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    They've been studying your posts for years Benny....

    They've been studying your posts for years Benny.
    Great BS detectors.
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    This year at the local k-12 school, they...

    This year at the local k-12 school, they celebrated everyone's graduation, grade by grade.

    I thought it made the seniors look kinda shafted when they got to share their graduation with literally...
  3. Thread: Heavy Water

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    Thanks for the reminder. I had made a note of...

    Thanks for the reminder. I had made a note of this a few weeks back but forgot. Showtime tomorrow in Ventura!
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    I think Colorado Springs might just be the Ogden...

    I think Colorado Springs might just be the Ogden of Colorado.

    Not sure since I haven't lived in Ogden, but from what I've heard.... sounds just about right.
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    Crystal Cove SP is awesome. Good drive from...

    Crystal Cove SP is awesome. Good drive from Santa Ana down the 55 to Newport Beach, then PCH south to the park. Numerous parking areas and awesome beaches to explore.

    If time allows it would...
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    I've lived in both Durango and Ouray, and would...

    I've lived in both Durango and Ouray, and would say Silverton would be a pretty rough place to try and commute from. Hwy 550 is a beautiful scenic drive but a shitty way to get from A-B.

    I...
  7. Thread: Home saunas

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    I felt the same way, but have been surprisingly...

    I felt the same way, but have been surprisingly happy with my IR unit.

    Traditionalist at heart, but willing to be adaptable.
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    I've had an IR sauna in an open garage for the...

    I've had an IR sauna in an open garage for the past few years and like it a lot more than I thought. I previously had a steam shower/sauna like Ice was talking about, which was awesome.

    The IR...
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    Fluenz is a great program that my family has been...

    Fluenz is a great program that my family has been using. It helps you to understand the language, so that you can use the building-block pieces to form your own sentences over time. There's no...
  10. India is a rough place. I spend six months there...

    India is a rough place. I spend six months there when I was younger, and then I took the wife and kids (7,9,10) for three weeks last year. We've traveled plenty, love pretty much every we've been...
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    Two weeks+ from the bite and I am back to 100%. ...

    Two weeks+ from the bite and I am back to 100%. Thankful for my family who took care of me. They said I looked possessed, which is exactly how I felt. It was a creepy experience, like I lost a...
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    Well, it's been a week since the bite. Wild...

    Well, it's been a week since the bite. Wild ride.

    Feeling okay for the first time today. It's felt like I was pumped full of some dystopian anesthesia. Out of it, and a little possessed. Not...
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    72 hours, feeling past the peak. thankfully so!...

    72 hours, feeling past the peak. thankfully so!

    Biggest symptom over the past day has been sweating constantly from the waist down. Upper body totally comfortable and dry. Not hot or feverish,...
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    Remarkable thing is that the bite itself is...

    Remarkable thing is that the bite itself is barely noticeable, when I first got it and still now. Both of my feet are swollen to a nearly identical degree.

    It's been an interesting experience. ...
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    Bit by a Black Widow?

    Yesterday I finally got mine.

    It was in my wetsuit bootie. I put it on, crushed the spider inside, and it bit me. I didn't even notice. Paddled out, surfed for an hour, and then started...
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    Thanks for the suggestions, unfortunately I have...

    Thanks for the suggestions, unfortunately I have either Word 2008 or Word 2011 on the two Macs in my house. Don't laugh.
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    Voice Dictation Software

    I have a long manuscript I've been writing by hand (nostalgic, I know). I need to get it into a word document now to begin the editing process.

    My gf suggested that I could speak it into the...
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    Stoke to share! It's been three long dry months...

    Stoke to share! It's been three long dry months living way to close to a way to pacific Pacific, but I got a nice surf in this morning in Ventura. Nothing perfect, but everything magic. Sunny day...
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    Come on, Benny don't surf

    Come on, Benny don't surf
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    You are totally right to want to go to St Anton. ...

    You are totally right to want to go to St Anton. It's one of the standout spots I've had the pleasure of skiing. I can't say much about Kitzbuhel, but I think you are right over your buddy. ...
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    Hey OTT, I'm coming up to SC for a few days, Jan...

    Hey OTT, I'm coming up to SC for a few days, Jan 16-19, hoping to get some waves. It's been a slow fall/early winter in Ventura. Hoping for more Rincon type waves than Silver Strand. I'm staying...
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    not really the vibe at C street, but hey, maybe I...

    not really the vibe at C street, but hey, maybe I dropped the pass.
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    PW you try using a piece of foam under your...

    PW you try using a piece of foam under your wetsuit? I had a separated rib a few years back and tortured myself trying to surf through it. The foam didn't help more than it hurt. I saw a guy...
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    ^^^ beauty ^^^ I'm hoping to paddle out for...

    ^^^ beauty ^^^

    I'm hoping to paddle out for sunset, winds are pretty wild and rough right now in Ventura, generally offshore but not in a clean way.

    That pic makes me miss the walk and the...
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    New South not really showing up in...

    New South not really showing up in Malibu/Ventura. West wind did though. Disappointing afternoon.

    Tomorrow though, hope springs eternal. Tomorrow! Tomorrow there will (hopefully) be waves.
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    Great to surf after two weeks of flat and work. ...

    Great to surf after two weeks of flat and work. Saw a nice pod of dolphins cruising the rincon lineup. Waves were small but its still rincon. Eyes on the horizon.....
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    emphasis on they suck. flew with them la to...

    emphasis on they suck.

    flew with them la to colombia. return flight got canceled the morning of. no offer of a next flight, nothing. they gave me back half my fare (i.e. $200) and said good...
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    Lone Star Geyser in Yellowstone. Short flat...

    Lone Star Geyser in Yellowstone.

    Short flat walk along river to a wilderness geyser. No ropes, no walkways, just raw nature. My kids and I took a shower under the geyser. Good times!
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    Yes, according to Harvard Professor Donald W....

    Yes, according to Harvard Professor Donald W. Light-

    "Few know that systematic reviews of hospital charts found that even properly prescribed drugs (aside from misprescribing, overdosing, or...
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    Yes, I do. Corporations exist to make profit. ...

    Yes, I do.

    Corporations exist to make profit. They'll sell us cans of air if we're buying. I don't think corporations are evil or anything, I think they are simple. They exist simply to make...
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    I agree that vaccinations have been a huge boost...

    I agree that vaccinations have been a huge boost to public health over the past century.

    Looking at the present situation, drug manufacturers have gone wild, convincing the medical community that...
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    What is the swell you guys are picking up? It is...

    What is the swell you guys are picking up? It is miserably flat down in Ventura, has been for too long. SW is all we have on the buoys, the angle is decent but it's like 1 ft so producing nothing.
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    My lady is in acupuncture school. She says this...

    My lady is in acupuncture school. She says this is the one point the teachers don't have them locate on one another.
    I said, missed opportunity.
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    Fucking great Classico. Sergio Ramos the most...

    Fucking great Classico.
    Sergio Ramos the most entertaining man in football, not sure if that is a complement at all. Red card or game winner.
    Leo Messi did the magic, but I thought Marcelo was on...
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    thanks for the tips, got 2 nights reserved up at...

    thanks for the tips, got 2 nights reserved up at odessa lake. sweeet!!!
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    That must have been fascinating, it's not a small...

    That must have been fascinating, it's not a small system.
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    RMNP Backcountry Camping

    Late July we're going to be in Ft Collins for a wedding, and want to get out into RMNP for a couple nights of backpacking.

    For those who have spent time out in the backcountry, would you go Odessa...
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    Ended up with a 2012 VW Jetta SportWagon. 36k...

    Ended up with a 2012 VW Jetta SportWagon. 36k miles, $12k. Super clean car.

    Not a lot to choose from with wagons if you dont want a suby or a luxury vehicle. Crossovers arent the best...
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    did you try googling it?

    did you try googling it?
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    I had such a struggle getting good clones last...

    I had such a struggle getting good clones last summer, in Los Angeles of all places. Without knowing growers here personally, I ended up with shitty clones that were bug infested and clearly not as...
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    Any pros know of a good high CBD / high TCH...

    Any pros know of a good high CBD / high TCH strain that I could get seeds for here in the US?
    I smoked one back in Colorado but forgot the name. Even if I remembered then there is the challenge...
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    Yeah, I like where this is headed now. I was...

    Yeah, I like where this is headed now. I was thinking more Honda than BMW, but the name isn't the point. I need reliability and value over the long haul.

    Also starting to accept that anything...
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    This. Happiest day of my car life was selling...

    This.

    Happiest day of my car life was selling my 2000 Volvo V70 after too many repairs. That was the most I ever paid to buy a car, and them most I spend yearly on repairs.

    Contrast with 97...
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    I am not at all okay with that. I'd much...

    I am not at all okay with that.

    I'd much rather go smaller than have to use a minivan as a commuter. Wagon or crossover preferred, but minivan is not the next step down I'd be willing to take.
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    I need a new car/wagon/whatever. Well, not a new...

    I need a new car/wagon/whatever. Well, not a new one, but a used one that isn't 10+ yrs old.

    The lady commutes long distance to school so we'll be putting 100k miles on in in the next 4 years. ...
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    Awesome. Well done!

    Awesome. Well done!
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    This is my experience of it, both as a former...

    This is my experience of it, both as a former player, and now a parent/coach.

    Headers don't foster good technique. We should have young kids playing the ball on the ground, quick passing. Not...
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    There you go. I'd pick apples for $30/hour. ...

    There you go.
    I'd pick apples for $30/hour. Not for $7.

    God knows the agribusiness corporation is happy to keep the change.
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    ^^Nice pic OTT, we all have our little body...

    ^^Nice pic OTT, we all have our little body quirks, pretty cool expression of all our uniqueness. The wave reminds me a bit of how today looked down here.

    The queen was still sleeping, but the...
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    Good or bad this is usually how I feel. 2-3...

    Good or bad this is usually how I feel. 2-3 fair-poor are a lot of our best days in ventura, oddly.
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