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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 05-02-20, 05:15 PM
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Why not relax and enjoy each stage? The next shiney object will move you along to the next stage all in due time.
Aaah, you’re saying The Great Material Continuum will get me there in the end. Wise.
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Yup. Which, for us, means that if we don't take ours it's basically wage theft. Eff that. So well all take it in the last quarter of the year.
So do we. Especially around December, the whole office turns into a ghost town at normal times, I can’t fathom how it’s going to be this year.
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Old 05-02-20, 05:28 PM
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whe I used to travel for work. There were towns in Oklahoma that smelled like cows. Not in a good way either.
Hey, I used to work on a dairy farm summers during high school. You always could tell who worked with cattle, from a distance.
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Old 05-02-20, 06:11 PM
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I put some of my winter clothes away today.
Don't be fooled, it'll be back on Thursday.
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Old 05-02-20, 06:13 PM
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We are allowed to roll over 5 days at my company, last year nobody took vacation (startup) so they relaxed the restriction. Assuming it will happen again this year since nobody is taking vacation.
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I lose anything over 288 hours, which is 2 years worth of accrued vacation time. I have about 40 hours to burn before July 1st.
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Fun MTB ride today. Doing a metric tomorrow morning if I can drag my ass out of bed early enough. Winds are supposed to get pretty strong later in the day.

I take all of my vacation days, usually, but that's not hard to do when you only have 10. I got 15 this year after my 5 year anniversary. Still probably going to take all of them. We can roll over half of our yearly allowance. My total 5 days of sick time is a use-it-or-lose-it thing.
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Old 05-02-20, 07:13 PM
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Currently I get 3 weeks, I can also buy a week, which I do. I can roll 1 week until June or July (cant remember which) if I dont use it by then I get a check. I'm not eligible for my 4th week till after 15 years. 6 years to go!
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Old 05-02-20, 07:21 PM
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Maybe a road trip to California.
With datlas .
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I need a vacation from myself.
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What is this "vacation" everyone keeps talking about?
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Old 05-03-20, 06:36 AM
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What is this "vacation" everyone keeps talking about?
I have no idea.
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Reminder.

Also, avoid gravel.

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I need a vacation from myself.
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What is this "vacation" everyone keeps talking about?
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I have no idea.
I have just a faint recollection..

Now I don't even remember what our vacation policy was because I always made sure to take all of mine.
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Old 05-03-20, 07:35 AM
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A few years ago, I spent the night worshiping the porcelain alter after eating at one earlier that day. I haven’t eaten at one since. I’m not saying that I got sick by eating there, but...
It's been a long time since I worshipped the porcelain. A feat everyone should experience at least once.
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Old 05-03-20, 08:02 AM
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And lately I've been thinking that an amputated, and re-attached, finger gives a healthy world view. Maybe not for everybody though. But it's not as bad as it sounds. Nice timing, as I can't ride anyway. Being a senior citizen, they don't want us leaving the house for ANY reason. Some stores don't allow us in.
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And today marks the first anniversary of the beginning of my first tour. Who knows when the next one might begin? It will almost certainly be here in Yucatan. I am not going north this year
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I changed the water that had been in my emergency bottle for weeks.

Time to ride.
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Easy recovery ride in.

Notice the leaderboard?
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I changed the water that had been in my emergency bottle for weeks.

Time to ride.
Say hi to la chica if you see her.
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So some of my lovely family is going up to that cottage. "Just for day trips", as if the virus only transmits during sleep.
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So some of my lovely family is going up to that cottage. "Just for day trips", as if the virus only transmits during sleep.
Hmmm.

Let us know how that works out.
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Hmmm.

Let us know how that works out.
I truly hope there will be nothing to report.

In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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