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indyfabz 01-10-22 12:12 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22368171)
You didn't catch her??

I had caught her that summer, although it's probably more accurate to say she had caught me. One of the best summers of my life. I was taking a gap year and working 9-5 at an easy law firm job in the accounting department. She had the weekends off. I gave her a key to my place so she could come over on Fridays. She did not have to be back at her employers' place until Sunday night. We were both pretty much broke but still had a lot of fun hanging in the park with a large crew playing volley ball and drinking beer after I had done my morning rides around MLK and Kelly Drives.

But then she went home to Gothenberg and I went off to law school. I harbored this stupid fantasy that we would see each other a couple of times a year and then she would move here when I was done with school.

I found her on Facebook many years ago. She's married and has an autistic child.

LAJ 01-10-22 12:13 PM

Wordle

You'll like me later. Or not.

indyfabz 01-10-22 12:14 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22368170)
Always considered that a worthwhile endeavor.

That's what I want when I'm old and can't change my diaper by myself.

She was gorgeous, but when I got to Sweden I realized that she was only slightly above average by Swedish standards. :)

Velo Vol 01-10-22 12:17 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22368428)
Wordle

No.

datlas 01-10-22 12:19 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22368389)

Yes? I had to quote this to see the link. Sad. And the link does not exist.

Could you give me the executive summary please??

WhyFi 01-10-22 12:25 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22368429)
She was gorgeous, but when I got to Sweden I realized that she was only slightly above average by Swedish standards. :)

Did you meet her in Lake Woebegone on one of your cross-country bike packing trips? :D

Bah Humbug 01-10-22 12:30 PM

Nice walk this morning.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8d766e4506.jpg

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c2843fbc3b.jpg

indyfabz 01-10-22 12:32 PM

On the subject of my romantic woes...

Finally got up the nerve this afternoon to ask out the produce market girl. I thought there was a chance. We had have been chatting briefly about food when I shopped there. Then around New Years I did a look-back after paying and walking away and caught her doing a look-back at me.

Alas, she told me she has a "partner." Probably for the best as it appears there is a large age gap between us. Hard to tell if she's early 30s and looks older or early 40s and looks younger, or something in between. Still, she seems really cool so I decided that I would be a fool if there was a possibility and I let it slip away through inaction. She was very nice about the whole thing, saying she would take my asking her out as a compliment.

WhyFi 01-10-22 12:32 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22368468)
Nice walk this morning.

^^^ Gotta tidy up your masking over the trunk a little ;)

Velo Vol 01-10-22 12:33 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22368441)
Yes? I had to quote this to see the link. Sad. And the link does not exist.

Could you give me the executive summary please??

Bummer, it got deleted.

Was a rip on dad jokes. Showed a spectator at a sporting event walking up and touching the back of a camera guy.

Why? Because he jacket said "PRESS" on the back.

WhyFi 01-10-22 12:34 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22368472)
On the subject of my romantic woes...

Finally got up the nerve this afternoon to ask out the produce market girl. I thought there was a chance. We had have been chatting briefly about food when I shopped there. Then around New Years I did a look-back after paying and walking away and caught her doing a look-back at me.

Alas, she told me she has a "partner." Probably for the best as it appears there is a large age gap between us. Hard to tell if she's early 30s and looks older or early 40s and looks younger, or something in between. Still, she seems really cool so I decided that I would be a fool if there was a possibility and I let it slip away through inaction. She was very nice about the whole thing, saying she would take my asking her out as a compliment.

Kudos for takin' the shot.

indyfabz 01-10-22 12:36 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22368461)
Did you meet her in Lake Woebegone on one of your cross-country bike packing trips? :D

No. I met her at the now-gone Murphy's Tavern at 44th & Spruce in Philly. She actually spoke to me first.

Let's not discuss the townie I met at the laundry mat in Isle, MN, on the shore of Mille Lacs, while riding across the country.

gnome 01-10-22 12:36 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22368175)
Now we have discovered asbestos siding on half the house. It's too far gone to encapsulate and it's going to have to be remediated!


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...eb373114f.jpeg

oof. just as well you brought all the boat swag last year. There goes the next few years boat swag. BTW, over here they would need scaffolding to work on the outside of your house. That long ladder wouldn't be legal. It adds even more $$ to repairs.

indyfabz 01-10-22 12:38 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22368478)
Kudos for takin' the shot.

Thanks. I am shy when it comes to that sort of thing, and I had no asked anyone out in person (met people on line) in a long time. I feel somewhat bummed but also relieved.

datlas 01-10-22 12:42 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22368477)
Bummer, it got deleted.

Was a rip on dad jokes. Showed a spectator at a sporting event walking up and touching the back of a camera guy.

Why? Because he jacket said "PRESS" on the back.

I approve. Reminds me of the "Far Side" comic with the gifted school and kid pushing on the door that says "pull."

datlas 01-10-22 12:45 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22368478)
Kudos for takin' the shot.

This

WhyFi 01-10-22 12:45 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22368481)
Let's not discuss the townie I met at the laundry mat in Isle, MN, on the shore of Mille Lacs, while riding across the country.

That sounds exactly like something that should be discussed. :p


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22368487)
I feel somewhat bummed but also relieved.

I know what you mean. I was the same way, but exposing yourself to disappointment is much better than wondering about what might have been.

genejockey 01-10-22 12:50 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22368495)
I approve. Reminds me of the "Far Side" comic with the gifted school and kid pushing on the door that says "pull."

Right. The sign says "Midvale School for the Gifted", so for decades now, whenever one of us tries to open a door the wrong way, the other says, "Midvale". We even passed it along to The Boys.

genejockey 01-10-22 12:53 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22368501)
That sounds exactly like something that should be discussed. :p



I know what you mean. I was the same way, but exposing yourself to disappointment is much better than wondering about what might have been.

Lying on your deathbed thinking you shoulda jumped that girl who was clearly interested, back in Sophomore year in college.

Of course, the way memory works, on your deathbed you might 'remember' that you did jump her, even if it never happened!

Mojo31 01-10-22 01:03 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22368429)
She was gorgeous, but when I got to Sweden I realized that she was only slightly above average by Swedish standards. :)

I'll probably qualify for a lower tier Helga.

Mojo31 01-10-22 01:06 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22368472)
On the subject of my romantic woes...

Finally got up the nerve this afternoon to ask out the produce market girl. I thought there was a chance. We had have been chatting briefly about food when I shopped there. Then around New Years I did a look-back after paying and walking away and caught her doing a look-back at me.

Alas, she told me she has a "partner." Probably for the best as it appears there is a large age gap between us. Hard to tell if she's early 30s and looks older or early 40s and looks younger, or something in between. Still, she seems really cool so I decided that I would be a fool if there was a possibility and I let it slip away through inaction. She was very nice about the whole thing, saying she would take my asking her out as a compliment.

Nothing wrong with an age gap.

Should have told her she could bring her partner. You might have been pleasantly surprised. On the other hand, . . ..

indyfabz 01-10-22 01:10 PM

Lplo

Mojo31 01-10-22 01:15 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22368520)
lying on your deathbed thinking you shoulda jumped that girl who was clearly interested, back in sophomore year in college.

Of course, the way memory works, on your deathbed you might 'remember' that she did jump you, even though it never happened!

ftfy

indyfabz 01-10-22 01:15 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22368501)
That sounds exactly like something that should be discussed. :p

Let's just say that I found out several years later that she and her then boyfriend (who I assumed was the father of her child) got arrested on suspicion of cooking meth when the cops came to their house after receiving a report about a possible domestic disturbance. Her name: Crystal. I kid you not.

WhyFi 01-10-22 01:17 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22368571)
Let's just say that I found out several years later that she and her then boyfriend (who I assumed was the father of her child) got arrested on suspicion of cooking meth when the cops came to their house after receiving a report about a possible domestic disturbance. Her name: Crystal. I kid you not.

Oof.

datlas 01-10-22 01:18 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22368550)
Nothing wrong with an age gap.

When you get older and start thinking about retirement and funding healthcare costs, that's another matter entirely. Hear me now and believe me later.

:50:

big john 01-10-22 01:19 PM

I think I figured it out. Hard to remember having not used that camera in several years. Maybe now I can take some more shots around the neighborhood.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...735f5cc7cf.jpg

LesterOfPuppets 01-10-22 01:23 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22368345)
A bit far for me. I might settle for the warm climes of NW Metro ATL.

I went to Roswell for Christmas one year and it was FREEZING!.

big john 01-10-22 01:29 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22368571)
Let's just say that I found out several years later that she and her then boyfriend (who I assumed was the father of her child) got arrested on suspicion of cooking meth when the cops came to their house after receiving a report about a possible domestic disturbance. Her name: Crystal. I kid you not.

Moron manager hired a service writer named Crystal. She was kinda scuzzy and would squat between parked cars and smoke. Customers complained about the stench and she was told not to but she kept on. I referred to her as "Crystal Meth" and after that spread around I was admonished by the idiot manager and told I could not say that anymore.

There was an obese writer who threw everyone under the bus, so to speak, so I called him Ralph Cramden. I was similarly admonished for that even though fewer people understood.

LesterOfPuppets 01-10-22 01:30 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22368135)
The UK is a clear outlier there. Also, they seem to have given up on Northern Ireland, according to this map. We should alert the media.

Most British homes are either olde stone cottages with half the mortar missing, no insulation, and single pane windows with no glazing, or those rowhouses with zero insulation and single pane windows with no glazing. :)


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