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    Random Thoughts Deserving No Thread Of Their Own 6 (2011)

    Hoopla!

    Welcome to 2011. In the grande olde tradition, this Bear slides another Random thread your way. Please treat it well as we motor through the coming year. Have a super year, my friends.

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    May all Cyburbians have a happy, healthy, and completely random New Year!

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    Happy New Year to our east coast Cyburbians (still 30 minutes away from midnight for the midwest).

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    Happy new year everyone! we have been celebrating by going swimming in a waterhole at the national park down the road from me- so nice!
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    With the Mega Million Lottery jackpot some $ 290 million
    would you spent a dollar to buy your own ticket or join an office pool for tuesday's drwing ?
    I would.
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    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    1-1-11

    Balancing my checkbook this New Year's morn. Just noticed that today is 1-1-11. How nice.
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    Yes, JNA, the Mega truly is mega. I will buy a few tickets. I always participate in the office pool......I don't want to be one of a handful that remain if the winning ducat is drawn.

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    Celebrated New Year by waking up to gunfire in CA instead of TX. Nothing came down on us so I went back to sleep.
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    I guestimated my federal return and it looks like I will break even or get a couple hundred back. The feds got dodgy with the child tax credit this year...you only get it if your kid is under 17 at year end and guess who turned 17 this year Ah well.
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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    Celebrated New Year by waking up to gunfire in CA instead of TX. Nothing came down on us so I went back to sleep.
    I remember that from New Year celebrations in Las Cruces. One time, when I was at a party close to the barrio, at midnight all of us went outside to hear the festivities. After about 30 seconds of the usual gun shots, we heard bursts of automatic weapon fire. Every January 1st, the nightly news from El Paso would do a story on yet another sleeping baby that was killed by a falling bullet. All the PSAs in the world didn't make a dent in the tradition of midnight bang-bang.

    Here in The Buff, it's a few people with leftover illegal fireworks from Independence Day.
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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    Celebrated New Year by waking up to gunfire in CA instead of TX. Nothing came down on us so I went back to sleep.
    Where in CA are you at? Stayed at home for the 1st time ever since I was probably 13. the wife, princess and i stayed up watching the karate kid till about 10:30 then some boob tube till midnight. She promptly went to bed at 12:15..so did we
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    Quote Originally posted by CPSURaf View post
    Where in CA are you at?
    Indio in the Coachella Valley.
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    Quote Originally posted by CPSURaf View post
    Where in CA are you at?
    I was in Morgan Hill for X-mas.
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Here's to all of you and a good 2011...
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    I just wanted to post on the first page of this thread.
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    A few years ago I made a goal of completing a triathlon before I turned 35. Well, 35 is quickly approaching and I have yet to complete that goal. There's a sprint triathlon in July that I'm beginning to think about participating in. From what I've read it appears that one can train for a sprint triathlon in about 3 months. So I have some time to train. I figure I can push through the bike ride and the run, my biggest concern is the swim.

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    A few years ago I made a goal of completing a triathlon before I turned 35. Well, 35 is quickly approaching and I have yet to complete that goal. There's a sprint triathlon in July that I'm beginning to think about participating in. From what I've read it appears that one can train for a sprint triathlon in about 3 months. So I have some time to train. I figure I can push through the bike ride and the run, my biggest concern is the swim.
    I assume the sprint is 750 m swim, 20k bike, and 5k run. If that is the case, if you can get in shape for the run, you can relax on the bike and make it through. The swim is first, so you don't drown 750m is only 15 down and backs in a normal sized pool. Really not that bad... as long as you aren't in a body of water with currents

    Good luck! The sense of completion you will feel is great! I would say that if you aren't in shape for any of the three disiplines, 3 months is cutting it close, but if you scheduled on for July or August, I would say 5-7 months is more than enough time to get accustomed to the workouts. But in the end it is really up to you and how well you want to do. If completion = success you will be fine in 3 months Have fun, they are a lot of it!!

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    First post from the new job!

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    First post from the new job!

    Okay, off to lunch. Gonna' be scarce here for a little bit.
    w00t! Congrats, Fearless Leader. Post updates as appropriate and able!

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    Quote Originally posted by Hink_Planner View post
    I assume the sprint is 750 m swim, 20k bike, and 5k run. If that is the case, if you can get in shape for the run, you can relax on the bike and make it through. The swim is first, so you don't drown 750m is only 15 down and backs in a normal sized pool. Really not that bad... as long as you aren't in a body of water with currents

    Good luck! The sense of completion you will feel is great! I would say that if you aren't in shape for any of the three disiplines, 3 months is cutting it close, but if you scheduled on for July or August, I would say 5-7 months is more than enough time to get accustomed to the workouts. But in the end it is really up to you and how well you want to do. If completion = success you will be fine in 3 months Have fun, they are a lot of it!!
    15 laps? Ok. That is doable. Maybe. I hope. Better get out the water wings!

    My goal is to finish. I'm not concerned with time, just making it over the finish line in one piece!

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    I did a triathlon once that started with biking (on exercise bikes) first, then the swim, and the run last. A number of competitors overdid the bike and nearly drowned in the pool. Tough transition from bike to swim and anaerobic swimming is not a good thing.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    I quickly looked for a thread, but could have missed it. There have been so many new threads in the 2 weeks or so that I was on vacation and, thus, as far away from a computer as I could get.

    So...

    Congrats to Dandy on the wedding! Hope your day and your NOLA trip were perfect!

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    Has anybody eaten at a Cheddar's ? any good ?
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    First post from the new job!

    Okay, off to lunch. Gonna' be scarce here for a little bit.
    Congrats again on the new job!!
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    First post from the new job!

    Okay, off to lunch. Gonna' be scarce here for a little bit.
    Congrats Dan on the new gigs.

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