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    Man, was just going to post about that scene in...

    Man, was just going to post about that scene in Backdraft -



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTbVIXKh9T4
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    FTC has been attempting to regulate, though lost...

    FTC has been attempting to regulate, though lost in court recently to stop a Texas roll-up of anesthesia providers.

    I'd bet the FTC will continue with this (unless the November election changes...
  3. It was pretty hard for me to adjust - especially...

    It was pretty hard for me to adjust - especially after the second kid arrived. I take them with me now in the mountains and that has been nice - but I've become a scheduling wizard at finding a few...
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    There's also a Fortune article, but paywalled -...

    There's also a Fortune article, but paywalled - but as the article notes, more PE backed healthcare companies are going bankrupt.
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    Vans - Spicoli sunglasses. $16 ...

    Vans - Spicoli sunglasses. $16

    https://www.vans.com/en-us/accessories-c00083/spicoli-sunglasses-pvn000lc0blk
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    I suspect it will be on a fast-track to the US...

    I suspect it will be on a fast-track to the US Supreme Court where it's survivability seems iffy.

    But I'd also expect state legislatures to take this up independently and we'll get a larger...
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    Big Sky delivered today - little fresh in the...

    Big Sky delivered today - little fresh in the morning and then dreamy spring skiing in afternoon. The tween was stoked to get out, so, win.


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    Kurt Cobain

    Died 30 years ago today (4/5/94). I remember where I was when I heard the news.

    I have always thought he'd have made an interesting pivot from grunge. His influences just seemed too deep.

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    I try and take my touring gear out on the lifts...

    I try and take my touring gear out on the lifts once in a while just to get re-acquainted with them.
  10. 492377 Do not. Seek. The treasure. ...

    492377

    Do not. Seek. The treasure.

    Groomed faces are skiing nice.



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  11. Going to have to take a mental health day and get...

    Going to have to take a mental health day and get a rare Hyak Friday in the sun.
  12. I liked the car seat bag with wheels on it. ...

    I liked the car seat bag with wheels on it. Could wheel it through the airport with a kid in it (maybe don't zip it up all the way though).
  13. Thread: Insomnia

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    Have had insomnia a few nights this week - I...

    Have had insomnia a few nights this week - I typically ignore reasonable advice and turn on the tv as there are some quality offerings at 3am.

    Perhaps for the Amuse You thread, but this has been...
  14. +1 Mine are in that range - tough go at times...

    +1

    Mine are in that range - tough go at times skiing together. Other times it's awesome.

    It's not bad parenting when the chips are down to resort to serious bribes.
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    You can check-out any time you like, but you can...

    You can check-out any time you like, but you can never leave.
  16. Respect to the regulars who go out Nash gate. I...

    Respect to the regulars who go out Nash gate. I made 3 laps before saying no mas. Fun enough to make up for the shenanigans getting to the return trail.
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    All of this. In my 50's, kids, (much) less...

    All of this.

    In my 50's, kids, (much) less spare time.

    Pushups here and there, stairs at work, air squats, try and get short gym sessions in, walk everywhere.

    Move often, eat well, be...
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    I switched to a cheapo silicone wedding band. ...

    I switched to a cheapo silicone wedding band. Have a few of them from Amazon in reserve.

    Used to have the gold band, but damn near lost my finger when I wedged my finger accidentally in a crack...
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    That seemed pretty standard for my kids' lessons...

    That seemed pretty standard for my kids' lessons around that age after the requisite education. Holiday seems like a good chair to do that too.

    I put a small sticker on the back of each kid's...
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    I try and keep a running log in a note on my...

    I try and keep a running log in a note on my phone of what I ate/drank on any particular trip along with conditions. Usually done while sipping a post-tour beer at the car.

    Otherwise my...
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    Hell yeah - timeless ...

    Hell yeah - timeless


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9jbdgZidu8
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    Crux has a tasty NA IPA - ...

    Crux has a tasty NA IPA -

    https://www.cruxfermentation.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/nomo.png
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    “Chicken pot, chicken pot, chicken pot piiiieee”...

    “Chicken pot, chicken pot, chicken pot piiiieee”

    I’m amused and impressed how many people know that line considering it came from a 90’s era sitcom. I need to watch his new stand up show.

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    Is it bad that I believed that the article was...

    Is it bad that I believed that the article was true until I saw that it was from the Onion?
  25. There are surf spots along the Olympic coast. ...

    There are surf spots along the Olympic coast. Port Angeles and Westport have surf shops where you can rent boards.
  26. This has been mostly my approach with my kiddos. ...

    This has been mostly my approach with my kiddos. Had more than a couple "ski" days that ended up just playing in the snow.

    Figured the skiing would click for them once they were ready - but...
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    Alpental464934 Sent from my iPhone using TGR...

    Alpental464934


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  28. Thread: Trucks.

    by HappyCamper
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    Yes – that’s the bed length for mine. Also, in...

    Yes – that’s the bed length for mine. Also, in terms of reliability, there are 15 model years of the prior generation tundra. You got to figure the ones made in the last 10 years are probably...
  29. Thread: Trucks.

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    Have a double-cab Tundra '07 (smaller back seat...

    Have a double-cab Tundra '07 (smaller back seat than the crew cab) - but the back seat seems plenty big enough for two adults in the back - have also transported a 80lb dog in the back with no issues...
  30. I use these for work listening to tunes and the...

    I use these for work listening to tunes and the mic works well for taking calls - also have the q20+ and no complaints:
    ...
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    Ok, that makes sense now. But yeah, the heights...

    Ok, that makes sense now. But yeah, the heights of some of them are clown car-ish.
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    What's with the beater cars/trucks piled...

    What's with the beater cars/trucks piled ridiculously high and strapped down with wood pallets? Maybe just a thing in my town? See them from time to time.

    Hoarders? Ready for a bonfire at a...
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    The CONCERT thread

    Caught Love and Rockets in Seattle this weekend. Didn’t think I’d ever see them live having missed them in the 80’s-90’s. Did not feel old.

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  34. You bet! We had intended to ski down to the...

    You bet!

    We had intended to ski down to the lake, but the melt out on the ridge dissuaded us from taking a shot at it.


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  35. Thread: Wildlife

    by HappyCamper
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    How long before the Orca social network reaches...

    How long before the Orca social network reaches the West Coast?

    https://weather.com/en-IN/india/biodiversity/news/2023-05-19-orca-attack-killer-whales-have-mastered-the-art-of-boat-tipping

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  36. Edelweiss Chair and beyond... Alpental , The valley and the rest of snocrummy

    Cruised up to Silver Peak yesterday. One tough snow patch down low (before Twin Lakes TH) kept us from driving up past the hairpin. Would guess it’s passable today. Had continuous snow from...
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    I can't pass up a chance for a favorite quote...

    I can't pass up a chance for a favorite quote (and occasional sentiment)!

    ___________

    "I can't stand people. I hate them."

    "Oh yeah?"

    "You hate them?"
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    "Keep moving, eat well" I think I have my...

    "Keep moving, eat well"

    I think I have my new mantra.
  39. Not sure if any are perfect if you are talking...

    Not sure if any are perfect if you are talking longer, low angle. If you are just getting started, go cheap with the $250 option and figure it out from there.

    I like the Radicals personally -...
  40. Thread: Trucks.

    by HappyCamper
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    Word! Got a couple years before we have to...

    Word!

    Got a couple years before we have to replace any vehicles - but damn, I miss the handling of my old car (Acura TL). Do I really need higher clearance? Must. Resist. Marketing.
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    Australia?

    Australia?
  42. Thread: Trucks.

    by HappyCamper
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    Whoa - just heard on NPR that Ford isn't selling...

    Whoa - just heard on NPR that Ford isn't selling any cars other than the Mustang.

    Trucks and SUV's for the consumers.
  43. It has caused my family to adjust - was tough...

    It has caused my family to adjust - was tough this year having to get to the pass sometimes by 8 just to make sure we had parking. Then the kids would be waiting in long lines to get laps with...
  44. Anecdotally speaking, seems like they could have...

    Anecdotally speaking, seems like they could have charged more based on the busy weekend mornings when I had to get up there for ski school - and same even for the weekday afternoons/evenings.

    Not...
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    An escalator can never break: it can only become...

    An escalator can never break: it can only become stairs.

    You should never see an Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order sign, just Escalator Temporarily Stairs.

    Sorry for the convenience.
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    Fuck, I am going to have to watch it after all,...

    Fuck, I am going to have to watch it after all, huh?

    I told myself no more end-of-world shows after the Walking Dead beat me down after 11 goddamn seasons with each suspension of belief becoming...
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    The red one. Can you hold out until the...

    The red one.




    Can you hold out until the new Tacoma release? Supposed to be 2024. Seems promising.

    https://www.motorbiscuit.com/toyota-slowly-revealing-2024-tacoma/

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    Fifty (!) years ago today, Dark Side of the Moon...

    Fifty (!) years ago today, Dark Side of the Moon was released. Still finds its way onto my playlists.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr0-7Ds79zo

    A favorite cover:


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    More detail -...

    More detail - https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/wa-crews-assess-hazards-on-colchuck-peak-where-3-died-in-avalanche/
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    Watching 60 Minutes Sunday featuring the Red Hot...

    Watching 60 Minutes Sunday featuring the Red Hot Chili Peppers made me recall John Frusciante doing a (seemingly on the spot) live cover of "For Emily, wherever I may find her".

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