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  1. So I was doing my usual crossword the other day and the clue for 25 across was, "college degree, 3 wds". The answer was, "Bachelor of Arts". But when I wrote it out on the puzzle page, it looked like this, "BACHELOROFARTS". Of course, the first thing my 15 year-old brain saw was, "Bachelor O' Farts".
    15 points
  2. Even if you don't like me, it's a dog pic. By SW Forum rules, you are required to give me a like.
    14 points
  3. I rode my 3-speed for four miles. The neighborhood street was very bumpy, which jostled my hand too much, so I dropped into first gear and went uphill to the bike path along the foothills. It felt good to be on a bike again, so I rode for a few miles, then turned downhill home again while I was still feeling good.
    13 points
  4. Getting fitted, including potentially changing out the seat (that one is women’s specific, but she’d want a seat that’s comfy for her) stem and handlebars would be part of her overall cost. Also, it’s a compact double in front, and I want a third ring on the hills. Call me mosey… The bike is literally a wall hanging right now. I’d love to pass it over to someone who wants to ride. I’ll message you the details and more photos if you’re genuinely interested.
    12 points
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  6. Shania, a gorgeous Shepherd/Great Pyrenees/Husky(?) mix, is ready for her happily-ever-after fairytale ending! Are you the hero she’s looking for? She’s got the basics of training down (crate and potty) and is so smart, she’ll enjoy ongoing learning. Likely to be 50-70 lbs once full-grown, she needs a home with another playful dog to corral her puppy energy! Please view her entire profile along with adoption requirements at www.dsda.org/adopt Did this cutie just eat an approved snack or steal a treat? We’ll never tell!
    10 points
  7. The EVP who ran the fishing tournament for vets gave me 5,000 points on the company store for all I did for the event. Holy schiznit nothing on the store is more than 5,000 points and there is some bad ass stuff I can get! I’m eyeing several Garmin products to include a 530 and some gps watches for runs & hikes. I could also get his & her kayaks! Hmm decisions decisions…
    10 points
  8. Yesterday, we took two loads in a 15 foot truck and plants and lamps in the mini-van. Today, we took 3 bedrooms of furniture and various boxes, etc in a 26 foot truck. The house they’re moving into is bigger, but there is less wall space because of a fireplace, sliding doors, and built-in shelving. Built in 1966, it still has a lot of the original mid-century features. I kind of like the sunken tub/shower in the master bathroom, but not the curtain. And they’re located on a golf course, which is so much more quiet than their previous apartment. It’s time for pizza.
    10 points
  9. Ok.. as someone asked for it..so here goes.. Been working on getting the '29 Chevy to kick over and run.. guessing there is an issue with the plugs, so I am heading out in a bit to get a spark plug blasting kit so I can revamp them and not have to buy new ones. Also I don't think the engine fired over in the last 20+ years from the previous owner.. who knows what all he tinkered with that could have caused issues.. I know for a fact he screwed up the vacuum tank that I already fixed. Once I can get it running I will feel better about taking my time and getting all the paneling removed to access the wood and start rebuilding the frame to get the few dry rotted parts out. As my garage looks from the street.. kind of funny how people stop to look when the door is open. I'm guessing it's because how much crap I have shoved in there and not the cars. For the Valiant.. We had it out again last night to a small cruise-in in downtown Grapevine. There were about 20 other cars there. Wish one of these days that I'll remember to get pictures, but it's hard to do when we get surrounded as we back in by people wanting to see the car and ask questions. Last night was one of them times.. It was awesome... as soon as I backed into the space, we were met by a kid (about 15) with autism. MAN.... did that kid have a lot of questions and also knew a lot about the car already... I LOVE taking to younger kids that are excited about vehicles. I really wish I would have gotten his name. He was so full of questions and was a really great kid.. his parents did a fine job raising him so far and he defiantly has a future in older cars if he ever gets deeper into them. Here is the Valiant from the show last Sunday, and the trophy it got. As I was getting all packed up from the show (throwing my chair and trophy in the trunk), An older gentleman approached me and told me how I should have taken overall for the show. This was his favorite car by far and said it was a shame I only got second for my division. I told him there will be many more shows I'll be going to and maybe one day I'll walk out with the bigger trophy. Personally it is not the trophies or awards I like getting, it's getting to talk to all the other vehicle nuts out there. They are good people and fun to talk shop with. I'll be taking the Valiant out to another show just around the corner next weekend. Figured every couple weeks is good enough for me, you can really only see the same cars a few times before getting burnt out. I still have to sign up still for the Nov 14 paint and pistons show before all the spaces are filled up. That one is going to be a long day.. cars show up before 8am, and then pack up and leave at 6pm.
    10 points
  10. Mrs got a new pup last weekend. He's a Toy Poodle, cute as heck, but a little nipping terror. One minute he and Maggie are at fist-to-cuffs, the next minute, Maggie cries when she thinks he's in distress, will try to break him out of his kennel, or chew up his hard to chew apple slices and set them in front of him to eat. He is yet to be named, we wanted to let his personality decide. We want to name him Teddy (bear) but our grand son's name is Theodore. The breeder called him Sunny, we've been calling him Buddy, but neither seem to fit. Something like Scamp or Rascal maybe? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    10 points
  11. About 2 miles..then lunch at Northfield..changes in town
    10 points
  12. Played my first game of hockey last night, first time on the ice since February 2020, right before Covid shut everything down. In spite of being active, it is obvious that I use muscle groups playing hockey that I don't use doing anything else. Walking down the hall is like "ow..., ow..., ow.."
    10 points
  13. Not sure what's been going on the past couple of days. I get it, we're a diverse group and won't always agree. Many posts have been hidden; some were in incredibly poor taste. Several members are receiving warnings points. I suspect some might move away for a while. Seriously, we all have struggles, we all have bad days. This is a place to come have a little fun, not make others feel like crap, so stop it.
    9 points
  14. A couple of phone shots from oldest son's trip across America by train. Looks like fun.
    9 points
  15. On our romantic getaway. Sunrise from the hotel room. We couldn’t go to Rocky Horror due to not having vax cards with us. Did see a few younger fans all dressed up. Now in search of a bagel. Every college town (Hobart & William Smith) has to have a bagel shop.
    9 points
  16. From last weeks hike.
    9 points
  17. Five miles, 22 minutes. First bike commute to this office. Rewarded with a nice sunrise.
    9 points
  18. We're starting to look at this more seriously. With my eventual demise a high probability we're looking at exit strategies for wife and child. Reasoning is varied but for the most part it boils down to support, affordability, and access to social structures. Here in the US, regardless of your politics I'm sure most of you can agree, unless you can fend for yourself with a meaningful income (middle class if that even technically exists) with a job that offers stellar medical and/or have support of family you are in for a tough time as a single parent. We are more and more thinking we don't mind a hike in what we pay for taxes if we actually see something in return. Better access to healthcare, education, and other social nets. I'm not assuming that my family will be destitute after I am gone but they will be more limited and if moving to another country now can establish a few years as residents/citizens of a nation that benefits them, then I'm game. For all our travels we gravitate to the Scandinavian cultures. We loved Denmark and Norway as well as Sweden. There are plenty of tech companies where my skills are highly sought after, the cost of living may be high but the social benefits seem to far outweigh the additional expenditure. This would put family closer to relatives who want to help and can physically and financially help if needed too. For all the love I have for my immediate family I have reservations that when I'm gone they'll give a single shit about my wife or child. My parents at least on the surface love having a grandchild but in the end their 50 miles distance may as well be the ocean for how hard it is to convince them to come and visit her. It's always on us. Besides that their finances are suspect at best. If my wife we left as the sole provider they'd never be anything but an additional cost. My twin sister is, well herself. Again she loves being an Auntie but if the new boyfriend is still with the new-boyfriend-smell then we're so far from her mind she won't call for weeks. Elder sister is the same except also hundreds of miles away. I actually applied to my first job in Copenhagen. I have no illusions that I'd get this one but its a start of putting feelers out there. I understand on a surface level the requirements of immigration and am continuing to learn. Hopefully some conversations with headhunters or job interviews can illuminate other challenges we'll have to research.
    8 points
  19. English is the second language for Denmark. Day to day I shouldn't have an issue. My daughter is only 4 now so picking up Danish in primary school will be pretty straightforward for her. For citizenship you do need to pass a Danish language exam but a standard work visa is 4 years so if I can secure a job then I will have time to learn and fully integrate into the society. Funnily enough as I speak about this, you guys are the first people I am bouncing this off of, I got an official email from the Denmark Immigration service to join a Career Day career fair for Highly Qualified candidates. My current career is something currently sought after pretty heavily in a lot of countries so I think finding a job shouldn't be too difficult
    8 points
  20. I wait a year or two and then dredge them.
    8 points
  21. 8 points
  22. I decided to take a walk at a local park today. It was warmer than usual, but there was a nice fall breeze and at times the leaves would flutter down like rain. The park has a few animals, but there seemed to be fewer today than usual. The cows were in the far pasture so I only got to see them from a distance.
    8 points
  23. I mean, look at this dude! Totally out of his league. No flow. No braking skills. Heck, no reason to believe he's anywhere near a Zen moment! Total Fred or N00b!
    7 points
  24. Since I can’t find that other thread.
    7 points
  25. The elderly neighbor's phone is fixed. The tech, who seemed very knowledgeable, replaced the junction terminals inside the box outside where the line from the pole meets the lines in the house and cleaned up the wire ends. All good now. Technician good. Call center help desk not so good.
    7 points
  26. Talk about babying your threads! Hope your arms don't get tired with all that hovering.
    7 points
  27. I ride men’s bikes. 56 cm. Let me know if you want my Bianchi Via Nirone. I haven’t ridden it for two-ish years, and have zero interest in riding it again. It’s yours for the cost of boxing and shipping.
    7 points
  28. This thing is awesome, just cleaned my chain this morning, looks like new.
    7 points
  29. For us it will include beets and Brussel sprouts.
    7 points
  30. 7 points
  31. Saturday’s ride , 10/16/21. 124.3 miles, the Solvang 200K.
    7 points
  32. I finally worked up the energy to return the carburetor I bought for the generator that didn't fit. One day left on the 30 day return window. As God as my witness, I thought it was longer with Amazon. So when you take it back to Kohls they give you a $5 coupon with a week or two life, so of course that forced me to check oot the clearance rack (which those sneaky bastards moved BTW), so got a nice shirt for $4.50. Almost got a free one but an XL slim fit did not balance oot quite enough. Now I need to try another carburetor for the generator. I was joking with my brother who is sirius aboot buying an electric riding mower that an electric generator would be nice so you don;t have to worry about the carburetor plugging up!
    7 points
  33. My boss wants a helicopter and would like me to accompany him next summer learning to fly rotary wing. This is not easing into retirement.
    7 points
  34. How the hell were we not warned about this!!!!
    6 points
  35. Forum meet up next week Fond du Lac will never be the same!
    6 points
  36. There is no way she could operate a cell phone. At the least it would need to be one of those senior citizen specials with the big keys and very limited choices of what can be done. I guess I really didn't know how many senior citizens were so technically illiterate. It just never dawned on me because of my career and training that a phone could be so hard to use. Still, we do watch over her, checking to make sure her lights come on and go off at approximately the right times and that she's ok. Womaxx goes over sometimes just to be some company.
    6 points
  37. I took this picture at the LBS on Saturday. But the Vienna store is getting all Specialized and Giant bike shipments. These are then sent to the other five stores. There was a wall of boxes in front of the service area too.
    6 points
  38. Be careful showing that pic around. Someone will show up and want to turn your garage into a shrine
    6 points
  39. Well..one week of vacation almost in the books...and I am up at 5 freaking AM. This definitely will call for a nap.
    6 points
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