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Addiction LXXVII

Old 03-31-20, 07:42 AM
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I forgot my breakfast and lunch at home today.

Trying to look on the bright side and tell myself that it just means I don't have to pack one tonight.

And to make up for it I'll go stimulate the local economy come noon.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
My commute from the bedroom to the computer room is taking its toll.
I've been doing it for 20 years. The key is pacing, ya gotta pace yourself.
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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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Get him out of the bubble.
What bubble?
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I forgot my breakfast and lunch at home today.
Stinks. I forgot my lunch yesterday. Couldn't motivate to ride back to get it, but too worried to go out and get some.
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So we heard from the last college for daughter #2 . She got accepted at NYU. Her 3 top choices are USC, NYU, and Temple.

No way she is going to USC. It's too far away and very expensive. I know it has the #1 program for her current intended major (Film) in the whole effing country, but that's just not happening based on her maturity and other issues. If she shows some maturity she possibly could transfer there after 1 or 2 years closer to home.

NYU is possible, but TBH the cost of NYU (after the modest scholarship they gave her) will cost about 6x the cost of Temple (which has offered her free tuition for 4 years, we just pay expenses).

We are going to have a big fight on our hands, and I don't look forward to it. There will be more drama to come.
One would hope. Film major and all....
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Old 03-31-20, 07:48 AM
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What bubble?
Boulder bubble. Republic of Boulder. Strange brew and very white.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I see a water bottle bidet in your future.
Rapha bidon bidet or GTFO
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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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(I don't think that a Rocky marathon is going to do it, though)
Play this daily until she relents.

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All you Chicago sports fans will be pleased to know The Last Dance is being released early because there's no sports and everyone is stuck at home.
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Old 03-31-20, 07:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Pirkaus View Post
There are 2 guys at work the do this. One is bankrolled by his dad, the other has the super sponsor gig.

Hey, be careful there, part of my job is, if I can't repair it remotely, I set up field service, or recommend it come to the shop. As far as I know, I'm pretty easy to get along with.
I did say "some". A service writer at a new car dealership is in a position of trust. Some of them care about their customers and hold themselves to a certain standard. Others are pure evil.
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I thought I wanted to go as far away as possible for college and did...for a year. After which I transferred to a better school closer to home.
Our thinking is that he needs to experience life outside of CO. He can come back later.
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
Boulder bubble. Republic of Boulder. Strange brew and very white.
Knoxville is a cultural melting pot. Probably.
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I thought I wanted to go as far away as possible for college and did...for a year. After which I transferred to a better school closer to home.
I went to college after I was married, so it needed to be in driving distance of our abode. Fortunately, we lived in the Philadelphia metro area. Lots of options.
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Old 03-31-20, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
Our thinking is that he needs to experience life outside of CO. He can come back later.
For sure. They're all different.
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Old 03-31-20, 08:11 AM
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Thanks, yes, got the email yesterday. Glad they didn’t put the decision off longer. I’m leaning towards deferring to next year; part of the reason I chose it was that this tends to be when I’m fittest. And I have little faith that things will be fine by August.

I do appreciate the heads up!
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
And I have little faith that things will be fine by August.
I think it's likely things will resume by August. We should be heading down the curve by May + summer heat.

Huh, August 23 could be a bit toasty for a strenuous event.
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I think it's likely things will resume by August. We should be heading down the curve by May + summer heat.

Huh, August 23 could be a bit toasty for a strenuous event.
We laugh at heat.

I hope you’re right. However, we are deep into hic sunt dracones territory. At least I have a week to decide.
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Old 03-31-20, 08:39 AM
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I have fond memories of the dirt. Usually on the perimeter, foliage at our backs. Hibachi and cooler on the trailer - we made our own "track burgers". Roaming the pits to meet the pro drivers and watch them rebuild between runs.
Indeed. The first place I head is the Sportsman area, just because that's where the personality is. The flash may be in the Pro's, but the racers are at the end of the track. Last year, I wore my Garmin watch, and I walked 14 miles on Friday, and only 7 on Sunday. No wonder I suck at the Mt Evans race on Saturday.
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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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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I did say "some". A service writer at a new car dealership is in a position of trust. Some of them care about their customers and hold themselves to a certain standard. Others are pure evil.
If a tech loses the trust of his adviser, he's screwed. That goes both ways, and the customer suffers either way.
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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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We laugh at heat.
Well it's viewed as pretty hot here (there aren't many big runs, bicycle centuries in the region in July or August). I'm guessing they chose then rather than September is because they don't want to conflict with college football, because that's how we roll here.
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Do you think that a big part of the allure is the city and possibly being a little more arms-length from home? With Film in mind, I can see how NYC and LA would hold a lot of romantic appeal vs a city that's been within spitting distance her entire life. I can also understand the desire to have a little more distance and (at least perceived) independence from family.

If you think that these maybe be significant factors, I'd explore ways of addressing them, appealing to her emotionally. Maybe find out what notable film makers went through Temple and/or Philly in general (I don't think that a Rocky marathon is going to do it, though) and explore their work? And then maybe plant seeds with regards to the autonomy she'd have, even though she wouldn't be that far from home? (Would she be living on campus?)
Good idea but she is a SNOB and thinks she is "better" than Temple. She applied to U Penn (but got rejected) and would likely have agreed to go there since it's an elite Ivy school.

Sigh. I am ****ed.
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If a tech loses the trust of his adviser, he's screwed. That goes both ways, and the customer suffers either way.
If you get an evil, lying advisor paired with an evil, lying tech and have an apathetic manager the customer gets it twice as bad. Sometimes that customer's dad/son will show up with the intention to cause bodily harm to said advisor. The police were called and the advisor was told not to "do that anymore", once again.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Sigh. I am ****ed.
Yeah, prolly. I'd still give it a shot before moving to the strategic retreat, though.

Is she going to be shouldering any of the obligation for tuition and expenses?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Well it's viewed as pretty hot here (there aren't many big runs, bicycle centuries in the region in July or August). I'm guessing they chose then rather than September is because they don't want to conflict with college football, because that's how we roll here.
Triathlon is a warm-weather sport day in which we start a half-marathon in late morning in July. Bring it.

And Waco has a 70.3 in October...
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