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    In the thread "Rainman Missing" I believe it was HogWild, aka Carl, who first bestowed the moniker "Rainma'am" on my better, I should say MUCH better half. Against my better judgment, I advised Mrs. Rainman that she now had an official nickname on this forum. Her response was predictable. As I have shared with Pete Clark before, when presented with this sort of information from me, Mrs. Rainman has this little reaction wherein her eyes roll so far back in their sockets, I sometimes fear surgery will be required. This one nearly did result in a trip to the emergency room for correction. Luckily, however, I was able to correct the situation with a gentle, and I must stress very loving, bop on the back of the head. The eyes did return to their normal locations, but only after rolling around like the images on a slot machine as sometimes seen on cartoons. It has taken a couple of days for her to recover completely, and now she has something to say to the group.

    First, a little background. You must understand that Mrs. Rainman married far beneath herself in terms of the "cool" factor. (If you could see the way I dress to ride, especially in cool weather, you might agree.) So we have this little daily ritual at our house that involves a little "altar" with her picture, me on my knees thanking my lucky stars, and massaging her feet with soothing lotion. That should give you some idea of the balance of power in the Rainman household.

    So after careful consideration, Mrs. Rainman decided and declared that "Rainma'am" was not an appropriate nickname for one of her stature. It is her contention that if she absolutely must have a nickname (not necessarily a foregone conclustion in her opinion) that it should be something more reflective of reality. Therefore, henceforth and forever, the individual formerly referred to as "Rainma'am" shall be known in these hallowed forums as "Rainbabe".

    So let it be written. So let it be done.
    Hereunto I set my hand this twenty-fifth day of April in the year of our Lord two thousand, one.
    (signed)
    Rainman
    If it ain't broke, mess with it anyway!

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    Sumanitu taka owaci LittleBigMan's Avatar
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    Originally posted by RainmanP
    Her response was predictable.
    "Three Days of Condor"
    As I have shared with Pete Clark before, when presented with this sort of information from me, Mrs. Rainman has this little reaction wherein her eyes roll so far back in their sockets, I sometimes fear surgery will be required.
    Let me know how it goes, my wife is considering that surgery.
    This one nearly did result in a trip to the emergency room for correction. Luckily, however, I was able to correct the situation with a gentle, and I must stress very loving, bop on the back of the head. The eyes did return to their normal locations, but only after rolling around like the images on a slot machine as sometimes seen on cartoons.
    Ah! So that's the ticket...
    It has taken a couple of days for her to recover completely, and now she has something to say to the group.
    Great! I'm listening...
    First, a little background. You must understand that Mrs. Rainman married far beneath herself in terms of the "cool" factor. (If you could see the way I dress to ride, especially in cool weather, you might agree.) So we have this little daily ritual at our house that involves a little "altar" with her picture, me on my knees thanking my lucky stars, and massaging her feet with soothing lotion. That should give you some idea of the balance of power in the Rainman household.
    Whatever works for you...I find fetching the paper with my teeth helpful (sometimes).
    So after careful consideration, Mrs. Rainman decided and declared that "Rainma'am" was not an appropriate nickname for one of her stature...the individual formerly referred to as "Rainma'am" shall be known in these hallowed forums as "Rainbabe".
    One thousand pardons...alla...alla...alla...
    So let it be written. So let it be done.
    "Yule Brenner, 'The Ten Commandments.'"
    alla...alla...alla...
    Hereunto I set my hand this twenty-fifth day of April in the year of our Lord two thousand, one.
    (signed)
    Rainman
    O.k., aiming for REAL trouble, now!

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    As long as you don't change yours to "Rainstud"
    :cool:
    "...perhaps the world needs a little more Canada" - Jean Chretian, 2003.

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    Born and raised in Texas, where we are trained from an early age to treat all womenfolk with nothing but the utmost respect and tender regard for their delicate and refined sensibilities, I have learned that the only appropriate (and indeed survivable) response to any request of such a personal nature is an immediate, heart-felt, and genuinely sincere quote of the most widely used words in any Texas man's vocabulary - "Yes ma'am". Or in this case, "Yes Babe" (is that right? I can't call her Babe, can I?)

    And to the world renown and imminently respected Mrs. Rainman, hereafter to be known far and wide by friend and foe alike as "RainBabe" (your choice of capitalization may vary), I have nothing to offer but this humble and heartfelt apology: " Please forgive me ma'am...er, um...Babe...uh, no, well, you know...excuse the verbal failings of a grey haired old west Texas redneck and please, don't hold any of this against your loving and most worthy husband just because he hangs out with a bunch of layabouts and drunks and bicycle riders".

    Your humble friend,

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    "Rainman" You are so gounded! Your sleeping on the couch for the rest of your life!! Why? No, not because you ride a bike. No, not because you ride a bike to work, and dress freakishy funky.

    I'll tell you why! And ohh do i have a list!

    1) The lack of respect, i saw you today, before work, you only spent 15 minutes at my "alter". Not 30 like the pre-nup states!

    2) Like hell that was lotion on my feet! It was some kind of lemon slime! Probly something from your bike!

    3) Why did you do with my perfume? I put it on this morning, and it reaked! Not only that, it was very very waxxy, it took me hours to get that off my skin!

    Im to ticked off to go further! I will talk to you when you get home!

    Pete, are you single? How about you Dave? Carl?

    P.S. "Rainman" my mother is spending the night with us tonite, and she has the couch, your more then welcome to sleep outside with max, however after eating that spam you left under your bed, the dog has some major gas.

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    RAINBABE! <gasp!>
    Originally posted by Rainbabe
    "Rainman" You are so gounded! Your sleeping on the couch for the rest of your life!!
    You go, Rainbabe! That's telling him!
    Why? No, not because you ride a bike. No, not because you ride a bike to work, and dress freakishy funky.
    I mean just look at his picture! What a Joker!
    I'll tell you why! And ohh do i have a list!
    1) The lack of respect, i saw you today, before work, you only spent 15 minutes at my "alter". Not 30 like the pre-nup states!
    I bet he spends more time on his bike!
    2) Like hell that was lotion on my feet! It was some kind of lemon slime! Probly something from your bike!
    Uh, oh...(now he's gonna get it!)
    3) Why did you do with my perfume? I put it on this morning, and it reaked! Not only that, it was very very waxxy, it took me hours to get that off my skin!

    Oh, no! Raymond's flipped! He's completely lost touch!
    Im to ticked off to go further! I will talk to you when you get home!
    Raymond, we'll be here for you, buddy, help you lick your wounds...give you some more great advice!
    Pete, are you single? How about you Dave? Carl?
    As for me (Pete), I have my own altar and place of worship (wife), not to mention my secret idol I pay homage to (bike), tempting the wrath of a jealous, yet loving Creator (wife).
    P.S. "Rainman" my mother is spending the night with us tonite, and she has the couch, your more then welcome to sleep outside with max, however after eating that spam you left under your bed, the dog has some major gas.
    Guys, Raymond is in deep doo-doo. What are we gonna do? Maybe we've done enough!
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    Mr. Cellophane RainmanP's Avatar
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    OK, waaait a minute, the person (and I use the term loosely since it was probably Pete Clark) who registered and posted a reply as Rainbabe cannot be the real Rainbabe. (By the way Carl, she specified lower case b. I asked because I wanted to get it right.) I know this for several reasons.
    1. I am fairly certain the real Rainbabe does not know the address of this forum.
    2. Even if she knew the address, I am not certain she could find it. She will be the first to admit that her computer knowledge is "sketchy".
    3. Some of the references are kind of inside stuff among us commuting crazies. I am pretty certain she would not have had enough time to go through all the posts to catch up and familiarize herself with the group.
    4. She doesn't know enough about bikes (again, she will tell you this herself) to mention some of the other references.
    5. I committed none of the alleged atrocities. I mean, give me some credit. I am much more subtle than that.

    Now, here is an update to the original post. I really stepped in it by letting Rainbabe read it. She thought it was SOOOO very clever. HA HA. HA HA. Here's where I went wrong. You know that daily ritual? The daily part was a slight exageration, but it occurred at least periodically. However, since I alleged it was, Rainbabe decided that I should at least do the foot massage every day. Oh, clever me.

    Now, about this impostor in our midst (Pete Clark). Joe, (Pete Clark) I think a full investigation is in order (Pete Clark). It is imperative (Pete Clark) that we determine who has committed this effrontery (Pete Clark) and see that the offender (Pete Clark) is appropriately chastised (Pete Clark).
    If it ain't broke, mess with it anyway!

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    Remember how they mistook William Holden in the movie, "Stalag 17," for a Nazi informant because of his dubious
    and abrasive character? It turned out to be Peter Graves, the head of "Security" for the prisoners!

    If I were you (since I got singed in this one, too), I would look in the direction of a "Moderator," who is more likely
    to have access to multiple log on names. In fact, my vote would be "Big Bird." He was once a stable moderator,
    until 2 jobs, school and too much riding fried his brain with lack of sleep. Lately he's been behaving rather strangely, don't you think?

    And you remember what they did to Peter Graves in the movie, don't you? :cool:

    Raymond, one PM to Joe will crack this one.
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    Rainbabe....I'm not going to touch this one with a ten foot crossbar!
    "...perhaps the world needs a little more Canada" - Jean Chretian, 2003.

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    You know, Pete? We haven't heard from Mike on this one. And as you know, we have explored the depths of his cunning on this forum before. Hmmmm...
    If it ain't broke, mess with it anyway!

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    To be honest, I tried re-registering under an alias before. Joe's "brainchild" prohibits this. So you see, it's not as if I weren't CAPABLE of such a crime, at least morally, if not practically.

    As for exploring the depths of Mike's cunning, that's an activity I wouldn't want to do alone, like spelunking! Be
    advised. Always use "the buddy system."
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    hmm... maybe i should put junegroom onto this forum. so he could pick up some, uh, helpful tips. like that bit about soothing lotion. sounds very nice for sore biking feet!

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    HA HA HA HA LOL

    I love you guys,

    I personally think it was Joe. No replies by him, didja notice????

    That Pete would NEVER perpetrate such a low down dirty trick.....

    (Pete, did I do this right?)
    Given The Choice of Left, Right or Up, Choose Up!

    :dance:

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    Originally posted by Cheryl
    HA HA HA HA LOL

    I love you guys,
    Awww...

    I personally think it was Joe. No replies by him, didja notice????
    Me?! I wouldnt know how to do that!

    That Pete would NEVER perpetrate such a low down dirty trick.....

    (Pete, did I do this right?)
    Ohh, i get it know, Pete is paying you to post this message, eh?

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    Originally posted by Cheryl
    I personally think it was Joe. No replies by him, didja notice????

    That Pete would NEVER perpetrate such a low down dirty trick.....

    (Pete, did I do this right?)
    Cheryl, at this point, I'm more lost than anyone...

    :confused:

    "Hey, somebody get me a piece of pizza!"

    :cool:

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