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  • Base Weight

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    Once again learning things at the Cafe that I never even thought about before.

  • Base Weight

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    Quote from Traffic Jam: “Funny thing about weight loss... I stayed on the same number for 5 days(?) despite eating healthy and keeping my calorie count low(ish). Yesterday was so stressful that I didn’t care what I ate, had chicken nuggets, half a sandwich, and a small bag of potato chips for lunch. Then for dinner, ate a double bacon cheeseburger and cheese curds from Culver’s. This morning, I weighed less, ” Who knows, perhaps grease and dairy products might have had a short term impact.

  • whats the weather where you are?

    Astro - - General

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    Got a nice break with temps back up to the 70s today, so I took a break and walked a few miles. Tomorrow night supposed to get down to 33.

  • Hiking & Biking

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    Quote from LIhikers: “I rode my bicycle to work yesterday for the first time in a month. I had hurt my leg at work and had to wait for it to heal, so I wasn't riding. It was 36 degrees when I left the house but I was spot on with how I dressed. The only part of me that was cold were my ear lobes. During the ride home I had a verbal altercation with a young car driver who was sure I should be riding on the side walk. The exchange involved a lot of him sounding his car horn, yelling out his window…

  • Baseball Thread

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    Brewers making it interesting, win without even using Josh Hader. He was a starter before Astros traded him to Brewers, and has few days rest. So I would not be surprised if goes 3 innings tomorrow if needed.

  • Baseball Thread

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    Quote from max.patch: “thus shoulda been the world series. i think houston has earned a promotion back to the national league where they belong. ” Other than perhaps the blind eye to steroids the biggest mistake by Bud Selig. If he wanted even number of teams again, he should have sent his Brewers back to AL. Really unethical abuse of power if you think about it. I try not to think about it too much.

  • Baseball Thread

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    Quote from IMScotty: “The Sox's bats never let up, and the Astros had a few bad breaks. I look forward to doing this again next year when hopefully Altuve will be at 100%. On to the World Series ! ” When you get to get to this point you have to be both really good and lucky. When the Astros were winning last year I probably took for granted the good breaks they got. I am all for a rematch next year. And to channel Kevin McHale the first time they lost to Detroit, "Beat LA".

  • Quote from Traffic Jam: “Quote from SarcasmTheElf: “Quote from Traffic Jam: “(Gonna hijack this thread because I’m feeling lazy and don’t want fo search for the correct one) Need a little help identifying the model name of this MSR filter. It was purchased around 2010. Is it called the MiniWorks? ” Looks like ya got yourself a miniworks there. In my experience, the “mini” in The name referre to the quantity of water if filters per pump ” Yeah, it sucks. Gonna try to sell it. ” I doubt to one of …

  • Baseball Thread

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    Well it wasn't what I was hoping for, but I am happy for IMScotty and David Price. And at least it wasn't the stinkin' Yankees.

  • Senior Hiking Magazine

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    Quote from Wise Old Owl: “I showed this thread to my wife... she pondered on this... then said Hiking at our age? "Depends".... there's your sign. images-na.ssl-images-amazon.co…/I/415ek6ac1LL._QL70_.jpg ” I feel better now, I guess I am not that old after all.

  • Other Hobbies and Interests

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    I also have Native American in my family tree (and greater % than Elizabeth Warren). But I never tried to use it to my advantage in any way. No regrets, just didn't seem like the right thing to do.

  • And In Other News

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    Quote from max.patch: “i'd take the love boat with julie, doc, gopher, issac, and captain stubing. ” I figure you would just settle for Julie.

  • Baseball Thread

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    Quote from max.patch: “30 years ago today. youtube.com/watch?v=N4nwMDZYXTI ” One of the all time favorite professional sports moments of my life!

  • And In Other News

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    I used to live in Singapore and loved it. Hard to imagine some leaving there and wanting to go to Newark.

  • Baseball Thread

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    Baby steps bringing back flashes of Bill Muarry in What about Bob?

  • Baseball Thread

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    Quote from max.patch: “Quote from Astro: “I love Joe Torre, but if Angel Hernandez and Joe West are working the World Series I believe he should resign. They are supposed to be evaluating umpires and the World Series should be the crown jewel for the best that earned it. And that should be based on recent performance, and not on what they did 20-30 years ago when they may have been more agile, alert, and had better eye sight. ” it was kinda funny when west got plunked. ” That ball doesn't hit hi…

  • Baseball Thread

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    Quote from max.patch: “just finished watching a show on fox about jim abbott. forgot about his no hitter -- cool story. ” Very inspiring.

  • Baseball Thread

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    Quote from max.patch: “Quote from max.patch: “game 2 just got a bit more interesting. i think david price surprises everyone and pitches a quality start. he may or may win the game -- the offense is out of his control -- but he isn't gonna stink. you read it here first. ” well...it didn't meet the definition of "quality" so i guess i missed on that one. but he left the game with a lead... and he wasn't booed. and he didn't stink. baby steps. next game....reversion to the mean to be completed. ” …

  • Baseball Thread

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    I love Joe Torre, but if Angel Hernandez and Joe West are working the World Series I believe he should resign. They are supposed to be evaluating umpires and the World Series should be the crown jewel for the best that earned it. And that should be based on recent performance, and not on what they did 20-30 years ago when they may have been more agile, alert, and had better eye sight.

  • Baseball Thread

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    You have to wonder if Bregman after getting hit by Joe Kelly was taking it out on Red Sox 1B Coach Tom Goodwin? Or was it just karma? mlb.com/cut4/alex-bregman-crin…Id=ed-13209531-1101617993