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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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Posted 14 December 2018 - 01:54 PM

 

I don't think we're going to hit our miles this year, but I do know we're much better than last year. More people doing more exercise, which is the point. I'm proud of us all.

FIGHT ON!!!

(that was needlessly dramatic...)

 

Miles:   4565.12 + 26.8 = 4591.92
Upper: 48016 + 996 = 50,008

Core: 19327  
Lower: 16275 + 304 = 16,579


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 07:05 PM

Miles:   4591.92 + 3 = 4594.92
Upper: 50,008

Core: 19327  
Lower: 16,579

 

Still, we should get within 350 miles or so, so I would be more than happy to declare the whole thing a success.



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Posted 15 December 2018 - 08:13 AM

I picked up some cross-country skis, now I just have to wait for the snow to come back. I've never actually cross-country skiied before, it looks like a lot of fun.
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Posted 15 December 2018 - 10:29 AM

I picked up some cross-country skis, now I just have to wait for the snow to come back. I've never actually cross-country skiied before, it looks like a lot of fun.

It's a good work out, and if you're actually interested in doing it, it's a lot of fun.

 

If you think it's like downhill skiing: you're going to be disappointed. I'm biased though cause my first experience was with cub scouts "Hey! Let's go SKIIING!" and then three hours of cross country and not downhill like everyone expected.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 03:20 PM

Miles: 4594.92 + 3 = 4597.92
Upper: 50,008

Core: 19327  
Lower: 16,579

 

My run. Going to do one more week at 3 miles, then up to 3.5. Also, going to finally get around to watching the troubleshooting video and see if I can't pin down that clanking noise. It's not loud or anything, but should really do it if I want this machine to last.



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 11:29 PM

4 on the elliptical Sunday, 1 mile swim today. 

 

Miles: 4597.92 + 5 = 4602.92
Upper: 50,008

Core: 19327  
Lower: 16,579



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Posted 19 December 2018 - 11:38 AM

Miles: 4602.92 + 3 = 4605.92
Upper: 50,008

Core: 19327  
Lower: 16,579

 

My run on the elliptical. I also missed yesterday because I wound up eating a multigrain "vol au vent" at dinner on monday and it literally hugged me up all night and yesterday. Feel pretty good today though.



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Posted 19 December 2018 - 03:27 PM

Miles: 4605.92 + 4.28 + 2.62 + 6.29 + 1.5 = 4620.61
Upper: 50,008 + 100 = 50,108

Core: 19327  + 100 = 19,427
Lower: 16,579 + 100 = 16,679

 

So I am somewhat disappointed.  I looked at my year mileage with running, walking, hiking and cycling and Garmin is telling me I only have 586 ish miles on the year.  I feel like that is a little light.  I know I haven't been cycling as much as the last couple of years, so that might have something to do with it.  Kids will do that to ya.  But, I feel good. Im happy with my running progress.  Running that 6.29 miles last week was a good feeling/accomplishment.  

 

Ill try to keep everything up to do date for the end of the year totals. Sorry I've dropped off from posting more on here.  Life just gets busy.  Hope everybody has happy holidays and a happy new year.  



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Posted 19 December 2018 - 04:52 PM

Dude, life will ALWAYS have to come first. Kids, wife, work, chores... That makes the little time you choose to spend here more precious since you choose to spend it with us. Don't worry bout dropping out once in a while.

 

Totally looking forward to the totals. I can't wait to find out how far I actually shlepped my fat ass this year.



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Posted 22 December 2018 - 12:25 PM

Miles: 4620.61 + 3 = 4623.61
Upper: 50,108

Core: 19,427
Lower: 16,679

 

Long story short: I tried to get upgraded internet and wound up getting knocked offline for 2 days. It was also two wasted days as it was spent alternating between on the line with tech support or waiting for call backs and tech visits which never hugging happened. I took a run this morning. Shooting for one on monday, but we will see what happens.



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Posted 24 December 2018 - 03:00 PM

Miles: 4623.61 + 3 = 4626.61
Upper: 50,108

Core: 19,427
Lower: 16,679

 

Well, we almost did it. I might sneak in a run tomorrow morning before everyone starts showing up for christmas, I might just sleep in and play video games. Well see. Either way, I'll be off till new years, so see you all in january!



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Posted 31 December 2018 - 12:14 PM

4 on the elliptical yesterday (absolutely nothing during my 10 days away for Christmas though unfortunately.)

Suppose to be 58 degrees tomorrow, so plan to start 2019 with a 5 mile walk!

 

Miles: 4626.61 + 4 = 4630.61
Upper: 50,108

Core: 19,427
Lower: 16,679



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Posted 31 December 2018 - 04:13 PM

I might as well put down my goal at the first page. BMI whatever aside, I looked lean at 135lbs and I'm 5'6 (yeah, it's not in kg and cm).

I should check a scale tomorrow but my last weigh in was 167lbs and that was before two buffets. I'm probably 169lbs.

Let's just say I need to lose 35lbs. 1lbs a week would be ideal.

Focusing on diet then exercise. Here we go.

It's Jan 1, 2019 and I'll be doing a breakfast buffet but my last weigh in was 152.8lbs.

So Jan 1, 2018 was 167lbs. Say Dec 31, 2018 was 153lbs.

I lost 14lbs. So for 2019, gotta lose 18lbs so reach my 135lbs target for my 5'6 height.

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 04:46 PM

Seems like your on pretty good track to do it. Droppings lots of weight quickly (while it DOES raise your own morale.) isn't very healthy. Losing the weight because you succesfully changed your life style and habits to be healthier is a FAR better thing to do.

 

I might weigh myself tomorrow morning, just to see where I start next year, but I don't know if the scale still works (haven't hugging touched it!) and frankly: I'm terrified of what I'll see.



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Posted 31 December 2018 - 06:54 PM

So I have a ton of stuff to add in since I last updated on 10/29. But heres what I put on Facebook after working out today.


What a year. I just finished my final workout of 2018. It was my 428th day in a row of exercising.

As I put my weight bench away, "I could not ask for more" by Edwin McCain starting playing. That song was my wife and I's first dance song. We chose it because we knew, even back then, that our love -- that family -- would be the most important thing in our marriage.

2018 has embodied that as we end the year in a *completely different* place than we expected to be. From my wifes cancer to an unsuccessful ministry relocation to my own heart issues to today as I end the year unemployed, really all that matters is that the four (okay, six counting the dogs) of us are together. Happy. Supporting each other. Standing undivided and ready to walk the path God has laid out for us.

Physically, I'm in the best shape of my life. I'm genuinely excited to see how much I can improve that in 2019.

On September 1, I gave my year to date stats. Here's how 2018 shook out:
-- I made it to 214.27, which means I'm within 30 pounds of my goal weight!
-- I finally wear large shirts regularly and size 34 jeans again!
-- I worked my upper body 127 times this year, and man, I can totally see it. Shirtless photos to come next year, haha!!!
-- I had 48 leg days and 46 days of crushing my core (with record 4 minute plank achieved on May 16).
-- I *almost* hit 1 million pounds lifted -- 998,920 (with a one day record set on Nov 7 of 15,750 pounds and 315 bench press reps).
-- I averaged 77.9 ounces of water per day.
-- I averaged 6817 steps per day.


Ill tally up my upper, lower and core stats sometime between now and tomorrow. 2018 might have sucked overall, but health wise, it was awesome.
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Posted 02 January 2019 - 12:53 PM

Just had to comment that those results are really awesome! Nearly 1 million? Size 34?!

I really should have my own year in review but I didn't do enough work as I should have, grr.

On the 2019 thread, woohoo!

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 02:40 PM

I'm a day behind, but finally tallied up everything since 10/29. And thanks Fero...I almost got my bench back out to break the 1 million mark, but decided to make it a 2019 goal instead. I'm hoping to get down to size 32 or 33 by the end of this year.

 

Miles: 4630.61
Upper: 50,108 + 4465 = 54,573

Core: 19,427 + 1391 = 20,818
Lower: 16,679 + 1760 =18,439


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 09:28 AM

My miles for November and December

 

138.06

 

 

Miles: 4630.61 + 138.06  = 4768.67
Upper: 50,108 + 4465 = 54,573

Core: 19,427 + 1391 = 20,818
Lower: 16,679 + 1760 =18,439

 

 

Sorry that I couldn't get enough to push us over 5K this year.


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