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Old 05-20-20, 07:23 PM
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Seems like weed cloth is only good for 5 years here, after that you gotta break out the poison or the fire a couple times a year.
We were pretty firmly opposed to using Roundup. I tried an organic weed killer, and it sort of worked on some of the weeds.

But we have bermudagrass all over the place, and that stuff is virtually impossible to kill without a nearby volcanic eruption. It kind of blends in with regular grass, but it really stood out over the stones.
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Seems like weed cloth is only good for 5 years here, after that you gotta break out the poison or the fire a couple times a year.
Such violence.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I'm not holding my breath. She's already complaining that the room with the espresso machine and grinder "stink" like coffee.
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"Stink"?! That's one of the most wonderful smells in the world!
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I know, really!
I'd be looking for a different significant other
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Old 05-20-20, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post



I'd certainly get a workout with one of those.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Old 05-20-20, 07:37 PM
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#winning
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Trsnrtr the best part of waking up(other than being alive), is throwing the beans into a burr grinder while the water is heating up.

I love espresso, but a French press is my preference.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Either you people have much different grass or wimpy lawn mowers because I never "need" to mow more than once a week.
It's not the mower.
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Old 05-20-20, 07:48 PM
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Another picture from today:

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
It's still winter here so why are there geese?

Come to think of it, I think there are some here most of the year. I guess they HTFU.
It's t-shirt weather here.
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another picture from today:
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some of you people live in the middle of nowhere.
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It's t-shirt weather here.
I wore a T-shirt today.

But then I had the space heater on at the office.
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Old 05-20-20, 08:20 PM
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I'm not holding my breath. She's already complaining that the room with the espresso machine and grinder "stink" like coffee.
Mrs. rjones28 likes the smell of coffee but not the taste of coffee.
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Old 05-20-20, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Mrs. rjones28 likes the smell of coffee but not the taste of coffee.
I like the smell more than I like the taste but I like em both.

Same with bread.
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Old 05-20-20, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I like the smell more than I like the taste but I like em both.

Same with bread.
I'll call and raise you the smell of a single cigarette.
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Here too. Lots of fear, alienation, and rage in this failing country.


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Old 05-20-20, 08:50 PM
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Either way, they can easily be ignored.


That's a lot of notifications.
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Old 05-20-20, 09:08 PM
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I decided that I needed more food. I really wanted a burrito bowl from Chipotle, but they were going to be closed before I could get there, so I picked up some "Mexican" "food" from Taco Hell.

Eat your heart out, LAJ
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I wore a T-shirt today.

But then I had the space heater on at the office.
I wore jeans and a t-shirt for my commute to the bike shop. No heater required.
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Old 05-20-20, 09:10 PM
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The three greatest aromas in the world are coffee, frying bacon, and sautéed garlic . . . OMG!
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The three greatest aromas in the world are coffee, frying bacon, and sautéed garlic . . . OMG!
How about this?

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80 degrees today in Mobile Alabama.
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Kind of.

Location here: 42.385795,-88.679360
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I'll call and raise you the smell of a single cigarette.
Sometimes I wish that sensation would go away, but there's also a lot of great memories tied to that smell I never want to lose.
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I decided that I needed more food. I really wanted a burrito bowl from Chipotle, but they were going to be closed before I could get there, so I picked up some "Mexican" "food" from Taco Hell.

Eat your heart out, LAJ
What did you get?

​​​​​ Working at Taco Bell was so much fun, especially because we were able to make anything we wanted for our meals. We came up with some amazing stuff.

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I decided that I needed more food.
How was the first(?) imperial with Merl?
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What did you get?

​​​​​ Working at Taco Bell was so much fun, especially because we were able to make anything we wanted for our meals. We came up with some amazing stuff.

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Two burritos. One rice, refried beans and cheese, the other was shredded chicken, rice, cheese and black beans.

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How was the first(?) imperial with Merl?
Yeah, it was the first. I could tell that it wasn't the best idea within the first third, so I altered the route to stay a little flatter. Still hurt, though I'd occasionally find legs for short pushes.

Started out under clouds and wasn't sure if the sun would come out. It did, though, and was beautiful riding weather. Sharpened up my bib tan lines nicely.
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