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Old 06-09-23, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Yes, much less addictive and probably less toxic than alcohol too. Iím still not a fan of recreational use.

What worries me most about cannabis is the apparent acceptability of driving high. The amount of weed one smells on the roads around here is shocking.
I prefer it to alcohol, no hangover, much more mellow. Usually just have 5mg seltzer or gummy.
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Mine was always a big water drinker, will sit in the tub and demand the faucet be turned on, but he did increase his drinking last year. We knew something was wrong when he started wobbling and tripping over his own feet. Plus, he couldn't jump up on the couch anymore. I guess diabetes affects their nerves, muscle control, etc.
Now, he even runs once in a while.
Everything was good until the last sentence.
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[QUOTE=big john;22917866]Mine was always a big water drinker, will sit in the tub and demand the faucet be turned on,
My poor departed boy would do the same thing with the tub. He would jump in and meow until one of us turned on the water in just the right way so that t would drip off the stopper lever at the perfect rate.

You also had to be watchful if you sat a glass of water on the coffee table. He would often jump up and start drinking from it. We would often put out a glass for him.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
I prefer it to alcohol, no hangover, much more mellow. Usually just have 5mg seltzer or gummy.
I won't defend alcohol, which is straight-up poison, and cannabis can obviously be used moderately and responsibly by moderate and responsible people. It's the rest of society and especially the dumbasses DUI and doing other critical jobs whacked out of their skulls who worry me.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
I won't defend alcohol, which is straight-up poison, and cannabis can obviously be used moderately and responsibly by moderate and responsible people. It's the rest of society and especially the dumbasses DUI and doing other critical jobs whacked out of their skulls who worry me.
Its truly frightening how many people drive under the influence of something,
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Its truly frightening how many people drive under the influence of something,
. . . or while texting, or are generally bad at it.
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Old 06-09-23, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I am wondering if I should be looking for any warning signs. My boy drinks. (My ex was watching him once and texted me, writing "Stephen is such a loud drinker.") But he doesn't guzzle water. However, he does get UR food. The wet version already has lots of water in it.
I have two male cats on that food. Must be 50 percent water and still about 2 dollars a can!!

Abshipp, I hope your girl is ok. I'm taking mine into the vet for a UTI in about an hour. Fingers crossed.

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Originally Posted by datlas
The interesting thing is that although I am credentialed to certify patients for medical cannabis, I have never even tried it myself recreationally.

Cycling and endorphins are my drug of choice.
I stopped at some point during college. I later had a couple of hits at a party during my second year of law school. I started freaking out about exams, which were not anywhere close. Then I got tired. That as in '89 or '90. I didn't take another toke until a Christmas party in 2006 or so. The stuff they have these days is SOOOO much stronger than what I had BITD. I had to switch to drinking water for the rest of the night, and My GF at the time had to drive home.

I have several friends who smoke recreationally. I won't touch that stuff.
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Rango's definitely reached the "Old Dog" stage. He'll have days where he seems tired, but mostly he's just a little less active. Sometimes he'll have a flare up of his neck/shoulder thing, but it generally lasts only a day or so. He's stopped running the "racetrack" he used to carve in the lawn every year - even just a year or so ago, he'd run it 10-12 times, but instead he'll do 2 minutes of jump-spins in the living room. He's 13 1/2, so he's closing in on the usual 12-14 year lifespan, but he's still pretty healthy and he hasn't lost much muscle mass.
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Speaking of expensive cat food/meds, I have 3 pets on Fluoxetine. I think I paid about $70 dollars for 60 capsules. I got an ad from Costco a few days ago for 200 caps for $15. Why are vet meds so expensive??

and if I try to get a prescription to buy from somewhere else, they almost laugh.

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Old 06-09-23, 09:20 AM
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All week the winds have been pretty strong, but from unusual directions. Usually it's WNW, but the other day it was from the SW. And the other day I think it was due West, and really gusty, which means I can get up to a pretty good pace - like over 30 in some spots - and then get hit by a crosswind trying to knock my wheels out from under me. The change in wind direction also means that the places where the road is shielded from the wind all change, so I'll get hit with it in places I'd normally not be. Still and all, it's a nice change from "10-20 mph from the WNW", especially since that's the direction of the last 3 miles of my weeknight route, and the last mile is the worst.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I stopped at some point during college. I later had a couple of hits at a party during my second year of law school. I started freaking out about exams, which were not anywhere close. Then I got tired. That as in '89 or '90. I didn't take another toke until a Christmas party in 2006 or so. The stuff they have these days is SOOOO much stronger than what I had BITD. I had to switch to drinking water for the rest of the night, and My GF at the time had to drive home.

I have several friends who smoke recreationally. I won't touch that stuff.
I used way, way too much of it in high school and college and it often caused me very unpleasant anxiety and depersonalization. LSS finally told me she never wanted me high in her presence. I probably got high a few times in med school and residency. Then when I got commissioned as a fellow, I was subject to drug testing and on three-year probation because I admitted previous use. It never happened, but I didn't tempt fate for 27 years. Now that I'm a civilian again, If someone offered me a very low-dose edible thing in a safe setting, I might try it just out of curiosity.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Its truly frightening how many people drive under the influence of something,

At any time on the road, atleast one driver in your immediate vicinity is impaired.
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Any of you that use the Scoshe HR monitor, have you ever noticed it dropping from your head unit continuously during a ride? Just started this past week. Donít know if itís garmin or if my HR is dying.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Any of you that use the Scoshe HR monitor, have you ever noticed it dropping from your head unit continuously during a ride? Just started this past week. Donít know if itís garmin or if my HR is dying.
Haven't had that happen.
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Originally Posted by big john

New Porsche only $15K.
Pass.

I've never found much appeal in "Porsche" branded merch, other than the cars.
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Any of you that use the Scoshe HR monitor, have you ever noticed it dropping from your head unit continuously during a ride? Just started this past week. Donít know if itís garmin or if my HR is dying.
Yes

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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
I used way, way too much of it in high school...
I went to an all-boys boarding high school in western New England. Was a whole lot else to do on the weekends. Kids would bring stuff to school at after holiday breaks. Those of us with street smarts could sometimes get stuff from in town, about 3 miles away.

My 40th reunion is this weekend. For my 35th, I took Amtrak up to St. Albans, VT the week before, rode to the reunion weekend and then kept on riding home. That obviously wasn't possible this year, and I didn;'t feel like i was up to the long drive or train ride.

I am planning to be up there August 18th for the weekend. My ex is going to ride D2R2, which is a mostly dirt Randonnťe. Great ride. She's doing the 105K route. Over 7000' of climbing. I was going to volunteer, but I lunched and all the volunteer sports filled up. Guess i will just hang out.
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AQI is below 100. Benson had another "old dog health issues" vet visit. The skies are getting dark with rain clouds.
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DC is not that far from you, why don't you go and see if you can talk him down.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I don't mind reefer vapers, but those nic vapers with Poisonous Pineapple and Bileous Birthday Cake are absolutely awful.
It started with those, and they were legal for sale for tobacco before they were cool for it. But they were always headed that way, they started right in with the same lies about "healthy tobacco" that cigarettes did in the first place, and they undid all the gains we had made on smoking over the past generation or two. Should have banned their manufacture, import, and sale the moment they were started, or the moment they got trendy. It is a massive public health failure that now we have to spend another generation fighting the same damn fight.
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Originally Posted by datlas
My local Honda dealer has a Civic Type R in stock.

Must resist. MUST RESIST!!
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Originally Posted by genejockey
hasn't lost much muscle mass.
It's been 3 weeks to the day since wife's injury. It's absolutely shocking how much muscle mass has been lost already.

They are doing daily exercises to try and maintain some strength, but it's wild to see an example of just how much work our legs do just moving around every day.

2 more weeks until surgery consult...
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Its truly frightening how many people drive under the influence of something,
I use under the influence of stupid as a catch all.
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