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@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.


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#261 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 10:05 AM

I've two more nights to go and while there was no buffet breakfast, I've been stuffing my tummy, oh no. Haha

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 07:32 AM

I ended up going for a run Monday night after lifting that morning. Core on Tuesday (swam some too, though I don't know how to track that), ran with with my son on Wednesday (wore a 12 pound weight vest during the high heat/humidity to make it more challenging), and lower body today.

 

Miles: 984.77  + 1.3 + 3.18 = 989.25
Uppers: 36,569 
Lowers: 17,376 + 147 = 17,523
Core: 12,653 + 188 = 12,841


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"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 July 2019 - 10:15 AM

Ugh. Not feeling very motivated to exercise in the summer. More time spent mowing the lawn and helping family out. Doesn't help that there's just the one room with AC doesn't have enough room to safely exercise w/out having to move stuff back and forth every day. I've been using a floor fan which helps, but I need to figure out a setup so I can actually feel the fan while standing.

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 11:42 AM

I'm not that far off you. We're in the middle of a heat wave right, and just going through the normally daily work is draining. I'm doing a lot of walking though, so at least there's SOME effort going in even if I'm not on the bike or elliptical.


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Posted 05 July 2019 - 12:34 PM

Miles: 989.25  + 183.77 = 1,173.02
Uppers: 36,569 + 1,079 = 37,648
Lowers: 17,523 + 1,047 = 18,570
Core: 12,841 + 1,120 = 13,961

 

compiled from the last six or so weeks...


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Posted 06 July 2019 - 07:43 AM

Back from my trip! I weighed at 144.6lbs. Not bad. I thought I'd gain more, whew. Now to lose the 5lbs again.

Except I forgot to renewed my gym membership. I'll have a 2 week gap until it starts again at August. Oh well.

Miles: 1,173.02
Uppers: 37,648 + 100 = 37,748
Lowers: 18,570
Core: 13,961

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 11:15 AM

Up to the comic store today!

 

Miles: 1,173.02 + 13.4 = 1186.42
Uppers: 37,748
Lowers: 18,570
Core: 13,961


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Posted 08 July 2019 - 09:49 AM

Beautiful day for a ride. No humidity, little wind, low UV...

 

Miles:  1186.42 + 11.6 = 1198.02
Uppers: 37,748
Lowers: 18,570
Core: 13,961


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#269 wonko the sane?

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 10:19 AM

I understand that when you're in decent shape, and have a good bike: flying along the paths and roads can make it feel like you are alone in the world. This is ENTIRELY hugging illusional; DO NOT STOP in the middle of the goddamn path to start hugging texting, you irreverent hugwit.

 

Miles:  1198.02 + 11.6 = 1209.62
Uppers: 37,748
Lowers: 18,570
Core: 13,961


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Posted 09 July 2019 - 12:04 PM

... hope you didn't get hurt or anything too severe.

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 08:22 AM

Lost nearly 4 pounds in the last three days with zero exercise! .....granted, I've also had a stomach bug or something and haven't had any appetite. Always fun when you have to force yourself to eat.

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 08:43 AM

... hope you didn't get hurt or anything too severe.

I'm fine and the hugwitS are fine. But it always amazes me how the second it's not a road "for cars" that all basic common sense flees.


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 10:24 AM

Thunderstorms! So I took a run instead. Literally dripping sweat because it's 30C and 100% humidity.

 

Miles:  1209.62 + 3.5 = 1213.12
Uppers: 37,748
Lowers: 18,570
Core: 13,961


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 03:44 PM

Miles:  1213.12 + 31.19 = 1,244.31

Uppers: 37,748 + 176 = 37,924
Lowers: 18,570 + 204 = 18,774
Core: 13,961 + 260 = 14,221


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 09:10 PM

Okay getting out of this break-up depression finally... AND I looked in the mirror and saw the Michillen Man... :(  

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Bowflex selecttech 552 Dumbbell set.   Planning to hit the exercise bike my brother left behind and use these (No sturdy door for the bands, but I'm sure I can work them in too.  )

 

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 03:50 AM

Nice weight set.

Anyhow, went back to gym. My renewal might have made it so I might not have to skip two week, woohoo

Miles: 1,244.31
Uppers: 37,924 + 100 = 38,024
Lowers: 18,774 + 100 = 18,874
Core: 14,221

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 09:34 AM

Bike rides! Yesterday and today as I forgot to update.

 

Miles: 1,244.31 + 23.2 = 1267.51
Uppers: 38,024
Lowers: 118,874
Core: 14,221


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 12:27 PM

My gym membership isn't interrupted after all! Now I just have to get back into it, after eating too much when I go out, grr.

Miles: 1267.51 + 1 = 1268.51
Uppers: 38,024 + 400 = 38,424
Lowers: 18,874 + 300 = 19,174
Core: 14,221

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 12:42 PM

I think my proudest moment recently was today when I didn't have two helping of spaghetti at lunch...


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 03:53 PM

sooo... if you get that 20-pound unicron and transform it once a day, would you log that as uppers or core?


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