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Addiction LXXVII

Old 02-13-20, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by berner View Post
I've been racking my brain to put up something that has noting to do with cycling. Finally inspiration found me based on my life in the deep South - a New Orleans funeral. Putting a smile on people instead of a frown is a worthy goal. Ain't no place like N'olins. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG6KH905cGU

As a bonus and because I like dixiland/blues, for your enjoyment, I hope; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cRVRCW0YHc
Good stuff. N'Olins is an awesome place, a unique and distinctive slice of America. A little over a year ago I visited for a couple days for the first time. I could easily spend a couple weeks there just pigging out on the cuisine and visiting a different jazz club each night.

You would probably have a great conversation with @rpenmanparker, a frequent visitor to this thread, who was born & raised in N'Olins.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Just saw on the news were at 806 days of no snow
This is the 10th anniversary of the time Philly got over 44" of snow within a week. The first storm was 28". The second one was around 16". I remember walking around in them. A couple blocks from my house two city trash trucks fitted with plows collided at a four-way intersection. One of them slid into a parked car. Crazy times.

This winter we have gotten a whopping 0.7" of an inch.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Medium light mustard-ish. No bike chunks of mold, if that's what you were thinking.

Mmmmm... bike chunks
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I believe the rain has finished. Now it's this for the next couple days.

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It's bitter ******g cold.


Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
WWPOTD

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Does it ever really get warm in NY?
Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
This winter we have gotten a whopping 0.7" of an inch.
wut

We had more than that before Thanksgiving.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Mmmmm... bike chunks
Sorry for the bike-related content. Meant "big."
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<===Has never been to New Orleans. Sad.
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Ha ha.


Are there Taco Bells in Mexico, seedsbelize ?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Does it ever really get warm in NY?
Does it get florid in Florida?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
We had more than that before Thanksgiving.
It has almost all fallen as rain. It's raining again today. It rained the last two nights. It's rained a lot this winter. But it has also been unseasonably warm. Every day of February has been above average. I grilled a fish outside Tuesday evening.

But a short polar plunge is coming. The low overnight Friday is supposed to be 15. People are going to freak. By Sunday or Monday it's supposed to be back in the 40s.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I love that kid.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Does it get florid in Florida?
Yes.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
<===Has never been to New Orleans. Sad.
MoAlpha has been there many times. Huge scientific and clinical societies love it because it has tens of thousands of hotel rooms and a guy-jantic convention center. I had a really good time there once, shortly after Katrina, when grad students at Tulane blew their annual speaker budget on me and really showed me the city.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
It's raining.
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
It's snowing.
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The old man is snoring
Where the hell did that jingle come from, and more importantly, what the hell does it mean???

Or was it just something to sing about on a rainy day?

"It's raining,
It's pouring,
The old man is snoring"

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Old 02-13-20, 10:29 AM
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Is that the "well, duh - Minnesota." emoji?
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Is that the "well, duh - Minnesota." emoji?
I was trying to tie in your comment to roll my eyes at the fact that now that the rain is gone it's turning cold here.

Dangling emoji.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I was trying to tie in your comment to roll my eyes at the fact that now that the rain is gone it's turning cold here.

Dangling emoji.
Ah. Well, I think that my bitter ******g cold is colder than your bitter ******g cold. Although, much to my boy's disappointment, they did not cancel school today - the cut-off is -35° wind chill, and it was only -29° with wind chill this morning.
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Ah. Well, I think that my bitter ******g cold is colder than your bitter ******g cold. Although, much to my boy's disappointment, they did not cancel school today - the cut-off is -35° wind chill, and it was only -29° with wind chill this morning.
you need to change your name to eskimo.
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Ah. Well, I think that my bitter ******g cold is colder than your bitter ******g cold. Although, much to my boy's disappointment, they did not cancel school today - the cut-off is -35° wind chill, and it was only -29° with wind chill this morning.
Nasty!
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Ah. Well, I think that my bitter ******g cold is colder than your bitter ******g cold. Although, much to my boy's disappointment, they did not cancel school today - the cut-off is -35° wind chill, and it was only -29° with wind chill this morning.
Thanks for putting some heat back into the atmosphere before that air mass hits us.

We're at 15° right now. Cloudy, windy, and snowy.

Skies forecast to clear and drop to -6° by tomorrow morning.

It's these kind of days that make me realize how fortunate I am to have a garage to keep my truck in.
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Shoveling snow at 5 am is really getting old.
Hate that. Just hate that. At least we no longer have a driveway, just lots of steps and a parking pad with retaining walls on three sides and lots of steps.
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Slow day.

Everyone must be too cold to type.
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just got the official word. Fun begins on wed. Week worth of ground and sim stuff then back to the normal grind. Got a lot of cover before then but I hope I can do century before than
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just got the official word. Fun begins on wed. Week worth of ground and sim stuff then back to the normal grind. Got a lot of cover before then but I hope I can do century before than
Congrats!

I'm scheming about my first century this year too.
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just got the official word. Fun begins on wed. Week worth of ground and sim stuff then back to the normal grind. Got a lot of cover before then but I hope I can do century before than
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I'd like to do the Cheohala Challenge century this year.

I've done it probably eight times, but not since 2016.

I don't know if it's going to happen or not.
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