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Addiction LXXIX

Old 08-24-20, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Sometimes timing is everything.

I was walking back from lunch today when I saw a woman trying to get change out of the parking kiosk across the street from my building entrance. I think she was not wearing pants, only a long t-shirt that came down mid-thigh. My bike was parked 20' away. Being a savvy city boy, I had good idea of what was likely to happen next. Sure enough, she drifted over to my bike and started to unzip my saddle bag. I quickly put a stop to her actions. You don't **** with a man's saddle bag.
Wow. We don't see that in my backwards neck of the woods.
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I feel for doctors. I've told stories here about my own family practitioner whom I really liked, same age as me, and I started with him when he was a fresh new doc. He gave me Hell when I retired young and then 10 years later, told me that he couldn't take it anymore and was hanging it up. I felt so sorry for him because he started off owning his own shingle and then became a part of the big machine, too. A lot of changes since our relationship started way back when.
Yeah, it sucks. Think how a custom tailor would feel like being forced to work in a clothing factory.

Sad!
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
At the end of this year I will have 21 years and two months with the railroad.
So, you've been officially railroaded?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Interesting. Most architects around here call detention basins retention basins. Guess the EPA has some education to do

Some just call them stormwater basins, I guess that's the easiest way to go.
Yeah, but he's talking about a basin to catch dirt and crap during construction. I would assume that it will be cleaned and reshaped for use as a run-off basin after construction is completed. Personally, I call them breeding zones for Federally protected flying vermin.
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Yeah, but he's talking about a basin to catch dirt and crap during construction. I would assume that it will be cleaned and reshaped for use as a run-off basin after construction is completed. Personally, I call them breeding zones for Federally protected flying vermin.
Correct on both counts.
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I saw some Pumpkin Spice Cheerios at the store, just now. I didn't buy them, but I did consider it for a beat or two.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Wow. We don't see that in my backwards neck of the woods.
In the late 90s I was working all day in a photo lab/darkroom. Left around 5 to discover that someone had stolen the QR skewer of my MTB seat post. Fortunately, there was a LBS about 5 blocks away, where I was able get a replacement.

That was a ballsy move in the middle of the day on a busy street. I could have showed up to retrieve my bike at any time and caught the guy.
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Yeah, it sucks. Think how a custom tailor would feel like being forced to work in a clothing factory sweat shop.

Sad!
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Unless they're trying to punish the water for something.
Then they’ll need a redemption basin.
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Thank you for all the well wishes.

I know what it really is, you don’t want me to die and leave you in the hands of Siu.

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This will be my agenda for tomorrow, but this time it's the left shoulder. Hopefully they will give me a sling that fits this time.
The surgery drama is a piece of cake, the 9-12 months of daily therapy is the part I'm not looking forward to.
Hope it goes smoothly and here’s wishing you a solid recovery BillyD
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Thank you for all the well wishes.

I know what it really is, you don’t want me to die and leave you in the hands of Siu.

Billy, we all want you to be healthy.

That's all that matters.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Sometimes timing is everything.

I was walking back from lunch today when I saw a woman trying to get change out of the parking kiosk across the street from my building entrance. I think she was not wearing pants, only a long t-shirt that came down mid-thigh. My bike was parked 20' away. Being a savvy city boy, I had good idea of what was likely to happen next. Sure enough, she drifted over to my bike and started to unzip my saddle bag. I quickly put a stop to her actions. You don't **** with a man's saddle bag.
Are you kucking fidding me? Whoa
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Keeping it after school.
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Then they’ll need a redemption basin.
If people go skinny dipping in it, will it become a temptation basin?
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Is that a piano in the next room?
current photo. No piano.
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Are you kucking fidding me? Whoa
Life in the big city. At least her shirt was covering her bottom biscuits.
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Life in the big city. At least her shirt was covering her bottom biscuits.

But what was she hoping she would find? We leave our bags and stuff in a crew room at the charlotte airport. There has been thefts before which is crazy, since it means a fellow crew member is stealing your things. I’m not sure how I would react if I caught someone going through my bag, but it wouldn’t be pretty.
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Life in the big city. At least her shirt was covering her bottom biscuits.
We had one of those for years in our town. I called her "T-shirt and Flip-Flop Lady", because she ALWAYS wore just flip-flops and a T-shirt (a very large T-shirt, thankfully) no matter the weather. Carried something tucked under her right arm, about the size of a folded newspaper.
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Life in the big city. At least her shirt was covering her bottom biscuits.
I mean Washington DC is no picnic either, but still. I leave my saddle bag on the bike when it’s locked outside the office the whole day.

Though, I would think twice if I’m at SE, on the other side of the river, so there’s that.
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current photo. No piano.
What is it, then? It's not a stack of boards.
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What is it, then? It's not a stack of boards.
why do you need to know?
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