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11-11-10, 05:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,574
Posted By linux_author

if you had 4X the assets and monthly income of...

if you had 4X the assets and monthly income of that gal in Germany, but are now nearly broke, she must have been near the poverty level! sounds like you got back to a better part of the world...
...
08-07-10, 09:03 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,399
Posted By linux_author

i used to keep track, but don't anymore... i ride...

i used to keep track, but don't anymore... i ride at least four times a week for two or more hours at 15-20 mph
08-06-10, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By linux_author

Double Wishes, Double Luck Today!

saw this after a short ride in light drizzle - a double rainbow:

http://www.tux.org/~bball/foo/double_rainbow.jpg
07-19-10, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,337
Posted By linux_author

http://images.asseenontv.com/prod-pages/images1/LL...

http://images.asseenontv.com/prod-pages/images1/LLLTC-ThumbWt.jpg
Forum: Foo
07-04-10, 04:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,789
Posted By linux_author

Trung Nguyen No. 1 FTW! and only brewed on a...

Trung Nguyen No. 1 FTW!

and only brewed on a Manaslu 96 kerosene stove using a Revere all-copper kettle
Forum: Foo
07-02-10, 02:10 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 87,719
Posted By linux_author

all good points in this thread... but didn't see...

all good points in this thread... but didn't see advice on what to do well *before* any layoff...

we were fortunate in the Dot Bomb and Housing Bubble, but having grown up in an orphanage and ...
Forum: Foo
07-02-10, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By linux_author

Low-carb TGIF Jamaican Jerk Chicken!

rainy, hot and humid on the Gulf, but in-between showers i managed a plate to supplement the boat drinks for this week's 5 o'clock somewhere:

3/4t allspice
4t salt
2 3/4t garlic powder
2t...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-10, 11:47 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,457
Posted By linux_author

Outside Magazine Dirtbags?

apology needed for photo manipulation? (http://www.dailyfinance.com/story/media/outside-owes-lance-armstrong-an-apology/19521104/)

looks like there are no ethics in magazine journalism either?
Forum: Foo
06-18-10, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By linux_author

15 million pounds of Spaghetti-Os RECALLED!

Uh oh, spaghetti-Os! (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,594882,00.html)
Forum: Foo
06-17-10, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By linux_author

sorry, i have three nice ones sitting on the...

sorry, i have three nice ones sitting on the counter, but forgot to put them into a paper bag last night to ripen (don't like to use the microwave)...
Forum: Foo
06-17-10, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By linux_author

today's lunch

ola! after returning from a nice ride this morning, i've made lunch: three piping hot bean and cheese burritos smothered in sour cream, homemade salsa, and chopped black olives - yum!
Forum: Foo
06-05-10, 12:53 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 9,051
Posted By linux_author

i'm still using my 3Com Ergo Audrey (channel knob...

i'm still using my 3Com Ergo Audrey (channel knob on front dials to my favorite Web sites)
05-20-10, 04:03 AM
Replies: 939
Views: 48,637
Posted By linux_author

and to add another media outlet's take: NYT...

and to add another media outlet's take:

NYT (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/21/sports/cycling/21landis.html)
Forum: Foo
05-13-10, 10:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,486
Posted By linux_author

+1 i love my yob - i cook, i clean, i do the...

+1

i love my yob - i cook, i clean, i do the shopping - i wear pretty things!
05-12-10, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By linux_author

my second girlfriend's brother had a Falcon......

my second girlfriend's brother had a Falcon... that Summer i pooled $10 with five friends and we bought a '62 Rambler (the one with the push-button transmission on the dash)... we drove that sucker...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-10, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By linux_author

i make my own from the free patterns from Pace

i make my own from the free patterns from Pace
Forum: Foo
04-27-10, 04:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 212
Posted By linux_author

Din-din!

tonight's repast: blackened coho w/sauteed yellow squash and Florida onion, along with furikake-seasoned rice balls wrapped in nori - enjoy!

http://www.tux.org/~bball/foo/dindin_042710.jpg
Forum: Foo
04-21-10, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By linux_author

alas, no sir... most feature Pabst Blue Ribbon,...

alas, no sir... most feature Pabst Blue Ribbon, such as my banh mi lunch:

http://www.tux.org/~bball/foo/lunch_040710.jpg
Forum: Foo
04-21-10, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By linux_author

din-din!

ahi, cucumber, and shrimp sushi, along with a 228 salad, white miso and a Sapporo:
Forum: Foo
04-18-10, 02:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,576
Posted By linux_author

potted (but fresh bunches of cilantro is...

potted

(but fresh bunches of cilantro is cheap enuf 'round these parts - i do grow my own basil and catnip though)
Forum: Foo
04-17-10, 03:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By linux_author

Quick Breakfast!

mmm... it's breakfast!
Forum: Foo
04-07-10, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By linux_author

also like peanut butter with sliced fresh...

also like peanut butter with sliced fresh strawberries (they're $7 a flat right now!)
Forum: Foo
04-07-10, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By linux_author

yes, one happy hour at a time! (also love...

yes, one happy hour at a time!

(also love ramen w/chopped gai lum)
Forum: Foo
04-07-10, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By linux_author

today's lunch

beautiful day down here in lower, slower Flori-DUH... RVs packed with snowbirds are clearing out and heading north... will be exploring a brand new local park tomorrow for my 20-miler, but after...
Forum: Foo
04-05-10, 02:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,747
Posted By linux_author

+1 - helped my sister a *lot* btw, Fry's...

+1 - helped my sister a *lot*

btw, Fry's offers dial-up access at $5.99 a month with local numbers everywhere
04-05-10, 03:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 390
Posted By linux_author

Politicians and civil engineers can be universally stupid on both sides of the pond?

looks like us Colonial rocket scientist politicians and civil engineers aren't the only ones without a clue; here's an example of blowing £2,000 of tax monies on a simply ludicrous bike lane:

the...
03-30-10, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By linux_author

yep, about a year ago they pulled a six-footer...

yep, about a year ago they pulled a six-footer out of a in-ground pump valve box about a mile or so from where i found the little one... apparently these critters don't give warning, and can jump...
03-30-10, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By linux_author

you can tell it's Spring in Florida when ...

your little friends come out for some fun and to greet you on the road while you're on your bike:

http://www.tux.org/~bball/foo/springtime_in_fl.jpg

(Crotalus adamanteus)
Forum: Foo
03-29-10, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By linux_author

today's lunch

lousy morning down here on the Gulf with thunderstorms and rain; but the skies have cleared and the
sun has come out, so it's time for a bit of food before starting the yard work...

today it's...
Forum: Touring
03-26-10, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,268
Posted By linux_author

plenty of Trangia gear here ...

plenty of Trangia gear here (http://shop.campsaver.com/nav/Brand-Trangia)or odd bits here (i like the handled box) (http://www.wildernessdining.com/shopbybrand-trangia.html)
03-21-10, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 568
Posted By linux_author

can you believe this? how much stuff in our...

can you believe this? how much stuff in our garages, at flea markets, pawn shops, Goodwill or Salvation Army thrift stores violate lead paint standards?

and what chance is there of lead paint...
03-18-10, 06:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,239
Posted By linux_author

watch the road and ride as you see fit - there's...

watch the road and ride as you see fit - there's no life guard in the gene pool - i see stupid peds and dog walkers all day long too, but i'm not irritated
Forum: Touring
03-01-10, 06:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,268
Posted By linux_author

use gasoline (petrol) only if you have a fully...

use gasoline (petrol) only if you have a fully paid life insurance policy...

:-)

only use denatured alcohol (meths); although i believe in the Euro zone, a nasty coloring is added (purple?) -...
Forum: Foo
02-23-10, 06:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,416
Posted By linux_author

iPad == EPIC FAIL

iPad == EPIC FAIL
Forum: Triathlon
02-21-10, 04:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,602
Posted By linux_author

grape smugglers

grape smugglers
Forum: Foo
02-17-10, 10:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,330
Posted By linux_author

dogs will eat anything, including the little...

dogs will eat anything, including the little Liv-A-Snaps™ they'll find in the cat box!
Forum: Foo
02-14-10, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By linux_author

wow! i would *love* to see one of those trees -...

wow! i would *love* to see one of those trees - boy howdy, you could have quite a gathering in the shade, i'll bet!
Forum: Foo
02-14-10, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By linux_author

My Valentine's Day Dinner

my wife left me again (for two months on business), but we wanted to still celebrate Valentine's Day (which is also New Year!)... so we each made dinner and set the time for a dinner date - by Skype!...
02-05-10, 12:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,587
Posted By linux_author

he actually meant that weird-looking piece of...

he actually meant that weird-looking piece of linseed oil-soaked willow known as a cricket bat

p.s. i always tell callers who want my credit-card info to get right back with me - and then give...
Forum: Foo
02-04-10, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By linux_author

sorry - they're Willapoint [Pacific] oysters...

sorry - they're Willapoint [Pacific] oysters (sardonically sold as 'extra small,' when in fact you get five oysters per half-pound container)
Forum: Foo
02-04-10, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By linux_author

nope - the bar is at the casa and i'm just a...

nope - the bar is at the casa and i'm just a cat-sitting retired house-husband (with a little body ache right now after the merciless series of fartleks unleashed on us this morning by a cruel...
Forum: Foo
02-04-10, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By linux_author

today's lunch

had some peanut oil left in a bottle, so i thought i'd use it up - today's lunch then became:

deep-fried shrimp and Willapoints
chopped redleaf/Romaine salad w/lite Caesar
and my two favorites:...
Forum: Foo
01-28-10, 05:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 956
Posted By linux_author

no and there are some fine wines for less...

no

and there are some fine wines for less than $20 (e.g. HK1 pinot)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-10, 05:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,489
Posted By linux_author

thanks to some foresighted investment in 9spd 105...

thanks to some foresighted investment in 9spd 105 componentry several years ago, i'm now set for life and will never have to worry about upgrades

but i'm getting killed on the price of tubes

:)
Forum: Foo
01-26-10, 08:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 641
Posted By linux_author

no

no
Forum: Foo
01-26-10, 02:25 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 12,125
Posted By linux_author

i already have a tablet - it runs Maemo and...

i already have a tablet - it runs Maemo and sports 64GB SSD storage w/WiFi, USB, Bluetooth, etc. - and cost $199

can Apple do better? we'll see tomorrow!
Forum: Foo
01-26-10, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By linux_author

today's lunch

beautiful day down here... found some nice Willapoints on sale (five of 'em weigh a half pound!), so i decided to make lunch:

deep-fried Willapoints
hearts of lettuce salad w/lite Caesar dressing...
Forum: Foo
01-23-10, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By linux_author

today's lunch

http://www.tux.org/~bball/foo/lunch_012310.jpg

made a bunch of shrimp rolls yesterday and saved a few overnight, so for today i made Bún chả giò:

vermicelli
fresh chopped greenleaf lettuce...
01-22-10, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By linux_author

it's all those morons in Foo

it's all those morons in Foo
Forum: Foo
01-18-10, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By linux_author

today's lunch

one of my favs: vegetarian noodle pho (three different peppers, four different veggies including snow peas, sprouts, banh pho rices noodles, 1/2 squeezed lime, sprigs of cilantro) -
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