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Old 01-02-2009, 10:27 AM
 
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I'm only here for about half a day. The drive in alone was worth getting up for work. I love it when absolutely nothing happens and I hardly see anyone else on the road.
You mean during a Spurs or Cowboys game? Favorite time for shopping, eating out and hitting the gym.

I once went to a movie theater in a small town on the border when the Cowboys were at the Superbowl......me and a friend were alone. We saw over 3 movies that day without seeing a soul. It was great yelling, running down the aisle and throwing food at each other without worrying about any repercussion. There wasn't even anyone at the concession area.

 
Old 01-02-2009, 10:45 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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We have a chimenea out back......have yet to use it!!
We have one too and a fire bowl. Did they tell you how to use your chimena? Start small, especially if it's cold to the touch, or you will crack it. Did you get the stand? Place some dirt or sand in the bottom then some bricks. This will help the bottom last longer. Have had ours for about 10 years and love it. It's fun to do hot dogs or marshmellows over the top.

I don't mean to come across as a know it all, just trying to be helpful.
 
Old 01-02-2009, 11:13 AM
 
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reminds me of this time I was in a movie theater in Cartagena, Colombia watching Dumb and Dumber. There were three of us and a Colombian family in the entire theater. The movie was in English, so we would laugh and after they read the subtitles, they would laugh
 
Old 01-02-2009, 12:42 PM
 
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What were ya doing in Colombia? Trying to hunt down Pablo the cartel kingpin?

Funny story. I can picture a stuccato of laughter in a spanish architecture-style theater with tile and plaster.
 
Old 01-02-2009, 05:32 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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We have one too and a fire bowl. Did they tell you how to use your chimena? Start small, especially if it's cold to the touch, or you will crack it. Did you get the stand? Place some dirt or sand in the bottom then some bricks. This will help the bottom last longer. Have had ours for about 10 years and love it. It's fun to do hot dogs or marshmellows over the top.

I don't mean to come across as a know it all, just trying to be helpful.
Actually we haven't used it cause we had no clue what to do. It was given to us as a gift. Your info helps alot! Stupid question do you use regular firewood in it to burn or something else?
 
Old 01-02-2009, 06:45 PM
 
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Actually we haven't used it cause we had no clue what to do. It was given to us as a gift. Your info helps alot! Stupid question do you use regular firewood in it to burn or something else?
There are no stupid questions.

We just use regular wood but remember....start small, let the clay warm up to the touch, them slowly add more wood. We also just use the block fire starters. Just break off a chunk and lay some small pieces of wood on it. We have the large one with one hole and you should see everyone trying to be the middle person! It's like musical chairs for drunks!!

How lucky you are to receive that as a gift. You need to give them my name. ha ha

You will love it.
 
Old 01-02-2009, 06:52 PM
 
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Actually we haven't used it cause we had no clue what to do. It was given to us as a gift. Your info helps alot! Stupid question do you use regular firewood in it to burn or something else?
One more thing...another reason for the sand then the bricks is to raise the fire to eye level. After all, thats what a fire is for, to watch.
 
Old 01-02-2009, 07:25 PM
 
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I was on the USS Valley Forge and we made a port call there. Not the most brilliant port for the mission we were on, but at least the months pay was tax free and we got hostile fire pay..
 
Old 01-02-2009, 09:48 PM
 
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reminds me of this time I was in a movie theater in Cartagena, Colombia watching Dumb and Dumber. There were three of us and a Colombian family in the entire theater. The movie was in English, so we would laugh and after they read the subtitles, they would laugh
argh! I had a similar experience watching 'The Dinner Game' with a French friend - at home on video so no one else was there. He'd laugh about 2-3 seconds before the English subtitle appeared. Drove me crazy!
 
Old 01-02-2009, 10:41 PM
 
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One more thing...another reason for the sand then the bricks is to raise the fire to eye level. After all, thats what a fire is for, to watch.
Thank you Thank you!
It is an awesome gift. I'm just glad now we know how to use it. We were too worried we'd burn everything down. Gasp. I will definately take your tips to use!
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