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Forum: Foo
07-25-11, 10:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,753
Posted By bluevelo

I've had some cars in the past that had starting...

I've had some cars in the past that had starting issues for one reason or another. I totally understand your frustration. In my cases, I got rid of the damn car. :(
Forum: Foo
07-25-11, 10:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,404
Posted By bluevelo

Its always possible she did a Coltrane. He...

Its always possible she did a Coltrane. He struggled for years with drug, alcohol and food addiction - finally got cleaned up shortly before his death, but the damage had already been done and he...
Forum: Foo
07-25-11, 10:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 397
Posted By bluevelo

I installed Lion this weekend... didn't think my...

I installed Lion this weekend... didn't think my crummy AT&T DSL would get it downloaded without hiccups but it downloaded and installed seamlessly. I did have to reinstall iTunes but no other...
Forum: Foo
07-03-11, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By bluevelo

Not to rain on either of you, mine are coming for...

Not to rain on either of you, mine are coming for their summer visit today. I have them for a month... since I only get to see them (aside from Skype calls) a couple of times a year, I'm pretty...
Forum: Foo
05-31-11, 11:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By bluevelo

Keith - I was probably not as careful with the...

Keith - I was probably not as careful with the language as you've properly pointed out there - I do agree that at lower levels and at the non-elite 'have-not' schools there's probably not that much...
Forum: Foo
05-30-11, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By bluevelo

And people are worried about Lance doping?

Sweatervest finally has to resign... I'm not anti-OSU and I'm sure crap like this goes on all over college football, but in a ways this parallels doping in that we put up with the cheating - at least...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-11, 05:18 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 15,871
Posted By bluevelo

Thanks. I really didn't do anything but show up...

Thanks. I really didn't do anything but show up at the doctor and let them do their stuff, although I do try and keep in shape at 49... I run for fun (halfs, mostly) and do some cycling as I can't go...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-11, 04:20 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 15,871
Posted By bluevelo

Hmmm. I got testicular cancer @ age 21 - right...

Hmmm. I got testicular cancer @ age 21 - right side - swelled up before Christmas 82 to 3x its normal size, misdiagnosed as orchitis, correctly diagnosed a month later and removed surgically (no...
Forum: Foo
05-25-11, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By bluevelo

That's awesome!

That's awesome!
Forum: Foo
05-25-11, 10:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,270
Posted By bluevelo

I'm so depressed my parents didn't send me to...

I'm so depressed my parents didn't send me to Catholic school, where I could have received regular beatings with stout metal-edged 18" rulers from the nuns. I think we had a much better world then.
Forum: Foo
05-25-11, 10:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,507
Posted By bluevelo

Ah, nothing more attractive than talking geek...

Ah, nothing more attractive than talking geek...
Forum: Foo
05-25-11, 10:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 924
Posted By bluevelo

$20 says she'll be back with a "new, improved...

$20 says she'll be back with a "new, improved Oprah show" within 2 years or so. Personalities like that get bored quickly, and she's not important enough that she'll stay in the limelight without...
Forum: Foo
05-25-11, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By bluevelo

And yes, its not cheap, but, OTOH, from our...

And yes, its not cheap, but, OTOH, from our experience at their property in Cancun, its like Disneyland vs. Six Flags - higher admission means you don't have nearly as many skanky people to contend...
Forum: Foo
05-25-11, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By bluevelo

I've been to the one in Cancun. Its awesome. We...

I've been to the one in Cancun. Its awesome. We liked the one there so much that we're going to Cabo this time... much smaller hotel and for not as many days (5 vs 7)... Cabo is more expensive, but...
Forum: Foo
05-23-11, 11:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By bluevelo

Booked my vacation next month

Going here for a few days... :D

http://www.zoetryresorts.com/casadelmar/index.html
Forum: Foo
05-22-11, 10:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By bluevelo

Very nice.

Very nice.
Forum: Foo
04-29-11, 02:33 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,225
Posted By bluevelo

Count me among the "I really don't give a...

Count me among the "I really don't give a BLANKETY BLANKETY" crowd. More people will starve to death in the time that the coverage sucks up on TV than the entire royal family will do anything good...
Forum: Foo
03-26-11, 10:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,592
Posted By bluevelo

I've been impressed with the employees at all 3...

I've been impressed with the employees at all 3 of the REIs here in Sacramento. I love REI to the point that when I look at possible new jobs involving relocation, I'm not sure I want to go somewhere...
Forum: Foo
03-26-11, 10:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,592
Posted By bluevelo

I used to wear wool sweaters during the 80s in...

I used to wear wool sweaters during the 80s in college, because crew neck sweaters and prep were popular then, and couldn't figure out why my nose was runny and stuffed all the time. Turns out that...
Forum: Foo
03-26-11, 10:29 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,319
Posted By bluevelo

Wow. This is really some project. Your child...

Wow. This is really some project.

Your child will appreciate it - about 20 years or so from now when they're probably doing a similar project for their own child. :p
Forum: Foo
03-26-11, 10:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 536
Posted By bluevelo

Happy happy!

Happy happy!
Forum: Foo
03-24-11, 10:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,592
Posted By bluevelo

The one complaint I have as a cyclist is they...

The one complaint I have as a cyclist is they only offer the 20% on their brand of bikes. I realize a frame is a frame, but the Novara frames are, for the most part, pretty generic and you can get...
Forum: Foo
03-24-11, 10:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,592
Posted By bluevelo

Somedays, I wish I could remove about 60% of what...

Somedays, I wish I could remove about 60% of what I know. Thinking less isn't necessarily a bad thing..
Forum: Foo
03-24-11, 10:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 360
Posted By bluevelo

Oh - as I noted in the REI dividend thread, I...

Oh - as I noted in the REI dividend thread, I bought a Timbuk2 Command laptop messenger bag in red... love it.
Forum: Foo
03-24-11, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6,828
Views: 437,334
Posted By bluevelo

Trying to unwind from two *really* bad weeks at...

Trying to unwind from two *really* bad weeks at work. Its becoming a very hostile work place...
Forum: Foo
03-24-11, 10:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,592
Posted By bluevelo

Dude - I know you know what REI (Recreation...

Dude - I know you know what REI (Recreation Equipment, Inc.) is...

This is what I bought. In red.

http://www.rei.com/product/798402
Forum: Foo
03-24-11, 10:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 884
Posted By bluevelo

You know, if another Dinosaur killer drops, the...

You know, if another Dinosaur killer drops, the shockwaves would knock down every building on the continent, and most life would be dead within a month. A backpack isn't going to help you very much...
Forum: Foo
03-24-11, 10:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,592
Posted By bluevelo

$107 something. Already spent. Bought a Timbuktu...

$107 something. Already spent. Bought a Timbuktu laptop messenger bag.
Forum: Foo
03-24-11, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 374
Posted By bluevelo

Well, ask the guitarists in Sonic Youth, who use...

Well, ask the guitarists in Sonic Youth, who use a lot of alternate tunings, or Robert Fripp, who now plays in New Standard tuning...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_standard_tuning

Van Halen...
Forum: Foo
03-21-11, 06:00 AM
Replies: 7,811
Views: 236,433
Posted By bluevelo

Hmmm. Weirdness happens... all the time.

Hmmm. Weirdness happens... all the time.
Forum: Foo
03-20-11, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7,811
Views: 236,433
Posted By bluevelo

Hmmm. Say Goodbye to the T-Mobile racing team. It...

Hmmm. Say Goodbye to the T-Mobile racing team. It appears they are being snapped up by AT&T.
Forum: Foo
03-20-11, 11:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 360
Posted By bluevelo

That's pretty much where my thought process is......

That's pretty much where my thought process is... a bike is going to get scratched, etc. over time anyway. I'm sure if I poked around I could find something. But I already have a road bike and a...
Forum: Foo
03-20-11, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 360
Posted By bluevelo

And oh, apparently the 20% off is only good on...

And oh, apparently the 20% off is only good on their in house brand of bikes. Um, no thanks. The aluminum frames, are, well, crap, compared to the Cannondale. "Well, you get the credit towards your...
Forum: Foo
03-20-11, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 360
Posted By bluevelo

Yes, it appears that nothing has changed that...

Yes, it appears that nothing has changed that much in Foo... which is actually a good thing.
Forum: Foo
03-19-11, 11:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 360
Posted By bluevelo

Oh my. He'll do hard time for that. I see on...

Oh my. He'll do hard time for that.

I see on Facebook that he took his weekly shower this evening. That's good.
Forum: Foo
03-19-11, 11:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 360
Posted By bluevelo

Been away for a while - catch me up on the happenings...

Ran a half marathon last Sunday, no spectacular finish time, but given that I was able to run that far for the first time since 2/08 I'm very happy. IT band injuries take a long time to recover from...
Forum: Foo
01-10-11, 12:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,297
Posted By bluevelo

Tell me more about Portland, OR/Vancouver, WA

Well, I've heard so many great things about the area, including a recent rave about how fantastic Portland is from a trip my quasi-GF made there for work.

So, I finally pulled the trigger on a...
Forum: Foo
01-10-11, 12:16 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 79,199
Posted By bluevelo

Since this has not been bumped in a while, me...

Since this has not been bumped in a while, me with the Fender Blacktop Series Jaguar that I purchased on Black Friday...
...
Forum: Foo
01-10-11, 12:08 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,276
Posted By bluevelo

I have a Mac Book Pro and an iPhone 4. I'm happy...

I have a Mac Book Pro and an iPhone 4. I'm happy as hell with both.

I have a co-worker that has an iPad. They're nice, but... I prefer a real keyboard and I see no point in paying almost $1000 for...
Forum: Foo
11-12-10, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By bluevelo

I did! Thank you all very much :)

I did! Thank you all very much :)
Forum: Foo
11-09-10, 09:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 945
Posted By bluevelo

The last couple of years we've just made a simple...

The last couple of years we've just made a simple snack tray with stuff like olives, cheese, salami, and grazed off of it during the day. Neither one of us wants to make or eat a giant meal...
Forum: Foo
11-09-10, 09:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By bluevelo

I was rather puzzled by the Gailey and Phillips...

I was rather puzzled by the Gailey and Phillips hires by JJ, but the dude's ego is so beyond Texas-size that he can't deal with a head coach that has an ego (and that usually translates to success -...
Forum: Foo
11-09-10, 08:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 945
Posted By bluevelo

No turkey this year. We are spending Wed and...

No turkey this year. We are spending Wed and Thursday at the Indian Springs Spa in Calistoga, soaking in hot water...
Forum: Foo
11-09-10, 07:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,052
Posted By bluevelo

My mother died - peacefully, in her sleep - in...

My mother died - peacefully, in her sleep - in her own living room and I had 0 problems selling her house once it was listed - 5 days and I had a contract.
Forum: Foo
11-09-10, 05:17 AM
Forum: Foo
11-09-10, 12:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By bluevelo

So, Wade Phillips just got shoved out of the airlock on the Starship Dallas

Why would ANYONE in their right mind want to work for Jerry Jones, one of the biggest egomaniacal owners in all of sports (he makes the late George S of the Yankees look like Mother Teresa)?

I'm...
Forum: Foo
11-09-10, 12:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 903
Posted By bluevelo

I've got plenty of scars from almost 49 years of...

I've got plenty of scars from almost 49 years of living... I do not need further ornamentation LOL

I have a scar on my shin where a piece of plywood that I was putting up for a horse stall sheared...
Forum: Foo
11-05-10, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 79,199
Posted By bluevelo

That's why I spent the money and did the Grand...

That's why I spent the money and did the Grand Californian... because you only go to Disneyland for the 1st time once. They were the perfect age to go, IMHO - old enough that they will remember the...
Forum: Foo
11-04-10, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6,828
Views: 437,334
Posted By bluevelo

I need cake.

I need cake.
Forum: Foo
11-04-10, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 79,199
Posted By bluevelo

Thank you. Yes, we did. My son, who is 10,...

Thank you.

Yes, we did. My son, who is 10, LOVES roller coasters. We rode California Screaming 10x together (not in a row - except for the last 4 rides)... and he loved the Tower of Terror...
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