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try #2 at morning training failed. I slept horribly. Probably woke up 27 times, not sure why.

I'm not cut out for this early bird thing. You can have your friggen worms.
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Our daughter started daycare 2 weeks ago after my wife spent 6 months searching for the right place. Last night the owner called us and told us she is closing. Today. Done. No more daycare. Hoping my 3 year old lab is up for looking after my 3 month old baby.
We were most happy with small in-home day care. It's more like a family, with a handful of kids. Not sure if that's an option for you.
(I suppose if you spent 6 months looking, you know what's available)

Glad mine are pretty self sufficient now.
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Originally Posted by Flatballer View Post
try #2 at morning training failed. I slept horribly. Probably woke up 27 times, not sure why.

I'm not cut out for this early bird thing. You can have your friggen worms.
you must be a worm:

Early bird
Oh, if youre a bird, be an early bird
And catch the worm for your breakfast plate.
If youre a bird, be an early bird
But if youre a worm, sleep late."
-- Shel Silverstein "Where the Sidewalk Ends"
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I'm eating a shark.

Are you?
i do not out of principle. let me guess, this was shark fin soup at a Chinese restaurant?
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Oh, you gotta pull some of these down for your daughter. Beautifully illustrated. Very few words, but funny stories through imagery, and the attention to detail is impressive.
https://www.gooddogcarl.com/books.htm

I feel blessed that we are able to have my wife at home rather than out in the workforce. The stresses and schedules are extremely challenging, especially before school-age. Hopefully you have a network to help you get through the transition. Maybe some alternation of sick days with other parents from the daycare?
My wife and I have a pretty good situation as well since I work full time during the day and she works nights (yoga instructor) so our daughter spent days with her. Now that she's in Pre-K my wife switched her schedule so she's teaching while my daughter is in school and is home more often at night which makes my daughter very happy.
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try #2 at morning training failed. I slept horribly. Probably woke up 27 times, not sure why.

I'm not cut out for this early bird thing. You can have your friggen worms.
Morning training becomes a tough sell now that the sun rises later and it's getting progressively cooler. I did that for a few years during the winter and it was always really hard to motivate when it looks like the middle of the night; the tree branches swaying always gave a preview of the strong cold winds to deal with the moment you step out the door.
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Try getting up at 3am to do a 2.25hr commute. About 1hr in you wake up and realize how awesome it is in the morning with a full moon, cool breeze, and low humidity.
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Hah. Look, I didn't say it before, but on my 10+ visits between 2002-2004, every single guy I met at Hopkins was an A+ ******bag. Glad to see there is some continuity in the world.

Good news is, just be a normal guy and you should have your pick of the nice midwest girls who went East.
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Originally Posted by agoodale View Post
you must be a worm:

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And catch the worm for your breakfast plate.
If youre a bird, be an early bird
But if youre a worm, sleep late."
-- Shel Silverstein "Where the Sidewalk Ends"
Apparently today is images from children's books day. My foot:
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Try getting up at 3am to do a 2.25hr commute. About 1hr in you wake up and realize how awesome it is in the morning with a full moon, cool breeze, and low humidity.
when do you go to bed to do this madness? I'm currently trying to get up at 5 AM, then train from 5:30-7, then go to work.

To do this I have to be in bed by 9 PM or so, or I don't get enough sleep. I normally get up at 5:25, and for some reason 5 AM seems much earlier than 5:25.
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i do not out of principle. let me guess, this was shark fin soup at a Chinese restaurant?
I hope not. Is it hypocritical of me to eat meat, but be opposed to doing that to sharks ?
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
I hope not. Is it hypocritical of me to eat meat, but be opposed to doing that to sharks ?
i don't think it is. I eat meat b/c it's the natural way for me to get my essential amino acids, iron, and B-vitamins. I'm a meat eater & i think i'd throw a fit the day i can't drink milk or eat meat.

Shark fin soup is totally different ball game. I mainly oppose it because people eat it as a status symbol, and i doubt that the fins have much nutritional value. To boot, often the shark is captured, has its fins cut off, & then thrown back overboard. As the Chinese economy buoys, more and more people have the ability to purchase luxury items. The shark fin was originally something to which only the emperor and his top ministers had access, and because of that cachet, everyone and their grandma think "they've made it" when they can throw a 20-person banquet featuring shark fins. With fifteen years of the booming economy, and dwindling shark population is a direct result of it. It almost makes purchasing a Philip Patek less of a dchy move.
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I've never had shark fin. I have had shark steak though, and it's pretty good. Similar to tuna really.

If responsible fishery practices are maintained I don't have a problem with eating any fish. The problem with the shark fin is the cutting off and then tossing the shark overboard, that's pretty messed up.
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Originally Posted by Flatballer View Post
when do you go to bed to do this madness? I'm currently trying to get up at 5 AM, then train from 5:30-7, then go to work.

To do this I have to be in bed by 9 PM or so, or I don't get enough sleep. I normally get up at 5:25, and for some reason 5 AM seems much earlier than 5:25.
I went to bed around 8 last night. Asleep by 8:30. By then, the house is relatively quiet.
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I grew up near an air force base and was obsessed with planes as a kid. I assumed everyone understood how contrails were formed and was thus baffled that there was a conspiracy theory that they were a government plot to poison/medicate/control the public.

I guess as long as you wear your tin-foil hat, you'll be protected. :eyeroll:
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I just found out that I left my tire repair stuff at home. Well, I have a spare tube, but nothing to inflate it with.
In a 10 or less commute that wouldn't be a big deal for the wife to come to the rescue but when I'm 40 miles away it can be a hassle.

"Well looks like you'll just have to camp there over night. I ain't drive all that way to help your sorry butt. Gotta go, I'm getting another call."
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I grew up near an air force base and was obsessed with planes as a kid. I assumed everyone understood how contrails were formed and was thus baffled that there was a conspiracy theory that they were a government plot to poison/medicate/control the public.

I guess as long as you wear your tin-foil hat, you'll be protected. :eyeroll:
Only when they form an X
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I've never had shark fin. I have had shark steak though, and it's pretty good. Similar to tuna really.

If responsible fishery practices are maintained I don't have a problem with eating any fish. The problem with the shark fin is the cutting off and then tossing the shark overboard, that's pretty messed up.
That's what's done. And the sharks are gill-netted, which is the fishing equivalent of strip mining. The by-catch alone is an enormous waste. The shark fin industry is much like the Asian apothecary harvesters on land; shoot a bear, harvest the paws and gall bladder, leave a rotting carcass.

I've been diving places where they've come through. Ghost towns.
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I grew up near an air force base and was obsessed with planes as a kid. I assumed everyone understood how contrails were formed and was thus baffled that there was a conspiracy theory that they were a government plot to poison/medicate/control the public.
Sadly, the US Government has a fairly long history of running experiments on civilians without their knowledge or consent. There's around a dozen instances where bacteria, radiation, or medical experiments were performed on small groups to entire cities. In several cases people did get sick from these. And those are just the ones in public domain.
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Apparently today is images from children's books day.
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Originally Posted by mcjimbosandwich View Post
i do not out of principle. let me guess, this was shark fin soup at a Chinese restaurant?
Negative.

Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
I hope not. Is it hypocritical of me to eat meat, but be opposed to doing that to sharks ?
It was a mako steak.

I wouldn't eat shark fin unless I caught the shark myself or knew the person who did. And yeah, we'd eat the rest of it too.

Originally Posted by Flatballer View Post
I've never had shark fin. I have had shark steak though, and it's pretty good. Similar to tuna really.

If responsible fishery practices are maintained I don't have a problem with eating any fish. The problem with the shark fin is the cutting off and then tossing the shark overboard, that's pretty messed up.
Yeup here and @ Rx as well.

Originally Posted by mcjimbosandwich View Post
i don't think it is. I eat meat b/c it's the natural way for me to get my essential amino acids, iron, and B-vitamins. I'm a meat eater & i think i'd throw a fit the day i can't drink milk or eat meat.

Shark fin soup is totally different ball game. I mainly oppose it because people eat it as a status symbol, and i doubt that the fins have much nutritional value. To boot, often the shark is captured, has its fins cut off, & then thrown back overboard. As the Chinese economy buoys, more and more people have the ability to purchase luxury items. The shark fin was originally something to which only the emperor and his top ministers had access, and because of that cachet, everyone and their grandma think "they've made it" when they can throw a 20-person banquet featuring shark fins. With fifteen years of the booming economy, and dwindling shark population is a direct result of it. It almost makes purchasing a Philip Patek less of a dchy move.
I agree with you, but see nothing wrong with a Patek. Yeah, some of them are tacky. Others however are tastefully done.

Watches can be expensive as heck, but they're less showy. I.e. the average person doesn't know what a patek is. They know rolexs. It's a show of wealth to the wealthy which is much more muted than other statements.

I think my uncle has one also. I've never seen it but I'll ask to next time I see him. Wonder which category his falls into.

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