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Addiction LXXIX

Old 08-03-20, 06:23 PM
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And it's not the weekend any more.
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And it's not the weekend any more.
A few more hours left.
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Nope. I'm just waiting for the kids to go to bed so that I can continue on the Season 1 binge of The Umbrella Academy.

is it any good. Wife is making me watch longmire. The only interesting thing about, Lou plays the same character he plays in everything he has ever done.

Going to enjoy the day off tomorrow. Hope the legs are fresh wed.
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is it any good.
It's fun and it's been good. I hear that there's a bit of a mid-season lull, but I haven't seen it yet.
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Old 08-03-20, 06:50 PM
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"Because I'm good enough, I'm fast enough, and dog gone it, people draft me!"
“And I’m not too fat for this sport.”
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winds 55 mph tomorrow. That might make KOM hunting interesting.....
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I was cycling in the mountains about 40 miles from home and found a cell phone on the road. After calling programmed numbers I got an answer at a deli and they told me the phone belonged to a forest ranger and gave me his office number. Turned out his office was a few miles from my house on my after work riding route. I called him and dropped it off there that week and he wasn't there but he left a $10 bill with a thank you note for me.
On the last day of a three day backpacking trip in PA I stopped to sit down against a tree. My cell phone fell out of my pocket. Several days later my mom called my land line to tell me someone from Ohio had called about my phone. A couple hiking the same trail a few days behind us had found it. The husband mailed it to me. I bought him a $40 REI gift card and mailed it to him.
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winds 55 mph tomorrow. That might make KOM hunting interesting.....
If by "interesting," you mean, "clenching my sphincter while I try to stay on the road," I'd tend to agree.
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A wallet to hold your wallet.
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On the last day of a three day backpacking trip in PA I stopped to sit down against a tree. My cell phone fell out of my pocket. Several days later my mom called my land line to tell me someone from Ohio had called about my phone. A couple hiking the same trail a few days behind us had found it. The husband mailed it to me. I bought him a $40 REI gift card and mailed it to him.
I left a $75 spark plug socket under a customer's hood and he brought it back when he came in for additional service. I gave him free labor on a small job I did.

I left some tools under the seat of a customer's car and the service writer called the customer and he refused to look for them or bring his car by so I could get them back.
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If by "interesting," you mean, "clenching my sphincter while I try to stay on the road," I'd tend to agree.
I might even submit to running a shallow front.
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If by "interesting," you mean, "clenching my sphincter while I try to stay on the road," I'd tend to agree.

YOLO!!!!
Unfortunately the rain chance is 100 percent, so I won’t be participating.
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Slow weekend. Everyone must be out hiking.
it's tuesday. please do try to keep up.
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I cut one of my lawns then trimmed back more bushes. 3 more to go up front then I have to cut back my daisy's on the NW side of the house. It never ends.

Next house will be a smaller, flat yard with minimal landscaping. I'm not getting any younger.
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About 15 years ago a friend invited me hunting in Montana. Last day of the trip, he took me up into the mountains ("So this is it - you're going to kill me?") to show me a frozen waterfall. Totally worth it, but I had to get out of the truck and push it out of the ditch at least twice, then there was a mother moose and calf to take a picture of (pre-camera phone days), and by the time we got back to town, the phone was gone. That was in November.

In May, I get a call from some guy in Bozeman who'd found a phone, and after drying it out in rice, charged it up and called "Home". I let him keep it, since I already had a newer, nicer phone, AND because he had called to ask where to ship it.
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On the last day of a three day backpacking trip in PA I stopped to sit down against a tree. My cell phone fell out of my pocket. Several days later my mom called my land line to tell me someone from Ohio had called about my phone. A couple hiking the same trail a few days behind us had found it. The husband mailed it to me. I bought him a $40 REI gift card and mailed it to him.
There are two US government Blackberries at the bottom of tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay, due to my carelessness about fooling around on boats with them clipped to my belt. The third one went swimming sufficiently far south that the water was clear enough for me to find it, hand in the lifeless carcass, and avoid the endless memos. When iPhones were authorized, I put them in my pocket and haven’t drowned one yet.
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Seems legit.
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There are two US government Blackberries at the bottom of tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay, due to my carelessness about fooling around on boats with them clipped to my belt. The third one went swimming sufficiently far south that the water was clear enough for me to find it, hand in the lifeless carcass, and avoid the endless memos. When iPhones were authorized, I put them in my pocket and haven’t drowned one yet.

I do miss my blackberry.
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I left a $75 spark plug socket under a customer's hood and he brought it back when he came in for additional service. I gave him free labor on a small job I did.

I left some tools under the seat of a customer's car and the service writer called the customer and he refused to look for them or bring his car by so I could get them back.
When I was in Italy in 2013 we took a wet day off from riding to take the train from our base into Venice. As I was walking across the Ponte Rialto my wallet fell out of my pocket. An Italian woman talking on her cell phone ran up the steps after me yelling and waving my wallet in her hand. Major disaster averted.
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Slow weekend. Everyone must be out hiking.
My Forerunner says that I walked about 5 miles at the shop today.
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A few more hours left.
Time bubble?
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it's tuesday. please do try to keep up.
Nope.
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My Forerunner says that I walked about 5 miles at the shop today.
Sounds like it's unorganized.
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Does Tuesday have a feel?

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