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Old 09-08-13, 10:03 PM   #7276
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I too had a marvelous weekend: with family in San Diego. Lots of great conversation over beer and food. Couldn't have been better.
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Old 09-09-13, 08:20 AM   #7277
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I mentioned it on the Training thread, the Velo Club Monterey annual picnic, and it was a great time. There were probably 50 people there, and I think it was attended by close to everyone in the club. Many of us gals were doing what I would have thought was an exclusive guy thing - showing off our war wounds to each other. I won for visible marks - my shiner is pretty impressive! There was plenty of wine, lots of laughing, hugging, stories, too many sweets (which I ate too much of), dogs meandering around, and just a fun relaxing time. Yes, the racing season is over - for now!
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Porsche is in one piece. I'm thrashed from walking 4-5 hours a day. It's the slow walking and standing around that kills me.
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Old 09-09-13, 04:02 PM   #7279
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Porsche is in one piece. I'm thrashed from walking 4-5 hours a day. It's the slow walking and standing around that kills me.
Agreed. We spent a lot of time in museums on our summer vacation and it wiped my legs out more than any 100 mile ride.
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I have. 30 minutes from the house. Try it carrying a 6 year old on your shoulders
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Disneyland is cake compared to Disney World. And I have ��
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Old 09-09-13, 07:14 PM   #7283
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300+ TSS day, that one.
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Old 09-10-13, 08:31 PM   #7284
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So taking a break from the campaign (see the 33), I figured I'd get some real work done and finish up the lighting in my garage. Part way through I realized I needed to pick up some parts so I headed off to the Despot. When I got home the garage door was acting up. Then it wouldn't open. Which is nice after you disconnected most of the lighting in said garage.

So I got the ladder out and started screwing with the opener. After 45 minutes or so I touched the feed rail and the motor and found there's a grounding problem. Got a nice defib in the process. And I'm feeling much calmer now that the voices are gone.

That really hurt.
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Electricity scares me. That's why I'm a mechanical engineer.
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Ex - ouch!
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Glad it wasn't more serious!
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Power electrical engineer here. You do not want to know what I know. Glad you are okay. That is why we have garage door mechanics.
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Old 09-11-13, 10:18 AM   #7289
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I found that getting electrocuted has a meditative quality to it.

Ohmmmmmmmmm.

Ωhmmmmmmmmm.

Ω, get it?
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My younger brother is an electrician, working with equipment where most mistakes are only made once. No matter what they've done before hand, he considers it a bit of a leap of faith when he throws one of the big switches.
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I found that getting electrocuted has a meditative quality to it.

Ohmmmmmmmmm.

Ωhmmmmmmmmm.

Ω, get it?
Yep. Bored now that you aren't campaigning, and haven't been shocked in the last few hours?
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Old 09-11-13, 10:56 AM   #7292
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I learned how to do home wiring by trail and sometimes error. My job as operations director involves many different mechanical systems. 110 and 220 I'm fairly good at, 240 I don't get.
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hopefully it only went in to one arm.
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Old 09-11-13, 01:26 PM   #7294
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Dammit, Ex!!! I felt that one from here...

I'm glad you're okay.
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Yep. Bored now that you aren't campaigning, and haven't been shocked in the last few hours?
Bored? The last 22 hours went like this:

Put training wheels on TT bike/work on garage lighting/drop dogs at kennel/shower/pack/drive to airport/go through security/fly to SFO/drive into SF/dinner/4 hour opera/sleep/4:45 wake up/dress/taxi to airport/go through security/fly from SF to Ontario/pick up dogs from kennel/unpack new dishes left on doorstep/call garage repair guy/check email/post this

Oy vay.
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hopefully it only went in to one arm.
And out the other. I've been lit up a few times in the past but this one was the worst.
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which opera?
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Mefistofele. Very well done. Staging was spectacular. We've got the Flying Dutchman and the Barber of Seville in November. I can never see the latter without having this in my head:


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Deliveries in SoCal? What? did you get confused? And stop being so selfish when your wife is about to have surgery. One item on that list was solely for you!
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I found that getting electrocuted has a meditative quality to it.

Ohmmmmmmmmm.

Ωhmmmmmmmmm.

Ω, get it?
Ω It's a Law.
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