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Prophet Zacharia

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  1. And then 3/4’s of the new work I was foreseeing needing to do today just vanished (my coworker is on vacation, so I’m doing most of his job, too). Which is FANTASTIC, as I have a 7:30 pm flight tonight and I didn’t want to be working until the last minute and from the airport gate.
    Don’t worry about my company, the work will return. But if it waits for another 5 hours to do so, I’ll be spared and someone else can pitch in to help.

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  2. 4 hours ago, Razors Edge said:

    Man! I have 2,300 or so to go!

    That’s where my head is at, now that I’ve learned of the rule of 55. Unless of course the market takes a massive downturn.

  3. 2 hours ago, Dottles said:

    I took that high speed train once in the opposite direction.  Koln to Frankfurt.  It's was the only place in Europe I had a good cup of drip coffee.

    We had drunk soccer hooligans on our trip back to the airport at 7 am on a Monday morning. Us with our bike boxes and suitcases trying to stay out of the way.

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  4. 5 hours ago, Forum Administrator said:

    First...  this kid's slapshot sucks.

    Second...  I have done some time in two different mascot costumes.  The oversized body parts and limited vision could make it very easy to accidentally hurt someone.  

    Third...  How the heck do you nearly any doctor and only have a $300 bill?  

    Fourth,  if you’ve been physically assaulted and traumatized, why do you post a family photo with Gritty on Facebook a month later?

    But this ☝️is comedy gold.


  5. 4 hours ago, sheep_herder said:

    How's the new position working out? Better than the old one, I hope.

    Yes, thanks for asking. It’s more work, but it’s diversified from what I was doing prior which means more challenges, and more professional development/rewards. Most nights won’t have me working until 10 pm, either. And I get to avoid my old boss, who continues to hemorrhage talent. About 30% of us have departed in the last 3 years since he took his position. 

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  6. 2 hours ago, Dottles said:

    OMG.  Somebody on a bike forum who understands traveling through Europe by train and -- knows how to dodge big cities -- or at least navigate them.

    Settle down. We flew to Frankfort and took the train to Köln and rode from there. Although we then drove to Brugge one weekend, and Paris the next. The car gave us lots of flexibility the rails wouldn’t have, both in destination and time schedule. 

  7. 1 hour ago, shootingstar said:

    True. And petite might be a dreamin' at this stage if she's worried about total European travel cost bill, in general.

    To visit Germany, I would not be recommend to a stop in the country of a person's family origin (when they want to learn /see more of family country of origin which is what she mentioned), via cruise....unless that cruise ends in Germany or be in Germany before starting cruise.  Then one can have more time on one's own terms (ie. number of days) and not be locked in to a cruise's limited stopover time period in a country where one wants to spend more time.

    Even a day tour or 1/2 day tour, at a local big city with flexibility to stay at one's own choice of hotel, could be an option. 

    I never recommended cycling in the midst of all this.  That's a different level ….of bravery especially going solo. But petite may have unknown powers/strengths since she's already done some solo cycle touring in the U.S.  :)   Or am I wrong, petite?

    The best way to cycle tour Germany is in the dark. Or so we told ourself with our pre-dawn rides out of Köln. 😆

  8. And I am not frightened of dying 
    Any time will do, I don't mind
    Why should I be frightened of dying?
    There's no reason for it, you've gotta go sometime

    If you can hear this whispering you are dying

    Short answer: no. I’m more concerned about mistiming my retirement, so that I work too long and have too little time to enjoy retirement before my time comes. 

  9. 6 minutes ago, Parr8hed said:

    I can't think of anything that I would go back in and get.  Maybe my phone?  Lots of pics/financial crap stored on it.   

    That’s a good one, but I’ll probably have it with me if I was dressed and out safely with the pets.... So I’ll say a black and white photo portrait of my kids age 5 and 3. 

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  10. Two or thee years ago, just a day trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake. Trying to find a long weekend to get back to Toronto. 11 years ago did a 2 week trip to New Brunswick/Nova Scotia. 20 years since I skied Whistler.

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