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    Which band tshirt are you currently wearing?

    Unrelated, I've also got one of these from the early 90s:
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    So I bought a Power Supply and got a spare Cpap Machine

    This has been my experience for the most part. To TD's point, the last time I tried on shoes and found a pair that I liked, I bought two pairs. I've rotated them over the last 9 years or so and they're still going strong. As far as a CPAP machine, it is definitely good to have a spare. The...
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    What type of guitar did you learn on?

    Yes, I very much was. Scott Ian was my idol at the time, and that's why I painted that onto the fretboard. Silly 13-year old logic!
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    Which band tshirt are you currently wearing?

    All that said in my last post, technically I'm wearing an "Evil Spock" T-shirt, but I can't find a pic of it online.
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    Which band tshirt are you currently wearing?

    I wish I could still fit into these: I've had these since high school. These days I mostly wear plain pocketless T-Shirts. For some time, whenever I wore a band T-shirt, or a Star Wars T-shirt, or something that had a Linux Distribution or BSD logo on it I'd get kinda accosted by someone...
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    What type of guitar did you learn on?

    Dude... DUDE We are Squier II brothers: Pickguard and pickups have been changed, but I bought this brand new on my 16th birthday in August 1991. It was my first "real guitar" and I can't let it go.
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    What type of guitar did you learn on?

    A 1960s rebranded Teisco. This one, actually: Paid $20 in 1988, as a 13-year-old. My life was all downhill from there.
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    Mow your own lawn

    I wasn't knockin' on people who pay to have their lawn mowed. I just don't know how the folks in the PacNW are paying that much to have someone do it, especially in the economically-depressed valley I'm from. I feel like they were inflating their quotes for an out-of-stater, but whatever. And...
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    Mow your own lawn

    My mother is pushing 70 and has a big ole yard that is a bit for her to manage, now that Dad's gone. She normally mows it in sections over a few days. She's 2400 miles away, or I'd just come over every Sunday morning, do the yardwork, and take her out to brunch or something. I tried to hire...
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    So many benefits to riding a bicycle......

    Thanks for the tips and advice. And "getting it right" is definitely what I want to do, and why I was going to take it to a specific LBS here. Unfortunately they are SLAMMED during riding season, but almost dead during the winter. That's why I figured if I rolled in between Xmas and New Years...
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    So many benefits to riding a bicycle......

    Oh yeah, and I wasn't at all trying to sound like the guy who says his Squier bike is built as well as the Custom Shops, either. Nor was I trying to say "All y'allz are too fancy". I bet those higher-end bikes are AMAZING, and roll like a dream. My Player Series Giant is certainly adequate...
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    Random Daily Photos May 2022 Edition

    *puts on glasses* MOTHER OF GOD, YOU'RE RIGHT! What's a leatherback sea turtle doing in land-locked Wisconsin?
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    Random Daily Photos May 2022 Edition

    Hah! Sadly it's the remnants of a big and beautiful Ash tree that was killed by the Emerald Ash Borer. There is a second larger stump by the sidewalk ahead, and another far off under the edge of the shadow of the red trees on the left.
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    So many benefits to riding a bicycle......

    I feel like this subject is coming up a lot lately and I've posted this pic twice now: Compared to some of the mighty steeds I've seen in this thread, my Craigslist Giant Sedona is nothing special, but it's the best bike I've ever had. Just this last Sunday I was able to dig it out of the...




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