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by jaysonv
Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The Official Kansas City Weather Thread
Replies: 836
Views: 67276

Re: The Official Kansas City Weather Thread

Was I delusional or did 'they" say this morning that it was going to be 106 degrees Fahrenheit (with heat index) by noon today??  What happened?  I don't think I've ever seen the forecast off by 30 degrees before.
by jaysonv
Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Odors, Public Hearing
Replies: 25
Views: 1416

Re: Odors, Public Hearing

What about the odor that resembles dog food?  Is that related? 

I have thankfully never smelled anything so foul as what was just described... Downtown or otherwise...
by jaysonv
Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: HVAC airlift this Saturday (2/2)
Replies: 13
Views: 1321

Re: HVAC airlift this Saturday (2/2)

It was pretty cool to see.  It took a lot longer than I expected though. 

I was able to take several pictures from my window:

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Click Here to see the whole set...
by jaysonv
Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Best place to get a massage?
Replies: 17
Views: 1334

Re: Best place to get a massage?

I go to Integrative Health Center at 317 Delaware in the River Market for combination Chiropractics and Deep Tissue Massage.  I don't know how much they charge for a one-time massage only (I'd randomly guess about $50 for an hour), but it's the real deal and they're the first Chiropractic pract...
by jaysonv
Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:37 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: What can the ATA (and the JO) do for transit?
Replies: 37
Views: 2367

Re: What can the ATA (and the JO) do for transit?

the JO can also not introduce random route changes without notifying riders or posting the changes online. I'm on the route R and we normally exit 35 at 119th but apparently yesterday they started exiting at Lamar and stopping for 15 min at Lamar and 61st-ish all to pick up one person.  The rid...
by jaysonv
Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: What can the ATA (and the JO) do for transit?
Replies: 37
Views: 2367

Re: What can the ATA (and the JO) do for transit?

Number 27 ? - Change some of the routes that have so many different "alternatives" to their own routes.  For example, the 51 has these major changes throughout the week: See Route Map "Regular" Route Summit & Bannister Rd Route Night & Sunday Service on Summit and SWBlvd Nichols & Jefferson 50...
by jaysonv
Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Cause and Effect - Suburban Sprawl
Replies: 26
Views: 1611

Re: Cause and Effect - Suburban Sprawl

For social implications, check out Bowling Alone by Robert Putnam.  It's kinda thick but only some of it is applicable and it also has a ton of references. 
by jaysonv
Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:50 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza Art Fair
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

Re: Plaza Art Fair

midtown guy wrote:Al Gore killed Autumn...


No, "I broke the dam."  :D


Is there any reason Waterfire and the arts fair couldn't be done simultaneously?  That sounds like a great idea.
by jaysonv
Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:56 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)
Replies: 201
Views: 31538

Re: The RESERVE...(current FED Bldg)

I stopped by the showroom ( at 909 Walnut ) just to see what was up.  They've done a great job with it!  There are indeed 3 full-scale model units (a base-model 1-br and two 2-br units, one with "all the works"), complete with mock up windows (which will soon include mocked views from thos...
by jaysonv
Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TempurPedic?
Replies: 12
Views: 1080

Re: TempurPedic?

I think the price that was on the sticker included the base.  I had to ask what the price for the mattress only was.  I can't remember clearly enough to even give a guestimate, but I want to say that it was the same amount as the price difference between the Full and Queen sizes because I ...
by jaysonv
Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Finding my niche in KC
Replies: 30
Views: 3194

Re: Finding my niche in KC

Welcome to KC!  Here are some ideas regarding choir and church- Choir: Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral downtown (just minutes from Plaza/Westport) has a marvelous choir.  John Schafer is choir master, and his capabilities are quite respected here and around the country.  Give the choi...
by jaysonv
Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TempurPedic?
Replies: 12
Views: 1080

Re: TempurPedic?

I second the memory foam options at Nebraska Furniture Mart.  I've had my TempurPedic-like mattress for 9 months now and I am 100% satisfied.  At first it was a little strange to plop down on the bed and sink in instead of bouncing back, but now I really notice a difference when I sleep in...
by jaysonv
Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Airshow
Replies: 22
Views: 2343

Re: Airshow

Photos of the airshow.  Taken from Case Park.  I agree... not as entertaining as in previous years, but still a fun day!

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Photo Album: Kansas City Airshow 2007
by jaysonv
Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good Photography Schools
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Re: Good Photography Schools

I'm not sure if it's what you're looking for, but my office mate and his wife have taken some classes at JCCC.  They've said they were valuable classes with good professors and lots of fancy equipment.  His reasoning is that the people who teach photography at JCCC are clearly doing it bec...
by jaysonv
Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: $30,000 Electric Car
Replies: 53
Views: 3870

Re: $30,000 Electric Car

I'd like to read more on that. Got a link? The quote itself is from McClatchy Newspapers . There is a lot of information on the myth of Hydrogen rescuing the energy economy.  In looking for an original source for that quote, I ran across this informative diagram (on Wikipedia, so take it as yo...
by jaysonv
Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: $30,000 Electric Car
Replies: 53
Views: 3870

Re: $30,000 Electric Car

Ok, there is a difference on what we're talking about.  A hydrogen fuel cell breaks down water to extrapolate the H out of water.  Using a conventional gas powered motor converted over to burn hydrogen would take the methods you describe.  That is why I am big on the fuel cell tech. ...
by jaysonv
Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: $30,000 Electric Car
Replies: 53
Views: 3870

Re: $30,000 Electric Car

Exactly.  The fuel cell variant of GM's Volt will be the mainstream of electric vehicles in the upcoming years.  640 miles for a range on that vehicle ain't bad and the likelihood that triples by 2020 is more than likely.  But what the hell good is a fuel cell if we burn coal to get ...
by jaysonv
Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: $30,000 Electric Car
Replies: 53
Views: 3870

Re: $30,000 Electric Car

Many did by voting in Democrats several months ago. I wonder how many voters are satisfied with the degree of change thus far. Indeed.  The article suggests that is the very reason for the extra low approval rating of Congress.  The American population can't wake up for one election, send...
by jaysonv
Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: $30,000 Electric Car
Replies: 53
Views: 3870

Re: $30,000 Electric Car

Wow, I found one more of the 13% that thinks government works well. (Facts and figures from a Gallup Poll article on Americans' Confidence in Congress and other "Institutions.") I doubt you'll find many people who say this government works well.  I don't think anyone here siding with "governme...
by jaysonv
Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: $30,000 Electric Car
Replies: 53
Views: 3870

Re: $30,000 Electric Car

Yea, that moon landing was one huge disaster. Of course, I'd feel much safer if the government would just let the free market be in charge of things like toothpaste safety, lead content of children's toys, water safety, air quality, etc.  I mean, once a few hundred people start dying, nobody i...