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Addiction LXXVII

Old 03-17-20, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Not knowing that info I feel like an insensitive pr*ck
It's annoying being there, but it's not bad. Someone has to monitor because there's a remote chance the patient could have a bad reaction.
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In the world of medicine, I’ve got an appointment in the AM and then a routine injection in the afternoon. That makes 4 hospital visits this week. Tomorrow afternoon, I’ve been told the screening/security is intensive because it’s a cancer treatment center with a lot of vulnerable patients undergoing treatments. I’ll be glad to be done with these appointments and I can get back to holing up inside except for cycling.
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Armed with enough let's-just-get-it-over-with to overcome my not-quite-adequate knowledge, I made the executive decision on my foray in to Japanese whiskies. Since it's been a long, mostly sedentary day, I marched down to my LLS to buy my bottle of choice.



....and they were closed. I mean, they were open, but they were closed to walk-in customers. Delivery only. So I walked back home, sat my ass in front of the computer, placed the order and now I wait.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Not knowing that info I feel like an insensitive prick.
PSA: you can say prick. Like prick your finger with a lancet to check your glucose level.

edit: never mind I thought you self-censored but Vol changed it in his quote.

Disregard.
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Never played it, but it looks interesting. For those too lazy to do a quick search (me), is it online only?
nope, you can play by yourself offline. How I usually play when I do. The humor is great, and millions of weapons to choose from.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Armed with enough let's-just-get-it-over-with to overcome my not-quite-adequate knowledge, I made the executive decision on my foray in to Japanese whiskies. Since it's been a long, mostly sedentary day, I marched down to my LLS to buy my bottle of choice.



....and they were closed. I mean, they were open, but they were closed to walk-in customers. Delivery only. So I walked back home, sat my ass in front of the computer, placed the order and now I wait.
Let us know how it is and POIDH.

Wonder if I should post my soon-to-arrive 11 lbs of whey protein in the "What bike **** did you just buy?" thread.
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My walk to and from the liquor store went by a number of closed restaurants. It reminded me of my time bartending and serving and made me think about how many food service folks are going to get absolutely ****ed in the coming weeks. I mean, the BOH should be fine if they ramp up delivery, but what are the FOH doing?
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edit: never mind I thought you self-censored but Vol changed it in his quote.
Negative.
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That was mercifully fast -


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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Negative.
Really? He self-censored and then undid it?!?

I am confused. Not the first time.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
PSA: you can say prick. Like prick your finger with a lancet to check your glucose level.

edit: never mind I thought you self-censored but Vol changed it in his quote.

Disregard.
My fault. I modified the word thinking the censor would type ***** but evidently not.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I modified thinking the censor would type ***** but evidently not.
The censor filter is ********. I mean stupid.
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how many food service folks are going to get absolutely ****ed in the coming weeks.
Among others.
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That was mercifully fast -


Handsome label, anyway.
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You know how George Carlin did a bit on the 7 words you can't say on TV?

I should do a bit on the 27 words you can't say on BF.
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In the world of medicine, I’ve got an appointment in the AM and then a routine injection in the afternoon. That makes 4 hospital visits this week. Tomorrow afternoon, I’ve been told the screening/security is intensive because it’s a cancer treatment center with a lot of vulnerable patients undergoing treatments. I’ll be glad to be done with these appointments and I can get back to holing up inside except for cycling.
Did you finish those shelves in the garage?
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one general tip for when the exact hub cone is not readily available. discovered that the curvature of the bearing surface on the shimano 600 was a pretty good "skeleton key" for many applications. it would sometimes require a small change in ball size to make everything come out correctly.
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I hope to get out for a ride tomorrow.
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It's official. 40% pay cut effective immediately. Sigh.
Bummer! That's just not right. Sorry to hear.
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Oy. It seems as if the, uh... well, let's just say that they're not exactly the academically elite, are now sharing misleading COVID19 vs H1N1 comparisons via social media to downplay the significance of what we're facing. No comment on the source or motivation, but the effect of the deceit would not be good if significant numbers were to take this to heart and decide that the level of concern and recommended measures were unwarranted.
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So I step away for a bit and the world ends. Sorry everybody.

In other news, I crashed while running and my ribs are bruised to hell, but I'm not going into the dr's right now.
Welcome back. And ouch!

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Thanks. I've had one before, but this time they packed it with an antiseptic soaked cloth for a couple of days. Supremely uncomfortable.

With that taken out and finally voting today, I think that's all the planned expeditions out among the unwashed masses for the foreseeable future.
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Let us know how it is and POIDH.

Wonder if I should post my soon-to-arrive 11 lbs of whey protein in the "What bike **** did you just buy?" thread.
Mine should be here on Thursday. I think that's a good idea. I could post up the beets I got today, I suppose.
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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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My walk to and from the liquor store went by a number of closed restaurants. It reminded me of my time bartending and serving and made me think about how many food service folks are going to get absolutely ****ed in the coming weeks. I mean, the BOH should be fine if they ramp up delivery, but what are the FOH doing?
My long time bartender friend has lost her shifts. Stopped by a liquor store on the way home from NJ yesterday and bought her a bottle of Chardonnay.
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Bummer! That's just not right. Sorry to hear.
I will be ok. So thrifty. What bothers me more is admin told us we need to cut staff by 30%. They suggested layoffs. Our staff are so good and such a precious resource, so we are going to try to keep everyone and see if we can adjust their hours a bit. It will still hurt, no doubt. The ripple effects of the COVID19 are big and bad. My hope is that these effects will only be with us for a few months.
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Riding today. Still plan to meet my Wednesday friends but will de-congregate as best we can.
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I will be ok. So thrifty. What bothers me more is admin told us we need to cut staff by 30%. They suggested layoffs. Our staff are so good and such a precious resource, so we are going to try to keep everyone and see if we can adjust their hours a bit. It will still hurt, no doubt. The ripple effects of the COVID19 are big and bad. My hope is that these effects will only be with us for a few months.
The people are supremely important and much may be asked of them.

Will try to get out for a ride when my a.m. calls are over. I hear the roads are wonderfully quiet.
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