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    That's what I thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    It likes long walks on the beach, listening to the pounding surf.


    giggity!
    Originally posted by Whyfi "Who needs thumbs when you can lick yourself?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
    Congratulations Ramona
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    Quote Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
    Fiero. The best of the Citation and Chevette worlds. Sadly, when they did get it right, it was then discontinued.


    I had one I built into a gt from a 4 banger model. I liked that car a lot. until it was time to stop. lol
    Originally posted by Whyfi "Who needs thumbs when you can lick yourself?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona_W View Post
    Danke. Because of your vast and particular experience, I may be grabbing you in the Womens' Forum to ask for advice on shades of blue. Also, I'd like someone to comment on that damned post about helmet renovations.
    I have no idea what you're talking about. There's a woman's forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
    I have no idea what you're talking about. There's a woman's forum?
    Yepper. You have to PM one of the mods to get in. Not sure how many women are in it because they don't seem to post much and if you- the formal general "you"- start a thread, it might be days before anyone replies to it if anyone ever does. Then again, it might be that it takes a combination of me and you- the specific person- to bring a little of the spirit of the 41 and liven things up.

    For a second there I thought you were gonna say you had no idea what I was talking about when I said that about "shades of blue". Phew!
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    Earmuffs!!! This is a family forum, miss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowan View Post
    It might not be a fortune, or even near your previous earnings. But right now, it's a darned sight better than what you've had in the past couple of months.

    Good luck with it, truckstop. Stay positive and determined and it will work for you.


    it's actually about equal to what i've been pulling in with freelance work. however there are the benefits of a regular paycheck, and health insurance. if i can manage to keep up some freelance, i'll be doing pretty well and maybe actually pay my landlord some rent next month.

    i used up a bunch of points to get a free ticket to california just now to start on my cross country bike trip... although i think by "cross-country" it's going to end in denver, and i'm just going to take a week to meander between the two points and then fly back. using up two or three days to ride across nebraska or kansas and iowa seems like a waste when i can use that time in the desert or mountains. if i want to see flat farmland in april, i can do that in a 50 mile radius of my flat.

    2014 is turning out to be really weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
    Take 'em by storm, @Ramona_W. You rock.
    +1 kickass ramona!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona_W View Post
    Yepper. You have to PM one of the mods to get in. Not sure how many women are in it because they don't seem to post much and if you- the formal general "you"- start a thread, it might be days before anyone replies to it if anyone ever does. Then again, it might be that it takes a combination of me and you- the specific person- to bring a little of the spirit of the 41 and liven things up.

    For a second there I thought you were gonna say you had no idea what I was talking about when I said that about "shades of blue". Phew!
    i just tend to forget that it's there.

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    The semi-secret women's forum had been the subject of much speculation in the past among idle minds. However we were clued in by she who shall not be named that the reality is pretty dull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
    Preowned 2012 Ford Focus Titanium hatchback, has very low mileage and felt right to me. Come monday I will hopefully be able to drive without fear of breaking down like what's been happening with the wonderful gm product I currently own has been doing to me for what seems to be every week this year.
    Ti is fly.
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    Congrats on the job, Ramona. Will you make sure the bikes are assembled properly??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowan View Post
    Probably $100,000 to be comfortable. You could get away with $50,000 to $60,000, but rent would take a fair slice of that, depending on where you lived.Job-home locations would be important so you can link the two with public transport (trains or trams).
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    Good morning, coasting!
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    The good news is we are celebrating my father's 80th birthday tomorrow. They rented out a local restaurant and invited a bunch of people to come.

    The not-so-good news is my mom has asked me to make a speech/toast, and I am not too crazy about that.

    I told mrs datlas that I would just raise my cup and enthusiastically say "happy birthday, dad!" but she said that's inadequate.

    Suggestions??
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    Quote Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
    A very good friend of mine owns a shop in Hervey Bay. Perhaps if I put in a good word, you could try your hand at customer service, and be a service adviser.
    i should not be in customer service...unless yelling at stupid customers is required.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona_W View Post
    Last Wednesday, the 5th, I had a first and second interview with Walmart. (I know what you may be thinking. I've thought a lot of that myself. Still, they're not that different from Target and they're bringing about 400 jobs to the Vancouver metro area.) At the beginning of the first interview, the young man tried to give me a hard time about my interview being for 3pm and it then being 3:27. I stated that what I had been told on the phone and what I had written down was 3:15 and I'd been sitting and waiting for at least ten minutes for someone to call me over and begin interviewing me. He decided to let it go and hustled through the questions he had to ask me. (I had driven out the state highway behind some real idiots and in pissing down rain. I was expecting failure and irritated as f*** so I was not prepared to get jammed up about something I didn't do.)

    The second interviewer seemed a bit readier for me. I was looking over a map while I was waiting and we started talking about riding and he told me he'd had a not very successful one the weekend before. He'd gone out with his young son and since neither had been on a bike in a while it was not as much fun as they'd hoped. He said "We called you in to interview for an overnight stocking position but looking over your application and experience, it looks like we might benefit more from having you in the bike area." I said "Well, to be honest, you would really, since Walmart doesn't have the best reputation when it comes to bike assembly." He said "I've heard that assessment and I agree with it completely." We talked a little more, he asked me the four questions he had to ask, and then he surprised me by saying "Have you ever considered going into management. "Um, no."

    So, he told me to go home and take the management assessment and start thinking about what departments I might like to supervise. I took the test and they told me the next day that I scored high enough to be "competitive".

    Monday, I had my third interview and they offered me the position of Merchandise Supervisor in Sporting Goods starting at $11.45 an hour. (I will not be surprised if I get moved to the arts, crafts, and school supplies department since that position is a lot harder to fill out here in the Northwest and they saw me knitting on the sock while I was waiting Monday and we discussed which would be a better fit.) This afternoon, they called and said I passed the drug and background test and orientation is scheduled for next Tuesday. I had kind of thought this Walmart gig was going to be another entry level dead-end job where I could keep my head down till someone got sick of me. Now it looks like I may be there a while and might even be able to support Lester and his hot new ride in the style to which they'd wish to be accustomed. (Yeah. I'm jealous.)

    congrats.

    if you are going to be managing people, make sure you have a lot of fun being an arse to them.
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    Time to get ready to ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by datlas View Post
    Good morning, coasting!

    sup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    sup.
    nm. Looking at going to San Francisco this summer with the family. I am going to have to rent a road bike and ride up Mt Tam while I am there.

    edit: I thought about trying Mt Diablo too but my friend from the area said I would be nuts to do that. So I might.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
    I headed home after that because that was as good as it was gonna get.
    Speaking of Jack Nicholson . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
    There doesn't seem much to argue, yet that dude won't let it go.
    That's how the 41 rolls, hang on to stupid for dear life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by datlas View Post
    The semi-secret women's forum had been the subject of much speculation in the past among idle minds. However we were clued in by she who shall not be named that the reality is pretty dull.
    Perplexed as to why there is a special women's forum? Any why semi-secret? Possibly that's why no one posts there. Ie they don't know it's there.

    But seriously. Does anyone know the rationale behind a women's forum?

    H

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    Congrats on the car, Dan. That is one of the leaders in my halfhearted new car search to replace my Mazda3 hatchback. My problem is current car runs great, but has been savaged by rust like a monkey on a cupcake. I hate how rusty it is, but love how reliable and fun to drive it is. And the new generation 3 has been ruined by a grille that belongs on a Vermont Castings product.

    So my car search resembles Malaysia's airplane search. But kudos to you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
    Perplexed as to why there is a special women's forum? Any why semi-secret? Possibly that's why no one posts there. Ie they don't know it's there.

    But seriously. Does anyone know the rationale behind a women's forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
    But seriously. Does anyone know the rationale behind a women's forum?
    There was a time when the place was so overrun with immature idiots that women had a difficult time with improper and unwanted overtures and crude remarks. So to provide them with a place where they could discuss anything in comfort a passcode-protected women's forum was created. Women who didn't feel the need for it didn't use it, those who did, did.

    May not be the perfect solution in everyone's view, but hey, you can never please everybody.
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