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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: October 16, 2017, 06:18:57 PM »
@Arvis - I too still have all of my wisdom teeth.  Of course that begs the question: If I still have all my "wisdom" teeth, then why am I still a freaking moron?

@Rucks - I think somewhere there is an old saying that if rain (or something else disastrous) happens at a wedding, then that means the marriage will be strong and last.  And though it seems logical to rent some port-o-pottys for a backyard wedding, it's impossible to do that without it looking kinda trashy, especially since a wedding is supposed to be a classy event.   And kudos for your wedding cake being carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.  I almost never hear of wedding cakes being that. 

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: October 15, 2017, 04:09:49 PM »
Dangit, I want a gyashl greens cupcake.  Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting/icing is my absolute favorite kind of cake. 

The Incredibles was on TV so I watched it.  I feel like this is one of the more underrated Pixar films (at least among the general populace because critics really liked it), but man is it good.  I love how it's more about the family dynamic than the superhero stuff and that it tackles more adult themes like the midlife crisis.  I also liked the depth of the antagonist.  Comic book and superhero films have evolved big time since The Incredibles, but even now I would have to say that The Incredibles remains one of my favorite superhero movies.  (I know I raved about the Guardians of the Galaxy films, but I consider them "comic book" films rather than "superhero" films, since none of the GOTG characters are superheroes in the traditional sense.) 

I hear The Incredibles is getting a sequel next year.  I hope it's good.  From what I understand, the creator had been thinking about doing a sequel for years, but didn't want to until he felt it was 100% "right." 

General Discussions / Re: Youtube
« on: October 14, 2017, 09:20:06 PM »
I'm not even going to qualify this video with an explanation.  Just watch it.  Don't worry, it's totally safe for work and everything.
This is awesome.  You win the internets for posting this and I'm not even a fan of metal (not that I dislike it or anything).  Where do you want me to ship your reward?

Glad you dug that video.  And to hell with a reward.  Just pay it forward, man, and share that vid with anyone willing to give it a chance. 

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: October 14, 2017, 02:48:24 PM »
I have had a disturbing revelation.  I ordered food earlier this evening and ordered two Snapples with my meal.  When they arrived, they came in plastic bottles.  To say I was disturbed by this ominous development would be an understatement.  Their glass bottles were iconic.  I hate that they switched in order to save money. ;_; :_; ;_;

Here's the kicker, though.  If you go to "poor" countries to get inexpensive soft drinks, they will be in glass bottles and be made with real cane sugar... because plastic and the chemical sweeteners/additives in US formula soft drinks are more expensive there than glass and the real stuff.  If you go to ethnic grocery stores, you can find the glass-bottle stuff my friends refer to as "Mexi-Coke."  I don't drink soda, but I will believe my friends when they say it's good and inexpensive.

As for my haps, there's a lot happening but nothing I want to talk about publicly.  I'm bummed that I had to skip my ride today due to being sick, but whatever.  I have a lot of positive (if stressful) stuff happening right now and hopefully that will pave the way for my "7 year plan" for the future. 

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: October 12, 2017, 04:52:27 PM »

Between the sudden weather changes this week and everyone around me being sick... I think I've picked up the ick.  I was so excited about my ride on Saturday, but now I'm kinda bummed out that I might have to skip it if I'm too sick.  I take allergy meds and I got my flu shot... but working in a school with 2000 students is working in a germ factory. 

EDIT: As for the peeing in the shopping bag story, it reminds me of the "pee bottle" story on a bodybuilding forum that somebody linked to way back in the day.  NSFW but I think it's a hilarious read. 

With pictures:

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: October 09, 2017, 07:50:40 PM »
Dincrest you suave s.o.b., I'm ridiculously impressed by your biking resolve. How many events do you usually participate in per year?

This year, I signed up for 4 charity rides but only did 3 because one was rained out.  Next year, I might just do 2-3.  The majority of my riding is either by myself or with my club, and I supplement that with weight training.  I feel like real life has gotten in the way of my training so I haven't been as consistent as I'd like to be, and with cycling if you're off for even 2 weeks, you feel like you've been set back to novice level.  It's not just a sport or a hobby, but a lifestyle. 

General Discussions / Re: Today In The News
« on: October 09, 2017, 07:48:25 PM »
Speaking of crazy, this guy (in a fit of road rage) jumps onto the hood of a school bus while it's moving and has a conniption fit.

If a kid threw a water bottle out the bus window and it hit his car, the guy certainly has a right to be pissed but this is overreacting on the level of using a blowtorch to kill a housefly. 

The Soundroom / Re: Random VGM
« on: October 09, 2017, 06:29:37 PM »
I love how around 3:43 of this DragonForce song called "Black Fire," it goes into the Double Dragon title theme.  That's a cool little Easter Egg and totally puts the random in "random video game music."  I shouldn't be surprised since the band loves video games and the guitarists even experiment with sounds that resemble video games, but it still makes me grin like a blithering idiot.

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: October 09, 2017, 06:21:15 PM »
Tch, fuck that. Someone asks what I'm doing over a weekend, it's "Gym, video games, and sleep, in that order each day. Why, you wanna do something instead?" Throws the their court, makes me seem like I don't care (I actually do, I'm just smart enough to know that lack of concern=cool), and maybe gives me something to do for the weekend.

I like that

If/when anyone asks me what I'm doing over the weekend, I simply answer what I'm doing... which usually involves bicycles, video games, comics books, voiceover stuff and/or music.  I tend to be pretty forthright, so if someone asks me a question I'll give them a straight answer.     

...and I'm looking forward to my charity ride on Saturday.  The weather is looking quite favorable and surprisingly warm.  I might even be able to get away with wearing shorts instead of my tights, which is rare for this time of year.  Every previous time I've done this ride, I wore my fall or winter tights.  And with all my talk about tights, I know many of you are thinking of this song right now:

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: October 07, 2017, 09:15:10 AM »
I hope you can get the help that you need Arti. Goodbye.

Eh, we can't help those who don't want to help themselves.  And in looking at Arti's rants here and in her little food thread, she'd rather make excuses, point fingers, and pass the buck than take responsibility for her own actions. 

And this segues into my haps.  At work so far this school year, that whole paradigm plus the whole "please think for me" mentality I'm seeing is grinding my gears more than it ever has.  Maybe that's because I have a lot of stressful (though mostly positive) things going on in my life that my focus is all over the place and my normally unflappable patience is starting to wear thin... but it does me no good to cry about it. 

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: October 03, 2017, 06:01:24 PM »
When it comes to scary/creepy games, a few of mine that come to mind are Corpse Party, System Shock 2, and the Splatterhouse series.

I'm looking forward to both Halloween and Halloween Comic Fest. 

Song of the moment is "Dare" by Stan Bush.  Many of you might recognize it from the 1986 Transformers movie... aka the best Transformers movie from the best Transformers cartoon series.  Gen-wunner for lyfe, yo!  That interlude about 2:20 into the song is always in my head whenever I feel like I'm that staredown before a battle life is throwing at me.

The reason it's my SOTM is not only because it popped into my head a few days back, but it seems like fate, karma, whatever put it in my head at the right time for the right reason to make the song and its lyrics more inspirational.  I could go into a long explanation as to why this is, but it would just come off as more sappy than truly heartfelt. 

Sometimes when your hopes have all been shattered
And there's nowhere to turn
You wonder how you keep going (going)
Think of all the things that really mattered
And the chances you've earned
The fire in your heart is growing (growing)

You can fly, if you try, leaving the past behind
Heaven only knows what you might find

Dare, dare to believe you can survive
You hold the future in your hand
Dare, dare to keep all of your dreams alive
It's time to take a stand
And you can win, if you dare

Everybody's trying to break your spirit
Keeping you down
Seems like it's been forever (ever), oh
But there's another voice if you'll just hear it
Saying it's the last round
Looks like it's now or never (never)

Out of the darkness you stumble into the light
Fighting for the things you know are right

Dare, dare to believe you can survive
The power is there at your command
Dare, dare to keep all of your dreams alive
It's time to take a stand
And you can win, if you dare

Dare, dare to believe you can survive
You hold the future in your hand
Dare, dare to keep all of your dreams alive
The power is there at your command, oh

Dare, dare to keep all your love alive
Dare to be all you can be
Dare, there is a place where dreams survive
And it's calling you on to victory
Dare, dare.

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: October 01, 2017, 05:17:46 PM »
@Agent D. Yeah, that makes sense.  Now that you know what it entails, you can train properly for it.  Like when I first started doing bike-a-thons a few years ago, I thought that because I had done the 100km ACS ride that I could do this 100km PD500 ride... both were completely different beasts.  The ACS ride was mostly flat, but the PD500 was mostly hill climbs.  Challenging hill climbs that ate my skills for lunch.  So now I know to train differently for it.  A 70km ride that's 85% uphill climbs can leave me more spent than a 107km ride that's mostly flat.  And I'm a wannbe climber. 

@Rucks I'm almost curious how this patron would handle that World's Quietest Room in Minneapolis that is reportedly so quiet you can hear your blood flowing and your organs churning. 

General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« on: October 01, 2017, 01:26:04 PM »

Second pull attempt for low weight, took 9 of us, combined weight of 2080 pounds.
@Dincrest I know you wanted to see it.

Buff Plankchest!

Slab Squat-thrust!

Big McLargeHuge!

Seriously, though, that is freaking sick, brother.  Are you going to attempt it again next year? 

As for my haps, good club ride today.  Our 42 mile ride became a 44 mile ride because we were experimenting with a new loop and took a few wrong turns.  But like I always say, "We're not lost, we're on an adventure." 

Saturday was an accomplished day as well, thanks to the SA truck coming in and taking a whole bunch of furniture and stuff we do not need any more.  My mom and I are in the process of downsizing because, as much as we love the family home, it's too much house and too much mortgage.  We're hoping to get it on the market mid-month and hopefully find and move into a new smaller house before year's end. 

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