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Old 04-26-12, 09:41 PM   #12401
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Today was my third day working at a climbing gym. So many super fine sqrls, but I'm still out of my comfort zone there and really shy to even coworkers, and thus, lack all forms of game.
Just act totally normal and they will either WANT YOU BAD or they won't.
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Old 04-26-12, 10:08 PM   #12402
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What do I call my research paper on censorship? I can't think of anything Help me you guys!
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Old 04-26-12, 10:11 PM   #12403
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Old 04-26-12, 10:14 PM   #12404
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Old 04-26-12, 10:15 PM   #12405
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Had a half day because of standardized testing, went home, did homework, bought that soma rush for 330, hung out with friends, and now cleaning the bike up so i can trade it for something my size. good day.
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Old 04-26-12, 10:31 PM   #12406
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got overdrafted because a 14 dollar check that i thought had already cleared had just been sat on for three weeks, and the 14 dollars that was missing was beer slash tacos.

FML

tomorrow i: tell big bank to cancel the fee or i'll close my acct and move to credit union.
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got overdrafted because a 14 dollar check that i thought had already cleared had just been sat on for three weeks, and the 14 dollars that was missing was beer slash tacos.

FML

tomorrow i: tell big bank to cancel the fee or i'll close my acct and move to credit union.
Cheer up, I had a friend get overdrafted because of a 32 ounce coke...
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Old 04-26-12, 11:18 PM   #12408
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today I talked to Adam at stanridge speed cycles. god damn i want one of his frames. He's apparently only making 50 of that track frame too (he's up to like 13 or so complete already and another 7 are already reserved). super nice guy
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got overdrafted because a 14 dollar check that i thought had already cleared had just been sat on for three weeks, and the 14 dollars that was missing was beer slash tacos.

FML

tomorrow i: tell big bank to cancel the fee or i'll close my acct and move to credit union.
also, cheer up cuz you still owe me a beer
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Old 04-26-12, 11:51 PM   #12410
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Expensive coke, wasn't it?
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Old 04-27-12, 01:02 AM   #12411
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today I talked to Adam at stanridge speed cycles. god damn i want one of his frames. He's apparently only making 50 of that track frame too (he's up to like 13 or so complete already and another 7 are already reserved). super nice guy
I'm just gonna say that I have a friend who had two bikes of his. One was a complete piece of ****, and the other cracked after one run-in with a car. Misskaz knows more details about it than I do.

Today I worked, stayed late to deep clean, and ended up drinking amazing beer while planning the next new menu for the restaurant. Also, I made chorizo popcorn with pig skin, and an awesome dinner special that sold out in 90 minutes. #culinarygod

Edit: Some of you will be happy to know that I was listening to Lil' B when I made the dinner special. Thank you Based God for the inspiration.
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Old 04-27-12, 01:08 AM   #12412
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One of our campus bars does "Mustache Night" every Thursday night where it's $1.50 for a mug with a mustache on it and $2/3 for every refill. But today was the last day EVER. Le boo.

So I went and drank beer and got a mug.
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Old 04-27-12, 01:32 AM   #12413
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I'm just gonna say that I have a friend who had two bikes of his. One was a complete piece of ****, and the other cracked after one run-in with a car. Misskaz knows more details about it than I do.
after one run in "with a car" definitely sounds like a tough standard to me, but I'm curious what made the other one a complete piece of ______ if either of you wouldn't mind sharing.

Maybe I'll look at geekhouse. that's a real bummer to hear
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Old 04-27-12, 01:58 AM   #12414
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Today I took "the truck" out for a really rainy ride with my sqrlfriend. This thing is such a hoot in the rain!

Also, I called a guy on craigslist about a raleigh technium. He talked me out of it o_0
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Old 04-27-12, 02:13 AM   #12415
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Decided to go ride my bike, then my chain decides to slip and lock up shortly into the ride. I almost ate ****.

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Old 04-27-12, 02:37 AM   #12416
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after one run in "with a car" definitely sounds like a tough standard to me, but I'm curious what made the other one a complete piece of ______ if either of you wouldn't mind sharing.

Maybe I'll look at geekhouse. that's a real bummer to hear
Considering that my Lager has had four cars nail it with nothing wrong other than a bent fork and a wheel needing trued, that's a fair standard I think. It's actually the blue one with the bottle opener dropout on his site. The POS one was just horrific in the way of geometry. She said (IIRC) that she wanted a track bike with 650b in size 43, and he made one with 700c instead and it was wonky as **** and had insane toe overlap, among other issues. Again, Misskaz knows more about it than I do. Perhaps ask her when she's back from Europe?
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That sucks, for $1800, I'd raise hell with an error that large
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She did. That's how she got the second one.
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Old 04-27-12, 07:35 AM   #12419
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I agree. Damnit. After attempting to print a shipping label about 20 times and only getting a nearly solid black smear of toner on the page each time, I literally went blank and just grabbed the printer, went out door into the alley and smashed it in what seemed like one swift motion. Angie said it was one of the funniest things she'd ever seen. Now she's singing "Damage, Inc" but changing the words to be about me losing my mind over a printer.
I picture you dragging the printer out by the cable and then crushing it again a wall and walking back in. The cord would obv break first, but still.
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Old 04-27-12, 07:42 AM   #12420
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Not sure getting hit by a car is a fair standard. My friend got hit by a car on his IRO Mark V Pro. He walked away fine but his seat tube has a 6" crack along it.
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Old 04-27-12, 10:07 AM   #12421
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Not sure getting hit by a car is a fair standard. My friend got hit by a car on his IRO Mark V Pro. He walked away fine but his seat tube has a 6" crack along it.
I got straight T boned on an aluminum walmart scwhinn, me doin ~18, car doin ~25. Severe concussion, three fractured ribs. Replaced the fork, front wheel, and cockpit. Had the frame checked at a shop, nothing wrong with it.

If a walmart bike can pass the test, a two thousand dollar custom frame better pass too.
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Old 04-27-12, 10:26 AM   #12422
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You guys realize that no two accidents are exactly the same, right? Just because one frame survived and one didn't doesn't necessarily mean the one that didn't was crap.
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Old 04-27-12, 10:50 AM   #12423
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Realized forum upgrade has made posting impossible from Opera on DROID. DROID browser works tho.

Also thought I spotted another one of the Free Spirit I got. But it's a different model - Brittany instead of Sunbird.


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Old 04-27-12, 11:01 AM   #12424
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You guys realize that no two accidents are exactly the same, right? Just because one frame survived and one didn't doesn't necessarily mean the one that didn't was crap.
And even in an exact same accident I imagine a high grade performance steel bike would be more prone to damage as the walls are thinner at some points (better tubbing) than a highten bike.
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Old 04-27-12, 11:49 AM   #12425
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my thoughts too ^ at least with the wal mart comparison

I talked to a baum dealer after jimmy tango pissed in my cereal (I kid) - and yeah... those frames cost as much as they look

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