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  • Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
    I try to be a really law-conscious driver when I ride my scooter. These days (in the cold and with probably some carb blockage) it only gets to about 26mph. All of the roads to work at 30mph so I'm not going THAT much slower than everyone else is SUPPOSED TO. But despite the double-yellow, I get passed. On days like today, I just want to veer into them and call the police and say they passed me and crashed into me. IT'S FUCKING WINDY AND I'M ON A SCOOTER. I HAVE LITTLE CONTROL WHEN THE WIND BLOWS. I'm sure many people don't realize how much the wind affects you when you're on/in such a light vehicle, but it really really does. A fucking MACK TRUCK passed me. And a mini van tried to pass me IN THE MIDDLE OF AN INTERSECTION IN FRONT OF A POLICE STATION.

    I refuse to ride on the edge of the road. I have a license plate. I am not on a bicycle. And I am not going so slow that you are going to get to work late/that would not be my fault anyway.
    I hear ya... I see crap all the time when I ride my bike... people in cars just dont notice anything.

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    • I do my best to be concientious of riders- don't know too many bike riders, but I know quite a few motorcycle riders with terrible stories. Like when my dad coasted down the hill by our house on his motorcycle, both feet firmly planted on the ground because it was a sheet of ice, with a car about a foot off his rear wheel.

      And our bus driver who passed a motorcyclist and drove him off the road. (Yep, we all loved that guy . . .)
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      Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

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      • Thought I'd buy that minced garlic everyone raves about. "Oooh, it makes cooking so much quicker!"
        Off I go and make cabbage and green onions for the boyfriend, and it smells soooooo good! Then I add some of the minced garlic, and it smells like a NASTY GAS STATION!!!

        So I sniff the jar... eww!, that's no garlic that I know of!
        Turns out there's canola oil in the ingredients. Lots and lots of it.

        *trash*
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        • GOTD: Frickin baaack ache.. going on 4 days!!! Pain meds NOT HELPING! *whimper*
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          • Originally posted by Glockin Grok View Post
            I hear ya... I see crap all the time when I ride my bike... people in cars just dont notice anything.
            The other day, I had someone floor it to get in front of me to turn right at an intersection. So not only were they speeding in a residential right by a school with kids all around, they would've hit me if I didn't slam on my brakes. I heard them coming up behind and experience told me that was likely what was going to happen. If they would've just maintained their speed, I would've been clear of the intersection by the time they got there. Mindless competitiveness.

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            • GOTD: caught some kind of bug and my throat is a bit sore.

              Plus side? My voice is sounding kinda sessy right now
              Character is defined by what you do when no one else is looking.

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              • Originally posted by NorthernMonkeyGirl View Post
                It's ok, you just want to emulate him
                The Real Reason You Shouldn't Fuck Your Professor
                Ohgosh, that's so true that I want to be like him. And it's awesome, because he does direct my enthusiasm into my study. Thanks for the post.

                Do yourself a favor and become your own savior.
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                • Why does my opinion at work never fucking matter, even when it makes more sense than any other, and why is it when a decision affects my work, I'm never included beforehand.
                  Last edited by Lynna; 12-09-2011, 11:54 AM.

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                  • Originally posted by Lynna View Post
                    Why does my opinion at work never fucking matter, even when it makes more sense than any other, and why is it when a decision affects my work, I'm never included beforehand.
                    That's the motivating force behind what makes working in corporate America so great!

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                    • GOTD: Hot and bothered.. thanks honey for taking me to lunch AND THEN TAKING ME BACK! UGH!
                      Karin


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                      • Originally posted by Hardwarehank View Post
                        That's the motivating force behind what makes working in corporate America so great!
                        I work for a county government agency...

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                        • Originally posted by Lynna View Post
                          I work for a county government agency...
                          There's your problem. You're human. Ergo- you don't matter
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                          Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

                          And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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                          • Originally posted by Lynna View Post
                            Why does my opinion at work never fucking matter, even when it makes more sense than any other, and why is it when a decision affects my work, I'm never included beforehand.
                            LOL. Good luck with that one. I feel the same way.
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                            • Awww man... now I'm completely voiceless.
                              Character is defined by what you do when no one else is looking.

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                              • Originally posted by Tessa View Post
                                Awww man... now I'm completely voiceless.
                                Not to us, you're not!
                                Hang in there.

                                GOTD: It's Friday and I have more to do over the weekend than I had to do at work...friggin' Christmas shopping and decorating. Hate the commercialism!
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                                Now 214 -- that's 60 lbs!
                                Goal 160 lbs -- last time there was in junior high!


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