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Old 09-05-04, 02:12 AM   #1
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I've had a bad day!

The number of things that happened just to annoy me today is too extensive to rant about here. So forgive me if, earlier this evening, I paused outside for a few moments of sunset reflection

Now doesn't that feel better!
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Old 09-05-04, 02:53 AM   #2
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You've had a bad day?
I just stuffed up my front rim (need a new one) got busted seals in my forks and have a bent disc rotor. I'm also in serious pain. I have a feeling that I have bruised my ribs, it hurts like hell whan I raise my left arm in the left side of my upper chest.

So I'm in pain and going to be extremely poor (and will be set back in my new forks fund), I think I've also had a bad day.

Oh and I don't think I will be able to fix my bike in time for the DH race next week.

Sorry for the rant, had to let out my anger somewhere.
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Old 09-05-04, 09:43 AM   #3
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The number of things that happened just to annoy me today is too extensive to rant about here. So forgive me if, earlier this evening, I paused outside for a few moments of sunset reflection

Now doesn't that feel better!

Aaaaaah, ozone! They sure do produce some great sunsets!

We get our own great, pollution induced sunsets too...



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Old 09-05-04, 10:00 AM   #4
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Aaaaaah, ozone! They sure do produce some great sunsets!

We get our own great, pollution induced sunsets too...



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Right. Before the industrial age, there were no beautiful sunsets because there was no pollution or ozone layer corruption.

I wonder from where came that eons old saying, "Red sky at night, sailors delight. Red sky in the morning, sailors warning." And the poets and artists from past eras who wrote and painted about sunrise and sunset...imagine how much more color they could convey today since their eves and dawns were so boring.
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Right. Before the industrial age, there were no beautiful sunsets because there was no pollution or ozone layer corruption.

I wonder from where came that eons old saying, "Red sky at night, sailors delight. Red sky in the morning, sailors warning." And the poets and artists from past eras who wrote and painted about sunrise and sunset...imagine how much more color they could convey today since their eves and dawns were so boring.
I think that had more to do with stormy weather.
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Back in high school, this girl and I were by the river and we thought it was so romantic that we saw the sun behind the clouds and the rays shining out, then we realized the only reason why that view was possible was cause of all the pollution.
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Right. Before the industrial age, there were no beautiful sunsets because there was no pollution or ozone layer corruption.

I wonder from where came that eons old saying, "Red sky at night, sailors delight. Red sky in the morning, sailors warning." And the poets and artists from past eras who wrote and painted about sunrise and sunset...imagine how much more color they could convey today since their eves and dawns were so boring.
But they were boring... it's the ozones that make the difference, or didn't you know that?

Dude, take a tranquilizer. Obviously, you have no idea what humor is.

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Everybody has a bad day from time to time.
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I think that had more to do with stormy weather.
"Stormy weather..."

Now, who was it that was famous for that song? Was it Lena Horne?

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But they were boring... it's the ozones that make the difference, or didn't you know that?

Dude, take a tranquilizer. Obviously, you have no idea what humor is.

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Oh but I do. I read your posts all the time. They're always good for a laugh.
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Glad you enjoy yourself on the forums then. Keep tuned! I'm glad your tranq gun is doing the trick for ya!

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Nice sunset Chris, regardless of whatever atmospheric conditions made it possible. Thanks for sharing it.
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This might make you a little happier -the bloody cane toads are migrating from Queensland to the NTand into WA .
Nice scenery from the porch.

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Cane toads. Remind me of some people...

Kakadu may be doomed.

One of the most interesting control measures in Far North Queensland was using the little b@st@rds for golf practice. Stand on the verandah, tee up and yell four (fore?) as you follow through with the six iron.

My other favourite was driving home from work from Cairns to Atherton at night, and seeing how many I could pop off with the trusty Rangie. Unfortunately my efforts have failed to stop their migration westwards.

For those who don't know, cane toads have almost no known natural predator. They exude a milky poison from glands on their skin that is killing off carniverous native fauna at a huge rate of knots. Skins make a fine leather, though.
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I think that had more to do with stormy weather.
In this case, it was probably a bit of both. There was a bit of a storm last night, which you can see brewing on the left of the picture, and car induced pollution is one of the Gold Coast's primary industries.
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In this case, it was probably a bit of both. There was a bit of a storm last night, which you can see brewing on the left of the picture, and car induced pollution is one of the Gold Coast's primary industries.
It's about the only industry here, apart from ripping off tourists. BTW, that storm blew straight over us in the end. Just a final kick in the teeth that yesterday had for me.
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The number of things that happened just to annoy me today is too extensive to rant about here. So forgive me if, earlier this evening, I paused outside for a few moments of sunset reflection

Now doesn't that feel better!
Just goes to show ya, even a bad day doesn't come without something good.
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Just goes to show ya, even a bad day doesn't come without something good.
Ah, Pete, you're the eternal optimist. Makes cynics like me want to go and kick a baby.
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Well, you know that baby was like asking for it....he looked at you funny.
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Ah, Pete, you're the eternal optimist. Makes cynics like me want to go and kick a baby.


And, oh yeah, I think the particulates in the air make a significant contribution to the sunrise/sunset colouring. That's why when we have bushfires here (and smog in other places), the sun seems to grow to 10 times its normal size and changes to a brilliant red.
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