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Old 03-26-14, 11:54 AM   #2151
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I'm surprised @Velo Vol hasn't stopped by to gloat about UT.
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I'm surprised @Velo Vol hasn't stopped by to gloat about UT.
I know. All that cyber bullying we dished out musta finally got to him.

Actually, since he's all PnR these days I guess he wasn't getting enough bullying here.
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Replace an old, hurt, expensive pass rusher with an old, more productive, expensive pass rusher.
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What's the sticker on the post? Last time I asked, I thought it was the Parvilla fitter noting the height. If that's the case, your post slipped up during your ride.
He used to use them for that, now he just does a little white dot with a paint pen because the stickers don't last in the sun. He just sticks them on there for marketing and because he has them now. I peeled that one off after the ride.
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You idiots may think this **** is sappy, but it gets the Milfs swooning @ the AARP Wine Bars I play in.
I don't think MILF and AARP go together.
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i have always liked dogs and dogs like me. i just don't have the capacity to commit to a long term pet. i think i am a better dog lover than a lt of people who have dogs but shouldn't in inappropriate accommodation.
To me, the biggest issue is that you might be moving to Australia, who the heck knows what it takes to move a dog from Taiwan. If Australia is currently rabies-free (have not kept up with that status, sorry), it might require a long quarantine.

But if you do move to Australia and get over your commitment issues, I wouldn't hesitate to get a dog even if you're in an apartment. You'd just have to match your accomodation and time available to the size and energy level of the dog.

I have had dogs as a single person and a married person, it's very doable either way. My highest energy dog ever was when I was a vet student, intern, resident and in the early career paying-my-dues phase. She was a Gordon Setter (best dog ever) and pretty much required a solid hour of running per day to be bearable as a house dog. It was good for me, though, got me out of the house/apt every day when I otherwise would have sat around reading & studying all the time. Obviously that was a very "advanced" type of dog to have, but there's lots of good beginner dogs if you really want one.

Just never don't get a dog that is smarter than you, @coasting. Ie no Border Collies.

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Just never don't get a dog that is smarter than you, @coasting. Ie no Dalmatians.

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Well, I was originally going to say "Afghan hound". But I didn't want to be insulting.

Its actually way easier lots of times to have a not-too-smart dog. The smart ones can get complicated very quickly. My favorite dogs are the setters, not exactly clever dogs, just a beautiful thing to watch them run and run and run and run, and they are really fun, happy dogs. Mr. H however does not appreciate hairiness and slobber. He married me even though I came with a Gordon setter, I guess I should feel honored.

The dachshunds are also not particularly clever but they don't drool and are tidy little dogs overall.

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Replace an old, hurt, expensive pass rusher with an old, more productive, expensive pass rusher.
He's a good player and community guy - I would have liked to see him finish off his career at MN, but I think that it was the right thing to do, as an organization, to not shell out another 30-40 million for someone becoming increasingly one-dimensional. Hopefully the Bears have the kind of defense around him where they can let him gung-ho commit to the pass. Otherwise, be ready to give up some rushing yards as opposing offenses take advantage of his over-pursuit. All that said, I fully expect him to make two difficult Vikings games per year even more difficult as he ups his game against the ol' team.
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i don't think milf and aarp go together.
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All that said, I fully expect him to make two difficult Vikings games per year even more difficult as he ups his game against the ol' team.
Same with Peppers. And maybe Wootton, but probably not.
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I think I'll run the NP with Rails on the dirt this weekend. First time I'll be taking anything carbon to this race. Last two times have been on the Ridley. "Pave' tested." It says so on the Ridley's seat tube.
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You idiots may think this **** is sappy, but it gets the Milfs swooning @ the AARP Wine Bars I play in.

Just sayin.
Stop it, you're just trying to lure me into coming to hear you sing.
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I know. All that cyber bullying we dished out musta finally got to him.

Actually, since he's all PnR these days I guess he wasn't getting enough bullying here.
Reflecting on his homesickness for Trollheim, I figure you're correct. PnR is as close as he can get . . . even though I think Th is much superior.


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Years ago, we had an Italian Greyhound, and he was an amazing creature to watch run. He would lean through corners at a speed that was astounding.

He was also not the sharpest wheel of cheese.
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I have had dogs as a single person and a married person, it's very doable either way.
All depends on what your lifestyle is. As a newly freed divorcee I wanted to run amok dating and living la vida loca in nyc. But I had a dog (Moose) in the hudson valley and I had to get back home every night to tend to him. Having a dog is like having a child, you have to be prepared and committed to being tied down. They ain't crapping in no litter box like a cat. lol

Sure the lady friend would be willing to come to my place for the evening, but that novelty wears thin pretty quickly when it involves a 75 mi commute to work the next morning.

If you want an active social life, partying and traveling and living spontaneously, a dog is better left for later.
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Just sayin.
...you can do that with roofies. Just sayin'.
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All depends on what your lifestyle is. As a newly freed divorcee I wanted to run amok dating and living la vida loca in nyc. But I had a dog (Moose) in the hudson valley and I had to get back home every night to tend to him. Having a dog is like having a child, you have to be prepared and committed to being tied down. They ain't crapping in no litter box like a cat. lol
Yeah, when I was young, wild and free I could barely handle a cat. Uggh, it's been three days, better go check on the cat...
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Reflecting on his homesickness for Trollheim, I figure you're correct. PnR is as close as he can get . . . even though I think Th is much superior.
.....*ahem*......Thank you for the accolades.
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.....*ahem*......Thank you for the accolades.
I never fail to get a chuckle in there . . . many times a belly-laugh.

You just can't take the place too seriously. Much the same can be said about most parts of the internet.
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All depends on what your lifestyle is. As a newly freed divorcee I wanted to run amok dating and living la vida loca in nyc. But I had a dog (Moose) in the hudson valley and I had to get back home every night to tend to him. Having a dog is like having a child, you have to be prepared and committed to being tied down. They ain't crapping in no litter box like a cat. lol

Sure the lady friend would be willing to come to my place for the evening, but that novelty wears thin pretty quickly when it involves a 75 mi commute to work the next morning.

If you want an active social life, partying and traveling and living spontaneously, a dog is better left for later.
Lol, there is not much partying, traveling & living spontaneously when you are a resident, that's true. A dog works because you have no money or time to do much of anything else. Plus in my circumstance, everybody i knew was a dog person, i could always find someone to look out for my dog if I couldn't make it home. In my case though it would have been because I was dealing with some sort of emergency, not because I was out canoodling or attempting to canoodle.

It would be pretty hard for me personally to not have a dog as a permanent condition, I'd tend to manipulate circumstances to make it work. But I'm more motivated to have a dog than stay out partying. I say that @BillyD, not as a criticism, you are probably way more fun than me.

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Reflecting on his homesickness for Trollheim, I figure you're correct. PnR is as close as he can get . . . even though I think Th is much superior.
Superior as in deeper cess-pool, kinda pathetic kind of way? If not you are a sick individual and should be bannished from here to roam the rest of the 41.
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L.H. is Liz Hatch, by the way, for those bicycle enthusiasts who are not star struck or boobs struck enough to know or care about personalities. :roll eyes:

Gawd, it's a sad state of affairs when someone gets "initials" status simply because they are endowed with healthy boobs. :roll eyes:

I mean, what other claim to fame does she need?

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Superior as in deeper cess-pool, kinda pathetic kind of way? If not you are a sick individual and should be bannished from here to roam the rest of the 41.
To each his own, obviously, but imo P&R is 10X worse. Those are some genuinely sick, hateful people in there. Many, probably not all, but I wouldn't spend 5 minutes in there trying to separate them.
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