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ChrisL

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  1. One benefit of coastal living. We rarely get oppressive heat. Well into the 90’s a few miles inland.
  2. I used to spend about 60 hours a year working the booths as the fireworks coordinator for baseball. We usually spend about $50 but this year $0.
  3. Also consider a bar with less reach and some even have some rise on the tops.
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    Brisket

    Yeah her intentions are good but the woman can’t cook, the dogs will be burnt sticks and the burgers will be hockey pucks. I got sick of her BBQ’s so brought meat over the past few get together. She insisted this time... I made a really good potato salad yesterday and the flavors are really popping now. I tasted earlier, it’s really good. Fruit salad is just a bunch of melon & berries. Easy peasy.
  5. Preseason was already shortened... Maybe the same as baseball & NBA with no fans? It’ll be like a Rams game of the early 90’s!
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    Brisket

    My daughters MIL insisted she do the bbq this time... Burgers & dogs it is... 🤢 I was gonna at least bring brats but my wife said to leave it be... Her bbq her menu. She asked me to get potato & fruit salad. “Get” yeah no I’ll make it thanks.
  7. Where a my husbaaand!!!!! AKA the worse beating I ever had. Those words still haunt me. Ft Myer, Wright Gate July 4th 1985. We opened the base for civilians to park and they would walk to the Iwo Jima Memorial to watch the DC Fireworks. After the show thousands of people are walking back through my gate. I’m the IP inspection officer, my partner PFC Hall the TCP or Traffic control. After the show we are watching people enter the gate & monitoring outbound traffic. I see a very large & pissed off Samoan woman walking in the road blocking exiting traffic. Me, hey hall get that woman out of the road!!! Check... Ma’am, can I get..... Oh shit fights on! Pissed off Samoan woman has Hall by the shirt & is swinging him like a rag doll screaming, where a my huuuusbaaaand!!! I call in for help and go to get the woman off Hall. I drill her with a stiff right to the jaw and the next thing I know she’s got us both by the shirt smashing us like cymbols! Every time she pulls us apart Hall & I are punching, kicking and scratching but we can’t bust loose. Finally help arrives! SPC Lundy, a huge linebacker looking dude draws his baton and CRACK!!!! across the back of her head with the baton. Pissed off Samoan woman lets go of us and is now coming for Lundy and she’s really pissed off now! Lundy is shocked the baton strike didn’t phase her and is backing up now not sure what to do... I shake off the cobwebs from the pounding and tell Hall, hey high low... Lundy, go high! So Hall & I charge from behind and take her legs while Lundy comes high and we knock her down and then the three of us sit on her. As we have her pinned all I can hear is where a my huuusbaaaand!!! Pissed off Samoan woman is still freaking pissed! Lundy pulls his cuffs and they won’t fit around her wrists!?!? Shit now what? Sgt Green arrives, we tell him to get rope so he unties his boots and we hog tie her. No way no how we gonna get her in a patrol car so we put her in the back of a van and take her to the station. We need to get her down the stairs to the holding cells and there is no way we can carry her down the narrow stairwell so we drag her down the stairs and into the cell. We leave her near the front, close the door and cut her loose. We call DC Metro to take her and low & behold her husband shows up!?!! Apparently they got separated in the sea of people. We take him down to the cell, Husband: Sese, how come you beat up the MP’s??? Sese still pissed doesn’t say a word. She’s sitting there freaking seething. Metro finally shows up and takes her. Me, I couldn’t freaking breath right for a week. Bruised ribs, black eyes, busted up lips, thrashed knuckles and although we won the war 100% I lost that fight. Worst beating I ever suffered ever.
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    Flag poles

    My parents did and my mom flew A flag up until her passing. They were very proud of their heritage but considered themselves Americans and flew a flag every holiday.
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    Cole slaw

    I liked it goopy but my kids all gave me crap so I make it light and now prefer it that way. You can always add more dressing to your serving I guess.
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    Cole slaw

    My family loves cole slaw and I buy a dressing that is creamy but have to go light with it as my family doesn’t like it goopy. Light on the creamy dressing is how I like it these days.
  11. Stems come in many lengths & rises as well adjustable ones. I’m sure you can get a shorter stem with more rise to lessen the reach. My brother has quiet the belly and his bikes have riser stems to get the bars up & in as he ain’t bending no way no how! I rarely ride my Bianchi anymore for the same reason. Long & low just doesn’t work for me these days. My cross bike has a shorter top tube and taller head tube which suites me just fine. It gets al my road riding and trail riding these days.
  12. No fans... They are making many changes for player safety. The cool thing is the leagues are set by geography this year to limit travel. No AL & NL just East, Central & West. Your BoSox will be in the same division with the Mets, Pirates & Nats this year. Remember the NBA is also starting in a few weeks too without fans.
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    Cole slaw

    I have had it with a vinegar based dressing and no mayo. It’s good but I prefer it creamy too. Cool to me that the German/Dutch word “Cole slaw” is still used for cabbage salad.
  14. My wife is frugal by nature so we are not spending a whole lot. She’s doing some DIY home improvements but paint is cheap. She’s putting down a lot of her stimulus money into our daughters student loans (we agreed to pay them years ago) so that it will be paid off this month. When the stimulus ends and if my wife is not working we’ll have that monkey off our backs.
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    Day trip.

    Well... as we were driving down the mountain we saw a smoke plume. I haven’t turned on the news yet today but a fire was building and evacuations were ordered in some of the areas we drove through last night. Edit: The Fire is in a remote area and evacuations are lifted. It’s not contained but hopefully they get on top of it. It was windy yesterday.
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    Day trip.

    It’s a small community on the way to Big Bear. It’s easy to miss the turnout. One of our friends owned a cabin there and we would rent it fairly often which is how we learned of it.
  17. Huuuaaaaah!!!!! We like it, we love it, we want more of it! Drive on drill sergeant drive on!!!
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    Day trip.

    We were enjoying the moment. My wife & I left the phones in the car. I made a couple of turkey, bacon & Swiss sandwiches, fruit & nuts.
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    Day trip.

    Had a nice trip to Lake Gregory & Green Valley lakes in our local mountains. Hiked about 5 miles, traffic was light and we packed a lunch for a nice picnic on a tree stump! Lake Gregory
  20. There is a place in Long Beach that is known for their chicken & waffles, can’t think of the name now... I went there once with my daughters softball team after a field trip to UCLA for a softball game. It was good but i ain’t driving back up there just for it.
  21. Wow it’s been 30 years....I replaced my beloved Gazelle racer with an Al framed 1st generation 8 speed Dura Ace STI equipped bike in the early 1990’s. I loved the group but hated the frame so swapped it to my wife’s 1st road bike. I never ride it anymore but it still works great. No the pictures aren’t upside down, the bike is!
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    Osprey's Rule!

    Don’t forget this Osprey! They are pretty bad ass too!
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    Osprey's Rule!

    We have them at the upper Newport Harbor which is a nature preserve near me. One time we were riding by there and a big chunk of fish fell out of the sky & nearly hit my wife!?!! I looked up and an osprey was on a light pole eating a mullet it caught.
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