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Addiction LXXVII

Old 03-26-20, 10:17 AM
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They added 6 more to the sick count today.
that's 14 total.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Deep dish isn’t pizza anyway - it’s a regional abomination from the tundra.
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Addiction delivers. I used to avoid those ones.

My wife has been making pizza with the pizza box thing I got the family for Christmas a few years ago. My half is cheese and serrano peppers and it's delicious.

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While avoiding sleep last night, I did a little poking around on the subject. One practical thing that I found was...



Good to know for when I'm at the grocery store.
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So what I'm reading here is that the pizza and ice cream diet has a multi-purpose role: keeping me from getting sick and helping to avoid getting blown around when riding on deep dish rims. WIN!
Fat chance.
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Fat chance.
See what I did there?
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Mmmm, deep dish.
I'm with rjones.
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Old 03-26-20, 10:24 AM
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We're about to take the pup on a hike for the first time because her usual romping grounds are occupied lately by WFH people visiting the park. Hopefully the hiking path won't be filled with these undesirables nice folks either.
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I work part-time at a small business. The owner has a (75 gallon?) fish tank. He used to take really good care of it, but in recent times has really let it go. As in, I'm not sure how the remaining fish survive.

A week or so ago I notice water on the floor. Trace it back to one of the two filters that was so clugged with slime that it was dripping behind the tank. I took the lid off, so at least it wasn't dripping, and told him.

At the end of last week I smelled a funny smell. Went in there yesterday and it smelled strongly of smoke. Looked behind the tank and saw the other filter dripping. Stared below for a bit and saw that the power strip was literally sparking.

He unplugged everything, I took the filters outside and flushed them clean with water. But man, why don't you clean the tank?!? I know he gets busy at time, but he's not that busy. It could have burned the building down.
As someone who's owned a number of fish tanks, including several years with piranhas, the fish tank is not the answer to whatever question you're asking.

In Addiction historical news, remember LC and his fish tanks?
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Old 03-26-20, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
So what I'm reading here is that the pizza and ice cream diet has a multi-purpose role: keeping me from getting sick and helping to avoid getting blown around when riding on deep dish rims. WIN!
Add cheesecake to offset the undesirable calories from the pizza and ice cream.
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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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I felt free on my ride to work today. It was quiet. I whistled, smiled at people, looked around. It was nice. All within six feet or so.

In other, somewhat related news, the DT350s with the ratchet upgrade are great to provide notice. A gentle reverse spin is generally all it takes, but you can unleash the bees if you have to.
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Old 03-26-20, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Add cheesecake to offset the undesirable calories from the pizza and ice cream.
I'm not getting fat during the zombie apocalypse. My kid has found a love for KFC popcorn chicken, obtained through the drive thru. He says he finds the crunch satisfying. He also loves popcorn. I don't eat his popcorn chicken. You pay for the crunch.
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Old 03-26-20, 10:42 AM
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The only thing that I didn't like about The Wire was the opening theme song and it seemed to get worse every time it changed.
Thankfully, I’m binge watching and jus FF through the intro.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
mcnutty is the man.
Seems to be pretty much AWOL by season 4.
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Old 03-26-20, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
I'm with rjones.
I like all varieties, but I have to be in the mood for deep dish. Usually, that's when I'm in Chicago or surrounding suburbia. Lou Malnati's is a regular stop.
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Addiction delivers. I used to avoid those ones.
Me, too. Now I'm going to seek them out when I'm making guac or whatever.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Add cheesecake to offset the undesirable calories from the pizza and ice cream.
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And if I don’t self-medicate with exercise, I’m going to be an absolute wreck.
Yup. I prolly exercise for mental health as much as I do for it for physical health; the benefits are so immediate and less abstract. I'm convinced that half of the world is in a ****ty funk because they sit on their asses too much and don't realize that it's not their natural state.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Seems to be pretty much AWOL by season 4.

I watched it all like 8 years ago. Great show. I drove through Baltimore last april, and some of those abandoned houses are still standing.
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I'm not getting fat during the zombie apocalypse. My kid has found a love for KFC popcorn chicken, obtained through the drive thru. He says he finds the crunch satisfying. He also loves popcorn. I don't eat his popcorn chicken. You pay for the crunch.
Same. Once we clean up the loose ends here, I'm home-bound for the duration. Since they shut down testing, I'm non-essential, which is good. The phone calls, and the strange people at the other end, are something I can live without. Even stranger than normal. I can find a lot to keep myself busy at home.
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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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As with spare bike parts, this is frustrating - I have piles of decent normal mice I don’t need.
I have a few wired ones at home, but those are really a last resort type thing.

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Did IT first tell you to re-start your computer?
Nope. I suppose he trusted me that I knew it was 100% a hardware issue.

I'll find something software related to annoy him with eventually, I'm sure
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Very likely that an employee here has COVID-19. They were actually tested here where we have only a handful of confirmed cases, so that alone basically confirms it.

Lovely.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Same. Once we clean up the loose ends here, I'm home-bound for the duration. Since they shut down testing, I'm non-essential, which is good. The phone calls, and the strange people at the other end, are something I can live without. Even stranger than normal. I can find a lot to keep myself busy at home.
Nice! Governor's order excluded legal as critical and then the updated morning order included legal.
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Nice! Governor's order excluded legal as critical and then the updated morning order included legal.
Right. Things keep changing. I just need my CDPHE I.D. to be excused, if need be. They don't need to know which part of it I am.
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The 41 might soon need to be renamed cerveloforums.net

I never cared much for Cervelos, but I've got to say I'm pretty smitten with all of the R series getting posted around here lately.
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The 41 might soon need to be renamed cerveloforums.net

I never cared much for Cervelos, but I've got to say I'm pretty smitten with all of the R series getting posted around here lately.
I crashed my R3SL and was dead set on crash replacing it for the new (at the time) black and white S5. Cav's bike, I think. The release date got pushed back and I started to get on shaky ground with my wife because of the delay. She was beginning to lose interest in my new bike purchase.

Lifetime warranty for the original owner is nice. After speaking with Cervelo customer service and feeling encouraged by LAJ's carbon repair, I got it fixed for $500 and went a different direction. Best idea ever. The grass isn't always greener.

Now that the geometry seems to be returning to normal, the Rs continue to kick ass. They excel at everything. As WhyFi pointed out, a bit twitchy/responsive at first, but then it's all good. They're more bike than any of us would ever need. We're holding the bike back.
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