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  1. Thread: Sobriety, V2.

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    I gained ~15% of my pre-sobriety weight when I...

    I gained ~15% of my pre-sobriety weight when I quit cigarettes and uppers. It took 6 months or so to lose most of the weight after getting over the initial withdrawal. I didn't do much of anything...
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    Came home during the tail end of last night's...

    Came home during the tail end of last night's storm, wife took a bath to get a reprieve from my drunk ass. When she turned on the fan the receptacles for the light and fire alarm in the back room...
  3. Bad relay would be my guess.

    Bad relay would be my guess.
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    I've been pescetarian for years now. The lab...

    I've been pescetarian for years now. The lab values at my yearly physical have been excellent since I made the change. It is not difficult to eat a complete diet of mostly vegetables with eggs/dairy...
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    Whatever, old man. High school test scores and...

    Whatever, old man.

    High school test scores and placement can drive a district's home values. The extra two hours for first start Calculus is no fuckn joke.
  6. Marshall, when you can justify a 17x mold of the...

    Marshall, when you can justify a 17x mold of the 120 I'm here for it.

    Good luck with yr project. I always wished I had grabbed a pair of the 179 Lhasa when they weren't such unicorns.
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    Do you think Xi will tell Putin to wait to invade...

    Do you think Xi will tell Putin to wait to invade Ukraine after the Olympics or use the invasion as a cover-up for a slow news day?
  8. one of my joys in life is knocking down all of...

    one of my joys in life is knocking down all of the poles that are left stuck in the snow. With a well placed turn you can get the entire row.

    I have no remorse for this sort of thing. The side of...
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    We are in the thick of this right now. Looking at...

    We are in the thick of this right now. Looking at the 2018 model year, the Lexus is almost the same price used. The verbage of the CPO warranty is different between the two but works out to about the...
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    Pelican case with a padlock. At some point your...

    Pelican case with a padlock. At some point your kids will be old enough to recognize the smell.
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    thanks, we are a 1" steerer tube household and...

    thanks, we are a 1" steerer tube household and confined to 1"/25.4mm bar clamps. I updated my post.
    If I ever run into old school 26mm porter bars I've been known to live dangerously :FIREdevil

    ...
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    Haven't owned a microwave in years. Toaster oven...

    Haven't owned a microwave in years. Toaster oven + stovetop + electric kettle do everything we need in our home. Toaster oven is about 1/3 the size.
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    Comcast/Xfinity is the worst, imo. One of the...

    Comcast/Xfinity is the worst, imo.

    One of the many things my wife and I will consider when we finally settle down is becoming our own ISP or a neighborhood co-op. Casual reading makes it seem...
  14. Thread: Wine Geekery

    by ghosthop
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    We are going to experiment with thermoelectric...

    We are going to experiment with thermoelectric coolers this spring when temps start to warm. I have no interest in spending $500+ for wine storage.

    If we decide we're interested in extending aging...
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    Anyone holding old time pedals? ROC ATAC...

    Anyone holding old time pedals?

    ROC ATAC carbon is what I think I want but feel free to tell me I'm wrong. Going on my steel commuter.

    Always interested:
    swept back commuter bars, rise and...
  16. Thread: Sobriety, V2.

    by ghosthop
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    I think half the battle is keeping vices out of...

    I think half the battle is keeping vices out of immediate reach. It meant admitting that I have a problem and doing something about it.

    The week of Christmas was three years of no controlled...
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    Three weeks in a row recycling pickup has been...

    Three weeks in a row recycling pickup has been cancelled. Christmas, Omicron, and now snow in the mid-Atlantic have been the excuses by DPW.

    The real annoyance here is having to use the drop-off...
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    I once drank tequila all night with a Russian and...

    I once drank tequila all night with a Russian and a Turk on United's dime. The Turk didn't bat an eye when the Russian pulled a knife, he gave me his number and said to call him if I was ever driving...
  19. Thread: Wine Geekery

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    https://sourcematerialwine.com/ They...

    https://sourcematerialwine.com/
    They periodically release cellared bottles and have had dinners in NYC, Philadelphia, and Chicago.

    If you ever find yourself in DC during the summer, Tail Up Goat...
  20. Thread: Wine Geekery

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    398424 Had our last 2013er for Christmas with...

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    Had our last 2013er for Christmas with my mom/brother. I'm really zeroing in on the fact that I prefer Riesling from the Mosel/Saar as well as some of the slate sites from the Nahe, with a...
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    rye:montenegro:3/4 italian vermouth + bitters is...

    rye:montenegro:3/4 italian vermouth + bitters is a choice Boulevardier riff. Lavender or lavender/lapsang souchong tincture was my goto for the bitter.
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    https://goodeggssfbay.tumblr.com/post/33388413550/...

    https://goodeggssfbay.tumblr.com/post/33388413550/from-alices-green-kitchen-making-your-own

    You'll need to have an active mother from unpasteurized vinegar, perhaps you have a neighbor making...
  23. Thread: SLC Eats

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    it's really exciting exciting to see serious...

    it's really exciting exciting to see serious cider given attention. I know CO and MT have old, heirloom trees, I would be curious what there is in UT. Seems like the laws are favorable and someone...
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    Friend from grade school's parents just moved to...

    Friend from grade school's parents just moved to rural Tennessee. Gated community with like minded folks and similar backgrounds. The father was Marine->SS detail for the VP during the Bush years,...
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    Once but under dubious circumstances It was at...

    Once but under dubious circumstances

    It was at one of those parties with guns, trucks, and more than one chainsaw started to keep the fire going. The band would jam all night if the generator...
  26. You should pm Grape Ape, if I remember correctly...

    You should pm Grape Ape, if I remember correctly he used to drag a pair of tele El Dictators to Liberty Mountain. Over twice the vert of Tyrol Basin! :rolleyes2
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    There are a whole lot of ancillary workers not...

    There are a whole lot of ancillary workers not making $MM/year that make the NFL tick. I would not want to be a steward on the flights those teams use to travel.

    The people making the decisions...
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    I think some of you ascribe a maliciousness to...

    I think some of you ascribe a maliciousness to mice that just isn't there. I don't blame rodents for doing their thing, I just kill them when they do it on my property.

    Humane trap in a...
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    Every year I am annoyed by the amount of absolute...

    Every year I am annoyed by the amount of absolute shit that is wasted in the name of holiday spirit. So much branded junk that goes straight into the trash from employers/brand reps/etc. Multiple...
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    A herd of animals lived in this home. Or one that...

    A herd of animals lived in this home. Or one that was extremely poor trained. You pick

    That posting belongs in WTF is wrong with white women.
  31. For those of you with wives that are...

    For those of you with wives that are vegetarian/vegan, did they do anything to change their diet or just rely on the prenatal vitamins?

    My wife is halfway through week 6 and nausea hit her like a...
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    It's not difficult to learn to read the symbols...

    It's not difficult to learn to read the symbols on the care tag.

    I automatically assume anything of my wife's needs to be washed cold/delicate spin and low heat dry. It's pretty obvious by feel...
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    Chasing Michelin stars can be as superficial for...

    Chasing Michelin stars can be as superficial for the restaurant as it can be for the patron

    We had a meal go off the rails at a 2 star in DC and it was annoying. Fortunately in America there is...
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    https://whupfm.org/show/fall-line-radio/

    https://whupfm.org/show/fall-line-radio/
  35. Fedex has gone to shit around the country. We...

    Fedex has gone to shit around the country. We actively avoid shipping with them after we found out there is a parking lot outside of the city with a van where you can buy 'missing' items.

    Since...
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    I've seen them listed as pre-prohibition OF in...

    I've seen them listed as pre-prohibition OF in more than one place when a fruit syrup is used instead of a simple.
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    https://mcmansionhell.com/ This is site is...

    https://mcmansionhell.com/

    This is site is really all you need.

    She also writes narrative style journalism about road cycling if yr into that sort of thing.
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    Buy the setup, sell the 545 to recoup some cash....

    Buy the setup, sell the 545 to recoup some cash.

    I am a big fan of vintage Advents. We run a pair of Smaller w/ fried eggs on our vintage SS setup at home and I have always been happy with the...
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    ^^that is the proper sort of 'integrated' setup

    ^^that is the proper sort of 'integrated' setup
  40. Depending on major, the accelerated registration...

    Depending on major, the accelerated registration is worth the trouble alone.

    I would pursue until it's not worth it.
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    I didn't understand how good this was until it...

    I didn't understand how good this was until it was too late.

    The opening Abma segment to Seven Sunny Days is still one of the all time skiing segments for me, something about the tunes, ya know?
    ...
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    There are a handful of rolls of film sitting in...

    There are a handful of rolls of film sitting in our office that need to be developed. One of them is from the 2017 eclipse.

    We set up camp in the Winds, in the middle of multiple glacial lakes....
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    Montana is truly the best looking state in the...

    Montana is truly the best looking state in the lower 48. Thanks for posting.
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    Our stereo was pieced together for as cheap as we...

    Our stereo was pieced together for as cheap as we could afford, so YMMV

    We were given a Fluance record player as a gift and have been happy with it. We listened to it next to the Project Evo, and...
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    there is an unsubscribe button within gmail that...

    there is an unsubscribe button within gmail that seems to work much better than the actual link provided by marketing departments. Top left, next to the address the mail came from
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    Spent the day at the NGA with my mom, a...

    Spent the day at the NGA with my mom, a reproduction of Woman with a Parasol hung her room for years when we were kids and she finally got to see it in person.

    I hadn't been to see the East...
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    Little Star was(and probably still is) the best...

    Little Star was(and probably still is) the best breakfast place in town. Charlie uses legit ingredients and cares about what comes out on his plates. I think staffing beyond the core has always been...
  48. Thread: Ask KQ Claus

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    KQ Claus, my wife wants a wall mounted coat rack...

    KQ Claus, my wife wants a wall mounted coat rack for the entryway.

    I picked up a piece of reclaimed oak board, cut it down to 32" to mount between wall studs, planed it flat, and squared the...
  49. Thread: Wine Geekery

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    I edited my post, you're doing fine. I would eat...

    I edited my post, you're doing fine. I would eat some food with that bottle.
  50. Thread: Wine Geekery

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    We took a bottle of Blaufränkisch to a dinner...

    We took a bottle of Blaufränkisch to a dinner that a friend's Indian mother had cooked, great pairing and a lot of fun with the skin-contact Gewürztraminer that started off the evening.

    I really...
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