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Old 03-23-20, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
If you can dig discretely enough nobody needs to know...
Maybe I'll put in the toilet paper shed first, then dig under that for the gas tank...
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Maybe I'll put in the toilet paper shed first, then dig under that for the gas tank...
You're going to need a small arsenal to protect all that.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Governor just ordered shelter in place for counties surrounding Philadelphia. Since "essential" businesses all already closed, I am not sure if this really makes much of a difference.
Ours ordered all nonessential businesses closed, but did not issue a shelter-in-place order. I am going to skip virtual Clinical Neuroscience Grand Rounds tomorrow morning and go for a ride while it's still permitted.
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Old 03-23-20, 02:43 PM
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I just heard from my friends heading north. They crossed the border without incident, except for thorough searches. They are driving a full size Ford van, with a concrete love seat in the back. A Mexican thing.
No temperature checks. No testing of any kind. A perfectly normal border crossing. One of them was on a plane with a cougher just a week ago. They could both be superspreaders and no one cared to check.
Sad!
​Heading to se Colorado. Four Corners area.
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Old 03-23-20, 02:52 PM
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Confidente. Formed concrete, weighing 500 lbs.
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Here too. Lots of fear, alienation, and rage in this failing country.


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Old 03-23-20, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
What about Pittsburgh, the other PA city, what are they, chopped liver?
They are a midwestern city. Friendlier, but a little slow on the uptake.
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I am going to do a Zwift meetup ride with my club this evening. The leader chose to make it “keep everyone together” which means even if I dial it up to 400W I can’t drop anyone. It’s the super-kumbaya ride option.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
I just heard from my friends heading north. They crossed the border without incident, except for thorough searches. They are driving a full size Ford van, with a concrete love seat in the back. A Mexican thing.
No temperature checks. No testing of any kind. A perfectly normal border crossing. One of them was on a plane with a cougher just a week ago. They could both be superspreaders and no one cared to check.
Sad!
​Heading to se Colorado. Four Corners area.
Well, OK, they can go to Durango or whatever. They better not actually go to 4 corners monument and step into the AZ quadrant even for a second!
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Old 03-23-20, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
You're going to need a small arsenal to protect all that.
It's Arizona, no problem.
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Old 03-23-20, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Well, OK, they can go to Durango or whatever. They better not actually go to 4 corners monument and step into the AZ quadrant even for a second!
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Here too. Lots of fear, alienation, and rage in this failing country.


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Old 03-23-20, 03:34 PM
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Our boatyard, having no working boats in it, is a nonessential business, of course. We had a first week of April launch date. First world problem.
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Old 03-23-20, 04:25 PM
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Does not compute.
Lol I was thinking the same thing.

Its amazing to me how much I partied in my youth and still managed to get my $hit done.

Vet school put a stop to my party ways. Zero spare time will do that.

PS I have very memorable hangovers. I think I maybe was off tequila for around a decade after one in particular.
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Old 03-23-20, 04:27 PM
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In college we got ripped every weekend, beer and cheap wine. We had to travel maybe 5 or 10 miles to a wet county to stock up, didn’t matter.
I could fit a 12 pack of beer in my backpack.

That would leave me lugging the Complete Works of Shakespeare in my hands though. Could not fit both.
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I rather enjoy the gray area of having a buzz but not being drunk. I'm a cheap date, so one decent beer will usually do the trick. It's rare that I have multiple beers, unless it's over the course of hours. This ties in to another factor that limits the appeal of liquor for me - the dosing makes is easier to overdo.
I enjoy wine with dinner. Most nights but not all.

I like various fruity cocktails.

Beer is pretty good too but let to my own devices, wine > spirits > beer
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That's your opinion, and I'm sorry to hear that.
Agreed. Sad.
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Show me your cat is one of the most popular threads over there.
Yikes.
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Old 03-23-20, 05:16 PM
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That sucks. Did he get tested yet?
I'll say yes due to the fact they added him to the count .
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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 haven’t logged in for more than a year and a half, but can’t bring myself to delete the account

in other news, my company is still insisting it’s business as usual, “but we do care about our coworkers, so anybody wants to can work from home”. I have three guys working with me and am putting in a rotation where we are two at the office on a given day. That’s the best I can do right now
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Right, it's only for coffee and oats. I haven't even seen anyone drink a glass of milk in decades.
peanut butter and strawberry jam on white bread and a big glass of ice cold milk yesterday for lunch.
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. . . . .


Doesn't Sophie fit in there somewhere?
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5mm longer ETT,
9mm longer reach, and
9mm lower stack...

not that big of a change, right? Right?
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So work went to an emergency skeleton crew schedule. 2 weeks on, 4 weeks off. The on duty personnel get 10 hours and on call , 2 weeks at a time. Except for me I get 2 on , 2 off. Fml. Guess who gets to pull the first rotation... corectumundo, your truly, fml harder
off duty is on call from 6:30 till 300. Check in every day.
This is serious shiz if they are going to pay people to stay home
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Ours ordered all nonessential businesses closed, but did not issue a shelter-in-place order. I am going to skip virtual Clinical Neuroscience Grand Rounds tomorrow morning and go for a ride while it's still permitted.
We are now not allowed out except for food or medicine if we are not essential. Lawyers are expressly defined as non-essential unless we have court-related duties. We can also go out to exercise, walk the dog, etc., alone.
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Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post

Its amazing to me how much I partied in my youth and still managed to get my $hit done.

Vet school put a stop to my party ways. Zero spare time will do that
My senior year in college sometimes we would go out on Thursday until after watching L.A. Law, which ended at 11. I had to be at work at 6 the next morning. These days it’s rare for me to be awake at 11.

Totally stopped all that when I went to law school.
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