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  • My boss is a reader, and I made the mistake of...

    My boss is a reader, and I made the mistake of asking him if he read The Martian. He said that he hadn't but then asked if it was by the same author as Artemis (a book that he owns). I remember the...
  • 1 Naked In Death (Eve Dallas #1) by JD Robb...

    1 Naked In Death (Eve Dallas #1) by JD Robb (8/10)
    2 The Force by Don Wislow (10/10)
    3 The Law Of Innocence (Mickey Haller #7) by Michael Connelly (7/10)
    4 Argo by Mendez & Baglio (8/10)
    5 The...
  • I "learned" to cut 4th period in my sophomore...

    I "learned" to cut 4th period in my sophomore year when I took Algebra II with Juniors and Seniors. We had a substitute teacher from South America who, rightfully, thought (but insisted on...
  • CPW, great story. We made fake IDs too with a...

    CPW, great story. We made fake IDs too with a polaroid camera and the plastic from a milk jug, and they worked about 9 times out of 10.

    Bando, LOL. The movie My Bodyguard is an example of art...
  • That reminds me of a particularly deep sleeping...

    That reminds me of a particularly deep sleeping student in the period before my 10th grade English class. After he fell asleep, the teacher, who loved to joke around, must have instructed the class...
  • Crazy but true stories from our school days

    I bet that most of us have stories that seem just too bizarre to be believable. I have a few in mind but I'll start with this one and ask you to post your TRUE stories below.

    While in the 12th...
  • Thanks! And I tried, but he has no interest. He's...

    Thanks! And I tried, but he has no interest. He's got a naturally good set of wheels/gluts, but I couldn't talk him into it.

    When I went down there to video him, he had a 45, 25, 10, and two 5's...
  • Thanks guys. And by "flat incline" I meant an...

    Thanks guys. And by "flat incline" I meant an incline with very little slope.

    He's 5'11" and weighs 206. I'm nearly 5'11" and weigh 174 :eek: He takes after his mom's side. She has a brother...
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    Good luck with that. The problem is, when you...

    Good luck with that. The problem is, when you think a new trend has been established (switching because it has been going lower and you anticipate it to continue lower), it can reverse again.
  • Wee Brag: My Son Reps 225 on a flat incline

    My son lifts on his own based on a little input from me. For the last year he's been cycling 185x10 one day, then 190x9 ~three days later, working progressively heavier each successive workout but...
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    Very little bear triggers? An S&P P/E that's 2X...

    Very little bear triggers? An S&P P/E that's 2X its historical mean. And how about investor sentiment? That's a contrarian indicator. Investors usually get it wrong. I remember the late 90's. Making...
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    In the last 10 years, the iShares 20+ Year...

    In the last 10 years, the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) ETF obtained a 8.12% compound annual return. I have both 20+ and 10 year bonds as more of a defensive position.
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    35% of my assets are in an S&P 500 index fund,...

    35% of my assets are in an S&P 500 index fund, but everything else is something other than equities. I too think that we may be on a bubble. I'm not going to act unless there's a 20% dip, and if that...
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    Their monthly magazine has decent advice on both...

    Their monthly magazine has decent advice on both health and finances. I don't care to eat out (and certainly not now), but you get 10% off at places like Outback Steakhouse and Denny's. You also get...
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    My son and I had to dig something like 50 post...

    My son and I had to dig something like 50 post holes, so we rented a gas powered auger. WOW. Talk about a workout AND the damn thing idled so high that the auger continued to run even at low speed...
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    So true. By so many metrics, we've never had it...

    So true. By so many metrics, we've never had it easier, yet happiness, overall, is lower and depression is higher than it has been in decades. And that comment was true even before the proliferation...
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    The documentary The Social Dilemma was a bit of...

    The documentary The Social Dilemma was a bit of an eye opener for me. We think social media is bringing us closer, but in many (most?) ways, it's creating a bigger divide. From wiki:

    It explores...
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    Favorite / Most Used Power Tools?

    The "Got Power Tools" got me to thinking about my favorite and/or most used tools. What are they for you guys?

    For me, I'd say it's a tie between my small drill press and an angle grinder (both...
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    Tesla is the darling of my 2020 portfolio. I...

    Tesla is the darling of my 2020 portfolio. I turned $5K into nearly $12K from January to July ($589 to $1405 IIRC before the split). That $53K account netted me a 38% gain, but on the whole, I was...
  • I have heard good things about it but my local...

    I have heard good things about it but my local library didn't carry any of those books. I just rechecked, and they have the last 4 or 5 so they now have Gunmetal Gray on hold for me ;)
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