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Old 07-19-23, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
It's a bird-eat-bird world.


Almost done.
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I went out into the world today, without my glasses. And i don't have them on now, with the phone imy hand.
We had friends over for lunch. One of them brought birthday presents from Costco. For me a complete four layer chocolate cake, and for my wife, six large carrot cake cupcakes. This woman has had the stomach bypass surgery and clearly has forgotten what it's like. We split a cupcake, and I had a small slice of cake, before wrapping it all up and putting it in the freezer. I guess I'm gonna have to pick it up a bit on the riding.
Oh, and a big jar of roasted cashews to split. The cookies have yet to make it to the freezer, but will make their way there before nightfall.
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Old 07-19-23, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyD
All done..

I didn't realize peregrines belched after a meal.
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I got another lab report, this morning, and my triglycerides are down to 42. How low is too low?
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I emailed the Honda dealer, the CTR’s are both available at only 12k over MSRP.

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Originally Posted by big john
There's one sitting in my neighborhood that hasn't moved in years. Don't know if it's turbo, were they all turbo?
There's a very rough Exirati in the neighborhood here. My mother was stunned when I told her what it used to be.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Wow, c.o.r.n.h.o.l.e has reached “sport” status, I never thought of it like so. To me it was a beer drinking game, much like bowling, you get better after drinking a couple.

But somehow it seemed to have even lower status than bowling.

EDIT : Case in point, see, it’s in filter status.
Circumventing the filter. Reported.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
BTW, I can't remember if I mentioned this the other day, but I was looking at US News and World Report's "Best Places To Retire In 2023" the other day. #1 was Lancaster - I'd seen that other places. But #3 was Harrisburg, and #5 was York. Also in the top 10 - Reading and Allentown. Also Youngstown OH. YOUNGSTOWN!

I suspect shenanigans.
In other PA news, AG got reached out to by a recruiter for a super-secret startup "somewhere in eastern PA, we can tell you it's about 90 minutes from NY". Referred by a coworker at her previous place, whom they are also keeping anonymous because he's still in the interview process. Would require moving there, but crazy promotion. Also pay cut and crazy startup life, but possible big rewards. No idea if anything will come of it, but was interesting to hear happened.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Same. The iPad is a notch lower in usability for my liking, and the phone is lowest. If I only had a phone I just wouldn't be a mod . . . maybe not even be a member.

I'm just spoiled.
The mobile web can DIAF.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
It looks like, for all the extra time at home people had during the Pandemic, babymaking was distinctly less popular. May have to do with the feeling that the world was ending.
Probably good to reduce the load on the health care system then though...
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
In other PA news, AG got reached out to by a recruiter for a super-secret startup "somewhere in eastern PA, we can tell you it's about 90 minutes from NY". Referred by a coworker at her previous place, whom they are also keeping anonymous because he's still in the interview process. Would require moving there, but crazy promotion. Also pay cut and crazy startup life, but possible big rewards. No idea if anything will come of it, but was interesting to hear happened.
Kept man status coming your way!
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
There's a very rough Exirati in the neighborhood here. My mother was stunned when I told her what it used to be.
A what?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I don't even have a desktop(or a desk). You can call home and ask my wife.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
It's a bird-eat-bird world.
Are you and senior Jones done in Pittsburgh? Did it go well and were memories created.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
It looks like, for all the extra time at home people had during the Pandemic, babymaking was distinctly less popular. May have to do with the feeling that the world was ending.
Possibly. There was a small uptick in US births in 2021, but the preliminary 2022 numbers resume the long-term decline in the US birth rate.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Kept man status coming your way!
I mean, I could still quit tomorrow. Just no point.

And again, would be a pay cut in immediate terms, apparently. I suspect she won't take it, but be a hell of a ride.

At least the move would be easy!
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Originally Posted by big john
A what?
XR4Ti. People thought it was meant to be pronounced. D&D even had a monster called that. Damned if I can find a record of it, though.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Possibly. There was a small uptick in US births in 2021, but the preliminary 2022 numbers resume the long-term decline in the US birth rate.
Will the generation in this birthrate decline be called busters? OK Buster.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
XR4Ti. People thought it was meant to be pronounced. D&D even had a monster called that. Damned if I can find a record of it, though.
I remember those. Merkur. Don't think I ever worked on one.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Are you and senior Jones done in Pittsburgh? Did it go well and were memories created.
We're done in Pittsburgh. I got home Monday afternoon and Senior made it back to Florida last night.

Ribbons were won. Memories were made.

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We're done in Pittsburgh. I got home Monday afternoon and Senior .are it back to Florida last night.

Ribbons were won. Memories were made.

Fantastic.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Will the generation in this birthrate decline be called busters? OK Buster.
So far, we're calling them Generation Alpha.

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Do recall that the Baby Boom was called such because it was higher than previous normal, of course. Birth rates had been declining steadily for a long time prior. The current decline is just back on trend. That chart is misleading crap.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/...-us-1800-2020/
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Time to see that movie again.
That’s just, like, your opinion, man.
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