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    Glad to hear about Summit. It wasn't on the...

    Glad to hear about Summit. It wasn't on the schedule. Siberia was all along, but only low RT. Big Blue, FWIW was on the schedule but didn't open by 1P--I assume lack of manpower.
    Friday's...
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    The reasons to be against the OV development are...

    The reasons to be against the OV development are 1) that unless the new proposal is much better in the old (I haven't read the new yet) the transportation mitigation fees were grossly inadequate,...
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    The phone was in a stolen truck that had among...

    The phone was in a stolen truck that had among other things cash, drones, and firearms.
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    When you all talk about safety razors I assume...

    When you all talk about safety razors I assume you mean the single double-edge blade razors where you twist the handle to open the razor to change blades. The only kind there was when I started...
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    When my kid graduated med school in Bethesda he...

    When my kid graduated med school in Bethesda he went on vacation before residency and asked us to take his uniforms and some other stuff back home to CA. His bag was overweight so I moved some stuff...
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    Sorry, but there are a lot of people around here...

    Sorry, but there are a lot of people around here getting run down who aren't tweakers and addicts, who are being as careful as they can be but who have no choice but to cross busy, poorly protected...
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    The constant barage of spam from Palisades...

    The constant barage of spam from Palisades telling me how excited I should be about the base to base gondola. How about getting some actual ski lifts open instead. They're failing epically (or...
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    My wife gave me grief for buying a MAC Santoku. ...

    My wife gave me grief for buying a MAC Santoku. But now it's the only knife she uses. Which is fine.

    (You should have talked to me before marrying a surgeon. And of course surgeons only use...
  9. That's not what I said. I said I wanted a porn...

    That's not what I said. I said I wanted a porn film that tells a story.
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    For those headed to Olympic Valley who like to...

    For those headed to Olympic Valley who like to park near Far East and take it up--it is closed and will be until they finish hanging the chairs and cables on Red Dog. Also, the skier road from the...
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    Still no Summit on the Alpine Schedule. Still...

    Still no Summit on the Alpine Schedule. Still very limited ops at Olympic. Something seems seriously fucked with Palisades mountain ops.
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    State of California is phasing out gas blowers...

    State of California is phasing out gas blowers and lawnmowers--no new ones starting in 2024
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    As in more like powder and less like Sierra...

    As in more like powder and less like Sierra cement.
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    Reminds of the guy down the street--retired...

    Reminds of the guy down the street--retired firefighter--who blows everyone's leaves on his half of the block, both sides of the street. He stops just before our house. At least he does it at a...
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    LOL

    LOL
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    One thing I noticed in Boston is that as shitty...

    One thing I noticed in Boston is that as shitty as drivers there are to other drivers they seem to be reasonably conscientious towards pedestrians. Then again , I was only there for a week so maybe...
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    Disney and Lincoln both open at SB, the steeps...

    Disney and Lincoln both open at SB, the steeps lookers right of Lincoln chair and the stuff beyond East Face on Disney closed, everything else open. I know SB gets more snow and is more sheltered...
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    I'd prefer to die well into my 80's, after I've...

    I'd prefer to die well into my 80's, after I've completely used up my body doing the things I love and can't do them any more, sitting in my lazy boy by the fire, watching the World Cup. (Okay, just...
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    I was going to say thanks, but someone in another...

    I was going to say thanks, but someone in another thread was compaining about posting thanks, so I won't.
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    But only Buick had holes on the front fenders.

    But only Buick had holes on the front fenders.
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    True--but if I did I wouldn't admit it.

    True--but if I did I wouldn't admit it.
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    There didn't have to be boobs. Lots of mammals...

    There didn't have to be boobs. Lots of mammals manage to feed their young with boobless nipples. Boobs were invented for pleasure and to keep men from being too angry about poorly loaded...
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    We did a Bishop Pass to Paiute Pass loop in the...

    We did a Bishop Pass to Paiute Pass loop in the early 80's. Coming down from Dusy Basin and through Leconte Canyon we were scrambling over 3-4 foot diameter trees stacked 3 and 4 trees high. The...
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    I assume she does pour over because shes not...

    I assume she does pour over because shes not allowed anywhere near the espresso machine.
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    That, and the Depression before it, and the war...

    That, and the Depression before it, and the war before that. Piketty, in Capital in the 21st Century, points out that the 50's were an anomaly. But still they show that capitalist economies can run...
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    I think that passage was a couple of weeks before...

    I think that passage was a couple of weeks before



    Better there than on the Half Dome cables.
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    Nice pair. The nice thing about SD is that it...

    Nice pair.

    The nice thing about SD is that it is very forgiving timewise. I fed my starter Friday in the morning, made the levain in the evening, stuck it in the fridge after 4 hours, finished...
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    As I recall most GM cars had an equivalent in at...

    As I recall most GM cars had an equivalent in at least one other GM line. 'Vette excluded of course. And maybe the Corvair? (Little known fact--Nader continued to drive his after he published...
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    Haven't you guys ever seen a breast before? To be...

    Haven't you guys ever seen a breast before? To be sure, it is a particularly nice breast, and judging what I see out my window Ullr is pleased as well. And it's a good thing she only posted one--if...
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    Not exactly heat related--but in the Donner Party...

    Not exactly heat related--but in the Donner Party most of the women lived, most of the men died. Presumably the women has more fat stores, while the men worked themselves to death cutting wood.
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    RR workers salaries are comparable to what most...

    RR workers salaries are comparable to what most blue collar salaries were like in the 50's and the economy did just fine. The marginal income tax rate was as high as 90% and the economy did just...
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    At my nephews Bar Mitzvah he recited-i-n Hebrew ...

    At my nephews Bar Mitzvah he recited-i-n Hebrew and in English--a passage from Samuel about officials finding a new young thing for King David after the king's wife died, with some pretty explicit...
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    They've got about 20 of them.

    They've got about 20 of them.
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    When people point out how much better RR workers...

    When people point out how much better RR workers are paid relative to other jobs what they're really pointing out is how poorly paid so many American workers are paid. There was a time when blue...
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    The point in the article about the very fit, high...

    The point in the article about the very fit, high level athletes being at the most risk is a good one. My DIL does trail runs up to 20 miles for fun--never races. Fine around Tahoe, but now they've...
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    You threw away a chance to not have to sit with...

    You threw away a chance to not have to sit with your kids on a long flight? What's the matter with you?
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    Cable lock them to a ski rack. Or so I've been...

    Cable lock them to a ski rack. Or so I've been told.


    I've never so many people hauiing carts full of the family's ski gear as I have at Northstar. Now my kids carried their own skis as soon as...
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    Actual grilled chicken is likely not an option at...

    Actual grilled chicken is likely not an option at whatever cheap taqueria you went to. It's not meant to describe an actual cooking technique but just the gestalt of the burrito.
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    I do know what a texas suitcase is. My little...

    I do know what a texas suitcase is. My little attempt at a joke. The actually amusing part is how decrepit I've become. I can barely carry a pair of skis. Over the shoulder, tips forward.. That's...
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    Fuck the railroads and their (lack of) sick leave...

    Fuck the railroads and their (lack of) sick leave policy.
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    Send your kids to boarding school. Problem solved.

    Send your kids to boarding school. Problem solved.
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    We do in the hospital cafeteria. (Not at my...

    We do in the hospital cafeteria. (Not at my hospital though. I had to wait in line like everyone else. Sad.)
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    Oyster forks are high brow? What about espresso...

    Oyster forks are high brow? What about espresso spoons?
    I admit though that the manly way to eat an oyster is to slurp it.
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    Magic 8 ball costs money. TGR is free.

    Magic 8 ball costs money. TGR is free.
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    In medical malpractice, if the record is altered...

    In medical malpractice, if the record is altered (hard to do with an electronic chart but back in the bad old days), that's a guaranteed win for the plaintiff, even if the doc or the hospital did...
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    Fork--if necessary use an oyster fork, or...

    Fork--if necessary use an oyster fork, or whatever they call the little fork I eat oysters with.
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    Walking back to my car today I realized that both...

    Walking back to my car today I realized that both my shoulders are fucked up enough to make carrying skis the usual way pretty painful. I'm too old for the bro tail drag. So I've got the bright idea...
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    Some lovely low angle powder skiing at Sugar Bowl...

    Some lovely low angle powder skiing at Sugar Bowl this morning. Lincoln, Jerome, and Xmas tree open. No Disney yet. A lot of slid activity, including some that look might have been remotely...
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    I don't understand the angst. This is how...

    I don't understand the angst. This is how they've handled lifts for yeas. The evening before they schedule the lifts they plan to run conditions permitting. On the day of lifts may go on wind hold,...
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