Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sothis, Jan 23, 2016.
WMMD: Japanese BBQ and bought a lot of books
WMMD: My hex key set arrived, which meant I could finalize some more upgrades to my bike. Something tells me I'm gonna look like Sam Porter Bridges from Death Stranding by the time I'm done bolting shit to this frame.
I just spent the last hour reading articles on Death Stranding, lol. Never heard of it before but fascinating story. Anyway, everything you add to your bike also increases its weight- although, do you have a motor? That would be handy.
The weight is only a marginal issue, really. Most of the parts I've been bolting on weigh less than a pound. I still have to see how riding with a full load would affect my balance and handling but I've ridden with an overstuffed rucksack before and it didn't really affect anything other than my body's range of motion, so I should probably buy some mirrors. But I'll be taking some long-distance test rides and endurance runs before next year. I was mostly referring to just how bulky all this shit is going to be, lol.
Also no on the motor front. I ride a hybrid mountain-road bike, not an e-bike, so a motor isn't included. Don't really see the need. Maybe I'll change my tune once I hit my inclined terrain test run up to Bear Mountain next spring, but right now I'm focused on testing the handling dynamics of a short-distance ride with moderate load and, hopefully by the end of the year, a 1/3 day endurance ride up to Upstate New York.
Oh, I figured as much- it's amazing how they can make everything so lightweight these days. Are you training for a race or something?
I think on the LT thread I made an offhand comment that if I kept getting fucked over by corporate that I would just book a room on a ship to Southampton and take a bicycle tour of the UK. Then I thought about it and honestly that sounds like a pretty fucking awesome once-in-a-lifetime type of adventure (plus I already wanted to do the same thing with the Shimanami Kaido in Japan but the logistics of that trip are way more complicated than just crossing the Atlantic from New York). I want to do it, but I realize that the cost would be pretty significant and the amount of modifications I need to make on my bike and supply preparations would be ridiculous, so we'll see.
Worst comes to worst, I just end up doing the NYC Bicycle Tour in 2022 with my best friend (he's getting into cycling too and he's been wanting me to ride with him for awhile now. Except I'm much more experienced than he is in terms of endurance riding so it'd kind of be a tutor-mentee relationship more than a friendly ride). I could register for the 2021 NYC tour, but I still have to pay law school application fees in September so I need that money for that purpose and I can't just drop $120 to ride through all five boroughs for a day.
Oh right! I remember that comment. Glad you're thinking about it, at any rate. Whatever you end up doing, it'll be an experience to remember.
WMMD: Oh my God. That new story I posted? The fanartist whose picture gave me the idea liked it so much they want to draw a picture based on my story. AN ARTIST WANTS TO DRAW ART OF ONE OF MY FICS. That is like, the dream right there. That someone likes one of my little stories enough they wanna make art of it.
Oh, I think I'm gonna cry...I won't, because I'm too tough. But you get the idea. Oh, it's a good day.
Congrats man, glad your fic resonated with them. It's cool when people inspire each other creatively online.
That's great, dude. Such an honor.
I imagined if my cat was a pretty lady and we held hands and got married. She is a good quiet cook and I buy her flowers, our son is going to a prestigious university and trains mma with Joe Rogan. He has killed many burglars and is paid a six figure salary by NASA to keep the country safe. He will build a very powerful stock portfolio and we will co-invest in bitcoin and Nokia. We are very, very rich.
WRMD: Burned my hand at work from a little bit of soup and got a little blistering on hand. Ugh, totally not my day today
WMMD: Managed to get the apartment I wanted, and WITHOUT a bidding war!
Thank goodness! My old studio apartment was fucking up my ability to separate freetime from worktime and sleep time, and the way it had me staring into a blank wall of the next apartment building was just depressing.
This new one is on a top floor, is five square meters larger, and actually has a sleeping alcove to let me have bedtime be distinct from the rest of the day.
It has an actual proper kitchen wall that's not claustrophobic, and a bigger dishwasher.
It's also not right next to the highway, so the air quality may well be better, and I won't have to be afraid of keeping the windows open. Oh, and I can actually open all the windows.
Super crucially, I can now actually host dnd sessions from my home, and the placement is excellently neutral for this city as far as player travel is concerned.
Now I'll be able to reasonably use my terrain minis that can be prearranged on trays.
Cobgrats! Sounds like a better living situation and hope that it goes well for you
Sounds nice! Congrats and hope you enjoy it!
That's kick ass dude.
WRMD: I'm in charge of the store again tonight. And true to form, just like every other night I'm in charge, it's a fucking shit-show. God shits in my dinner once again.
WRMD: Thought I'd settle in this morning and watch the first day of Judo in the olympics, log into my BBC sport account, only to find that they're only showing the sports that they're also showing live on TV, have a good look around and there's definitely nothing else there, no sports selection or anything. Do a bit of digging and see that the only way to watch Judo this year is either through a eurosport/discovery+ subscription, or just pray that the BBC decides to show it.
Firstly, I'm pretty sickened that any of the olympics is behind a paywall for anyone to see it anywhere in the world. Secondly, I'm sick of everything being on some kind of subscription service, when you're paying out for 5-6 of them already, it starts to get fucking expensive.
WRMD: Not even halfway into this Lyft ride and this lunatic of a driver has almost gotten us into two accidents. I'd get out and hail another ride but ya boi has to be in the office in 6 minutes.
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one of my regular customers is moving out of state and she stopped by to get her car serviced and say goodbye to me. it was really nice to see her, and im happy shes going elsewhere to live a better life. I told her i wished her well and she told me she felt she had found a friend in me and hoooooo boy i cried!! for the first time at work!!! i do not have the emotional stability for this!!! im too sentimental to handle this, good grief. i scurried to the bathroom to compose myself but just thinking about it makes me tear up. people are so unexpectedly kind sometimes. customer service can be so shitty most of the time, and ill happily complain about the things i hate dealing with at my job, but im grateful to have met the amazing people i have. having people rooting for you hits different
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