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Old 08-24-11, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
on an unrelated note, i feel compelled to out two members of this subforum: cdr & bostongarden both ate a bucket of BBQ ribs tonight.

the horror, the horror...
Truth be told, I was looking for a chicken dish (btw, your influence from loseit) and the only thing I saw was the 1/2 chicken dish, which didn't appeal to me. If I had known about the Mae West, I would have ordered that. As for the ribs, they were dainty sized and only about 8 of them. For the record, I passed on dessert!! And, I had only one beer -- Guinness I proclaim to all. Breaking news: Jobs resigns from CEO position, and becomes chair.
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Old 08-25-11, 02:24 AM
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I suck at both.
You are not alone.
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Well you missed pre-reg.

Grumpy and I are in the M35+, I'm in the M45+, and he's in the 2/3. FWIW.
interesting. I'm mostly worried about when the rain is going to hit. I'm not that into driving back to NJ in a monsoon, but think if I could pick I'd do the 2/3.
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Old 08-25-11, 05:35 AM
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You are not alone.
not sucking at music and mastery are two different things. as a guitarist you don't suck.
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Old 08-25-11, 05:47 AM
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Friday: Lewis Black.

It's on.
Enjoy! He cracks me up though I sometimes worry he's going to have an aneuryism .
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
on an unrelated note, i feel compelled to out two members of this subforum: cdr & bostongarden both ate a bucket of BBQ ribs tonight.

the horror, the horror...
Woah. CDR has an excuse, he's fueling up for the last race at the Rent on Tuesday night. BG's gonna get washed out at Wells on Sunday, so that makes him a dainty glutton.
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so music is for people who suck at sports eh?
I made the decision to do music before I knew I was doomed to be a pathetic ball sport player. My Dad was a great bass player and always encouraged me to do music, and I wanted to. In 7th grade I tried out for football but was so small I couldn't even run with the pads on. I figured I would stick with music at that point. In our school system you had to choose between band or sports when you entered 9th grade. Being it was TX, if you were talented at football or baseball, most kids chose those over band, that's just the way it was. I sucked at sports, so ditching music never crossed my mind. I'm glad I did do music, I enjoyed playing the trumpet through Jr College, where I met my wife (she was a flute player). I wish I would have stuck with it through college though, but got wrapped up in the fraternity thing instead. Sometimes I think of picking up a trumpet at a pawn shop and getting my chops back.
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Old 08-25-11, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
Woah. CDR has an excuse, he's fueling up for the last race at the Rent on Tuesday night. BG's gonna get washed out at Wells on Sunday, so that makes him a dainty glutton.
HardyHarHar Oh, I might show and flaunt my gluttoneous crusherteris.
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HardyHarHar Oh, I might show and flaunt my gluttoneous crusherteris.
Bring it on

Being the last race of the season there, I'm planning on getting some dinner afterwards. It would be great to see you.
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Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
Woah. CDR has an excuse, he's fueling up for the last race at the Rent on Tuesday night. BG's gonna get washed out at Wells on Sunday, so that makes him a dainty glutton.
Um, yeah, that's what I was thinking.

They were dainty buckets. Maybe the big yogurt container size. Appetizer part of the menu. But they were good.

I'll admit that I had an ice cream desert too.

The worst part was the drive back. I'm a bit of an arachnophobic (but I don't kill them, I just release them so they can eat mosquitoes) and a HUGE SPIDER (at least a foot across, if a foot was an inch) was crawling around my car on the way home. I drove leaning over the gear shift, the thing sitting just to the left of my head. I stopped (got off I95, then into a parking lot), blew the spider off the door frame outside, kept going. I didn't realize he landed in my door pocket - 15 minutes later he was crawling around again. I looked for him last night, this morning, can't find him. I think it'll die before it catches any more mosquitoes
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Old 08-25-11, 07:08 AM
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I just ordered, after living in the house for a few years, a generator hook up cable. House is wired with transfer switch etc, and I have a generator sitting next to the hook up plug outside.

btw this means the power won't go out, unless the cable doesn't arrive tomorrow.
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Old 08-25-11, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
Bring it on

Being the last race of the season there, I'm planning on getting some dinner afterwards. It would be great to see you.
Shovel/BG is there any way to get there on public transport?
I'd like to come out and take pictures slash hang out with y'all if possible.
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Old 08-25-11, 08:27 AM
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Locally, kids can play in-town "recreational" "everybody wins" soccer or try out for the inter-town travel teams. My 10 year old son got on the travel "B" team, but wanted to be on "A". He busted his butt all winter, with extra practice after the regular practice was over, and working on drills in the backyard, and had a big improvement and did get moved up to "A" for this coming season. So for him, I think the less coddled travel team has been a good thing, and he's learned a bit about hard work paying off.

I didn't even know about team sports as a kid, so I just rode my bike around the neighborhood, and shot baskets in our 8 foot high net over the garage. It was a bit of an adjustment playing basketball in gym ..... those baskets were so high !
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I started writing up a training plan on my dry erase board. As I was filling in the calendar grid it occurred to me that August does not have 36 days in it. Oops.
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Old 08-25-11, 08:44 AM
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Something like this is discussed in Nurture Shock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman (http://www.nurtureshock.com/). Basically when I was growing up it was all about the ego--praise, praise, praise for being smart, smart, smart. They studied two groups of kids--ones that were told "You are so smart" vs ones that were told "You must have really worked hard." What they found was that kids that were constantly told they were smart were less likely to tackle hard problems--if they didn't immediately grasp the concept they thought they weren't good at it and didn't want to try it any more. Kids that were praised for their ability to work hard on a problem were more likely to take the time and try to work through a harder problem--they tried harder and didn't give up.
Freakonomics also discusses some of this--why children of athletes often grow up to be athletes...I need to read that book.
I heard that one too ... interesting, and it makes sense
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What are your opinions of hired guns?

We have a strong masters guy who rides with/for us. I think he'll officially be on our team for 2012. Looking at his results he seems to switch around teams throughout the year. His results show about 4 different teams this year. It seems like he just rides for whoever gives him a jersey and pays his entry for some of these events.

What are your thoughts on this???? I'm starting to get stuff together to give to sponsors with current results, but I'm worried that this guy may not always represent our sponsors next year, especially at some of the big events.
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Yeah, this stuff hits home. I have a second grader. Not saying "good job" to every little thing he does is hard. He was doing an online math thing the other night. I let him do it unsupervised. He rushed through and got a 56, then started playing a game. I asked him if he was happy with an F on the work. He said not really. I told him I wanted him to do it again. He did and focused. He pulled up from the 56 to 80 and was noticing his score kept getting higher. He looked at me and said he wasn't stopping until he got 100% right. It took him a while, but he did it. My response was a simple "how do you feel now?" He smiled. He was proud. He knew he did his work and I didn't need to give him praise.
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...it occurred to me that August does not have 36 days in it. Oops.
Now you tell me.
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This seems like an appropriate time to post a photo of my son's favorite book.

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
Shovel/BG is there any way to get there on public transport?
I'd like to come out and take pictures slash hang out with y'all if possible.
But that would force me to break away at the gun so I would at least have a chance of looking like the dominant one in some pics.

Assuming weather is dry and I go, I would leave suburbia at 3:45/4. Commuter rail has a few stops near me.
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Originally Posted by bostongarden View Post
But that would force me to break away at the gun so I would at least have a chance of looking like the dominant one in some pics.

Assuming weather is dry and I go, I would leave suburbia at 3:45/4. Commuter rail has a few stops near me.
Can I meet ya at riverside like last time?

I'll email/text you later.

Edit: Supposed to be heavy rain on sunday according to current forecasts.

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as much as I'd like to do the 2/3 race I imagine I'll do the 35+. the 2/3 would get me back to NJ around 8 and imagine it to be a sucky drive in torrential rain.
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as much as I'd like to do the 2/3 race I imagine I'll do the 35+.
I will prepare to be slain.
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Why would the government cover up UFOs if they have evidence?
And what's with that guy's hair on "Ancient Aliens?"
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