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Old 03-25-21, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey
You are lucky! My Dad was skinny as a rail, when he was a ute. And slender his whole life. Of the 6 of us kids, the older 4 all seem to be naturally thin, while the last 2 of us - my sister and me - both tend to be heavier. But we were both thin as kids, too. Not sure why this is, but I can tell you all 6 of us eat like horses.
So, mainly oats?
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Old 03-25-21, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
So, mainly oats?
Hay there!
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Or, as we say, after watching entirely too many episodes of 'Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives', "That's Flavortown!"
Love that guy. Anybody else take notes in case you're in one of the towns?
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Sorry - dollars spent.... not beers drank. Still, money totally pissed away (literally)
Yow. People that complain about having Champagne tastes and a beer budget haven't met you!

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Seems the censors don't like the word - s.p.a.z.z.e.s

Not sure how there is anything wrong with that word.
The censor filter is ********, I mean stupid.
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Giving up booze during the week turned out to be amazingly easy and also had the effect of reducing our desire for alcohol on the weekends. These days, one drink or glass of wine and I'm done. The exception being on the boat, at anchor after a long day of short-handing with the wife or at the dock after a race. The combination of massive thirst and physical and mental fatigue just removes all the stop signals.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
I'm not fat. I'm flavorful!
Quality
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Whoa, whoa, whoa! I'm going to need some units here - 200-300 what per week?

Yeah buddy. I was going to say... I thought I was a champion drinker, but DAMN!
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Originally Posted by Eric F
I remember when it was just the older building. My dad and I used to ski at Mt. Waterman when I was young (that was definitely more than 30 years ago).

Lower Big T was okay. Better going up than it would be going down, but no significant issues that I noticed. That's the first time I've been on it since at least 2004, so I can't compare it to anything more recently.
So you went down a different way? During the summer the race car traffic was unreal. I went up Big T with the intention of going to Red Box, possibly to Mount Wilson, but the people racing around was worse than I had ever seen it, probably due to covid, so I turned back at Clear Creek and went back down Big T. I would have descended Angeles Crest if drivers had been behaving better.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I went through similar measures, but I sure as hell didn't give up the beer!

That, IMO, is one of the nice things about counting both input and output - as long as your you're under for the day, it's not necessarily a matter of denying yourself the things that you like. I've found that, if I eat right otherwise, there's room for a daily 12oz beer even on days where I'm not particularly active.
There is no beer in the rjones28 saloon at the moment.
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Love that guy. Anybody else take notes in case you're in one of the towns?
Some of his production crew live not too far away from me, evidently. He's come through town a few times, hitting up places that they've recommended and the Guy fans have seriously messed up wait times at places I love. I mean, on one hand, I like seeing these places doing the bang-up business that they deserve, but I've also avoided some places for months at a time because they were so busy.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
they are being obtuse in his honor. SMFH
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Yes.
I mean, not at the same time.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
So, mainly oats?
O-o-oh, Wi-ilbu-ur!
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Originally Posted by rjones28
There is no beer in the rjones28 saloon at the moment.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Because the truth is stranger than fiction.
Fiction has to make sense.
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Originally Posted by big john
So you went down a different way? During the summer the race car traffic was unreal. I went up Big T with the intention of going to Red Box, possibly to Mount Wilson, but the people racing around was worse than I had ever seen it, probably due to covid, so I turned back at Clear Creek and went back down Big T. I would have descended Angeles Crest if drivers had been behaving better.
We did Lower Big T - Angeles Forest - Angeles Crest. I don't love the traffic on the descent from Clear Creek to La Canada, especially on the weekends, but it wasn't too bad that day. However, everything came to a stop about halfway down where there was a motorcycle reduced to a pile of rubble on the side of the road. We learned that the rider had been helicoptered out just a few minutes before we got there. When things were cleared up, CHP sent the flock of bicycles down the road ahead of everyone else, so we got a clear run for the last half of the descent.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Love that guy. Anybody else take notes in case you're in one of the towns?
We would, if we travelled at all....

A couple years back, Mrs. GeneJockey and the Little GeneJockeys took me to a place nearby that had been featured on one of his shows. The Refuge - a sandwich place that makes their own pastrami. It was fantastic! Flavorful, tender... everything "pastrami' in packages in the lunchmeat section never is. And with real pickles!
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
NBD. I only drink beer with pizza, burgers, and donuts.

Wine cellar and liquor cabinet are fully stocked.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
There is no beer in the rjones28 saloon at the moment.
I would consider this a drinking problem.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Giving up booze during the week turned out to be amazingly easy and also had the effect of reducing our desire for alcohol on the weekends. These days, one drink or glass of wine and I'm done. The exception being on the boat, at anchor after a long day of short-handing with the wife or at the dock after a race. The combination of massive thirst and physical and mental fatigue just removes all the stop signals.
I expected to drink a whole lot more this last year than I actually did. I didn't consciously decide not to. I just didn't. I keep buying limes and not using them. And I love a good homemade Daquiri or Margarita.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
And I love a good homemade Daquiri or Margarita.
I look forward to margarita season.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Wine cellar and liquor cabinet are fully stocked.
I haven't had a bottle of whisky in the house for a few weeks, now. I'm surprised that I've lasted this long.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I look forward to margarita season.
When is it NOT margarita season?? My location my have some influence on my opinion.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
When is it NOT margarita season?? My location my have some influence on my opinion.
Yup. I love a margarita, but it's just not a winter thing for me. Soon, though - margaritas and mojitos (which reminds me that we need to get some mint for the herb garden).
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