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Learned something new today at 50+!!!

Old 11-21-07, 10:34 AM
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Learned something new today at 50+!!!

Even at 50+ I'm thrilled that I still have the desire to continue to learn.

We're doing some last minute preparation for the arrival of 20+ folks tomorrow including the thorough house cleaning that comes along with it.

My wife taught me how to dust!!

After 40+ years of not having the detailed, thorough instructions from the Master taskmaster, my Mom, you would have thought I would have forgotten such tasks. I'm so happy to say that I'm a very quick re-learner. Gotta admit it's a lot like riding a bike.

Except now I need to go for a ride to clear out all this stuff out of my nose and lungs!!!

I hope you have a nice day........
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Old 11-21-07, 10:57 AM
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Well, possibly you haven't been paying attention to the dusting and cleaning advice offered for free from our friends here

I never used to floss my cassette with Simple Green and a bootlace till I learned it here - now I turn down most social invitations until this is done

Have a great time with the family - cheers. And by the way - filthy is good
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Old 11-21-07, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by wobblyoldgeezer View Post
I never used to floss my cassette with Simple Green and a bootlace till I learned it here - now I turn down most social invitations until this is done.
I pop mine off and soak it a while, then brush it. Sort of like teeth and Polident. I hope never to get them mixed up.
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Old 11-21-07, 11:32 AM
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I learned you're not supposed to ride the upright vacuum cleaner like a Segway.

Kinda turned me off to the whole "cleaning" thing.
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Old 11-21-07, 11:34 AM
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Well, hey - try a swap

Maybe both the teeth and the cogs will gleem irresistably.

Post pictures, before and after
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Old 11-21-07, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by wobblyoldgeezer View Post
I never used to floss my cassette with Simple Green and a bootlace till I learned it here - now I turn down most social invitations until this is done.
If I followed your example I'd NEVER get out.
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Old 11-21-07, 01:17 PM
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Try some offroading and the bike will never look clean- and you will not be allowed back into the house to make it dirty- So No more hoovering and no more dusting.
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Old 11-21-07, 01:45 PM
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Even at 50+ I'm thrilled that I still have the desire to continue to learn. QUOTE]


LOL.....I like to refer to it as "conditioning". For over 30 years now, my wife has been slowly, and effectively, "conditioning" me to jump hoops and beg to her hearts desire. I should have seen this coming, but I didn't, until it was too late. Now I'm just a withering shell of the man I use to be, an obedient minion of a husband my wife has "conditioned" me to be, much like a high-tech dog of war for her militarilistic regime.

......so yes 'jppe', we should discuss the quantam mechanics of dusting.....(our wives would be proud)
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Old 11-21-07, 04:52 PM
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[QUOTE=Wino Ryder;5673157]



LOL.....I like to refer to it as "conditioning". For over 30 years now, my wife has been slowly, and effectively, "conditioning" me to jump hoops and beg to her hearts desire. I should have seen this coming, but I didn't, until it was too late. Now I'm just a withering shell of the man I use to be, an obedient minion of a husband my wife has "conditioned" me to be, much like a high-tech dog of war for her militarilistic regime.

......so yes 'jppe', we should discuss the quantam mechanics of dusting.....(our wives would be proud)
I think you are understanding my sentiments!! I was even shown how to spray the Pledge on the cloth and on directly on the furniture!!!!!

And I got caught for spraying it directly on the furniture after having being warned not to several times..........
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My wife has given me up as hopeless, she wrote me off years ago. She can't understand how I can be so meticulous with my bikes and so uncaring about the house.
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My wife has given me up as hopeless, she wrote me off years ago. She can't understand how I can be so meticulous with my bikes and so uncaring about the house.
Priorities, that's how.
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Old 11-21-07, 05:35 PM
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Pray tell, my friend JPPE, What is this "dust" of which you speak? You make it sound as if it is a verb.
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I recently read that men don't see small things (read: dust particles) as well as the ladies do, and that is why they neither care about dusting nor are very good at it. Sounds good to me!
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[QUOTE=jppe;5674089]
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I think you are understanding my sentiments!! I was even shown how to spray the Pledge on the cloth and on directly on the furniture!!!!!

And I got caught for spraying it directly on the furniture after having being warned not to several times..........
This sounds all too familiar I'm having flashbacks of trying to teach my ex how to do simple household chores.
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Oh puh-lease, guys. If I can clean and lube a grubby, greasy bike, you can do a bit of dusting. I'm doing both tonight since my bikes are kept in the living room and company will of course, want to admire them tomorrow during the festivities. Have a happy Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-21-07, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Jet Travis View Post
Pray tell, my friend JPPE, What is this "dust" of which you speak? You make it sound as if it is a verb.
Maybe you're on to something. Maybe it's just a foreshawdoing of the "dusting" I'll be eating from getting easily dropped from the packs next year........
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[QUOTE=Beverly;5674352]
Originally Posted by jppe View Post

This sounds all too familiar I'm having flashbacks of trying to teach my ex how to do simple household chores.
Some of us just can't take nagging- the rest of us have selective hearing.
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