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Postby sloopjohnc » 08 Jun 2018, 22:52

Going to dinner tomorrow night to the place where they filmed this video.

Used to be a favorite of my mom and dad's.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 09 Jun 2018, 15:36

The Golden State Warriors are NBA champs - three of the last four years.

This was a team, that won a surprise NBA championship just as I was becoming a huge sports fan, when I was 13. After that, it was no playoffs for 22 years and no all-star for almost 20. Every season, I went into it saying that the Warriors weren't going to suck me in, but my loyalty won out.

I spent many seasons where my only hope was that they'd get a lottery pick in the draft and then they'd botch that.

I'm walking on air for the second year in a row.

I love music, and it means a lot to me, but I probably love sports just as much. I'm a hack at both, but was a much better athlete, so can relate a little more. There was a span, between the ages of 25 to 40, that I didn't go more than two days not playing basketball in one form or another. I told my wife once to scatter my ashes over Candlestick Park, the old home of the SF 49ers and SF Giants.

Now, it will probably be to scatter my ashes over AT&T Park and the new home of the Warriors, Chase Center, which will be a mile apart in San Francisco.

Three out of four kids in the Bay will be wearing Curry 30 jerseys today. I guarantee it.
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Postby Neige » 10 Jun 2018, 08:34

yomptepi wrote:I quit my job about a week ago, and today is my first day as an unemployed person. I have so much to do. Joining the Labour party ,( obviously) is my first priority. The house is going on the market next Thursday, so we have to clear it, redecorate some bits, get bits fixed and so on. Once sold, we are moving to Ilfracombe, hopefully by xmas. I am not sure if I have retired, or I am taking a sabbatical. I suppose that will depend on work opportunities in Ilfracombe. In the medium term money is not a problem, but I suspect what I consider to a decent nest egg will shrink with alarming alacrity.

The main thing is that I have finally escaped from from my wretched hateful job. Hurrah for me.


Best of luck with the move and the new phase in your life - I just googled Ilfracombe... what a gorgeous place!! :P
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 10 Jun 2018, 18:29

Just had a huge argument with the missus. We've been in the outskirts of Hamburg for a wedding this weekend, flight back to Manchester has been cancelled, and we're in a 5 star hotel near the city centre. Unfortunately, we're a group of nine, and my wife thinks it'd look awkward to eat right away, and not wait for everyone else. Whereas I want to get out and see the sights, given the unexpected bonus night.

It wouldn't be weird to say, we fancy heading out, would it? I've never been before, never that likely to come again.
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Postby hippopotamus » 10 Jun 2018, 19:35

yomptepi wrote:I quit my job about a week ago, and today is my first day as an unemployed person. I have so much to do. Joining the Labour party ,( obviously) is my first priority. The house is going on the market next Thursday, so we have to clear it, redecorate some bits, get bits fixed and so on. Once sold, we are moving to Ilfracombe, hopefully by xmas. I am not sure if I have retired, or I am taking a sabbatical. I suppose that will depend on work opportunities in Ilfracombe. In the medium term money is not a problem, but I suspect what I consider to a decent nest egg will shrink with alarming alacrity.

The main thing is that I have finally escaped from from my wretched hateful job. Hurrah for me.



Hurray for you!

It sounds like no one could deserve a break and a bit of good luck for once.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 10 Jun 2018, 23:53

Darkness_Fish wrote:Just had a huge argument with the missus. We've been in the outskirts of Hamburg for a wedding this weekend, flight back to Manchester has been cancelled, and we're in a 5 star hotel near the city centre. Unfortunately, we're a group of nine, and my wife thinks it'd look awkward to eat right away, and not wait for everyone else. Whereas I want to get out and see the sights, given the unexpected bonus night.

It wouldn't be weird to say, we fancy heading out, would it? I've never been before, never that likely to come again.


I'd do what I wanted to do. Shit, you hung out with people at the reception, probably, right?
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 11 Jun 2018, 06:54

sloopjohnc wrote:
Darkness_Fish wrote:Just had a huge argument with the missus. We've been in the outskirts of Hamburg for a wedding this weekend, flight back to Manchester has been cancelled, and we're in a 5 star hotel near the city centre. Unfortunately, we're a group of nine, and my wife thinks it'd look awkward to eat right away, and not wait for everyone else. Whereas I want to get out and see the sights, given the unexpected bonus night.

It wouldn't be weird to say, we fancy heading out, would it? I've never been before, never that likely to come again.


I'd do what I wanted to do. Shit, you hung out with people at the reception, probably, right?

Yeah, I passed on the meal entirely, and went on a solo tour of the city. I thought any other decision was incomprehensible. It meant I had a McDonald's, instead of fine dining, and faced the wrath of the wife, but it was worth it.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 11 Jun 2018, 19:17

My son beat me in arm wrestling last night (but I beat him once too). He's about the same age I beat my dad for the first time.
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Postby clive gash » 11 Jun 2018, 21:23

That’s how D_F should’ve sorted out his dilemma last night.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 14 Jun 2018, 16:54

I don't wanna jinx anything, but I had a pretty successful interview I think with a DSL company. The founder of the company is considered the father of DSL, for whatever that's worth, and it has lots of his Stanford students in engineering. The CEO wants to talk to me again by phone.

I'd be the marcom manager. It's not a bad commute - 40 to 50 minutes each way across the Bay, but way more work and much less convenient.

But that's the way it goes.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Jeemo » 14 Jun 2018, 16:59

good luck Sloop

I got a Happy Fathers Day today in the post from the Curly Wurly Gurly. Included was a drawing of her for me. It got a bit Smokey in here.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 14 Jun 2018, 18:20

Jeemo wrote:I got a Happy Fathers Day today in the post from the Curly Wurly Curly. Included was a drawing of her for me. It got a bit Smokey in here.


Nice.

Is the UK's Father's Day the same as US? Aren't the Mother's Days different though?
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Jeemo » 14 Jun 2018, 18:42

sloopjohnc wrote:
Jeemo wrote:I got a Happy Fathers Day today in the post from the Curly Wurly Curly. Included was a drawing of her for me. It got a bit Smokey in here.


Nice.

Is the UK's Father's Day the same as US? Aren't the Mother's Days different though?



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Postby Hugh » 16 Jun 2018, 13:00

If he hadn't died a couple of months after his 57th birthday, or at any time afterwards obviously, today would have been my dad's 100th birthday.

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Postby yomptepi » 17 Jun 2018, 00:47

I just had a call from my younger brother. My mum has had a fall and broken her ankle. All sorts of problems as she is on anti coagulants and morphine. Eight paramedics and a helicopter took her to Chichester hospital, where she is now comfortable. I cannot imagine how she managed to fall , as she can hardly stand up. My sister is in a mad panic , but i think it is going to be OK. Surgeon is going to deal with her ankle in the morning. Luckily the morphine is dealing with the pain. She will be furious when she realises she is in that wretched hospital again, as she swore she would never go back after the last time...

Just when I thought everything was beginning to settle down, it all blows up in my face again. Oh well.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Jeemo » 17 Jun 2018, 08:59

hope all goes well M.
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Postby Belle Lettre » 17 Jun 2018, 09:33

Your poor mum, Yomp. All the best to her and you.
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Postby Samoan » 17 Jun 2018, 14:31

So sorry to hear about your Mum's fall, Yomp. Good wishes to you all.

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Postby harvey k-tel » 17 Jun 2018, 14:46

Likewise from me, Yomp.

We are headed up north today to our friend's cabin in the woods, so if you don't hear from me in a week from now it means I've been eaten by porcupines or trampled by deer or molested by a trout. I've got lots of fortifying booze, but the wilds of northern Ontario can be an unforgiving place.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 17 Jun 2018, 17:40

yomptepi wrote:I just had a call from my younger brother. My mum has had a fall and broken her ankle. All sorts of problems as she is on anti coagulants and morphine. Eight paramedics and a helicopter took her to Chichester hospital, where she is now comfortable. I cannot imagine how she managed to fall , as she can hardly stand up. My sister is in a mad panic , but i think it is going to be OK. Surgeon is going to deal with her ankle in the morning. Luckily the morphine is dealing with the pain. She will be furious when she realises she is in that wretched hospital again, as she swore she would never go back after the last time...

Just when I thought everything was beginning to settle down, it all blows up in my face again. Oh well.


When I was going through my divorce and dad, it sure seemed like that. It gets better - different, but better.
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