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51 minutes ago, sabills said:

lol what a world

I hope this stops soon, my liver can't take it.

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So there's this one book I read many years ago, and I am re-reading it again on Kindle. Very profound, to say the least. The problem is that it was translated from 16th century French into English in 1689. While I'd like to say that I've read enough English from that epoch to know what it's saying, most people these days probably wouldn't know what was being said.

Having said that, I'm trying to take a crack at modernizing the language without sacrificing the context so that people today may understand it better.

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6 hours ago, Crosschecking said:

So there's this one book I read many years ago, and I am re-reading it again on Kindle. Very profound, to say the least. The problem is that it was translated from 16th century French into English in 1689. While I'd like to say that I've read enough English from that epoch to know what it's saying, most people these probably wouldn't know what was being said.

Having said that, I'm trying to take a crack at modernizing the language without sacrificing the context so that people today may understand it better.

What’s the book

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21 hours ago, darksabre said:

I hope this stops soon, my liver can't take it.

I'm helping to keep Labatt and Jim Beam in business 

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Bought the kids a relatively cheap drone.  I would have shanked someone with a Fun Dip stick back in the day for one of these things. 

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Just now, Ogelthorpe said:

Prison! I'm a CO, lol

That scares me. Not because of what inmates are capable of doing, but all of those people so close together.

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2 minutes ago, Crosschecking said:

That scares me. Not because of what inmates are capable of doing, but all of those people so close together.

Yeah it's a bit scary. Luckily the inmate population at my facility is Covid19 free.. where Weinstein is not so much. Thankfully they stopped movement between facilities except for emergencies.  

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On 3/31/2020 at 12:27 PM, Crosschecking said:

That scares me. Not because of what inmates are capable of doing, but all of those people so close together.

But now I'm picturing Ogie Ogilthorpe working in a prison, which brings pure joy to mind.

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Just rode 30 miles, the first half was nice, but the way home there were terrible crosswinds. 2000ft of elevation change. 

Also, I had a brain fart, at a red light I didn't unlock my feet from my pedals quick enough and slammed down hard on my left side, of course in front of all the traffic from the people that should be home. Very embarrassing indeed 😂

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Walked around Letchworth for a couple hours today with the wife. A little brisk but sunny. Enjoyed it immensely. 

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1 hour ago, Zamboni said:

Walked around Letchworth for a couple hours today with the wife. A little brisk but sunny. Enjoyed it immensely. 

They really need to keep the parks open if they can.  We went to Chestnut Ridge and I didn't see anyone congregating.  Everyone was practicing safe distancing.  Sure looked like people were recharging their internal batteries there.  Good for them.

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1 hour ago, Zamboni said:

Walked around Letchworth for a couple hours today with the wife. A little brisk but sunny. Enjoyed it immensely. 

I went there last week or the week before it was nice as it always is, a lot of the trails were closed for hiking and my favorite little diner in Mt Morris wasn't available (Brian's USA diner). But still a nice little cruise and walk-around. 

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Does steaming mad and reading SabreSpace count?  Because something happened a couple of hours ago that has me steaming mad.  

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6 hours ago, Zamboni said:

Walked around Letchworth for a couple hours today with the wife. A little brisk but sunny. Enjoyed it immensely. 

I wish I could have been there. I miss that place!

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Sleeping and telling my wife and kids I love them.

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7 hours ago, Eleven said:

Does steaming mad and reading SabreSpace count?  Because something happened a couple of hours ago that has me steaming mad.  

And you're not going to tell us what that was?

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Jumped onto a hologram conference call with friends last night and watched Caravan of Courage. Adult beverages and "breakfast for dinner" theme. Sort of what we'd do if we were able to gather in person. It worked. It was a not-very-good movie and a very fun time.

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Definitely starting to feel a little depressed as this thing goes on. The uncertainty has me putting off doing/investing in a lot of the things I was hoping to do this spring/summer. I want to buy better speakers for my stereo system, I want to get a better mouthpiece for my saxophone, I wanted to buy darkroom supplies so I could develop some of the film I've been shooting (along with shooting more film). But these are all "unnecessary" expenses that I can't bring myself to make given the situation.

But I can only read so much, and watch TV so much, and workout so much. There are other things I want to be doing but I feel like I can't pursue them and it's a real kick in the head.

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Over the weekend I assembled a shelving unit and organized 2 large closets that were starting to look like landfills.  It took a few hours but was well worth it -- the before/after contrast is really striking.  One of those small things that you get a disproportionate amount of happiness from.

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Washed down the entire kitchen including cabinets, doors, tops ( if you’ve never had a look up there yikes ) . A mixture of cooking grease and dust. A simple dish soap water mix and everything looks lily white and new. Washed walls , stove, fridge, etc. My wife is ecstatic so thats good. Cleaned the garage which has become a catchall over the winter.

shite , what next ?

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18 minutes ago, bunomatic said:

Washed down the entire kitchen including cabinets, doors, tops ( if you’ve never had a look up there yikes ) . A mixture of cooking grease and dust. A simple dish soap water mix and everything looks lily white and new. Washed walls , stove, fridge, etc. My wife is ecstatic so thats good. Cleaned the garage which has become a catchall over the winter.

shite , what next ?

You want a nice hidden place for a mess?  The top of the fridge.  "Hi shrader's wife" is written in the dust up there in the hopes that she someday sees it.

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Trying to make a loaf of homemade bread.

I also put on a suit (top only, so naked from the waist down) and interviewed my cat while wearing a Ted Koppel wig from Halloween 1982.

I think I'm doing OK.

 

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Watching replays of women's college volleyball.  For some reason, my right hand is extremely tired.

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