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  1. Had my last Dr. visit for my finger. As it turns out, I had the story wrong. It seems my finger did indeed contact the saw blade, as my co-worker told me he found tissue on the blade. The other surprise is that the tissue under where the fingernail was has hardened. It is turning into a fingernail. Having lost one before, I know that's what happens, and the deformed nail, then grows out and usually flattens into a more normal looking nail. Pretty amazing how fast the finger is healing, and I'm very happy with the results. Much better than I expected.
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  2. With Shelly and Michelle at Highland Park Brewing!
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  3. Saw the Dr. today. Got the stitches out, and everything is healing very well. He does want a final visit in two weeks, but expecting that to be it.
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  4. I had some help getting through the storm last night
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  5. What's in da baaaahhhhhxxxxx? Some parts. Darker blue than we thought. Happiest kid in the world in this moment. **BRENT**
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  6. Thanks guys, surgery went without a hitch and her knee felt better the moment she woke up afterwards. She's a bit immobile but on the mend.
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  9. Made Black Forest bacon wrapped asparagus. Came out really well with grilled chicken. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  10. Went for my first scooter ride since the accident. I can operate the Left brake and the turn signals just fine, and it sure feels good to ride in the open wind again.
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  11. It amazes me too, but the Dr. did tell me that fingers heal very fast. The cool thing that I didn't expect is that it seems to have filled out. It doesn't really look like a carrot anymore, because the finger has widened. Weird, but cool. It won't look just like the others, but not nearly as strange as I first thought. Have good feeling all the way down to the tip, too. The nurse says she wished all patients were more like me. It was much harder on her when pulling out the stitches. One had grown over and she was so worried that it was going to hurt. It did hurt, but her, not me. Us gay guys are tougher than you think. No need to wash the thumb in a peroxide/water solution anymore, and only another week for the finger. No need to bag the hand when showering anymore. Yay! IMO everything needs a port for a plug!
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  12. Alec is 12 today and asked for a "proper bike."
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  13. I went old school: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  14. Yesterday: Fishing at Spruce Creek Park
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  16. Had a jointly prepared meal with Claire's sister and her GF who gave me the Deep Run Roots cookbook, written by the owner of the Chef & the Farmer restaurant. I made the cornpone, collard greens, creamed collard greens and pickled collard stems. Sister in law made Brussels sprouts, apple and pomegranate salad and glazed pork loin over rutabagas and pork belly. Claire made the pecan-chewy pie with chocolate gelato dessert. Great recipes and we marveled that the meal wasn't heavier.
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  17. Thanks all! I had a pretty normal day and just went to work. But for dinner, Anne surprised me with a 4 star meal she prepared using a recipe from Charlie Trotter's cookbook. Salmon poached in a seasoned vegetable broth with crab meat potatoes and a beef red wine reduction. Then an Achatz chocolate pie for dessert. Tomorrrow I get to choose where we go for dinner. Doug, the Browns' strategy worked out great! We got the first pick! Woot! Just wait till next year!
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  18. Here is something new that I might make more of... the SMD KGSSHV. This is really my attempt to build a "cheap" electrostatic amp to bring a great amp to the masses. Lofty goal and I have no idea if it will succeed but its worth a shot.
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  19. Imgur appears to have un-fucked itself. Strap in, this is gonna be a big one. By my standards. Jonsrud viewpoint in Sandy, Oregon. Norwegian Hut. Comet Hale-Bopp over Stonehenge. General Sherman Tree - Sequoia NP, CA. Frozen Athabasca Falls in Jasper, Alberta, Canada. One day apart in Langley BC, Canada. North Coyote Butte, Arizona. Östersund Sweden. Loughrigg Tarn, Lake District, Cumbria, England. Stokness, Iceland. Cabo da Roca, Portugal. The westernmost point in continental Europe. Black Forest, Germany. The ice caves of Rifle Mountain Park, Colorado. 29 Bad Walthersdorf, Austria. Peyto Lake in Banff, Alberta Canada. A clear southwestern sky above Point Reyes, California. Mont Fort - Verbier, Switzerland. East of Eugene, Oregon. Lake Annette, Cascades. NYC shot from the Hoboken Train Station. Akaroa Harbour, New Zealand. Zec Owen, Québec, Canada. The Milky Way's core from the Cañadas del Teide, Tenerife, Spain. McWay Falls, Big Sur, CA. Sunset near Red Deer Alberta. Cascades in the Smokey Mountains. Yosemite Valley, California. Milky Way over the 101. 15 seconds of the rising tide at sunset. Northern Lights in Northern Norway. A Calm Medina River - Near Bandera, TX. Hall of Horrors, Joshua Tree National Park. Salton Sea, California
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  20. @skullguise @guzziguy I'm okey Sirs. Thanks for the concern. I knew that shit was going to happen somewhere, and stayed at home yesterday. Again government and the religious group's leaders gave fatwa against celebrating new year. So this happens... RIP all. I heard the silences of ambulances all night. So many young people died.
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  21. So here is Xavier's new kit he got for Satanmas, from helmet down to socks. He was so super excited, and I got one of the biggest hugs of my life when he opened this. An even bigger hug was a little while ago when I told him that if he gave me a large part of the $$$ he's saved up, I'd help him get a new road bike, since he's outgrowing his. Our goal is 1500 miles in 2017; should be an interesting year. Diamondback Podium 700c 46cm... which will be replacing his Diamondback Podium 650c, which fit fine in October, and now his knees hit the bars if he's not careful, as of November. I can't wait to get this thing here and built. **BRENT**
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  23. My son decided to make a stove so egg: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  24. Dinner last night. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  25. Grilled some steaks on the deck in shorts, T-Shirt and sunglasses in January. Not sure why the Illinois people claim Illinois winters are so difficult.
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  26. The problem with a new black car is that it goes from shiny to matt camo overnight when it snows or rains... My 2017 WRX LTD had 4.5 miles on the odometer when I bought it last November, and I like it a bit more than the STi that I was supposed to come home with - nicer ride, the STi performance exhaust is loud but not deafening, with much better gas mileage and better WAF. I used some of the savings to upgrade the amp and speakers, get BBS wheels for the summer tires and put snows on the OEM wheels, so I can change them myself at home in the spring. The rest of the savings vs STi will pay for the next 2 years of car insurance. (I traded my son's 10 year old RAV4 and gave him my 2015 Forester XT to drive.)
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  28. Tidal Masters sounds good to my iron ears so far. Might be placebo, might be just being high but as long as it pleases me, don't really care about the fine details.
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  29. BBQ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  30. An attempt at translating the latest Stax tour / interview: http://www.head-fi.org/t/829843/stax-sr-009-and-t2-successors-confirmed-for-spring-2017/45#post_13130037 cheers, arnaud
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  34. When I originally fired it up, the voltages seemed to automatically compensate for any adjustment I made. I would guess I because both halves are connected since I'm using a center tap setup. With all the stuff minus the boards and brackets installed, this was getting a little too heavy to move around by myself. It's easily a hundred and twenty pounds but it's the bulk that's killer. So I went ahead and put it where It's going to stay, next to my desk and shuffled everything else around. I just thought it was worth showing the T1W next to it for a size comparison. Final assembly continues, but it's mostly just cosmetic stuff like lengthening the transformer leads and sleeving them to make them look pretty while I wait on the last couple parts. This monster is definitely going to need a friend to help me move it if it ever budges from this spot.
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  35. Today must be my lucky day. Typically I end up owing a couple of grand every year on my taxes because I must have checked too many boxes at some point. Last year it was about $3k. We just got our W-2's and it looks like I'm due for a $50 buck refund this time around! Going from thinking I owed another $3k to getting 50 bucks back sure put a smile on my face.
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  36. An interesting problem with the 335d. I was passing someone on I83 this afternoon when I realized I was going about 115.
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  37. Today I was in the area of our old house, when Lo and behold a used record store just opened down the block. Really nice guys that were easy to talk to and super helpful. Found a great looking bill Evans 180g for $5, and picked up cat Stevens tea for the tillerman for $3, copy looked untouched. Asked for phoebe snow, one of the guys didn't think we had any, but one of the workers overheard me and pulled out her 2nd album while he was sorting some records, $2. Finally found a copy of Beatles love songs but appeared to have a pressing issue on final track. Asked guys to play it on system and it skips, ask nicely if they can give me a discount and $6 later its mine. So yes this was a lot of fun and the records are super clean and quiet and just great music.
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  40. Makes getting birth year whisk(e)y a LOT easier. **BRENT**
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  41. Yes, that's it exactly. You roast all of those till they're good and scorched. Peel the paper off the peppers, toss it all in the blender and that's the base of the soup (plus some chicken stock). Also cube pork, toss with salt and pepper and then coat with flour. Brown in a pan with some olive oil and add to the soup. Let simmer for a few hours. We then thicken it and serve it over rice like a stew. Plated
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  42. no pictures, but I have a new favorite steak. sous vide ribeye cap, tied to a medalian, and sous vide at 117 for 4 hrs, then seared on a cast iron pan that had been preheated to 550, for a fantastic crust. Holy crap this is a life changing meal.
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  47. Prime rib just went in Had to buy the cooler an jury rigged a insulation flap
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  48. Smores Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Brownie Bottom Cheesecake. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  49. Short Rib Pot Pie and Scallops at my buddy's place in Dallas. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  50. Did you shed a tear for the loss of your headphone jack? Too soon?
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