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ls01 04-18-20 03:04 PM


Originally Posted by kissTheApex (Post 21425526)
Hey abshipp, I say the time is right for a paisley Thinline Tele with matching paisley headstock and a shredilicious double locking tremolo in 24 5/8Ē scale.

What say you? Having second thoughts on whether cover the back or not.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...846e35e15.jpeg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...16df4d302.jpeg

Just the front, that back is pretty sweet. Are you going to burst the edges to hide the edge of the material?

big john 04-18-20 03:12 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21425668)
Or chain. Or cable.

I did break a spoke once.

In addition to a butt-load of wheels, I have broken 4 frames, 3 pedals (crashed twice because they snapped off) a stem, at least 3 seatposts, at least 4 saddles, lots of cables (usually my fault for leaving them on too long) but only one chain, and that was my fault, too. I broke a front derailleur and I was 20 some miles out. Got to practice my spin that day.
I was climbing a grade with a friend and he sprinted after someone and his middle cog split in half and fell out. He didn't crash and that was amazing.

Jadesfire 04-18-20 03:20 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21425685)
She is. I don't necessarily agree, but from her perspective I understand her. It is clearly the number 1 school for her intended area of study (film), and it's also the number 1 school in the country for something called "student experience" I don't know that I give that as much weight but I can't deny it's the best school for film.

She already had an interactive online meeting with USC. She has an online discussion with a Temple film student later today, and we all have an online conference for students/families for NYU tomorrow.

We are going to have a serious family discussion about all the options sometime next week. Stay tuned. I hope we all end up on the same page.

It might be TMI, but one thing that DOES weigh heavily on me. My sister, who is 4 years older than me, got accepted to Tulane. She really was excited to go there. My parents told her that it was too expensive and too far. And she was told she HAD to go to our state school (Rutgers).

Sound familiar??

My sister was very angry and resentful about that for quite some time. She finally came around and accepted this but only after many years of anger. She told me recently that it's only been maybe in the past 5 years she really is ok with it, and I bet on some level she is still not happy about it.

That does weigh on my mind.

#FirstWorldProblems

OK, so writing as a someone who was once also an 18-year-old girl:
First of all, I truly applaud the effort you are making to take her wishes and interests into account. Like your sister, that is something that I was not afforded during that time in my life. I was accepted into two out-of-state schools and wait-listed for another and had only applied to my in-state university as a back-up (all were good, well-respected options for my major of choice). When it became apparent that I was wanting to go out of state (because communication in my family sucked- at least you have that better state of affairs going for you), and while there was some resentment on my part at the time, my father did tell me straight out that there would be no assistance available from him. Though knowing what I know now about their finances at the time, at least some financial support would have been possible.

So my options were financial aid and/or scholarships, and I opted for the almost full-ride scholarship in-state. I can tell you that with the massive amounts of student loan debt my generation has taken on that I was relieved to come out the other side relatively unaffected. Now, you don't (obviously) need to answer this question here, but what would her financial situation look like in 4-5 years? Are you paying the full ride, do you feel the need to pay that full ride, or is she making the choice to be saddled with tens of thousands of dollars in debt? Because I have to say, seeing those numbers made a definite impact on my choice. And I'd like to think that even if my parents had offered to pay for out-of-state, I wouldn't have wanted to saddle them with that amount anyway when it came time to make my final choice. I know she's 18 and it might not be something she wants to think about but if she hasn't picked up the financial savvy from you and your wife yet, maybe now is the time?

Regardless, good luck to you all, and congratulations to her for having so many great choices!

LAJ 04-18-20 03:29 PM

You people are smart.

kissTheApex 04-18-20 03:37 PM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 21425798)
Just the front, that back is pretty sweet. Are you going to burst the edges to hide the edge of the material?

If I go with the original plan, the sides will be solid with slight burst to the top and back to hide the fabric to wood transition. If on the other if I just cover the top, Iíll leave the fabric overhanging from the side and pattern route it afterwards. Itís thin enough that it may not show but the cleanest most still be routing a binding channel and binding it. Perhaps with pink-ish abs.

big john 04-18-20 03:40 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21425837)
You people are smart.

Yeah, what happened to us?

My older sister wanted to go to college and my parents couldn't understand why. Why would a woman need college? Of course, they didn't have any money anyway.

kissTheApex 04-18-20 03:54 PM


Originally Posted by kissTheApex (Post 21425712)
Yeah, I understand it is a big decision for parents and child both.

Having been in a similar situation to your sister (I desperately wanted to study aeronautical engineering), I can tell it takes a long time to come to peace with yourself as well.

I do not envy your days ahead. Though, with two kids (12 & 9), I suspect similar decisions might be in my future too.

I need to clarify though, due to how things are structured back home, higher education is roughly 95% (if not more) subsidized. Of course, if you go out of state, youíre responsible for your living expenses, which is also strenuous for many.

if my family was having to pay for any of it, it would have weighed heavily on my choices. In fact, when I came to the US, the reason I went to Penn State was the full scholarship plus paid TA position vs half scholarship and no pay at USC. Stanford, the place I wanted to at the most put me on the waitlist :notamused:

datlas 04-18-20 03:56 PM

Good news is my wireless earbuds arrived and work/sound great! :bday:

datlas 04-18-20 03:57 PM


Originally Posted by kissTheApex (Post 21425898)
I need to clarify though, due to how things are structured back home, higher education is roughly 95% (if not more) subsidized. Of course, if you go out of state, youíre responsible for your living expenses, which is also strenuous for many.

if my family was having to pay for any of it, it would have weighed heavily on my choices. In fact, when I came to the US, the reason I went to Penn State was the full scholarship plus paid TA position vs half scholarship and no pay at USC. Stanford, the place I wanted to at the most put me on the waitlist :notamused:

Where is back home??

kissTheApex 04-18-20 03:58 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21425903)
Where is back home??

Turkey.

kissTheApex 04-18-20 03:59 PM

Gobble gobble.

datlas 04-18-20 03:59 PM

BTW if daughter goes to a private university she WILL have to borrow a portion of the cost. Probably 20% or so. If she goes to Temple, we will pick up everything.

kissTheApex 04-18-20 04:00 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21425911)
BTW if daughter goes to a private university she WILL have to borrow a portion of the cost. Probably 20% or so. If she goes to Temple, we will pick up everything.

Thatís more than a fair deal for her.

datlas 04-18-20 04:01 PM


Originally Posted by kissTheApex (Post 21425907)
Turkey.

I love the Mediterranean climate and lifestyle. More comfortable with Spain but I would not mind visiting Turkey if the political and economic situation allows.

WhyFi 04-18-20 04:05 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21425901)
Good news is my wireless earbuds arrived and work/sound great! :bday:

Just be careful! I've already been killed thrice because of mine. :(

kissTheApex 04-18-20 04:10 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21425919)
I love the Mediterranean climate and lifestyle. More comfortable with Spain but I would not mind visiting Turkey if the political and economic situation allows.

Iíd say itís still good to visit, but things have changed over the last twenty years that it brings me down when/if I read the news :(. The media is fox times a hundred (Iíll just leave it at that).

Many of the roads on the coastline are begging for cyclists, but our drivers all think theyíre Indy car drivers. :bang:

MoAlpha 04-18-20 04:14 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21425685)
She is. I don't necessarily agree, but from her perspective I understand her. It is clearly the number 1 school for her intended area of study (film), and it's also the number 1 school in the country for something called "student experience" I don't know that I give that as much weight but I can't deny it's the best school for film.

She already had an interactive online meeting with USC. She has an online discussion with a Temple film student later today, and we all have an online conference for students/families for NYU tomorrow.

We are going to have a serious family discussion about all the options sometime next week. Stay tuned. I hope we all end up on the same page.

It might be TMI, but one thing that DOES weigh heavily on me. My sister, who is 4 years older than me, got accepted to Tulane. She really was excited to go there. My parents told her that it was too expensive and too far. And she was told she HAD to go to our state school (Rutgers).

Sound familiar??

My sister was very angry and resentful about that for quite some time. She finally came around and accepted this but only after many years of anger. She told me recently that it's only been maybe in the past 5 years she really is ok with it, and I bet on some level she is still not happy about it.

That does weigh on my mind.

#FirstWorldProblems

You have my full sympathy and this is not meant as criticism, but just allowing her to apply was tantamount to consent to go there and I think you're on the hook unless the financial picture has changed enough to make it very difficult or you're prepared for a bitter fight with long-term consequences. :(

datlas 04-18-20 04:17 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21425929)
Just be careful! I've already been killed thrice because of mine. :(

What happened??

seedsbelize 04-18-20 04:36 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21425691)
Sell them locally and buy the right tubes? I cringe at the idea of drilling your rims but that's the nuclear option.

We must remember that my rims are 40-50 years old. Maybe that makes it easier. But you,re right. Better the correct tubes. And there truly is no hurry

WhyFi 04-18-20 04:36 PM

Grrrrr - locked out from the last page. :notamused:

Bah Humbug 04-18-20 04:37 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21425770)
Kind of ironic because:

(1) with increasing automation/robots + gig economy, the workplace could look a lot different in 10 years

(2) this spring could really accelerate a shift toward online learning. Once you "go there," it completely upends the traditional college model.

Well yes. One of the problems is a career should be minimum 30 years, probably more like 40. We "train" for this sort of career in 2-4 years, whether traditional college or trade school, and then the world changes prior to your career being over. Whether that's welding or other manufacturing before the job goes overseas (or just to another state) or is automated, vast reams of office workers being replaced by MS Office, travel agents, pretty much everything. And when you're 10-20 years into the career, you usually can't just stop and retrain as effectively as the next batch of kids going to school with no mortgage and family, only for the cycle to repeat again, and again.

berner 04-18-20 04:39 PM

I once read several books by a West Virginia author by name of Mary Lou Setter. She lived for several years in Turkey at a seaside town and had many friends there. After leaving, she returned some years later to hugs and kisses from her friends there. She evidently spoke enough Turkish to get by on her own and took a bus into the interior. At one point she was invited to visit a family at home. We travel out of curiosity but the people we visit are curious about us also. She carried a pocket photo album that she showed to her hosts with photos of her home in W. Virginia, the mountains there and friends and family. I thought this a superb gesture.

WhyFi 04-18-20 04:40 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21425959)
What happened??

I didn't hear something, so I died, evidently.

Three times over.

Bah Humbug 04-18-20 04:42 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21426006)
I didn't hear something, so I died, evidently.

Three times over.

You are one chatty corpse.

datlas 04-18-20 04:43 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21426006)
I didn't hear something, so I died, evidently.

Three times over.

Are you a cat? Six more and itís buh-bye.

seedsbelize 04-18-20 04:46 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21425901)
Good news is my wireless earbuds arrived and work/sound great! :bday:

Kudos!!

kissTheApex 04-18-20 04:46 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21426010)
You are one chatty corpse.

:roflmao2:

seedsbelize 04-18-20 04:47 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21425911)
BTW if daughter goes to a private university she WILL have to borrow a portion of the cost. Probably 20% or so. If she goes to Temple, we will pick up everything.

I thought Temple offered her a full ride?

Velo Vol 04-18-20 04:56 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21425805)
In addition to a butt-load of wheels, I have broken 4 frames, 3 pedals (crashed twice because they snapped off) a stem, at least 3 seatposts, at least 4 saddles, lots of cables (usually my fault for leaving them on too long) but only one chain, and that was my fault, too. I broke a front derailleur and I was 20 some miles out. Got to practice my spin that day.
I was climbing a grade with a friend and he sprinted after someone and his middle cog split in half and fell out. He didn't crash and that was amazing.

You sound big.


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21425997)
Grrrrr - locked out from the last page. :notamused:

You're missing out.


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21426000)
Well yes. One of the problems is a career should be minimum 30 years, probably more like 40. We "train" for this sort of career in 2-4 years, whether traditional college or trade school, and then the world changes prior to your career being over. Whether that's welding or other manufacturing before the job goes overseas (or just to another state) or is automated, vast reams of office workers being replaced by MS Office, travel agents, pretty much everything. And when you're 10-20 years into the career, you usually can't just stop and retrain as effectively as the next batch of kids going to school with no mortgage and family, only for the cycle to repeat again, and again.

This is getting shorter.

Heck, we don't even know how traditional careers such as doctor may change in the next 10 years.

ericy 04-18-20 04:56 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21425345)
So our drip coffee maker pot/carafe cracked somehow and now leaks a little. It is a proprietary size to fit in the unit and also push up the spring so the coffee drips down. I may have to disable that spring for the time being. I scoured ScamBay and did see a used replacement for like $25 (half the price is shipping), no way.

Why canít they just use a universal size pot? Sigh.

In the past, I used coffee makers that we picked up at the local thrift store. I prefer a thermal carafe myself - like a thermos, I guess. This way the coffee doesn't cook on the burner. The current one is something we bought new because I was tired of dealing with a design defect in the thrift-store Cuisinart that caused it to make a mess every now and then.

No thrift stores now, however.


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