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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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#41 wonko the sane?

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 10:22 AM

Once upon a time: having pasta at three outta four meals in a row would have tickled me pink. Now... I kinda feel bad about it.

 

I've become everything I hated... :(


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Posted 07 January 2018 - 07:28 PM

Miles: 19.97 + 1.85 = 21.82
Upper: 1050
Core: 900 + 1 = 901

1.85 mile run yesterday, and today I did a flexibility routine. Because its a yoga like stretch...I dont think theres any way to count reps. So...1 for the whole exercise it is!

Just booked my hotel for the Columbus Half marathon in October. Looking forward to getting back to races this year!
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 09:50 PM

Mom got into town Wednesday and I didnt get the chance to be as active as I wanted.  Going to the gym tomorrow after work.  Wanting to mountain bike Wed or Thurs, but I think the mountains are calling for snow.  Nice to see so many people in here posting, lets hope this keeps up the whole year!



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Posted 07 January 2018 - 10:21 PM

Miles: 21.82
Upper: 1050 + 50 = 1100
Core: 901 + 50 = 951

 

  Was in a rush and only did 50 squats and push ups yesterday. 


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 08:08 AM

New chest press record boys and girls! Now, if you see me today and are wondering why I cant pick up a pencil without crying, youll know why!

305 reps x 50 pounds = 15,250 pounds lifted

Miles: 21.82
Upper: 1100 + 305 = 1405
Core: 951
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Posted 08 January 2018 - 11:14 AM

I spent the morning driving, then shoveling snow. Normally driving isn't exercise, but I went from a minivan to a vehicle 1/4 of the weight, and on slippery roads. Turns out fishtailing is cardio.



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Posted 08 January 2018 - 01:12 PM

Sunday
- 10 miles on stationary bike
- 80 push-ups
- 100 mountain climbers
- 1 plank (1 min 15 sec)

Monday
- 0.5 mile jog
- 5 miles stationary bike
- 120 squats
- 3 sets of jump rope (900 total)
- 60 bicep/arm exercises

Miles: 21.82 + 10 + 5.5 = 37.32
Upper: 1405 + 80 + 60 = 1545
Core: 951 + 101 + 123 = 1175

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 05:08 PM

Miles: 37.32 + 3 = 40.32
Upper: 1545
Core: 1175 + 50 = 1225

30 min of intervals on the treadmill today after work. The walks were all at 4. First 10 min of runs were at 7, then 7.5 for the next 10. Final 10 was 8 and 8.5. I also stopped the walk for the last 5 minutes and put it at 6 for a jog.

To help understand the numbers in correlation to speed:
6 = 10 min/mile
7 = 8:35
7.5 = 8
8 = 7:35
8.5 = 7:05

All in all a pretty good workout. Then 5 sets of 10 on an ab machine with 50lbs.

Only thing I hate about treadmills:
1) front of my left calf ALWAYS feels pumped after Im done and is sore.
2) the heat is on the gym even though its in the 60s. It felt about like 75-80 degrees in the cardio room.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 08:06 PM

Miles: 40.32
Upper: 1545 + 80 = 1625
Core: 1225 + 75 = 1300

Got lazy and didn't go to the gym yesterday, urgh.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 08:40 PM

Anybody else use Garmin GPS watches and/or Strava?

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 08:43 PM

Anybody else use Garmin GPS watches and/or Strava?

Nike + here

Gotta say, the one nice thing about working out at home is I can wear (or not wear) pretty much what I want. I think the Im hot but its -30 outside so I still need a coat to get home moment is the worst thing about the gym.
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Posted 09 January 2018 - 10:01 AM

Miles: 40.32 + 2.45 mile run this am = 42.77
Upper: 1625
Core:1300
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Posted 09 January 2018 - 10:32 AM

I just spent an hour and a quarter moving snow. My arm and back are killing me. Got a nice long walk this afternoon too. Thankfully, it's actually a very nice day out.

 

Edit: just saw where our core standing was. Might have to move that goalpost sooner rather than later.


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 01:15 PM

Miles: 42.77 + 4 = 46.77
Upper: 1625 + 75 + 50 = 1750
Core : 1300 + 75 + 150 = 1525

The 75 were push ups and squats at home and the 50 and 150 were bench presses, squats and mountain climbers at the gym.

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 02:37 PM

3 sets of jump rope (900 total)

30 push-ups

100 punching exercise reps

 

Miles: 46.77

Upper: 1750 + 130 = 1880

Core: 1525 + 3 = 1528



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Posted 09 January 2018 - 11:52 PM

A mile swim today.

 

Miles: 46.77 + 1 = 47.77

Upper: 1880

Core: 1528



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:49 AM

Lower body day. Moved my lower back exercise to today too, thinking Im going to stop doing it with my core. Opened with a 5 minute mini yoga stretch (counted as 1 rep).

Miles: 47.77
Upper: 1880
Core: 1528 + 171 = 1699
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 02:43 PM

Miles: 47.77 + 3 = 50.77
Upper: 1880 + 150 = 2030
Core: 1528 + 171 = 1699

Ran 1 mile on treadmill
Chest fly 5 x 15
Back row 5 x 15
Ran 1 mile elliptical
Sit ups 5 x 10
Walk 1 mile treadmill

Pretty good day at the gym.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:22 PM

5 mile walk today.

 

Miles: 50.77 + 5 = 55.77
Upper: 2030
Core: 1699



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:52 PM

No clue about steps/distance, but Ive been running around with my 20lb son on my back for over an hour now in the house. 

 

 

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