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    One of those weeks...

    Where I'm convinced I should have skipped law school and just become a mechanic like my dad. Then I could do the things I love like writing, photography, and bicycling (of course) in my spare time instead of worrying about work. I'm sure my dad never woke up in the middle of the night worried about a carburetor. Sigh...
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    I had a week like that a couple of weeks ago. It was such a week, I thought of just quitting everything and just setting out on the bike. Just to see where I would end up.
    "Normal" is just a setting on a washing machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    I'm sure my dad never woke up in the middle of the night worried about a carburetor.
    I bet he did, if he was anything like you...
    I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.

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    That's why I live life as it comes, turns out simple is pretty nice.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    That's why I live life as it comes, turns out simple is pretty nice.
    Yeah, simple is good. Of course if we didn't have to worry about money things would be much simpler. Unfortunately we still need money for things like a place call home and food to put in our bodies so we can continue to be alive.
    "Normal" is just a setting on a washing machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
    I bet he did, if he was anything like you...
    Well he was a drunk, womanizer, who smoked a carton a day. I only have one of those issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    Well he was a drunk, womanizer, who smoked a carton a day. I only have one of those issues.
    I'd be drunk all the time as well, if I was a lawyer.
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    I'm just happy to be busy this week. It would be nice if this would continue. Anyone need a building designed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20grit View Post
    Anyone need a building designed?
    Yes, but you wouldn't like my budget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20grit View Post
    Anyone need a building designed?
    Design me a tiny house or two for my remote land in Texas. One need to be power chair friendly. Just kidding, I won't be doing anything with that land for some time to come.
    "Normal" is just a setting on a washing machine.

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    K2ProFlex baby! ilikebikes's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeguyinvenice View Post
    Yeah, simple is good. Of course if we didn't have to worry about money things would be much simpler. Unfortunately we still need money for things like a place call home and food to put in our bodies so we can continue to be alive.
    We all need the basics, and would do well if we stuck with a good plan. Most people I know are about nothing but trying to keep up with the Joneses.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    Where I'm convinced I should have skipped law school and just become a mechanic like my dad. Then I could do the things I love like writing, photography, and bicycling (of course) in my spare time instead of worrying about work. I'm sure my dad never woke up in the middle of the night worried about a carburetor. Sigh...
    Predictable spare time and being able to leave work at the office... I sometimes wonder what these things are worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20grit View Post
    Anyone need a building designed?
    Can you build or only design?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    Can you build or only design?
    Building requires a contractors license. I don't have one, but am capable of doing some of the work... Not really licensed for anything in Colorado though.

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    My pop was a mechanic for nearly 50 years, started in the army when he was 18 and continued till he was 65 and retired. At his retirement he stated to everyone "I'm never gonna work on another f**king car again in my life!", which really surprised me. It turns out he HATED being a mechanic but it's the only thing he could do, or at least THOUGHT he could do. He hated his job every minute of every day. I determined then and there I was NOT going to keep doing what I was doing and pursue another vocation. It took me nearly a decade but I finally got a job in the field I was interested in.

    Life is too short to waste it doing something you hate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rootman View Post
    Life is too short to waste it doing something you hate.
    AMEN! I am just killing time until I find the right opportunity doing something I like.
    "Normal" is just a setting on a washing machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    I'm sure my dad never woke up in the middle of the night worried about a carburetor. Sigh...
    Did he work on English or French cars? Fiats maybe? If so, I bet he did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rootman View Post

    Life is too short to waste it doing something you hate.
    It's not that I hate my work, in fact I often enjoy it. I just need to learn how to stop thinking about it at 5 pm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    It's not that I hate my work, in fact I often enjoy it. I just need to learn how to stop thinking about it at 5 pm.
    A good bottle of wine can help you forget about work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    A good bottle of wine can help you forget about work.
    Pour it in your coffee when you get to the office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    A good bottle of wine can help you forget about work.
    Yeah I've recently started following the doctors advice to have a bottle or two of wine before bed.
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