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Re: Toyota Prius

Postby lioness » Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:52 am

Originally posted by piqaboo:
lioness - do you like really sweet (dessert) wines like late harvest gewurtztraminers? Muscats?
gewurtztraminers?
bless you. here's a tissue for that sneeze.

piq, i truly do not know. i don't think i have ever tried any of those. i am FAR from any kind of wine connoisseur. i know i have had a dessert wine before and enjoyed it, but who knows what it was.
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Re: Toyota Prius

Postby lioness » Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:57 am

Originally posted by sadie lady:
Lioness- not sure where "Gnosis" is- hope the weather is good there! I love autumn in New England too...up until Thanksgiving when the arctic chill ice and snow set in.... Spring is just the beginning of the good weather cycle- kind of the first day of vacation where you know you have the rest of the week to look forward to. Autumn is like the last day of vacation- you love it because it's still vacation, but work is right around the corner!
the weather is ALWAYZ good in the gnosis.
if it isn't... just change your perception! :D

Arctic chill? i guess at times it could be. Autumn and Winter are my favortie times of year. i mostly miss the fall colors of the north east.

a friend asked me yesterday if i wanted to come visit NJ in August. i just laughed and told him he could keep his 100% humidity. i am spoiled now being here in CO.

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Re: Toyota Prius

Postby Angie Parkes » Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:12 pm

Seeing as this thread turned to weather I wanted to share a Calgary forecast from a few days ago. You should know that springtime in the Rockies is unpredictable, to say the least. Last Sunday's forecast called for a high temp of 14C (about 57F for you imperial folks) -- and snow flurries.
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Re: Toyota Prius

Postby piqaboo » Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:14 pm

I once spent a very sunny warm day in the desert (~ 75F), in pouring rain. Quite lovely.

Angie, snow flurries? What are those? :D
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Re: Toyota Prius

Postby Trumpetmaster » Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:29 pm

I played a gig with the Paragon Rag ensemble many years ago. They flew us to Anaheim in late December.

Walked around there in shorts and a t-shirt.
Was great but it didn't feel right when I was
looking at all the X-Mas decorations up and having 80 degree weather. :(
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Re: Toyota Prius

Postby Marye » Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:49 pm

Originally posted by Angie:
Seeing as this thread turned to weather I wanted to share a Calgary forecast from a few days ago. You should know that springtime in the Rockies is unpredictable, to say the least. Last Sunday's forecast called for a high temp of 14C (about 57F for you imperial folks) -- and snow flurries.
This past Sunday Toronto had a snow storm with cracking good thunder.
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Re: Toyota Prius

Postby Angie Parkes » Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:15 pm

Winter thunder storms are eerie. We had one a couple of winters back. Snow coming down to beat all accompanied by huge thunder claps.

For piq: snow flurries are what Albertans call a few frozen flakes flying around, also known as a liberal political convention these parts.
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Re: Toyota Prius

Postby piqaboo » Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:36 pm

Ah! That would be me in winter, in the ugly truckling. A frozen flake.

Thanks for the definition
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Re: Toyota Prius

Postby Marye » Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:09 pm

Originally posted by Angie:
Winter thunder storms are eerie. We had one a couple of winters back. Snow coming down to beat all accompanied by huge thunder claps.

For piq: snow flurries are what Albertans call a few frozen flakes flying around, also known as a liberal political convention these parts.
LOL Angie... :D what a scream....
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Re: Toyota Prius

Postby lioness » Wed Apr 06, 2005 5:02 pm

i love a good thunder storm!
spring will bring some nice ones over the mountains here.
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Re: Toyota Prius

Postby camper » Thu Apr 07, 2005 6:42 pm

pigaboo

What desert where?
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Re: Toyota Prius

Postby piqaboo » Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:00 pm

Anza Borrego, CA
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Re: Toyota Prius

Postby BigJon@Work » Wed May 18, 2005 2:48 pm

Originally posted by BigJon:
The Prius has the best hybrid tech out there with the ability of each motor to turn different speeds. An exquisite engineering solution to the problem of both forms strengths and weaknesses.

Of course Toyota will never be forgiven in my mind for giving it a name that sounds close to priapism. :)
I know I said the Prius solution was the best, but I now have a new favorite, designed by GM and DCX. http://www.ai-online.com/issues/article_detail.asp?id=698 The mechanical simplicity is elegant, even if the electronic design is fiendish. And the abilty to deliver a wide range of ratios is a big bonus in my mind.

Now if Toyota would just fix the priapism thing . . .

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Re: Toyota Prius

Postby camper » Sat May 21, 2005 12:29 pm

Just got back from my trip to alaska... I drove. I pull a little light weight camper trailer http://www.aliner.com

My Subaru Forester 4cyl gets 25MPG highway but if it wansn't turbochargednd I could get near 28. On this trip i got an amazing 21MPG pulling the trailer! I am very pleased.
But what I noticed the most on this trip was 10MPG SUVs lined up to get gas that was $2.45/gal and across the street it was $2.48/gal but there was no line at all.
Why do people who spend $30k on a SUV that gets 10MPG shop so hard for a $0.03/gal deal? It is beyond me.

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Re: Toyota Prius

Postby DavidS » Sat May 21, 2005 3:07 pm

Angie - what an interesting planet we live on! Where I grew up - London, England - I recall the look of fright on my mother's face when there was some rare, unseasonal, thunder in the winter months. On the other hand, where I live now - Israel - thunderstorms ONLY occur in winter...
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Re: Toyota Prius

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Sat May 21, 2005 3:13 pm

Toyota is now promising us a hybrid-power Camry. Excellent! How many miles per gallon do those hybrid things get?
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Re: Toyota Prius

Postby camper » Tue May 24, 2005 10:28 am

Originally posted by Selma in Sandy Eggo:
Toyota is now promising us a hybrid-power Camry. Excellent! How many miles per gallon do those hybrid things get?
I think a Camry ought to be right there with a prius unless there are significant weith issues. So 50mpg is doable I would think.

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Re: Toyota Prius

Postby BigJon@Work » Tue May 24, 2005 12:37 pm

Don't count on it. The real world numbers of the Prius aren't nearly as good as the EPA numbers. Sorry.

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Re: Toyota Prius

Postby mmichaelson » Tue May 24, 2005 1:58 pm

Someone here at work has one - I don't know who.

So I really have nothing relevant to add to this - just wanted to post something!

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Re: Toyota Prius

Postby piqaboo » Tue May 24, 2005 7:34 pm

hi Saxy, long time no read! Good to read you again :) . I hope all is well.
Only 220 days to go...... ;)
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