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  1. Hah! Finally getting through the thread. Thanks everyone (except 1)! Nate, I'll take you up on that in 3 weeks? Grahame, that was fantastic. I really thought the wheels were going to be a proper star; now I'm wondering if I can get some built up that way. Knucks, who only has 500 tabs? Rookie. Mikey, thanks! But that living long thing, that's gotta be relative, right?

    I wound up working, had a video call with mom and brother, then a mensa game night, then the fam got me a chocolate cake that they didn't know I'd been craving, but I'd been CRAVING chocolate cake. Rich enough that I couldn't finish a piece, so we've all been doing small slices here and there. Got lots of snuggles from the dogs, and went to bed sober and early.

    Tonight having Mexican at this place we like in Kirkland (no, not at a Costco, nor a Taco Bell), and then brunch at STK tomorrow.

    Oh, heh, and Xavier got me a new grill brush (wrapped in christmas paper and black duct tape). 

    All in all a pretty good birthday, even if the answer year didn't turn out the way I'd hoped.

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  2. 20 hours ago, ktm said:

    The worst part was it was an 80 year old little old lady.

    You can't really respond back in any meaningful way.

     

    I’m happy to tell an 80 year old bitch they’re wrong. It’sa big reason I talk to Naaman. 

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  3. On 4/29/2024 at 10:18 AM, grawk said:

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    Heh. @grawk, so I'm talking to Joe and he mentions something about dropping 2800$ on tires before this SmokieGT Rally he was on, and after 5 days needed another set :)

    I'm like "wait, that wasn't late April, was it?" "Yeah" *goes and digs up this pic* "Friends of yours, by any chance?" "Yep. That was part of our crew."

    Here's a shot from Road Atlanta:
    May be an image of text

    May be an image of road and text
    Was hoping that was the same white car, but don't think it is.
    May be an image of 1 person and car
    Few of them got together
    May be an image of 5 people, car and text
    Some a little more special than others.

    https://www.smokiesgt.org/

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  4. 2 hours ago, naamanf said:

    Day two and no fix for recall. Booked flight to fly out tonight. Plane hit a bird on landing. No flight out tomorrow, so booked for Friday. Maybe there will be a fix tomorrow 🙄
     

    Definitely Brent’s fault. 

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    Even went for the 3rd best biscuit in Seattle for you

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  5. 4 hours ago, Augsburger said:

    Made final preparations for Thursday's trip to Spokane for Lance's graduation.  Just found out that Lance was accepted to the Cedars Sinai EMT program starting this summer. Lance also mountain bike rides and is a rock climber so for you HCers

    traveling out here to mountain bike Lance will be qualified to stitch you up, apply a tourniquet to your stumps or identify what is left of you after a mountain lion has you for lunch.

    Cheers!

     

    Congrat to Lance and another to you!

    Wanted to let you know my buddy created https://medictests.com/ and it's a great resource for EMTs and whatnot. Prolly worth checking out.

    Xavier is healing from his ACL surgery, but he's gotten hardcore into rock climbing, and also digs MTBing, so... services may be needed.

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  6. Nice! Love the Femmes and saxophone! I was wondering if that was a bass or contrabass; was thinking CB but there are some basses out there that are less compact, seemingly.

    That is an octave below a bari sax and TWO octaves below alto (which is what I play, and @Aura and @thrice and some others around here use to play, IIRC.)

    That thing is a beast; I love it.

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  7. 8 minutes ago, swt61 said:

    So that was absolutely awesome! One of the most enjoyable things I've ever done.

    The kids were a fantastic audience. Many of them almost mesmerized. Just looking out at the looks on their adorable little faces as I dramatized and accentuated the presentation, was incredibly rewarding. Almost a kind of high. This could be an addictive experience. Another surprise was how many parents sat and listened, instead of browsing the store. Many of which took the time to thank and compliment me on my presentation. 

    This experience has had me wondering about giving up on my first career choice. Teaching was what I originally planned as my career. I did get my BA degree, minoring in child psychology and majoring in education. But after some experience as a substitute teacher, decided against that.

    I probably made the right decision for myself, as I can't imagine a career not building beautiful things. And I don't imagine that teaching would always be as rewarding an experience as what I encountered today.

    This is definitely something that I want to continue with, especially after retiring. I kind of feel like I'm coming down from a euphoric high. So much fun!

    I ended up reading two books, with a short intermission in between.

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    Both around 40 pages, with the second being a very quick read.

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    Queens and their story times... SMH.

    ;) Glad you had a good time! Didn't know about the educational dreams at one point! Though, I do think it'd be funny if you became a lawyer in retirement.

  8. 7 hours ago, n_maher said:

    Just 2.0.  It's a 2020 Roubaix S-Works Team - found it on FB marketplace with ~500mi on it (allegedly) and started stalking it more than 6 months ago.  Picked it up for 1/3 MSRP and I can't find a mark on it and it came with a few minor extras.  I also managed to source a very lightly used set of period correct Dura-Ace Di2 to equip it with and other than the battery holder and a few tiny pieces, I've got everything I need.  That box arrives Monday and my shop should be finishing the build Thursday.  I can't wait to ride it.

    Fuck, man. Your current bike is SO hot, yet the ne wone is just... man. I had to come back to look at it again (I may be a drink or 3 in.)

    I fucking approve!

    Just now, MexicanDragon said:

    Fuck, man. Your current bike is SO hot, yet the ne wone is just... man. I had to come back to look at it again (I may be a drink or 3 in.)

    I fucking approve!

    Also, the Future Shock 2.0 does not suck. 

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  9. On 3/10/2024 at 1:38 PM, Dusty Chalk said:

    I just had the most awful thought:  the first millenials are now old enough to get married and have children.  M:TNG are being born NOW.

    I'm a Xennial. I know a lot of Grandparents I went to school with.

    My brother was born in 84. He's going to be a grandfather soon.

    TL;DR: You're all (me, included) fucking old.

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