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RTDNTOTO 🐻 Random Thoughts Deserving No Thread of Their Own 15 (2020)

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Did you know?

The BBC is the world's oldest national broadcaster, and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees, employing over 22,000 staff in total, of whom more than 16,000 are in public sector broadcasting.
 

mendelman

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Someone will have to explain the value of APA providing me a digital "AICP Badge". Thank you?

Good to know HQ is working on important stuff. :r:
I had to make sure it wasn't spam/phishing before I took it 'serious'.

I'm good with my framed and hung certificate paper.
 

Planit

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Okay folks, who wants to go for a swim?

SKY POOL, London

 

Dan

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In graduate school, one of my classmates, when we were discussing Catholics for reasons that elude me now, referred to the kneelers that are typically attached to the bottom rear of pews for prayer and I thought he had just used a mildly hilarious pejorative for Catholics - as in Those damn Kneelers often get in the way.
I always called the sit-stand-kneel-sit-genuflect rituals of Catholic rites Catholic calisthenics. I could probably call it Catholic contra dancing or Catholic Tai Chi.

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JNA

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PROGRESS COMPARISON TABLE
1,0002,0003,0004,0005,0006,0007,0008,0009,00010,00011,00012,000
#15 - 202001-2703-1005-1207-2309-1611-11
#14 - 201902-1204-0505-2407-1508-3010-1712-0512-2412-319,484
#13 - 201803-1605-3108-1011-0512-315,115
#12 - 201702-2805-2308-2411-2812-295,096
#11 - 201602-0903-2305-1207-0108-1810-1212-0712-318,072
#10 - 201502-0604-0606-1508-1410-0111-2912-3012-3112-319,570
# 9 -- 201401-3103-1205-2108-0910-2112-1112-3012-3112-319,291
# 8 -- 201301-1802-1203-2204-2205-1706-2007-3009-1611-1312-1912-3112-3112,050
# 7 -- 201202-2305-1207-1009-1211-0612-0612-2812-3112-319,327
# 6 -- 201102-2504-1205-2606-3008-1010-0512-0512-318,041
# 5 -- 201003-0405-0907-2609-2211-245,563
# 4 -- 200902-1904-2407-1310-0712-315,004
# 3 -- 200804-0407-0709-2312-224,085
# 2 -- 200703-1005-1907-2410-114,862
# 1 Original RTDNTOTO 2004-200713,142
 

Dan

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Yes, but did you know the 1928 S Peace Dollar is worth $16,000?

I know that a Fine F-12 Bicentennial quarter from the Philadelphia mint is worth 25 cents.

Also, why does it seem circulating coins of most other countries are minted in higher relief than American coins?
 

Hink

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PROGRESS COMPARISON TABLE
1,0002,0003,0004,0005,0006,0007,0008,0009,00010,00011,00012,000
#15 - 202001-2703-1005-1207-2309-1611-11
#14 - 201902-1204-0505-2407-1508-3010-1712-0512-2412-319,484
#13 - 201803-1605-3108-1011-0512-315,115
#12 - 201702-2805-2308-2411-2812-295,096
#11 - 201602-0903-2305-1207-0108-1810-1212-0712-318,072
#10 - 201502-0604-0606-1508-1410-0111-2912-3012-3112-319,570
# 9 -- 201401-3103-1205-2108-0910-2112-1112-3012-3112-319,291
# 8 -- 201301-1802-1203-2204-2205-1706-2007-3009-1611-1312-1912-3112-3112,050
# 7 -- 201202-2305-1207-1009-1211-0612-0612-2812-3112-319,327
# 6 -- 201102-2504-1205-2606-3008-1010-0512-0512-318,041
# 5 -- 201003-0405-0907-2609-2211-245,563
# 4 -- 200902-1904-2407-1310-0712-315,004
# 3 -- 200804-0407-0709-2312-224,085
# 2 -- 200703-1005-1907-2410-114,862
# 1 Original RTDNTOTO 2004-200713,142
I like it. You just need to add back in the links to the previous Random Thoughts posts and it is perfect!!
 

luckless pedestrian

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I try to do a 12 hour fast from dinner to breakfast so I end up eating breakfast when I get to work so today's toasted locally made scali with peanut butter on it is decidedly delish
 

WSU MUP Student

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I mean it is 2PM. ON A FRIDAY! What are you people doing?

In my case I was riding. I reached 2000 miles for the year today with a 44 mile ride, which for me isn't necessarily an accomplishment, except that I rode fewer than 200 miles through the first half of the year. My bike would probably be considered a jalopy by most cyclists.

My steed parked at one of my two coffee stops


A cappuccino and a sausage and egg hand pie makes for good fuel


YOU SHALL NOT PASS. This part of the trail needed some maintenance, looks like they took it down to dirt. I had to back track quite a bit to get around it though.


I also stopped in a my friend's craft brewery, had some Zombie Crack stout and Wandering Oaken farmhouse IPA (the first IPA I've had in a long time and it was quite good). Ran into a friend I haven't seen in ages and we talked (with masks except for when we took a sip, and at proper social distance) for a good hour or two. I rode three and a half hours but was out for more than twice that.


Like @Doohickie I was using the day to get outside.

I decided to take the day off and head off to my favorite local park for some much needed miles. Temps were in the low 40s, the park was largely deserted except for an older Marine I saw out trekking - I could recognize his olive drab 8-corner cover from quite the distance so I gave him a hearty "Happy Birthday!" from the neighboring trail and he gave me an "Oohrah!" in response. The call still motivates me and helped to get my legs turned over a little faster.

All in all, I got in a bit more than 14 miles and nearly 1,100' of elevation, which is pretty good for here in SE Michigan. I didn't hit my 2,000 miles until this morning (I'm now at 2,005.1) but like Doohickie, I didn't really get going until a few months into the year.





After my run I stopped by a local brewery I had been wanting to try and picked up their Blackberry Pi sour and an IPA. I had the Blackberry Pi when I got home and it was stellar!

 

Veloise

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I always called the sit-stand-kneel-sit-genuflect rituals of Catholic rites Catholic calisthenics. I could probably call it Catholic contra dancing or Catholic Tai Chi.

View attachment 49604
I never named it, but thought of it in terms of the school cheers.
"Lean to the left, lean to the right, stand up, sit down FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!!"
 
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Salmissra

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Discovered the dog does not like Carol of the Bells. She quivered through the intro and first stanza, and after I fast-forwarded through the rest of it, she took a while to settle back in her bed.
 
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