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Old 09-29-17, 09:21 AM
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Or just delete me. Make everybody happy.
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The heat and humidity have returned. I'll have to try and get out early tomorrow, or this evening if it doesn't rain. I bought some dark chocolate, nut, fig, date, etc. bars at Costco yesterday, as an experimental fueling option. The trick will be to stay out of them unless I'm riding.
These are better.

https://www.costco.com/Universal-Bak...100371264.html
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Ramona, whose sofa do you have? And you know you don't really have to have a sofa. A couch would do fine.
We are at LoP's mom's house and she has a sofa, a loveseat, and two things which don't seem to be the right size to be called either. I usually think of couches as being more casual but I guess it's a regional thing. My grandma was born in Michigan and she said "davenport"- sometimes shortened to "daveno" but not by her- but she said her parents had had a "Chesterfield".
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Old 09-29-17, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Ramona_W View Post
We are at LoP's mom's house and she has a sofa, a loveseat, and two things which don't seem to be the right size to be called either. I usually think of couches as being more casual but I guess it's a regional thing. My grandma was born in Michigan and she said "davenport"- sometimes shortened to "daveno" but not by her- but she said her parents had had a "Chesterfield".
I thought Davenport was in Iowa. Are you saying there is one in Michigan too? As for Chesterfields, my mother smoked, but not my dad.
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Originally Posted by Ramona_W View Post
We are at LoP's mom's house and she has a sofa, a loveseat, and two things which don't seem to be the right size to be called either. I usually think of couches as being more casual but I guess it's a regional thing. My grandma was born in Michigan and she said "davenport"- sometimes shortened to "daveno" but not by her- but she said her parents had had a "Chesterfield".
I think they should be called NOT CHAIRS.
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Have you checked out Spatula City?
Now I'm hearing this as a variation of the David Bowie song.
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Old 09-29-17, 09:43 AM
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As for Chesterfields, my mother smoked, but not my dad.
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I'll look for them, but Costco Mexico carries different stuff. Are they near the granola bars?
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
I thought Davenport was in Iowa. Are you saying there is one in Michigan too? As for Chesterfields, my mother smoked, but not my dad.
And my folks grew up saying mangoes for what we now call sweet peppers. In my childhood home, we had a davenport.
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Old 09-29-17, 10:08 AM
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Old 09-29-17, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
I'll look for them, but Costco Mexico carries different stuff. Are they near the granola bars?
Not a clue. I don't get to go to Costco. Mrs. LAJ shares the membership with her brother, which is quite alright.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
I thought Davenport was in Iowa. Are you saying there is one in Michigan too? As for Chesterfields, my mother smoked, but not my dad.
I would say there are probably not davenports still in Michigan. Also Chesterfields, the furniture, appear to involve a lot of tucking and fancy fabrics. There won't be one in my near future. It is hoped that getting rid of the shag carpet- especially in the room where it wasn't stretched properly- will happen in the next year. I understand this house was built in the 70s but the carpet is just too hot for Phoenix.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
And my folks grew up saying mangoes for what we now call sweet peppers. In my childhood home, we had a davenport.
Learning Spanish is on my list for this year and I started some online lessons yesterday. Amusingly, it is European Spanish rather than Latin American Spanish and there seems to be a lot of hissing due to all the "th" sounds. Also, if I ordered a "tostada" and got a piece of toast without even avocado or Nutella, I'd be bummed.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
And my folks grew up saying mangoes for what we now call sweet peppers. In my childhood home, we had a davenport.
Your kidding. They called capsicums mangoes? That is elevating mangoes far above their deserved station. What a poor substitute for a peach!
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Originally Posted by Ramona_W View Post
Learning Spanish is on my list for this year and I started some online lessons yesterday. Amusingly, it is European Spanish rather than Latin American Spanish and there seems to be a lot of hissing due to all the "th" sounds. Also, if I ordered a "tostada" and got a piece of toast without even avocado or Nutella, I'd be bummed.
Yep, the hardest part of learing Spanish is figuring out which regional variation you should focus on. In the SW USA, Mexican is likely your best bet.
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Originally Posted by Ramona_W View Post
Learning Spanish is on my list for this year and I started some online lessons yesterday. Amusingly, it is European Spanish rather than Latin American Spanish and there seems to be a lot of hissing due to all the "th" sounds. Also, if I ordered a "tostada" and got a piece of toast without even avocado or Nutella, I'd be bummed.
That woud be pan tostada. Around here we don't have tostados per se, but different variations depending on how they're prepared. The toppings remain relatively the same.
Panuchos and salbutes being the main two. One has the tortilla fried in oil and the other doesn't.
I look forward to chatting with you in spanish.
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Also, having learned very basic Spanish in Guatemala, I had some comprehension trouble in Costa Rica. But that was long ago and far away, and my Spanish is much better now.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
Your kidding. They called capsicums mangoes? That is elevating mangoes far above their deserved station. What a poor substitute for a peach!
I think it was an Amish thing. They both had some in their backgrounds.
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Originally Posted by Ramona_W View Post
Learning Spanish is on my list for this year and I started some online lessons yesterday. Amusingly, it is European Spanish rather than Latin American Spanish and there seems to be a lot of hissing due to all the "th" sounds. Also, if I ordered a "tostada" and got a piece of toast without even avocado or Nutella, I'd be bummed.
Why don't you find a Latin American person to just teach you? A much better way to learn, imo.
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Maybe, but the bomb proof bang for you buck levels are off the charts.
Be that as it may, I looooooved seeing them on my competition's bikes in transition. Crazy slow, and I've never had a GP4K flat in a race (knock on wood). The stuff that has flatted them in training rides would also typically flat a Gatorskin, which does happen.
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Your kidding. They called capsicums mangoes? That is elevating mangoes far above their deserved station. What a poor substitute for a peach!
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Be that as it may, I looooooved seeing them on my competition's bikes in transition. Crazy slow, and I've never had a GP4K flat in a race (knock on wood). The stuff that has flatted them in training rides would also typically flat a Gatorskin, which does happen.
Well the TT currently has one Conti Ultra Race from the original owner. I had to replace the other because it the bead was not staying in the rim! It was replaced with an old Conti Ultra Sport I had laying around and I don't remember it's history. So, I'm not super trusting of either tire on the bike at the moment.

I'd like to have the gatorskins on there for training rides at the very least.
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