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Old 10-10-2021, 04:33 PM   #121
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Me neither. Then I saw a picture my wife took of a fucking baby copperhead on the path where I run.

So who can recommend good folding treadmill brands for a decent price?
No offense intended, but who would go close enough to get a picture of a baby copperhead? Follow up: why?
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Old 10-11-2021, 01:43 PM   #122
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Speaking of rugrats--I'm not really spreading this on other social media quite yet--but after ten years of trying, unglodly amounts of money, lots of awesome science, and a very fertile woman from Florida who gave us 41 eggs (12 fertilized on ice), I'm pregnant with a boy due in March! 17 weeks pregnant right now.

A good hunk of y'all are sending them off and we're just getting started.
Congratulations! That's awesome. Thrilled to hear that your commitment paid off. That's a long time.
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Old 10-11-2021, 01:45 PM   #123
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That is not my issue. It is the odds that older parents will die on the children early.

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Jesus man... That's some cold water on the festivities.

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Old 10-11-2021, 01:58 PM   #124
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Eh, maybe.

Neither one of us is in ill health at all. We've been tested out the wazoo for pretty much everything in order to do this, including a shit ton of psych stuff. We're both vaxxed (me triply so). The cardiologist was actually HAPPY if perplexed to see me ("we don't get totally normal hearts very often") and gave me a 0.05% chance of having a cardio event in the next ten years. G's dad was his age when his youngest sister was born and is still going strong. My family tends to live to the 90s plus, with one great aunt about to hit 104 next month. His is similarly long aged. We both work out, keep an eye on what we eat. Hell, he's a fitness professional. We have access to pretty much any and every health resource on the planet, and we take advantage. One of the psych people told us older parents tend to do better, because they have their shit together at this point, financially and general life wise.

We could get hit by a truck next week. Or die of breakthrough Covid. Or develop cancer (though it's not in either family at any great rate). Or get bitten by a snake. Or a gagillion things that could kill us. We have no intention of orphaning this kid, but I don't think anyone does.

I figured you'd more object to putting another being into this world, which is admittedly a fucked up place.
The chance of two people in your age category succumbing in the next ten years is ridiculously low. In twenty years, still low. Once one climbs over 70, there's more risk. But I think the data supporting that broad assumption derives from a set including tens of millions of people who smoked, ate like shit, and didn't get cancer screenings. I doubt the actuarial tables keep pace with medical science and behavioral changes as well as they should.

The maturity one acquires by our ages also makes one a much more chill parent. In the late 20s/early 30s, its arguable one is still a child (I remain one presently in certain regards), and will overreact, be neurotic, or helicopter parent. This fucks up kids, IMO. Having seen more in life and being cooler and more even-keeled as a result of that experience will probably create a calm home and thus a much more well adjusted kid.
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Old 10-11-2021, 02:32 PM   #125
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No offense intended, but who would go close enough to get a picture of a baby copperhead? Follow up: why?
1. Photo of baby snake I took today. Isn’t that cute?
2. That’s a baby copperhead.

ETA we weren’t on the path together. And yes I can run faster than she can. And my son but only for distances greater than a mile.
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Old 10-11-2021, 04:01 PM   #127
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The chance of two people in your age category succumbing in the next ten years is ridiculously low.
Maybe, maybe not. While RT gives a good analysis of her risk factors, I think the more compelling point is that you just never know. You. Never. Know. I just went to the memorial service of a biking friend who was in his 40s, in fantastic shape, had two young daughters, and succumbed to a blood cancer that killed him about six weeks after diagnosis. Making plans about your life based on what you perceive to be the statistical odds of you living to a certain age strikes me as the wrong way of looking at things. I thought I would live forever. I now know I will not. But RT is having a child because that is what she wants, and that is what she has wanted for a long time. And now it is becoming a reality and that is fantastic, and she is overjoyed and that is fantastic, and I hope they live to be a million years old and get to know their grandchildren and great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. And if for some reason they donít, well, nobody can predict the future. But right now, here in the present, RT is having a child, and that is fantastic.
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1. Photo of baby snake I took today. Isnít that cute?
2. Thatís a baby copperhead.

ETA we werenít on the path together. And yes I can run faster than she can. And my son but only for distances greater than a mile.
Did you mean to post a photo?
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Maybe, maybe not. While RT gives a good analysis of her risk factors, I think the more compelling point is that you just never know. You. Never. Know. I just went to the memorial service of a biking friend who was in his 40s, in fantastic shape, had two young daughters, and succumbed to a blood cancer that killed him about six weeks after diagnosis. Making plans about your life based on what you perceive to be the statistical odds of you living to a certain age strikes me as the wrong way of looking at things. I thought I would live forever. I now know I will not. But RT is having a child because that is what she wants, and that is what she has wanted for a long time. And now it is becoming a reality and that is fantastic, and she is overjoyed and that is fantastic, and I hope they live to be a million years old and get to know their grandchildren and great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. And if for some reason they donít, well, nobody can predict the future. But right now, here in the present, RT is having a child, and that is fantastic.
I am just glad Paigow isn't here to see what you've become
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Old 10-11-2021, 05:46 PM   #131
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Maybe, maybe not. While RT gives a good analysis of her risk factors, I think the more compelling point is that you just never know. You. Never. Know. I just went to the memorial service of a biking friend who was in his 40s, in fantastic shape, had two young daughters, and succumbed to a blood cancer that killed him about six weeks after diagnosis. Making plans about your life based on what you perceive to be the statistical odds of you living to a certain age strikes me as the wrong way of looking at things. I thought I would live forever. I now know I will not. But RT is having a child because that is what she wants, and that is what she has wanted for a long time. And now it is becoming a reality and that is fantastic, and she is overjoyed and that is fantastic, and I hope they live to be a million years old and get to know their grandchildren and great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. And if for some reason they donít, well, nobody can predict the future. But right now, here in the present, RT is having a child, and that is fantastic.
Man, this brings a tear to my eyes. This is really serious circle of life shit.

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I think it's time for LT to take a position. Just say no fuckin way to Shitareli.

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Paigow is always here. Her spiritual energy runs through each of us in every post we make.
True story: for a while I was Pís sisterís Facebook friend. On the surface the opposite of her. Suburban mom, sort of well off. But over time it became clear she was way more crazy than Paigís.
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1. Photo of baby snake I took today. Isnít that cute?
2. Thatís a baby copperhead.

ETA we werenít on the path together. And yes I can run faster than she can. And my son but only for distances greater than a mile.
My wife and I had a joint project of hiking all of a nearby regional park. I had to take the lead because she kept missing the snakes on the trail.
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