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Old 05-12-20, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I love all the people I see on FB saying “it only kills the elderly or people with underlying conditions”. As if my grandmother or father just don’t matter. Or theirs.
Hey, the age 70+ population is only like 38 million people.
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Old 05-12-20, 10:36 AM
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This was my biggest quarantine project: new floors throughout the whole basement.

I like that floor- what is it?
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Masks and eyewear for all employees.

If they aren't requiring masks for customers, I might take a 2 week LOA. just to see what happens to the situation in AZ. We only started reopening yesterday, so we'll see how things go.
That’s a really crappy situation to put you in if they don’t.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Definitely don't wanna bring that **** home!!!

I wonder if we're going to get a Open AZ spike in cases. Still way to early to tell, so I'd be tempted to put in for LOA regardless of mask policy.

It might not be bad, like if customers only slowly start to trickle back in. Or they might line up outside opening day.
I wonder if cases are going to spike as well.

My store has been selling online with curbside pickup since mid March, so you wouldn't expect a huge rush, but that wasn't what happened May 1st. 20-30 people lined up(without masks or social distancing) just because the original state shutdown had ended. Arizona is full of Covidiots.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Hey, the age 70+ population is only like 38 million people.
The median age of Sun City AZ(where I live) is 75.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
The median age of Sun City AZ(where I live) is 75.
That's why Sun City is the Fun City!

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
That's why Sun City is the Fun City!

I do enjoy being the fastest cyclist in town.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
I like that floor- what is it?
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Pergo-Ou...0848/206860377
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Carrot skins taste yucky.

What about the dirt?
It settles to the bottom once you take the pot off the heat.

It's probably best to rinse commercially grown spuds before boiling, since they have more than dirt on/in them.
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Old 05-12-20, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
It’s too soon everywhere IMO.

We had to make a tough tangentially Covid related decision recently. My wife has been in a couple of Chief Analytics Officer roles over the past 10ish years. Last year, the toll it took on her was just too much so she decided to leave her career and begin to study for law school with an eye toward specializing in elder law. She studied for, took her LSATs, did well and was looking at the prospect of getting significant scholarships from the schools she was applying to.

Because of the uncertainty in what is happening right now, we decided to put going to school off a year. She doesn’t want to do this type of education online and doesn’t want to face the prospect of getting sick while away with nobody nearby to take care of her. The inverse is also true.

She’s devastated, me too because it’s something she worked so hard for and took a huge risk to pursue.

Now she’s going to back to work for a year- probably doing some consulting with a friend of hours.

It’s a bummer.
That really blows.

In her situation I would probably start school online, and go to the campus classes when the return.

If I was fresh out of high school, there's no way I'd start with online classes. Living on campus is a life experience that shouldn't be missed..
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Because of the uncertainty in what is happening right now, we decided to put going to school off a year. She doesn’t want to do this type of education online and doesn’t want to face the prospect of getting sick while away with nobody nearby to take care of her. The inverse is also true.

She’s devastated, me too because it’s something she worked so hard for and took a huge risk to pursue.
To each their own, but . . .

while the uncertainty of what's happening at the law school strikes me as a legitimate concern for enrolling this fall, not doing so over worry you might get sick is much more shaky. We're seeing that many people with the virus never have symptoms.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
RIP Joseph. I worked next to Un Sq and watched his pitch a number of times.
Did you buy a peeler?
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It's probably best to rinse commercially grown spuds before boiling, since they have more than dirt on/in them.
Do you grow your own spuds?
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Old 05-12-20, 10:55 AM
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Every once in a while, YouTube's algorithm spits out something cool for me. As a non-musician, I'm very impressed, but it makes me wonder if musicians would be even more impressed or if they'd be "yeah, whatever."

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Old 05-12-20, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I love all the people I see on FB saying “it only kills the elderly or people with underlying conditions”. As if my grandmother or father just don’t matter. Or theirs.
Ikr. What happened to the people in this country?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Did you buy a peeler?
Regretfully, no.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Did you buy a peeler?

Do you grow your own spuds?
We got some Yukon golds out in the front yard. I should start growing some kind of reds, too.
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Old 05-12-20, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
It’s too soon everywhere IMO.

We had to make a tough tangentially Covid related decision recently. My wife has been in a couple of Chief Analytics Officer roles over the past 10ish years. Last year, the toll it took on her was just too much so she decided to leave her career and begin to study for law school with an eye toward specializing in elder law. She studied for, took her LSATs, did well and was looking at the prospect of getting significant scholarships from the schools she was applying to.

Because of the uncertainty in what is happening right now, we decided to put going to school off a year. She doesn’t want to do this type of education online and doesn’t want to face the prospect of getting sick while away with nobody nearby to take care of her. The inverse is also true.

She’s devastated, me too because it’s something she worked so hard for and took a huge risk to pursue.

Now she’s going to back to work for a year- probably doing some consulting with a friend of hours.

It’s a bummer.
There will be a bright side, I'm sure. Always is.
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The blue Angels fly by today. These are on the wsy in. I took a video on the way out but I can't upload it here
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Nice finger in the photos huh? Both of those were accidental. I was trying to get video without being able to see the screen due to sunlight.
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Thank you all. No news yet. Mom sounded better.
Hope hes feeling better soon!
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Yes, a different ride that way. I can't think of anything more tedious or boring to do on a bike, even if I was capable of it I would never do it.
Totally agree.

A friend of mine recently messaged me about some kind of Everesting challenge on Strava with the suggestion we train for it.

Hell no.

I think my response disappointed her.

I sometimes do hill repeats for practical reasons- the hill is perfect for some interval workout I want to do. Or I like the road and want to get a bunch of climbing in without being sure how much when I get started, or maybe I don't want to get too far from SAG support if I'm riding solo. I think seeing my Strava feed containing rides with hill repeats recently gave her the wrong impression that I'd be into an Everesting attempt.
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Woo hoo - my walnut magnetic knife bar is getting close! I got the keyholes cut (for hanging without visible hardware), surfaces are planed and ready for finish and I got the epoxy poured over the magnets. When the epoxy is fully set tomorrow, I'll be able to get some layers of finish on it.
To store your knives?

I recently got this magnetic knife "block" and we both really love it. It seemed overpriced, we weren't sure it made sense. But its one of those things that is worth the cost, all* the knives at hand all the time. Plus twirling.

https://www.amazon.com/360-Knife-Blo.../dp/B01EKN4AXK

*well, most of them
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
We got some Yukon golds out in the front yard. I should start growing some kind of reds, too.
You'll never have a pristine lawn if you're busy potato farming.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
A lot of brouhaha about kitchen knives, but what about peelers? They count too.
Funny you should mention it- our peeler mysteriously vanished last week. I have two new ones coming from Amazon this week.
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