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Old 07-08-23, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by gnome
1816? I didn't think you were that old.
In another lifetime, when I was selling produce at the farmers market, the current manager, an older gentleman, told me that in 1963 we had a killing frost on June 15. Last frost date has always been May 15. All the warm weather crops were lost
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Originally Posted by badger1
Now settled into our summer place (a.k.a. money barbecue). Leaking roof to be sorted tomorrow; leak in upstairs plumbing sorted today. After a few days of mist/periodic torrential rains the sun finally decided to show itself.

Good things: view over the Bay of Fundy beautiful as always, and the new (last year) board/batten siding on the barn has thankfully weathered and is starting to look 'old.' Another year should do it, then linseed will be applied (ugh).


Beautiful place. Inviting. I viewed the Bay of Fundy in 1981. I was wowed by the 42' tide
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Always liked Kool and the Gang. Banarama not so much
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So for a bit more on Zurich, holy carp the cars. CTRs all over (datlas eat your heart out) (tagging doesn't seem to be working) (jk it was thrown off by the left parenthesis - bug!). Little old lady in a G63 Biturbo. Two teenage boys in a Brabus Gelaendewagen. Tons of Gs in general. P-cars not even worth noticing. F-cars not unusual. The Uber to the airport was a 7er. Made every other place I've ever been look poor, nevermind what it costs to feed those beasts there.

We went to the national museum, which was great, and the FIFA museum, which was excellent even for someone who doesn't care for that brand of football. Vacations were underway hard enough that we usually had lunch at a place called Hildl, which is vegetarian only (another datlas shoutout) but pretty good and advertises being I think the world's oldest vegetarian restaurant. The other restaurants were very meat-and-potatoes, which worked out just fine for me. Lovely place overall, but we think Interlaken was nicer.

Interlaken, mind, was very much like a CO mountain town, though lower in elevation for the town itself. AG wants to go back next September for the Jungfrau marathon, which starts in Interlaken, through Lauterbrunnen and Wengen to Eigergletscher. Elevation gain: almost 2000m, mostly in the second half. They also have a half-marathon, which I figured I could do with her. Except oh crap, they have you do the SECOND half. The part UP THE MOUNTAIN. FML I'm too fat for that. In any case she's not even close to certain because of still needing to find out about her work schedule, but would be fun.

More pics will come when I have time to sort out the good ones. Maybe tomorrow, maybe this week. Not a ton though.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Do you use your halo for sweat management?
I use a simple polyester head sock.
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Originally Posted by datlas
My flying insect story is the time a yellow jacket wasp got under my jersey and stung me several times. Ouch. It was at the end of the ride. On my way home, I broke out in full body hives, started to have tongue/lip swelling, and an impending feeling of doom. It was not pleasant.

My wife took me to the hospital and I got a shot of epinephrine which was interesting, it made me feel so intense like my head was about to pop off, or as if I drank a gallon of potent coffee. But it made the allergic reaction go away.

I hate yellow jacket wasps. Evil.
When I was still a motorcycle rider(in yet another lifetime from the farmers market lifetime) I caught a large fly between my lips, as it flew in. I could feel the legs flailing.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I got stung on the tongue once . . . put a beer down while chatting, and took a swig without checking.
I put a beer down, under a tall palm tree. Heard a plink and looked down to see the membrane from a glob of bird**** spanning the opening. I poured it out. This in the same lifetime as the motorcycle riding
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
10.03 miles. Felt fatigued from yesterday. I'm thrilled to be riding even though it's miniscule.
Same
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Looks like I’m going to have a cynical day.
The best kind of day. Kudos
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Originally Posted by datlas
Sounds like a pain in the ass.

That said, bursitis typically is tender/painful with pressure applied to the area, and no pain when the area is off-loaded….so if you cannot find a comfortable position it makes me seriously question the diagnosis. You should discuss with your witch doctor.
On the subject of Naproxen, jow many doses, twelve hours apart are too many. I injured my foot while getting off the hotel bed a couple weeks ago.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
We don’t have a card tied to airline points; we don’t fly enough.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Beautiful place. Inviting. I viewed the Bay of Fundy in 1981. I was wowed by the 42' tide
Have the tides gotten larger?

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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
LSS always flies business and I used to sit in a premium coach seat. I think our last 11 hr flight changed that. Now I ask her to get me a seat next to her and not, under any circumstances, to let me know what it cost.

It’s not the leg room, it’s my skinny ass.
On my last two flights, I booked basic economy and, checking in early, got premium economy assigned seats on both flights. And aisle seats!!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
So crowded that you need reservations?

So, more than two minutes of it?
Not that crowded, but only one customer per salesperson allowed at any given time.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol

So, more than two minutes of it?
Way more. The e-newbie was bad but I was away from him and the other one started: " I charged it to 70% for a ride but we decided to do a longer ride so I didn't know if there was enough charge for that ride so I was sweating it".

I got into the front group for a minute and I asked them to save me from e-bike hell. They laughed.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Beautiful place. Inviting. I viewed the Bay of Fundy in 1981. I was wowed by the 42' tide
Thanks ... yes, it is a beautiful* place. The tides are quite the thing. I'm from the West Coast of Canada originally; an ocean kid, grew up right on the water on Vancouver Island. But the tides there are simply nothing like 'here' -- a freak of geology etc.

*Caveat: one has to be prepared to put up with the bugs, however! Right now black flies, with horse (and deer) flies coming on strong. Soon mosquitoes will be added to the noxious mix!
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Originally Posted by datlas
It’s more of a good diagnostician doctor issue.
By this, you're saying NOT a witch doctor.

Have you ever dealt much with one? When I first showed mild symptoms of disease, I went to one probably four or five times. He never diagnosed me with anything. Just ruled some stuff out and gave me anti-inflammatories.

A preview of the years of frustration to come. SMH.
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Originally Posted by big john
Way more. The e-newbie was bad but I was away from him and the other one started: " I charged it to 70% for a ride but we decided to do a longer ride so I didn't know if there was enough charge for that ride so I was sweating it".

I got into the front group for a minute and I asked them to save me from e-bike hell. They laughed.
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Originally Posted by badger1
*Caveat: one has to be prepared to put up with the bugs, however! Right now black flies, with horse (and deer) flies coming on strong. Soon mosquitoes will be added to the noxious mix!
See post #250
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Originally Posted by badger1
Thanks ... yes, it is a beautiful* place. The tides are quite the thing. I'm from the West Coast of Canada originally; an ocean kid, grew up right on the water on Vancouver Island. But the tides there are simply nothing like 'here' -- a freak of geology etc.

*Caveat: one has to be prepared to put up with the bugs, however! Right now black flies, with horse (and deer) flies coming on strong. Soon mosquitoes will be added to the noxious mix!
Yes, I remember that. My first, or second experience with blackflies
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Pirates infield struggling
Similar to this?

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
See post #250
Heh! Yes, I recall that post. Just a fact of life in large parts of eastern Canada. Nothing, though, compared to the northern (but still habitable) bits of the country. Fun fact #1: horseflies 'bite' by rotating their jaw bits like a drill. Fun fact #2: black flies tend to leave their little heads embedded in you when you brush 'em off.
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professional sports admission cheaper than high school football game.
They charge money to watch high school football?
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Interesting day - went to Dallas (45 minute drive) to shop for a birthday gift for Mrs. Mojo. Got to the store, and was told we would be put on the waiting list to be admitted. Waited an hour to receive the text that we could then come in. Never, ever have experienced that.
Tagged along with Mrs. rjones28 on her shoe buying errand today. We walked right in to the store, chose some shoes, paid, and left. No waiting.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
They charge money to watch high school football?
Usually.

5 bucks to see some HS Volleyball locally.


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