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@  Ashley : (21 April 2019 - 10:08 PM)

They frequently do, but yeah there's no rule. Google will usually answer it for a specific restaurant, though

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 April 2019 - 02:57 PM)

Depends on the restaurant and the area. There's no universal rule about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 April 2019 - 02:41 PM)

I thought restaurants were one of the few things that stayed open on holidays, along with movie theatres and the like

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 April 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Well here I am hungry on a Sunday afternoon and I head to Chipotle only to find out right then and there that the place is closed for Easter. Yay.

@  MEDdMI : (19 April 2019 - 09:21 PM)

oof, yikes. Good luck.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 April 2019 - 09:18 PM)

We're in the middle of a kitchen reno and NOTHING will be done until tuesday. I could beat a four day weekend with a hammer right now if it meant I could use my stove again.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Can't beat 4 day weekends either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I prefer later shifts myself, but my 3 day weekend shift isn't bad. Nice to work without those administration busy bodies poking around.

@  Nevermore : (19 April 2019 - 04:12 AM)

Yeah, traffic is a plus as well. Rarely got any trouble getting to work on late shift (even with the neverending construction site on the highway), and when my shift is over, there's hardly any traffic at all anymore.

@  MEDdMI : (18 April 2019 - 06:27 PM)

while I don't have weekends consistently off, working 2nd shift isn't so bad. I'm more likely to do stuff before work than after (when I'm already tired). Plus no rush hour traffic

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 April 2019 - 05:03 PM)

Switching shifts constantly is never good for one's health. There was a time when I worked overnights steady for about 2 years; did wonders for my health, as well

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Don't miss early shift (and especially switching back and forth every two weeks) a bit.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Man, permanent late shift really has done wonders for my overal well-being. Never having to get up early for work, staying up late, weekends off... a ot of my coworkers think I'm crazy, but late shift is really my preferred shift.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

(My total lack of sleep on that day might have contributed, though.)

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

At noon, it was warm.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

On Monday, we went on strike early in the morning, I was also wearing to jackets and gloves and my toes and fingers were freezing.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 April 2019 - 04:31 PM)

Nope, right now my days are doing that. Frigid at night (Well, just below zero, but still.) and warm enough to be always be ill prepared during the day.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Today it's so warm I had to take a shower to wash off the sweat after a lengthy bike trip.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

This past Friday I was wearing two jackets and winter gloves outside and took a hot bath when I returned home.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

Is "April weather" an issue in other countries as well, or is that specifically a German phenomenon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 06:26 PM)

guessing "Hunchback" just got bumped WAY down the list for Disney's live-action remakes...

@  Patch : (15 April 2019 - 05:56 PM)

We all pronounce it wrong, so no one knows enough to care.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 05:40 PM)

It'd be odd for most Americans not to know how to pronounce Notre Dame, considering they have a University with the same name that's the subject of a relatively popular film based around a sport most Americans love

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Three or four more hours will be needed to contain the fire.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Update from France 24: the Paris Fire Brigade says two towers and the main structure of the cathedral have been saved from complete destruction.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:57 PM)

One does not have to speak French to know that rhyming with "voter name" is off the mark.

@  Locoman : (15 April 2019 - 03:51 PM)

Really? It's an international tragedy and you're zeroing in on the people who maybe don't speak French?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:44 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I just read on BBC News that the cause is not yet clear, but officials suspect the fire could be linked to renovation work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Oh boy, here we go with the U.S.-American newscasters who can't pronounce "Notre Dame" correctly.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 April 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Too soon to say.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 April 2019 - 03:20 PM)

Do we know if it was an attack? Arson? Or just bad wiring?

@  Nevermore : (15 April 2019 - 02:10 PM)

Religion is dead?

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 02:01 PM)

major cathedral burning down on Holy Week is some kind of metaphor.

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Hard to believe a wonder of the world could just be wiped out so easily. Hopefully they can still save it

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Well, Notre Dame is burning down

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 10:05 AM)

yikes I thought the site was going to be down for a while

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:07 PM)

So, time for another strike. No sleep for me tonight. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:04 PM)

Think Game of Thrones "light" meets Cabaret and you get the idea.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:03 PM)

Kinda sorta, just with more intrigue, conspiracy, depravity, crime and violence.


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#21 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 12:58 AM

Squats count as core! I'm doing that over mountain climbers! Going for 25 squats and 25 push ups per interval. Just adding now for personal encouragement.

Miles: 6.68 + 1 = 7.78
Upper: 225 + 25 = 250 + 75 = 325
Core: 196 + 29 = 225 + 75 = 300

Edit - adding 75 each to upper and core

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 08:47 PM

A mile swim yesterday, 4 miles on elliptical today.

 

Miles: 7.78 + 5 = 12.78
Upper: 325
Core: 300



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Posted 03 January 2018 - 09:25 PM

Miles: 12.78 + 1.53 mile walk = 14.31
Upper: 325
Core: 300
"Someone once told me that Time is a predator that stalked us all our lives, but I'd rather believe that Time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment -- because they'll never come again."

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 11:34 PM

I didn’t make it to the gym but I did hit my step goal. Anybody else use Garmin watches or Strava?

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 12:17 PM

I haven't been deliberately exercising. I have, however, been walking a hell of a lot lately, and shoveling a lot of snow. And I'll get back on the aeromotion machine when I've got some time off of "work" to throw myself on it.



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Posted 04 January 2018 - 02:15 PM

Miles: 7.78
Upper: 325 +100 = 425
Core: 300 +125 = 425

I'll try to keep upper and core even. Still haven't gone to gym and done dieting yet tho

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 05:57 PM

Miles 7.78

Upper: 425 + 375 = 800

Core: 425

 

I also wanted to share this: back in 2011 to 2013 I kept a workout log on my iPad. The tracking in this thread encouraged me to revise it to what I do now. I'm sharing screenshots of two pages of the spreadsheet.

 

Let me know what you think or if you have any questions.

 

OH! On the 2nd image: "Set 1, Set 2, Set 3" aren't really sets (I may rename those headers) as much as they are "how much did I do of this weight on this exercise." You'll notice today on shoulder press there's two numbers, since I bumped down to a lower weight halfway through my set.

 

Also, since I took this screenshot this morning, I have modified to have a 2nd footer row that counts reps only -- makes it easy for me to update in here.

 

Edit: In case anyone is wondering what I mean by "tricep/back extra", those are exercises I do, I just don't know their technical name. They replicate movements I used to do on machines at the gym but I just don't know what to call them with free weights at home.

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Edited by Kup, 04 January 2018 - 05:59 PM.

"Someone once told me that Time is a predator that stalked us all our lives, but I'd rather believe that Time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment -- because they'll never come again."

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 10:58 PM

Shoveled snow... lost count of the reps, though.  :p



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 05:26 AM

Miles 7.78
Upper: 425 + 375 = 800 + 100 = 900
Core: 425 + 100 = 525

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I don't think I can do 375 squats to level the upper and core ratio, haha.

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:15 AM

Miles: 7.78
Upper: 900
Core: 525 + 241 = 766
"Someone once told me that Time is a predator that stalked us all our lives, but I'd rather believe that Time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment -- because they'll never come again."

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 10:17 AM

Just spent an hour shoveling snow. It's -29F with the wind. And it's supposed to get COLDER today... And I still need to take a walk for work.



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 12:42 PM

I am going to try to better about keep track of what I do this year. A few questions, though:

  • Do jump ropes count as core?
  • How do I count punching a heavy or speed bag? (I usually keep track by time, not number of punches)
  • Do full-court basketball games count towards miles? (I have a watch that can count number of steps)
  • How many steps are a mile, roughly?

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 04:25 PM

Any steps can count towards miles, but I have no idea what the exchange rate is. Google might help there. Jump rope counts as a core (also; legs and cardio!) but maybe break that one down into sets and count the sets instead? You would give some ridiculous numbers after a while on a jump rope.

 

I have no idea how to count heavy and speed bags. You are the first person to even bring them up... since we started, actually.

 

Okay, google says the average is 2000 steps to a mile. Of course, mileage may vary. :D



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 07:45 PM

- 1 mile walk/jog
- 900 jump ropes total (broken into 3 sets)
- 36 pull ups
- 3 min heavy bag
- 2 min speed bag

Miles: 7.78 + 1 = 8.78
Upper: 900 + 36 = 936
Core: 766 + 3 = 769

Edited by gravitybomba, 05 January 2018 - 07:46 PM.


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:36 PM

Jump ropes are core too? Yow!

But a set of 300 is 1 count? Or just anytime you do a jump rope, be it a set of 100 or 50 or so?

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#36 wonko the sane?

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:12 PM

Suppose it depends on the individual. Once you get coordinated enough to be good on the jump rope, you can cover a whole hell of a lot quickly.



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Posted 06 January 2018 - 01:40 AM

I was a little late today so I couldn't get my full mile swim in before they close.  :( 2/3 of a mile nonstop though... I probably could have done the whole mile without a break, and I basically had the pool to myself, so distractions were minimal. And the hot tub and sauna are awesome in this weather!  :D

 

Miles: 8.78 + .66 = 9.44
Upper: 936
Core: 769 



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Posted 06 January 2018 - 11:40 AM

Miles: 9.44
Upper: 936 + 100 = 1036 + 14 = 1050
Core: 769 + 100 = 869 + 31 = 900

Just added extra push ups and body weight squats to round the numbers, hehe.

Still not doing the diet or going to gym, bleh.

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 11:28 PM

4 on the elliptical.

 

Miles: 15.97 + 4 = 19.97
Upper: 1050
Core: 900

 

Wait, our miles got messed up somewhere. We were at 14.31 with Kup on Jan. 3.....

 

Edit - Miles are correct now!


Edited by Rufus, 07 January 2018 - 02:47 PM.


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Posted 07 January 2018 - 07:20 AM

Miles should be 19.97 Rufus (counting your 4)
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