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Old 04-01-18, 10:14 AM
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I was watching the live video feed of Flanders that seeds posted. But it got yanked a few minutes ago. Sad!
My generic YouTube video feed played to the end and then some.
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Are kids out of school for the whole week or just Monday? If for the whole week that’s going to gum up my plans.
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Are kids out of school for the whole week or just Monday?
Neither. School was out on Friday.

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Should I do anything productive today?
Maybe
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28 miles out and back yesterday to REI to return a pair of shoes. I have no cycling stamina whatsoever.
Did you ride home barefoot?
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Did you ride home barefoot?
Maybe it was an exchange?
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Maybe
I started to do taxes last night but didn't see a W-2 amongst the big pile of papers on the desk.

I decided to get rid of some of the papers. I made a noticeable dent this morning, but still haven't seen said W-2.
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They gave me another tray of clear liquids for lunch. No problem. Can I go home?

Oops, no. They want me to have “full liquids” first, so I got a second lunch of tomato soup, vanilla pudding, a mighty shake (like ensure), crab-grape juice, and a half pint of milk.

I am hoping they will let me go home soon.
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I started to do taxes last night but didn't see a W-2 amongst the big pile of papers on the desk.

I decided to get rid of some of the papers. I made a noticeable dent this morning, but still haven't seen said W-2.
Doing your taxes without a W-2 is like building a bicycle without a frame.
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More snow called for tomorrow. Wtf?
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I am hoping they will let me go home soon.
How do you tell if the obstruction is gone by eating soup?
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Hi, what’s this thread about?
A cautionary tale about how the once mighty Doug's have been dropping like flies in 2018.
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How do you tell if the obstruction is gone by eating soup?
Easy, eat chunky soup.
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It's my fake internet birthday.
In other words not your real birthday.
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A cold front moved in over night. A mere 82A at the moment. A high of only 90 predicted for the day. Mostly sunny. Little wind. Looks like a good day for a ride, possibly even longer than 24km.
After an hour with the spud bar and pick, I will be happy with 24 km.
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A cautionary tale about how the once mighty Doug's ....
Oh?
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Anybody here can explain to me what this Future Shock business is all about. Some Specialized feature or gadget or something? What's it supposed to do? Is it really a shock absorber? On road bikes?
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More snow called for tomorrow. Wtf?
It's snowing here at the moment and 28ºF.
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They gave me another tray of clear liquids for lunch. No problem. Can I go home?

Oops, no. They want me to have “full liquids” first, so I got a second lunch of tomato soup, vanilla pudding, a mighty shake (like ensure), crab-grape juice, and a half pint of milk.

I am hoping they will let me go home soon.
They're probably afraid that you'll go home and eat more twigs and bark and stop yourself up again.
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I got $1500 back this year from the IRS and I'm a little miffed. Should be closer to zero.

So, my tax lady runs my figures through her witchcraft software for next year with the new tax rules and told me that if nothing changes, I'll be getting $5,000 plus back. Dang, I must be in some sort of sweet spot with the new tax plan.
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Anybody here can explain to me what this Future Shock business is all about. Some Specialized feature or gadget or something? What's it supposed to do? Is it really a shock absorber? On road bikes?
With a spring and everything...
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Nevermind, found some videos.

What a croc.
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It's snowing here at the moment and 28ºF.
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Are kids out of school for the whole week or just Monday? If for the whole week that’s going to gum up my plans.
My kids were off all last week and go back tomorrow, unless snow delay.
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