people didn't have a general idea of who'd be in the conference finals in October. In my lifetime (I'm 37) it's basically been Celtics, Lakers, Pistons, Bulls, Lakers, Spurs, Heat, Warriors with a few blips here and there and the league is as popular as it's ever been.
  12. lostfan

    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    Any of the Saints, Bears, Eagles, or Seahawks would've been a better game.
  13. I'm suddenly reminded of this excellent satire.
  14. lostfan

    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    Gould was literally a UDFA, so yeah
  15. lostfan

    **Movies that we watch in 2019** Thread

    Aquaman was pretty dope.