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Addiction LXXVII

Old 01-20-20, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
If I wanted to do this I'd have to get MoAlpha to sail across the Indian Ocean.

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@MoAlpha is afraid of pirates.
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When you saw it, there was likely a football field in the middle of it..
I mean





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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I mean





Yep. The second one is in the era where tickets were willed to relatives. Now you can go race day and grab a seat.
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It is as if in the past everyone was, potentially at least, a timtak.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
If I wanted to do this I'd have to get MoAlpha to sail across the Indian Ocean.

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Needs a bigger slice of bread.
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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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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Oh-oh. I mentioned CB a few days ago and got skewered or at least the restaurant did.
We ate at a CB, while we were on the road over Thanksgiving. We did not pick up any kitsch in the gift shop.
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datlas how often do you want to do a facepalm because patients aren't taking the drugs they need to be taking?

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Speaking of regional restaurants, anyone ever eat at Krystals? They declared bankruptcy today.
there was one in tri cities. nothing would evacuate you quicker than krystals. i always wondered how they stayed open.
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And I woke up this morning not craving coffee!!. I had a cup of instant, just to be safe. But the craving never came. Could it be the end of an era? I would like nothing better.
It's funny; coffee is the highlight of my morning.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Speaking of regional restaurants, anyone ever eat at Krystals? They declared bankruptcy today.
We don’t have them, though I’ve seen them when traveling. Never ate at one.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
It's funny; coffee is the highlight of my morning.
Same. I’ve had two shots so far and am now on an 8 oz. cup.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
We ate at a CB, while we were on the road over Thanksgiving. We did not pick up any kitsch in the gift shop.
My mother, bless her eternal resting soul, was a born klutz. She refused to go in Cracker Barrel’s because of having to negotiate the junk. Seriously.
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@MoAlpha is afraid of pirates.
Yep.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
It's funny; coffee is the highlight of my morning.
Highlight and necessity of mine.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
datlas how often do you want to do a facepalm because patients aren't taking the drugs they need to be taking?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyS6H4r0RjI
Plenty. I can only make suggestions. It's up to the patients to agree to the plan. Usually they do, but plenty of times they don't.

I also tell them to eat healthy, cut down on the carbs, exercise more, and lose weight. That happens even less often.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
It's funny; coffee is the highlight of my morning.
Coffee is a funny thing to me. I did not drink it when I was younger. I got through 100 hour work-weeks during residency on pure fear/adrenaline.

I started drinking it at around 10 years ago.

I have gradually increased my usual daily dose to 2 mugs in the morning and 1 mug in the afternoon. These are big mugs, probably 16 oz each.

p.s. I drink it black, no cream or sugar. Except when we are in Spain, I really love their "cafe con leche" which is 50% espresso and 50% milk. It's decadent and delicious.
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I go to bed looking forward to my morning coffee. However, I've switched to very high quality, organic, Japanese (I don't trust the Chinese) green tea during the day. The taste is good, the stuff is healthy, and the buzz is wonderful and you can keep it going all day.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I honestly never left the hotel except for the cracker barrel. I’ll have to look for it the next time I am there.
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Oh-oh. I mentioned CB a few days ago and got skewered or at least the restaurant did.
But did he have the pancakes?
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more power to ya!
Two in a row!
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
It's funny; coffee is the highlight of my morning.
ditto
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I am in North Texas and there is a Cracker Barrel like every 20 or so miles in DFW. One happens to be like 10 minutes from my house. It's probably been well over a year since I was there because it's just not a healthy option. But yeah if I want damn good pancakes I go there. With all this talk, I'll probably end up there this weekend.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
One of these days I'll find out, first hand, if Dura Ace is that much any better than 105. NOT!!
Because of the way that Shimano works the trickle-down tech there are 105 groups that are basically identical to the previous gen Dura Ace, so they are essentially the same if you compare the right groupsets.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
It's funny; coffee is the highlight of my morning.
Has been mine too, in the past. Recently though, it's another routine. The opportunity is presenting itself to kick an addiction I've thought would be impossible. I'm going for it.
I was in the hospital for a week, some years ago, and could have kicked it then. I chose not to. Second chances are rare.
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Must have left that in my other pants, officer.
Likely story. Where's my mace?
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
I go to bed looking forward to my morning coffee. However, I've switched to very high quality, organic, Japanese (I don't trust the Chinese) green tea during the day. The taste is good, the stuff is healthy, and the buzz is wonderful and you can keep it going all day.
This too. Thanks for the green tea reminder. I have a large stash that I don't seem to get to.
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