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Addiction LXXVII

Old 03-22-20, 06:28 PM
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I was raise in a nonsmoking family too. That didn't stop me from being stupid.
I think that's at least better than being set up to fail by your parents. And glad you found your way back to the path of health. A number of my relatives couldn't manage that.
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Nothing as annoying as my coworker who says "I'm so much healthier since I quit smoking" as he blows chunky clouds from his vape. And after we'd finally made progress against nicotine, a whole new generation is hooked en masse. The vapes should have been banned from the outset. With no established base, there was no reason to allow them to build a market.
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And Trek Travel not only still has nothing on their site about Covid, they're still selling packages in Spain for April. Maybe they won't let you all the way through checkout, but...
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Old 03-22-20, 06:39 PM
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The thing I cant understand is people are still picking up this habit. Even stupider are the vape idiots.
. We put a chemical in this so you wont be able to stop giving us your money. OMG where do I sign up?! Shut up and take my money. It tastes like bubble gum? Why not just buy bubble gum ? Friken idiots...
Here's bubble gum flavor, but we're not marking to kids. How ****ing stupid would you have to be th believe that load of crap.
Inhaling a vapor you have no idea of the chemistry of, BRILLIANT!
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Old 03-22-20, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
And Trek Travel not only still has nothing on their site about Covid, they're still selling packages in Spain for April. Maybe they won't let you all the way through checkout, but...
I would wait until July at the earliest.
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Old 03-22-20, 06:43 PM
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Hey indyfabz will you respect the city’s order to shelter in place? Think the state will follow?
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It sounds like some Fed regulations on truck driver hours have been suspended, for drivers shipping emergency supplies

https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-sus...ts-11584200091

Some time ago, the truck driving industry funded a study to determine why driver turnover, > 100% annually, is so high. The study found, essentially, "you treat them like crap". Never mind, said the industry.

Sleepy truck drivers is no joke. I agree with suspending the rules, but the market forces on this industry push it to make decisions that are not in the public's best interest.
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Until this is sorted out, you couldn't make me book a trip, holding a "kitten" to my head!
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Old 03-22-20, 06:48 PM
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All that’s left is bar tape and a new old hood cover for the rear shifter. Getting the hood cover on is always a struggle, any tips??
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Put it in hot water for a bit.
And then lube it with a little dish soap
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I would wait until July at the earliest.
Oh, I'm not booking now. No chance. I looked out of curiosity at how they're handling it, and "we're not" isn't good. I was expecting "full refund guaranteed if this is still an issue".

Not sure when we'll travel by plane next; if things are cooler later in the year we might drive to Boulder or NOLA. Or to NY, if AG's parents need babysitting.
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The last thing we need are 88,000 pound "missles" with a sleepy navigation system!
Hard to social distance into the cab of an OTR truck, so team driving is out the window.
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Old 03-22-20, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Must be bread baking day. One of my friends posted pics of his sour dough loaves and Mrs rjones28 just took these out of the oven.
Mrs. John baked a banana bread last week. I was warned Friday to "leave her some".
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Old 03-22-20, 06:53 PM
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The last thing we need are 88,000 pound "missles" with a sleepy navigation system!
Hard to social distance into the cab of an OTR truck, so team driving is out the window.
If we had enough tests, we could test them and then pair them.
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Caused some transient marital disharmony this evening by requesting a manifest and stowage plan for the freezer, which my wife, in what may yet turn out to be admirable foresight, has stuffed with food.
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Old 03-22-20, 07:01 PM
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Flight cancelations are finally starting to affect me. Half my day is canceled.
We have Canadian friends who have had two flights cancelled. The original and the make-up one. They are settling in for the long haul. Thankfully, they own their house. We have two other friends driving north, and due to hit the (closed) border tomorrow. Vamos a ver.
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Old 03-22-20, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Quitting is one of my greatest accomplishments, and definitely the most satisfying. Non-smokers have no idea how rewarding it is to get that monkey off your back. It's been 15 years now.
Kudos
And I ended a 48 year coffee habit a few months ago.
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We're going to leave the fridge and freezer permanently stuffed, which I hate in general but is a good plan right now.

In worse news, my dad and much of my old hometown have been laid off because the casinos are closed, which has not happened since they opened. Very fortunate that both AG and I are in tech.
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I ended a 48 year coffee habit a few months ago.


Good god man, let's not do anything rash!
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Good god man, let's not do anything rash!
No doubt. Plus, I don't consider coffee a vice. It's a food group.
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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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Mmmmmmm



My cycling friend caters school lunches. He is out of business right now. Hit him up to see if he could get me yeast. I have two pounds of yeast and two pounds of butter coming tomorrow.
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A search suggests I should use alcohol hand sanitizer to lube the rubber brake hood and ease installation.

Know where I can get some?
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And then lube it with a little dish soap
On my phone your avatar is round. On my computer it's square. Why is that?
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Governor Polis just asked us to only jog twice a week, and not four times a week.
Seems sensible.
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Must be bread baking day. One of my friends posted pics of his sour dough loaves and Mrs rjones28 just took these out of the oven.
Yum.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Seems sensible.
It does?

This raises a question.

If you click on the tweet you see people practicing social distancing in various places.

My question for Addiction MDs: Is this sufficient to contain transmission of the dreaded virus. I see tweets about it being able to survive for hours on hard surfaces or even in the air.

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