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Old 03-23-20, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Much as it sucks, Ive stuck a moratorium on non-essential purchases until things settle down. Which of course only makes things worse, when done en masse.
Same. but I think cheese is essential, so I will be placing a pick up order for some, so as to not hang out in there. I'm not a real fan, but Mrs. LAJ likes it, so I think it's time to give the Cheese Ranch some love.
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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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By the way, when we learned what the buyer of our boat does for a living, we were no longer so surprised the deal went through.

So try to guess what this guy does for a living. Hint: it is possibly the field with the brightest of near term job prospects right now.
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Old 03-23-20, 10:51 AM
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By the way, when we learned what the buyer of our boat does for a living, we were no longer so surprised the deal went through.

So try to guess what this guy does for a living. Hint: it is possibly the field with the brightest of near term job prospects right now.
Undertaker.
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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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By the way, when we learned what the buyer of our boat does for a living, we were no longer so surprised the deal went through.

So try to guess what this guy does for a living. Hint: it is possibly the field with the brightest of near term job prospects.
Telecom system IT or fake cure grifter.
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Nope.

Good guess though
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Telecom system IT or fake cure grifter.
No. Better than that.
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No. Better than that.
Telework. Cisco?
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Much as it sucks, Ive stuck a moratorium on non-essential purchases until things settle down. Which of course only makes things worse, when done en masse.
I bought a film camera on eBay yesterday.

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cheese is essential
Correct.
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By the way, when we learned what the buyer of our boat does for a living, we were no longer so surprised the deal went through.

So try to guess what this guy does for a living. Hint: it is possibly the field with the brightest of near term job prospects right now.
TP mogul.
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On A Lighter Note

Some might be interested in a "Post your dogs" thread over in C&V (of all places). As we know, animals have a wonderfully calming effect on our nerves.
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-v...ur-dogs-8.html

Start from the last page and work your way backwards until you reach the older pages where the missing photos just get too annoying.

There may be a cats thread also somewhere for all you cat fans, somebody please let us know if you find one.
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Old 03-23-20, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Much as it sucks, Ive stuck a moratorium on non-essential purchases until things settle down. Which of course only makes things worse, when done en masse.
ok, so bike stuff only got it.
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Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
By the way, when we learned what the buyer of our boat does for a living, we were no longer so surprised the deal went through.

So try to guess what this guy does for a living. Hint: it is possibly the field with the brightest of near term job prospects right now.
funeral durector/embalmer
already guessed damn
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WinCo has a whiteboard next to the front door listing the staples they're out of. Was kinda nice yesterday to see eggs up there instead of running the gauntlet through to the back of the store just to see empty egg coolers.

Probably shoulda just bought some chicks a couple months ago.
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Just cancelled Benson's March Spa Day, scheduled for tomorrow.

Rescheduled for early May. We'll see...

I'm mailing the groomer a check for the session. Short notice cancellation and she does such a great job, we still want her to be around after the dust settles.
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I just learned that a coworker was removed by ambulance last week and is now on a ventilator.
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Some dirty s.o.b. stole an entire box of face masks out of my stock room.
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Want to get pissed off? Just heard in a meeting that someone stole masks in bulk from a patient care unit at work.

Whoa, didn't even see ls01 's post.
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Facebook is the devil. It really got to be too much, and I stepped off a few months ago. I miss the dogs and the pigs, but many of the people? Not so much.
I joined FB for the first time last year for the sole purpose of watching my puppy grow, provided by a live feed camera set up by the breeder in a private FB group. It was really cool watching the pups mature and that whole process, including how the breeder and her son would go in and handle them all, make loud distracting noises and other techniques to socialize the pups, etc. And as all the owners finally brought their pups home, we all kept in contact and shared notes about how all the litter mates were progressing. It was really cool for awhile . . . until some of these people started showing their uglier sides, and now I drop in briefly maybe just a couple times a month and keep my friggin distance.
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Will trade eggs for raisins and organic whole milk.
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Telework. Cisco?
I like the way you think, but: no.
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TP mogul.
hahahaha Paper Baron. But:no
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funeral durector/embalmer
already guessed damn
Such a great guess but not this guy
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Ok I'll tell you all.

The guy who bought our boat is a pulmonologist whose area of expertise is infectious diseases of the respiratory system.

What are the chances?
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re;facebook. I go on it daily. Some fun stuff and I make small connections with friends I rarely see. The political stuff, however, can be nauseating. There are people on my friend list who are supporters of the current administration and some of them go to extreme right-wing pages and those conversations end up on my newsfeed.
I never knew there was so much hatred in the US! It's amazing how blindly people will follow someone or some idea to the point that anyone who disagrees with them or even challenges their leader is hated and demonized and labeled with insulting names.
John, please let us stay away from politics which can turn this thread into an ugly mess in a flash.
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By the way, when we learned what the buyer of our boat does for a living, we were no longer so surprised the deal went through.

So try to guess what this guy does for a living. Hint: it is possibly the field with the brightest of near term job prospects right now.
Bankruptcy lawyer
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