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Addiction LXXIX

Old 08-04-20, 03:45 PM
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Just back from the lawyer's office where we finally, after years of delay, signed our updated wills, healthcare DPAs, and assorted other stuff. A good feeling.
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lost my fitbit today. Strange thing, if was pressed against my wrist. The strap stayed on but the actual fitbit is gone. I’m assuming I lost it cleaning up the yard. Pretty bummed. I have a back up knock off but it’s not nearly as good. o well.
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Old 08-04-20, 03:55 PM
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lost my fitbit today. Strange thing, if was pressed against my wrist. The strap stayed on but the actual fitbit is gone. I’m assuming I lost it cleaning up the yard. Pretty bummed. I have a back up knock off but it’s not nearly as good. o well.
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It's a GOOD life!! Tomorrow's going to be a GOOD day!
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Come join me. It’s really comfortable being one
you can eat as much as you like and not stress about not exercising. It does mean everyone will be able to drope the hamer on you but you can't have everything.
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Man - Bah Humbug and Trsnrtr ain't havin' my nonsense on the leader board this week.
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Man - Bah Humbug and Trsnrtr ain't havin' my nonsense on the leader board this week.
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It's a GOOD life!! Tomorrow's going to be a GOOD day!
It's GOOD that you said that! REAL GOOD! Ain't it good he said that?
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Old 08-04-20, 05:01 PM
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Today I went for a short ride near yesterday's small-ish brush fire. Crews were mopping up hot spots but I saw no open flame, just some smoldering. At one point the fire jumped the freeway and the parallel 4 lane highway and lit up a group of oak trees. There were at least 30 men there working to cut apart these old oaks to extinguish them. Once the fire gets into the trees it can burn into the roots and flare up days later.
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Man - Bah Humbug and Trsnrtr ain't havin' my nonsense on the leader board this week.
Not that long ago you dropped 83 on a Tuesday!
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Today I went for a short ride near yesterday's small-ish brush fire. Crews were mopping up hot spots but I saw no open flame, just some smoldering. At one point the fire jumped the freeway and the parallel 4 lane highway and lit up a group of oak trees. There were at least 30 men there working to cut apart these old oaks to extinguish them. Once the fire gets into the trees it can burn into the roots and flare up days later.
Feels like Fire Season's coming a little early. It hasn't been hot up here, but it's dry, dry, dry.
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Not that long ago you dropped 83 on a Tuesday!
Wednesday, geez.
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Since it hasn't been windy they've been able to stop most of the recent fires quickly. The exception is the one east of here which is up to 27,000 acres.
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Wednesday, geez.
Does Wednesday have a feel??
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Does Wednesday have a feel??
You're asking if Hump Day has a feel?

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You're asking if Hump Day has a feel?

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Remind me of the context of that "I'm out!" Seinfeld video that you just posted...


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Saw two beavers by the river behind the Art Museum. Poor things we’re stressed out. One was on a snag of tree debris. The other was on dry land. Thinking their lodge got damaged by the flooding or they got washed a bit down stream. People getting close with phone cameras wasn’t helping. I suggested that people step back. No one listened.

Got some photos with my camera. Will try to post some tomorrow.
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Wednesday, geez.
Whichever of those days I was dealing with meetings and work and suddenly saw the leaderboard smashed. But hey, tomorrow's another Wednesday.
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you can eat as much as you like and not stress about not exercising. It does mean everyone will be able to drope the hamer on you but you can't have everything.
yes, but are they going to give me “the look” before they drope the hamer? That’s the real coffin nail, isn’t it?
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Saw two beavers. Poor things we’re stressed out. One was a snag. The other was dry. They got washed. People getting close with phone cameras wasn’t helping. I suggested that people step back. No one listened.

Got some photos with my camera. Will try to post some tomorrow.
Your story becomes much more interesting with a little editing...
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Learning to be handicapped

So the finger was coming along nicely. Getting feeling back, getting flexible. Then yesterday I stoved it. Inflammation and stiffness returned. And numbness. So I'm out in the woodshop trimming a board with the Japanese trim saw, and I put a nice cut into that finger before I felt it. Lots of blood. I'm feeling like it would have been better just to amputate it at the beginning. My wife likes the whole finger being there though. And I will eventually learn, I suppose. I suppose. Or I will cease working in the woodshop. I guess I will wear a glove on it henceforth. The best solution. The only solution really. Thanks for listening and letting me sort that out.
And now popcorn and The Two Towers with the wife
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I don't want the damn things to talk to me, either.
Absolutely.

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Cortana was great for text messages, navigation, music playback, stuff like that. I don't use the Google assistant nearly as much. I have been using Alexa, but that's mostly for stuff like, "what time does XYZ open?" or "what's the forecast for today?" or "set a timer for 20 minutes" - mundane, but somewhat useful.
I've just always felt odd with voice commands. I think it's because I don't believe that what I say will be "understood" properly, so I'll just skip the middleman. MiddleAI?

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Man - Bah Humbug and Trsnrtr ain't havin' my nonsense on the leader board this week.
I'm...uh... going to do more mountain biking this week. That's a good excuse for dismal mileage, right?
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1. My right eye is developing a shiner
2. I rode today!
3. The above are unrelated
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