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Old 09-12-2017, 09:28 PM   #2011
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Yeah me too but the response I mostly get is "eeeeew".
Married Chicken Here: I get no response at all. Because I can't try. I just dream...

Damn shame the brain's fun center freezes at 18, but the rest keeps getting older. "Wooderson's Axiom" in reverse?
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:31 PM   #2012
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The wife has this one. It's absolutely silent, she loves it, and it's way cheaper than the Peloton bikes. And she uses the Peloton app for classes through a subscription.

http://www.soletreadmills.com/exerci...ggJRoC8BDw_wcB

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Sweet. More my price. While ogling girls in yoga pants keeps me going to the gym I'm thinking somedays I'll have to a workout in place.
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:39 PM   #2013
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I'm not sure if you are kidding or not, but here's a recent example.

Not Bob is having dinner with a group of his cousins and their spouses. Several of the cousins are police officers (most local, one is state police) one is a member of a trade union, one is a bank VP, and one is a medical professional. A few older one are retired.

Spouse of one local cop (who's father is a retired cop) says that their kid will not be going to the Catholic middle and high school with the rest of her Catholic elementary school classmates. She says that the local suburban school district is better. A few of us roll our eyes. Her brother notes that the local Catholic high school had been recruiting basketball players "from the projects" and that there are discipline problems - "these kids act like they own the place, walking in and out of classrooms whenever they want."

Trade union cousin: "oh, man, I remember when I played baseball there that we had the run of the joint. Never took an exam my senior year. I was awesome."

Older retired cousin: "it's terrible. No respect."

Me: "What?"

Older retired cousin: "they don't want to learn."

Medical professional cousin, to spouse of cousin: "are you kidding me? You're pulling Seamus out of Bishop O'Malley's because there's a few black kids?"

Cousin spouse: "we just think she'd do better at [lily white suburban school]."

State policemen, uncomfortably: "uh, that's kind of the point that medical professional cousin was making.

Trade union cousin to older required cousin: "no respect? They're varsity lettermen. That's how we act, black, white, yellow. Jesus, don't be such a dick."

Not Bob to older cousin: "he just made a good point. Did it bother you when local polis cousin got trade union cousin out of a DUI and underage possession before the districts?"

Other local police cousin: "that's different. He was family."

Medical professional cousin: "and was the knucklehead Italian kid he was with family?"

State police cousin: "hey, here's the waitress -- let's order,"
I was trying to suggest that some could be both bigoted and some degree of woke. But I really enjoyed this little scene -- more, please.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:43 AM   #2014
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I'm in mid life crisis mode. I want to try every bit of hot strange I see. Feels like 18. Okay... maybe more like 25.

I think it's a new aggressive workout schedule and high protein diet.

You'll get there soon enough.
You should be asking yourself how you ever left. Or maybe ask your physician.
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:06 AM   #2015
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I was trying to suggest that some could be both bigoted and some degree of woke. But I really enjoyed this little scene -- more, please.
We need to get him writing new episodes of Blue Bloods. I'd watch those.
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:16 PM   #2016
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I was trying to suggest that some could be both bigoted and some degree of woke. But I really enjoyed this little scene -- more, please.
Aha. That makes sense. Since the 60/40 came up in the discussion of Irish American racism, I suppose my use of "bigot" meant more racist than not racist, and "woke" meant "Not Racist if graded on the white people curve."

Thanks. Too many typos and autocorrect goofs, but I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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I'm in mid life crisis mode. I want to try every bit of hot strange I see. Feels like 18. Okay... maybe more like 25.

I think it's a new aggressive workout schedule and high protein diet.

You'll get there soon enough.

Thank god I don't need hair plugs.
Please don't tell me it's crossfit. Seriously, if it is crossfit, do not tell me.
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Please don't tell me it's crossfit. Seriously, if it is crossfit, do not tell me.
Sebastian has turned to crossfit to achieve his goal of becoming an elite obstacle racer.

Let's listen to some Meters. The Daily Dose is "6V6 LA":

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Please don't tell me it's crossfit. Seriously, if it is crossfit, do not tell me.
Is this a "Crossfitters never shut up about crossfit" thing or something else?

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Is this a "Crossfitters never shut up about crossfit" thing or something else?

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Partly that and partly just my opinion on how dumb it is.
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Aha. That makes sense. Since the 60/40 came up in the discussion of Irish American racism, I suppose my use of "bigot" meant more racist than not racist, and "woke" meant "Not Racist if graded on the white people curve."

Thanks. Too many typos and autocorrect goofs, but I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Is "awake," "enlightened," or the cumbersome "awakened" so bad?

ETA: I've no idea how to get rid of that exclamation point thing I accidentally inserted.
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:59 PM   #2022
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Please don't tell me it's crossfit. Seriously, if it is crossfit, do not tell me.
Fuck no.

I just jacked the time, endurance, and weight amounts to seriously exhausting levels and stopped eating anything but salmon, tuna, shellfish, steak, and chicken.

Cut out scotch and bourbon, too. Just gin, vodka, champagne, and rose. Occasional beer.

I'm hurt you think I'd ever do any class, or use a trainer.
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:03 PM   #2023
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You should be asking yourself how you ever left. Or maybe ask your physician.
It's called having a kid.

Or being married.
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Fuck no.

I just jacked the time, endurance, and weight amounts to seriously exhausting levels and stopped eating anything but salmon, tuna, shellfish, steak, and chicken.

Cut out scotch and bourbon, too. Just gin, vodka, champagne, and rose. Occasional beer.

I'm hurt you think I'd ever do any class, or use a trainer.
Wait, you are a professed seeker of yoga pants, but won't go to group fitness classes? I'm having a hard time squaring those two concepts.

I also think I may have seen you say that you have given up scotch and bourbon, but I'm afraid to look back at your post to confirm because even the possibility that you said this has left me deeply unsettled and I'm concerned that if I actually saw that in writing, it would burn my eyes out. But you keep doing you!
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Wait, you are a professed seeker of yoga pants, but won't go to group fitness classes? I'm having a hard time squaring those two concepts.

I also think I may have seen you say that you have given up scotch and bourbon, but I'm afraid to look back at your post to confirm because even the possibility that you said this has left me deeply unsettled and I'm concerned that if I actually saw that in writing, it would burn my eyes out. But you keep doing you!
Also, gin AND vodka? For my entire drinking life gin and vodka have always been Eastasia/Eurasia for me.
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