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datlas 03-25-22 08:20 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22450425)
I have been sucking lately.

Wordle 279 5/6

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Embrace the mediocrity. That's my strategy.

#Winning

datlas 03-25-22 08:26 AM

It is SO TEMPTING to do a parody thread about appear/disappear. But I will take the high road. :innocent:

indyfabz 03-25-22 08:40 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22450452)
It is SO TEMPTING to do a parody thread about appear/disappear. But I will take the high road. :innocent:

Elaborate.

datlas 03-25-22 08:46 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22450470)
Elaborate.

I would, but I think I may still be on double secret probation.

big john 03-25-22 08:47 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22450452)
It is SO TEMPTING to do a parody thread about appear/disappear. But I will take the high road. :innocent:

I liked that post about how his bike disappeared after meticulously balancing the wheels.

indyfabz 03-25-22 08:48 AM

People from other departments are here from our NJ office. A nice day like today is supposed to be a tights and sweatshirt day. Grrrrrr!

big john 03-25-22 08:48 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22450476)
I would, but I think I may still be on double secret probation.

https://tse2.explicit.bing.net/th?id...=0&w=232&h=168

datlas 03-25-22 08:49 AM

I had a bike disappear back when I lived in Baltimore but that was theft. That really sucked.

I would say more about these matters, but I do NOT want to mysteriously disappear. :innocent:

datlas 03-25-22 09:21 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22450481)

Did the picture, ahem, disappear??

Mojo31 03-25-22 09:30 AM

Can you really say, "You appear to have disappeared."

datlas 03-25-22 09:56 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22450526)
Can you really say, "You appear to have disappeared."

'Twould appear so.

seedsbelize2 03-25-22 10:53 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22450376)
So...I arrive at work this morning to discover that REI shipped me two of the same tent I ordered in two separate boxes. On top of that, both packing slips, which have the same order numbers, show me being charged full price for each, without the coupon or dividend applied. But the person I spoke with tells me my card was only charged once for a price that did not included the coupon applied. So now I have to make sure that I was given a roughly $78 credit for the coupon on my next CC bill and make sure I was not actually charged for the second tent.

REI is going to send me a return label for the second tent. I have half a mind to keep it for my inconvenience and see what happens.

#EpicOnLineOrderFail

Damn college kids!

BillyD 03-25-22 10:57 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22450452)
It is SO TEMPTING to do a parody thread about appear/disappear. But I will take the high road. :innocent:

Parody threads are one of the things that used to make this bike forum so much fun. Now days people take this cycling thing too seriously. Between pissing contests about virtually everything and trying to be the know-it-all smartest guy around, this forum has become boring and insufferable . . . . . like we're giving out prizes to subject matter experts or something. People need to burnish their self esteem somewhere else and make more room for the fun people. The mods are part of the problem, we need to stop responding to people who have no sense of humor.

I've been meaning to get that off my chest for probably ... years.

Doug, if you want to start a parody thread, be my guest.

seedsbelize2 03-25-22 10:58 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22450482)
I had a bike disappear back when I lived in Baltimore but that was theft. That really sucked.

I would say more about these matters, but I do NOT want to mysteriously disappear. :innocent:

Redacted

datlas 03-25-22 11:03 AM

Done. I tried to make it light but relevant. Commentary on Zombie threads plus inspired by the current thread in question.

If I do disappear, don't forget about me.

datlas 03-25-22 11:04 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22450646)
Done. I tried to make it light but relevant. Commentary on Zombie threads plus inspired by the current thread in question.

If I do disappear, don't forget about me.


DougRNS 03-25-22 11:55 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22450452)
It is SO TEMPTING to do a parody thread about appear/disappear. But I will take the high road. :innocent:

good Doug's don't parody.

datlas 03-25-22 12:09 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22450726)
good Doug's don't parody.

I did it anyway. Let's call it a "Tribute" thread. Not parody. Inspired.

DougRNS 03-25-22 12:12 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22450743)
I did it anyway. Let's call it a "Tribute" thread. Not parody. Inspired.

#Rebel

datlas 03-25-22 12:14 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22450744)
#Rebel

Rebel, rebel. Your face is a mess.

DougRNS 03-25-22 12:16 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22450744)
#Rebel

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1495810670.jpg

genejockey 03-25-22 12:28 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22450013)
There is a very surreal aspect to this whole thing. Mom's acting weirder than usual. Dad's acting like he's not affected by any of it. He just keeps plugging along. I have this weird feeling like I haven't done something I'm supposed to do... like I missed something. Mom's health isn't great either. But she's pushing through it all to help him. She's almost crippled, but keeps going. It makes me feel so helpless watching them. It's beautiful and horrifying at the same time.

I remember going through some tough emotional times when Mom and Dad were declining with age. A lot of it had to do with them having always been kind of a rock in the foundation of my existence. You start out as a child and your parents are godlike in your world, then they become human as you grow up, but you always retain a hint of the early feelings about them. Then they start to decline with age and that gets shaken a bit. Then they decline more rapidly and you realize that in many ways you've overtaken them.

Trsnrtr 03-25-22 12:36 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22450749)

I ride by a mint one of those frequently.

indyfabz 03-25-22 01:08 PM

So...An old neighborhood friend who I have not seen in ages is going to be in town from CA visiting her mom this weekend. (Friend's brother and I were partners in crime for a while.) Mom still lives in the 'hood where we all grew up. (Dad died of a massive heart attack back in '85.) Like many families at the time, we all knew each other from being members of a local swim club. Mom's current partner looks to be an excellent cook. Mom posts photos on Facebook that make my stuff look pedestrian. Got invited to dinner with them tomorrow night. Should be a fun and tasty night.

BillyD 03-25-22 01:32 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22450646)
Done. I tried to make it light but relevant. Commentary on Zombie threads plus inspired by the current thread in question.

If I do disappear, don't forget about me.

Not to worry.


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