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Old 12-16-21, 05:02 PM
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I ran a light where I couldn't trigger the video camera and would have had to dismount to get to the ped button. Unfortunately, I did it right in front of a cop. The written warning was for improper passing (about 15 stopped vehicles) in a right-turn only lane.
In my backwards thinking, riding a bike allowed me the right to filter.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
I had a sh**** day but am not in a bad mood. I think my spirit was broken today.
Are you OK?
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Old 12-16-21, 05:05 PM
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Are you OK?
yeah, I'm just letting it go. Not sure why.
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In my backwards thinking, riding a bike allowed me the right to filter.
Not in front of a county cop who woke up with a stiff neck and and there's a waning gibbous moon, it doesn't
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Old 12-16-21, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
Good behavior?
I tried to find out. I signed on to my SS account, (the payment came through SS) and there was no mention of it there. I can't look it up on my bank account like I can with a check I write.
I tried to look on the 'net for news of a $1500 stimulus and the only thing I find is about child credit and I don't have any of them.
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Old 12-16-21, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I tried to find out. I signed on to my SS account, (the payment came through SS) and there was no mention of it there. I can't look it up on my bank account like I can with a check I write.
I tried to look on the 'net for news of a $1500 stimulus and the only thing I find is about child credit and I don't have any of them.
The obvious answer is to hurry up and buy a new bike.
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Old 12-16-21, 05:35 PM
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The obvious answer is to hurry up and buy a new bike.
Of course!
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Old 12-16-21, 05:53 PM
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The final, missing part for Mrs. GeneJockey's new bassoon arrived yesterday, but she said it didn't fit. She was mistaken. A little "cork grease" (aka Chapstick), and it fit right in. Then I was so jazzed for her, I put the whole thing together (after lightly greasing the cork), but she was too tired to play it last night. She did spend an hour with it today, though. She seems pretty happy with it, and has not raised a stink about the Litespeed, so I think I'm safe there. The fact that the bassoon was >4 times the price of the Litespeed no doubt helped.
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The final, missing part for Mrs. GeneJockey's new bassoon arrived yesterday, but she said it didn't fit. She was mistaken. A little "cork grease" (aka Chapstick), and it fit right in. Then I was so jazzed for her, I put the whole thing together (after lightly greasing the cork), but she was too tired to play it last night. She did spend an hour with it today, though. She seems pretty happy with it, and has not raised a stink about the Litespeed, so I think I'm safe there. The fact that the bassoon was >4 times the price of the Litespeed no doubt helped.
Well done, sir. A happy wife is a good thing.

In my experience, a happy wife does not guarantee that I am happy. However, an unhappy wife will make damn sure I am also unhappy, right along with her.
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Well done, sir. A happy wife is a good thing.

In my experience, a happy wife does not guarantee that I am happy. However, an unhappy wife will make damn sure I am also unhappy, right along with her.
"When Mama ain't happy, ain't NOBODY happy."
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Old 12-16-21, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
"When Mama ain't happy, ain't NOBODY happy."
That would be another way to say it.
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Old 12-16-21, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
That would be another way to say it.
Yeah. "Happy wife, happy life" is not as universally true as "UNhappy wife, unhappy life."
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I tried to find out. I signed on to my SS account, (the payment came through SS) and there was no mention of it there. I can't look it up on my bank account like I can with a check I write.
I tried to look on the 'net for news of a $1500 stimulus and the only thing I find is about child credit and I don't have any of them.
You sure?
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Yeah. "Happy wife, happy life" is not as universally true as "UNhappy wife, unhappy life."
Accurate.
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Old 12-16-21, 06:22 PM
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You sure?
I would think if the feds knew enough about them to send me some dough I would have some idea of their existence.
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I got pulled over a few years ago in the Saturn. The local cop would not initially tell me why when I asked. I gave him my license/registration, he must have run it through and found nothing, but then told me the reason is my rear brake light was not working. He give me a ticked that I was able to get waived by fixing the problem within 2 weeks.
He just wanted a closer look at your Saturn.
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I would think if the feds knew enough about them to send me some dough I would have some idea of their existence.
If you don't want the $1500, you can Venmo it to me, and I'll find a use for it.
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I had a sh**** day but am not in a bad mood. I think my spirit was broken today.
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If you don't want the $1500, you can Venmo it to me, and I'll find a use for it.
I would but they might ask for it back.
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Have a wonderful day.
It's mostly over, but thanks!
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People here don't get it.
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I think my spirit was broken today.
You know what you need?

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This is a new one: https://www.chron.com/news/houston-t...kxWA0x-h04hoCc
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A dentist on the side? What, do they only work on bicuspids and molars? No cuspids or incisors?

I do note that this one has the usual riser stem, like so many other Litespeeds I've seen. I checked the 1995 Litespeed catalog for the geometry, though, and given the 168mm headtube length I should be cool with a regular stem. I checked my supplies and I have 2 x 110, 1 x 120, and 1x 130mm quill stem, plus 3 Cinelli Nerve handlebars. And two Turbo saddles, since this comes without one.
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yeah, I'm just letting it go. Not sure why.
Broken spirit or enlightenment. Hope life gets better!
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
I had a sh**** day but am not in a bad mood. I think my spirit was broken today.
I have been in a foul mood all day and it continues.
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