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Old 12-18-20, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Haven't use them, but I met the guy somewhere. I think maybe he was a boat coach when I took the week-long North U/Colgate Trim and Tactics course in Florida.

APS was a terrible loss. We loved their store. I think the only custom work I got from them was a beautiful set of tapered spin sheets. These days, I get all my rigging from a buddy whose boat I used to race on and has a day job as an engineer.
His name is Rod Favela, and he has coached through Colgate so you probably did meet him. He also does a lot of the Caribbean regattas both coaching and as crew. He's helped me with all of my boats. I raced with him on his VX One when it was first launched. Really fun boat. The regatta we did was all heavy air (20+) and was on the cold side. My knees were shot from all the hiking we had to do to keep the boat flat, both upwind and down. The constant planing though was a real kick. He and his wife have been friends of ours for 20 years or more.
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Old 12-18-20, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Many years ago I got a penicillin shot (I think?) and almost passed out. It was weird. As far as I know I'm not allergic.
Years ago, I agreed to donate T-cells for a friend of mine. To see if it would work, I had to go through some testing which involved a number of injections in my arm. It was all done in a lab setting. My skin started bubbling, and I must have freaked out since I had watched Altered States a few nights earlier. Passed out cold.

That ended my donation as they said they could not take a chance on me passing out during a 6 or 7 hour transfer procedure.

Felt bad that I couldn't help my friend and wasn't HTFU enough.
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Old 12-18-20, 11:54 AM
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Our school did not have an orchestra, only a band. There was a double bass hanging around but that's it as far as string instruments go, I think it was mostly used for our jazz ensemble. That was fun to play and felt pretty comfortable, so I've always been kind of looking for an electric cello. The full size acoustic ones are so big and louder than I want, especially if I was learning and living in an apartment.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Many years ago I got a penicillin shot (I think?) and almost passed out. It was weird. As far as I know I'm not allergic.
It must have tickled your parasympathetic nervous system and caused a drop in your BP. Happens in otherwise presumably healthy people.
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Originally Posted by datlas
It must have tickled your parasympathetic nervous system and caused a drop in your BP. Happens in otherwise presumably healthy people.
Yup. It's not the drug, it's the shot anxiety, and especially healthy young people with a male preponderance.
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Old 12-18-20, 12:21 PM
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In 6th grade when I first started, I really wanted to play the violin. I’m left handed and being public school they didn’t have anything south paw. The violin felt so tiny I thought I was going to break it. The bass was already claimed but four bigger guys. She handed me a cello and it felt natural. Learning to play a right handed cello allowed me to play right handed guitars later on in life. South paw just feels so weird.
When I started 1st grade, the teacher, had a meeting with my parents to discus my being left handed. I was Normalized by being forced to become right handed. However I still bat left handed, hockey I go both sides. I cant swing a golf club to save my life, either side. Sledgehammer, axe are also left sided skills, as is sweepingand using a shovel. Things I learned left handed stayed left handed unless I relearned them back then.
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Old 12-18-20, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol

Lol, but it totally safe, she's just drunk, nothing to see here
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Old 12-18-20, 12:27 PM
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Whoa, that's the same low as here in the quasi-north. #WorldsCollide
My brother sent me this. Today in Sharpsville.
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Old 12-18-20, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
It must have tickled your parasympathetic nervous system and caused a drop in your BP. Happens in otherwise presumably healthy people.
Maybe? I believe it was a large needle in my thigh and I'd never had an injection like that.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Such as?


x N +




Probably just a handful of overhead mics though.
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Old 12-18-20, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Beethoven was deaf and he managed.
Alternatively; HTFU
Of course, at 250 years old, he should give up mountain biking.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Of course, at 250 years old, he should give up mountain biking.
He could try this.
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Old 12-18-20, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
In fact I've had my nurse tell me to stay seated for a few minutes following a flu vaccine shot, so it must be a somewhat common reaction.
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Old 12-18-20, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Same.

Fortunately my driveway is not 25% and it is shoveled bone dry.
Do you have a magic shovel like Doug?
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Really raising the photography bar here.

Your move, WhyFi .
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I stopped reading at that point since it does not apply to me.
But you're older than you were last year, so . . . . .
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Do you have a magic shovel like Doug?
I estimate it has been seven or more years since I last shoveled snow.
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But you're older than you were last year, so . . . . .
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
. . . . people with a male preponderance.
Well I would hope so. I hear that occurs roughly 50% of the time.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
In fact I've had my nurse tell me to stay seated for a few minutes following a flu vaccine shot, so it must be a somewhat common reaction.
She just thought you looked fragile. :ή

Fainting is common with needl-y procedures. For instance, it happens in about three in 1000 blood donations.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Well I would hope so. I hear that occurs roughly 50% of the time.
More common with the boys, is what I meant.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
More common with the boys, is what I meant.
Yeah, actually I neglected to put a emoji in there.
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Ugh. COVID being transmitted at work. Lax hygiene cited. Glad I don’t have to go in for a couple of weeks.
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I had a brain aneurism just watching that.
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