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    The roundabouts on Main St. in New Prague… SUCK. Poorly marked and designed. They would really suck at night if you’re not familiar with the area.

     

    Are they worse than most other roundabouts?  I don’t mind roundabouts in general.

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    Are they worse than most other roundabouts? I don’t mind roundabouts in general.

    Yes they are poorly designed as in the roundabout is as generic as it gets.  The roundabout is the same pavement as the street.  And there is no landscaping in the center of the roundabout.  All roundabouts I have seen have grass, a mound or some kind of landscaping in the center.  These two roundabouts had no street paint marking if I recall.  My wife was driving and I was shotgun, but I was paying attention for the most part and was making comments to my wife about it.

     

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    Are they worse than most other roundabouts? I don’t mind roundabouts in general.

    Yes they are poorly designed as in the roundabout is as generic as it gets. The roundabout is the same pavement as the street. And there is no landscaping in the center of the roundabout. All roundabouts I have seen have grass, a mound or some kind of landscaping in the center. These two roundabouts had no street paint marking if I recall. My wife was driving and I was shotgun, but I was paying attention for the most part and was making comments to my wife about it.

    you need landscaping and different pavement?

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    you need landscaping and different pavement?

    Along with being poorly marked it’ll catch you by surprise if you are not familiar with the area and especially at night.

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    you need landscaping and different pavement?

    Along with being poorly marked it’ll catch you by surprise if you are not familiar with the area and especially at night.

     

    They put in roundabouts on Cedar Lake Rd between Hopkins/SLP, and I agree, if you don’t know the area, it throws you for a loop. Landscaping helps quite a bit, I must say. We’re in the land of 4-way stops. It’s a major change in traffic flow. Takes some getting used to.

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    you need landscaping and different pavement?

    Along with being poorly marked it’ll catch you by surprise if you are not familiar with the area and especially at night.

    They put in roundabouts on Cedar Lake Rd between Hopkins/SLP, and I agree, if you don’t know the area, it throws you for a loop.

     

    That’s kinda what they do by design….

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    you need landscaping and different pavement?

    Along with being poorly marked it’ll catch you by surprise if you are not familiar with the area and especially at night.

    They put in roundabouts on Cedar Lake Rd between Hopkins/SLP, and I agree, if you don’t know the area, it throws you for a loop.

    That’s kinda what they do by design….

    LOL, I see what you did there. That pun was very much unintended.

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      I hate the roundabouts that have a bunch of crap in the middle of them. Makes it more difficult to see if a vehicle is coming. As long as there’s decent signage leading up to them, I’m all for them in most cases.

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      I hate the roundabouts that have a bunch of crap in the middle of them. Makes it more difficult to see if a vehicle is coming. As long as there’s decent signage leading up to them, I’m all for them in most cases.

       

      I drive through one without stuff in the middle on my way to work and had a good laugh a couple months ago when I watched someone take the curb on full speed.  This particular one has a full size curb leading into the curve.  I guess the person didn’t realize it was a roundabout.

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      I drive through one without stuff in the middle on my way to work and had a good laugh a couple months ago when I watched someone take the curb on full speed. This particular one has a full size curb leading into the curve. I guess the person didn’t realize it was a roundabout.

       

      “Nothing to be proud of Russ……50 yards!…..” 

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      I drive through one without stuff in the middle on my way to work and had a good laugh a couple months ago when I watched someone take the curb on full speed. This particular one has a full size curb leading into the curve. I guess the person didn’t realize it was a roundabout.

      In high school my best friend and I would drive across people’s lawns and whatever was not meant to drive across after a fresh snow fall.  We did my grandma’s lawn all the time just to irritate her. And one time we were dragging Main (small town America) and we saw another buddies younger sister and stopped to talk to her.  She was with a friend of hers and the friend told us her dad was looking for us cause we drove across his lawn a couple times after snow falls.  We weren’t the brightest guys around. We had two of the most noticeable vehicles in town… A two green ’79 Ford truck and a powder blue Chev. El Camino or Ford Ranchero (can’t remember exactly… it’s been nearly 30 years and it wasn’t mine).

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        My stupid, stupid back. It has been giving me issues for nearly a decade, with incidents becoming increasingly frequent and severe the last couple years. Went out so bad about a month ago that the spasms would literally make me fall to the floor screaming in pain. Just blinding pain that turned my legs to jelly. It calmed down after a week in bed, prednisone and muscle relaxers. It has been stiff/sore 75% off the time since, and somewhere in between the other 25%. Finally saw an orthopedist today (they’re real busy) and got an MRI scheduled tomorrow, and they’re getting some PT set up somewhere nearby starting soon. I really hope I can get to the bottom of this soon.

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        My stupid, stupid back. It has been giving me issues for nearly a decade, with incidents becoming increasingly frequent and severe the last couple years. Went out so bad about a month ago that the spasms would literally make me fall to the floor screaming in pain. Just blinding pain that turned my legs to jelly. It calmed down after a week in bed, prednisone and muscle relaxers. It has been stiff/sore 75% off the time since, and somewhere in between the other 25%. Finally saw an orthopedist today (they’re real busy) and got an MRI scheduled tomorrow, and they’re getting some PT set up somewhere nearby starting soon. I really hope I can get to the bottom of this soon.

         

        You cannot mess with your back. I’ve had problems my entire life, thankfully it’s been rare, but when it flares up? Good God. Unfortunately, my issues are not fixable at this stage in life. C’est la vie.

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        Yep… I messed my back up the first week of March.  Happened a Friday afternoon at work right before I left.  I really didn’t realize it unitil Saturday morning.  I could barely move.  Found a chiropractor open on a Saturday and by evening time, I could not walk.  I could not walk all Sunday and very little with crutches on Monday.  By Tuesday I could move and had crutches just in case.  It was not fun.

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        I’ve had back spasms since I was about 16.  Though they have luckily become less frequent.  I haven’t had one in 6-7 years. But they are totally debilitating.  One of my biggest fears is having to take a dump during a back spasm.  Just sitting is unbearable pain.  How can you wipe?

        I’ve called the Dr in the past to ask for a muscle relaxer just so I can get into the Dr office and they wouldn’t prescribe it over the phone.  There was no chance I could handle a car ride in that much pain.

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        Man I feel for ya’ll with back problems and am thankful every day I have not (knock on wood) experienced back issues.

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        Man I feel for ya’ll with back problems and am thankful every day I have not (knock on wood) experienced back issues.

        It’s not a fun thing. I can tell if I’m having a bad day when my head gets bumped when I get into my vehicle. My back is too stiff and not bendy enough. ;)

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        I remember pulling a groin muscle a day after an intense workout a few years back.  It was so inflamed that it brushed the sciatic nerve and I had to try and drive home 400 miles in that condition.   It was completely unbearable for 3 days and I’d still take having that all over again rather than have back problems.

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        Man I feel for ya’ll with back problems and am thankful every day I have not (knock on wood) experienced back issues.

        I know mine is 90% from all the years of beer vending at the Dome, Target Field, TCF and USB.  All those steps hauling beer and ice. The money was beyond great, but long term effects is going to suck. It wouldn’t surprise if I have to get a new hip.

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        I remember pulling a groin muscle a day after an intense workout a few years back. It was so inflamed that it brushed the sciatic nerve and I had to try and drive home 400 miles in that condition. It was completely unbearable for 3 days and I’d still take having that all over again rather than have back problems.

         

        SCIATIC? I’d rather have that, also. A co-worker of mine had a bad case. Took him out for a couple months. And I STILL would take that.

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        I remember pulling a groin muscle a day after an intense workout a few years back. It was so inflamed that it brushed the sciatic nerve and I had to try and drive home 400 miles in that condition. It was completely unbearable for 3 days and I’d still take having that all over again rather than have back problems.

         

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        “I said a groiin injury a gr- gr- groin injury!”

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        Buying a new car and then get minor hail damage 6 hours later.

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        Buying a new car and then get minor hail damage 6 hours later.

        OUCH!!!

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        Buying a new car and then get minor hail damage 6 hours later.

        Back in 2001 I bought a brand new Ford Ranger… 13 miles on it and it hailed that night. Lucky for me no damage.

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        Buying a new car and then get minor hail damage 6 hours later.

        that sucks…you might need a different vanity plate now

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        Eff cancer!! My 44 year old brother found out yesterday that he has rectal cancer. He didn’t have any symptoms so I’m not sure why his doctor ordered a colonoscopy in the first place but it’s a good thing he did. I had 2 small benign polyps removed during my age 50 colonoscopy last fall. If I developed cancer at age 44 and didn’t know it, I probably wouldn’t be here today.

        Please get screened early. As my doctor told me, colo/rectal cancer is not only treatable, but it’s one of the only cancers that can be prevented with early screening.

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        Eff cancer!! My 44 year old brother found out yesterday that he has rectal cancer. He didn’t have any symptoms so I’m not sure why his doctor ordered a colonoscopy in the first place but it’s a good thing he did. I had 2 small benign polyps removed during my age 50 colonoscopy last fall. If I developed cancer at age 44 and didn’t know it, I probably wouldn’t be here today.

        Please get screened early. As my doctor told me, colo/rectal cancer is not only treatable, but it’s one of the only cancers that can be prevented with early screening.

        Thank for the reminder.  I just called to schedule and appointment.

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        It’s 2 a.m. the temp is still 83F.

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        I believe the new formal recommendation is 45.  Our crappy western diet is taking its toll.  😂

        I have a coworker who’s husband died early 50s due to colon cancer, he ignored symptoms for a couple years (cause that’s what guys do) before getting a diagnosis and then spent the last few years of his life taking meds, having surgery, and getting chemo.

        agreed.  Get checked.

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        Really sickened by what’s happening in this country, and accountability starts with the elected leaders. That is not pointing at one side or the other. It’s pointing at all of them.

        I think social media and the internet has been a huge downward turning point for our society as mental health help did not keep up with the rapid change in communication. Combined that with the ridiculous prevalence of guns and here we are.

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        Really sickened by what’s happening in this country, and accountability starts with the elected leaders. That is not pointing at one side or the other. It’s pointing at all of them.

         

        I think social media and the internet has been a huge downward turning point for our society as mental health help did not keep up with the rapid change in communication. Combined that with the ridiculous prevalence of guns and here we are.

        Yeah… I am in zero mood for anything remotely political these days.

         

        BANNED!

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        People who ignore the rules of the board. That’s what sticks in my craw.

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          Ugh. Leave out the last sentence and you’re fine here. I’m conflicted, but respect the banning decision.

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            Ugh. Leave out the last sentence and you’re fine here. I’m conflicted, but respect the banning decision.

            I mean…the irony is super rich. That’s like the least self absorbed post he’s ever made and BOOM. He turned a corner and walked off a cliff.

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            Gas prices… grrrrrrr…

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            I am just not in the mood to mess around with anything right now… It probably doesn’t help that people have been bitching about Bonin21 for a long time.

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            Judging by the number of upvotes you’ve gotten I’d say a number of people tend to agree

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            Gas prices… grrrrrrr…

            I have a little log book for each vehicle where we track mileage amount of gas/cost etc. at each fill.
            I’ve had my Avenger for 11 years and I think last night was a record fill at $60 for the shitty gas – after the 10 cents a gallon cub discount.

            I also own a year old diesel vehicle…needless to say it spends most of its time in the garage these days.

            If I didn’t work until well after dark I’d consider riding my bike to work.

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            The U of M just ***-****** my kids for financial aid.  Seton Hall offered my youngest $25k just in scholarship before they even discussed aid while the U is giving him $15k total off of $50k.  A valedictorian that hasn’t had a B since he was in 9th grade, was in NHS the past two years, was class vice-president, etc., etc., etc.

             

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              The U of M just ***-****** my kids for financial aid.  Seton Hall offered my youngest $25k just in scholarship before they even discussed aid while the U is giving him $15k total off of $50k.  A valedictorian that hasn’t had a B since he was in 9th grade, was in NHS the past two years, was class vice-president, etc., etc., etc.

               

              Unfortunately that is very common.  My husband is the regional alumni coordinator for his college.  He is keyed into the HS students who apply from MN. You often get a much better package from a private college or university because almost all of them have massive endowments to draw from.  They are also looking for a balance of students from different regions, economic status and outside interests.  The joke at his college is if you are a trombone playing male from the Midwest you can get a full ride.  And on the sad but true aspect, 50% of the applicants he sees are valedictorians.  ALL of them are A students with 4.0 gpa.  The level of todays student is through the stratosphere! The U doesn’t have to complete for your kid, they have too many applications going in, Seaton wants them.

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              I echo Kelly’s comments.  I had two very good students in my house who received excellent financial packages from the private colleges they applied to and the schools they eventually attended.  While the packages didn’t bring the cost down to the level of The U or a MNSCU University it was certainly enough of a break off of sticker price to make it attainable.   The one addition I would add to Kelly’s comments is the high schools my kids attended have a long relationship and track record of sending very good students to private schools my kids applied to so I think this helped enhance the packages they received.

               

              Good luck to your son Slap and be sure to remind him Seton Hall does NOT have a hockey program. 

               

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                Kelly Red wrote…
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                The U of M just ***-****** my kids for financial aid.  Seton Hall offered my youngest $25k just in scholarship before they even discussed aid while the U is giving him $15k total off of $50k.  A valedictorian that hasn’t had a B since he was in 9th grade, was in NHS the past two years, was class vice-president, etc., etc., etc.

                 

                if you are a trombone playing male from the Midwest you can get a full ride.

                Wish I knew about this 20 years ago. Is there an age limit?

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                I wish the U had offered me $15K off.  I was a straight A student through high school and got squat from them.  (Even after teaching myself how to play trombone. 😉)

                You all should know my favorite UMN saying by now:

                I love this fuc*ing university, and this university loves fuc*ing me!  😂

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                The U of M just ***-****** my kids for financial aid.  Seton Hall offered my youngest $25k just in scholarship before they even discussed aid while the U is giving him $15k total off of $50k.  A valedictorian that hasn’t had a B since he was in 9th grade, was in NHS the past two years, was class vice-president, etc., etc., etc.

                 

                I think they just try to bring the cost down to what people can/will pay.  Seton Hall costs $65K per year.  The U costs $40K.  They look to be about a wash after school scholarships.

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                  The U of M just ***-****** my kids for financial aid.  Seton Hall offered my youngest $25k just in scholarship before they even discussed aid while the U is giving him $15k total off of $50k.  A valedictorian that hasn’t had a B since he was in 9th grade, was in NHS the past two years, was class vice-president, etc., etc., etc.

                   

                  50k being out of state annual tuition plus room & board (I gather)? Considering in your sons particular situation that out of state tuition (at least for freshman year) is the only option at all US Colleges, and that the U is a public university, 15k off of 50k (if we’re talking solely scholarship 💴) is actually pretty good. And aside from guaranteed student loans, based on your job status, I can’t imagine he’d qualify for any other financial aide (meant respectfully of course).

                  For perspective (regarding in state) many top of their HS class students get a $4-5k per year Presidential Scholarship to the U. (based on tuition + room & board totaling about 25k annually). Plus any other scholarships they may earn from sources outside the U

                  My knowledge is based upon my oldest son graduating from the Carlson School of Management in 2015 and my youngest son graduating from the College of Science & Engineering in 2020.

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                    The U of M just ***-****** my kids for financial aid.  Seton Hall offered my youngest $25k just in scholarship before they even discussed aid while the U is giving him $15k total off of $50k.  A valedictorian that hasn’t had a B since he was in 9th grade, was in NHS the past two years, was class vice-president, etc., etc., etc.

                     

                    if you are a trombone playing male from the Midwest you can get a full ride.

                    Wish I knew about this 20 years ago. Is there an age limit?

                    20 years ago men outnumbered women applying to college, that’s no longer the case.   Schools have to really work at at least trying to keep a 50-50 ratio.

                    Add in a unique skill and oh boy the schools perk up.  Schools out East want students from the Midwest and the West, they want a mix. Schools here want a geographic mix too.  It’s an algorithm and that frustrates parents.  I don’t blame them.

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                    I graduated from college in 1994 with $7600 in student loan debt. My only scholarship was $500 my first year from Moorhead State. They declined to renew it because my grades were, ahem, sub-optimal.

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                    Gas prices… grrrrrrr…

                    I have a little log book for each vehicle where we track mileage amount of gas/cost etc. at each fill.

                    I do something similar. I have a steno notebook and enter the date, gallons, number of miles and avg. Did this for the last 20 years between the Dodge Stratus and Dodge Journey. And then I enter it on a Excel spreadsheet. Most might think it’s a bit too much but it goes with my OCD’ness.

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                    Gas prices… grrrrrrr…

                    I have a little log book for each vehicle where we track mileage amount of gas/cost etc. at each fill.

                    I do something similar. I have a steno notebook and enter the date, gallons, number of miles and avg. Did this for the last 20 years between the Dodge Stratus and Dodge Journey. And then I enter it on a Excel spreadsheet. Most might think it’s a bit too much but it goes with my OCD’ness.

                    Outside of scratching your OCD itch, what does this information do for either one of you?

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                    Gas prices… grrrrrrr…

                    I have a little log book for each vehicle where we track mileage amount of gas/cost etc. at each fill.

                    I do something similar. I have a steno notebook and enter the date, gallons, number of miles and avg. Did this for the last 20 years between the Dodge Stratus and Dodge Journey. And then I enter it on a Excel spreadsheet. Most might think it’s a bit too much but it goes with my OCD’ness.

                    Outside of scratching your OCD itch, what does this information do for either one of you?

                    Makes me cry when I see how much money I spend in gas and how little miles per gallon my car gets, especially on winter gas?!

                    my dad always did it and I started too when I started driving, and it’s just always been a habit.  Granted this was started when cars didn’t track mpg or any of that stuff for you.

                    Also gives me something to do while I’m waiting for the car to fill up? 😂🤷‍♀️

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                    Outside of scratching your OCD itch, what does this information do for either one of you?

                    I also do to keep track of how often I fill up and see how my mile per gallon is doing.

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                    Gas prices… grrrrrrr…

                    I have a little log book for each vehicle where we track mileage amount of gas/cost etc. at each fill.

                    I do something similar. I have a steno notebook and enter the date, gallons, number of miles and avg. Did this for the last 20 years between the Dodge Stratus and Dodge Journey. And then I enter it on a Excel spreadsheet. Most might think it’s a bit too much but it goes with my OCD’ness.

                    Outside of scratching your OCD itch, what does this information do for either one of you?

                    Makes me cry when I see how much money I spend in gas and how little miles per gallon my car gets, especially on winter gas?!

                    my dad always did it and I started too when I started driving, and it’s just always been a habit.  Granted this was started when cars didn’t track mpg or any of that stuff for you.

                    Also gives me something to do while I’m waiting for the car to fill up? 😂🤷‍♀️

                    Waay back in the day….1980’s, people used to do that to figure out if it was time for a tune up.  If the MPG dropped, it was time for new plugs, wires, filters, or more importantly, a carb adjustment.  But now it seems it all evens out if you follow the maintenance schedule even somewhat closely.  Cleaner fuel and fuel injectors keeps everything running pretty smoothly.  The synthetic oils seem to be kinder on the engines too.

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                    Actually is SUCKS… Dealing with OCD and more importantly anxiety and depression. I have been seen for my anxiety and depression for years. I have pretty much conquered my depression and my anxiety is somewhat under control. I am medicated for my anxiety even though I’m not a fan of medicine.  And most importantly I found out many years ago it’s good to talk about it and be open about it. It’s not a weakness to admit you are struggling. I still find myself to with drawl myself in a good way when my anxiety is rearing it’s ugly head.
                    There’s more I can share, but I’ll thread lightly. Though I’m open if anyone wants to shoot me a pm.

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                    My neighbor has a big lone tree in his pasture. There has been an eagle nest in it with 2 adult bald eagles hanging around for about 5 years now. (Very unusual here in farming country) Yesterday’s storm blew the tree down. No sign of the eagles. Sad.

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                    Can I just say I still hate the new page layout for the iPhone web browser pages I have open.  I inevitably hit the corner with the x when I’m swiping and close the page I want, or somehow delete them all when trying to get back the page I closed.
                    the old stacked tab view was so much more practical.  🤬

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                    My neighbor has a big lone tree in his pasture. There has been an eagle nest in it with 2 adult bald eagles hanging around for about 5 years now. (Very unusual here in farming country) Yesterday’s storm blew the tree down. No sign of the eagles. Sad.

                    Roughly where do you live?!?!?!

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                    My neighbor has a big lone tree in his pasture. There has been an eagle nest in it with 2 adult bald eagles hanging around for about 5 years now. (Very unusual here in farming country) Yesterday’s storm blew the tree down. No sign of the eagles. Sad.

                    Roughly where do you live?!?!?!

                    IIRC, he lives in Renville County, which is west of the cities in central Mn.

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                    My neighbor has a big lone tree in his pasture. There has been an eagle nest in it with 2 adult bald eagles hanging around for about 5 years now. (Very unusual here in farming country) Yesterday’s storm blew the tree down. No sign of the eagles. Sad.

                    Roughly where do you live?!?!?!

                    IIRC, he lives in Renville County, which is west of the cities in central Mn.

                    Nearest town is Bechyn, home of the Czech fest.

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                    Was just curious. There’s an eagles nest with 2 adult eagles near my in-laws house between Hampton and Randolph. It’s fun driving past the tree and seeing one or both eagles and the eaglets as well.

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                    Nearest town is Bechyn, home of the Czech fest.

                    My dad grew up around there (on a farm about 6 miles north of Morton).

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                    Nearest town is Bechyn, home of the Czech fest.

                    My dad grew up around there (on a farm about 6 miles north of Morton).

                    You cannot be serious! We were practically neighbors!

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                      Kids.

                      Okay fine not really kids. The crap I get because of my kid. Pink eye is the latest. Huzzah such a blast. Ugh. That is all.

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                      Gnats! They’re so bad here they’re driving us crazy.

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                        Kids.

                        Okay fine not really kids. The crap I get because of my kid. Pink eye is the latest. Huzzah such a blast. Ugh. That is all.

                        Lol, sorry not funny.  I do feel for you.  Pink eye ranks up there, but wait until you get the dreaded school email that there’s a lice outbreak!

                         

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                        Kids.

                        Okay fine not really kids. The crap I get because of my kid. Pink eye is the latest. Huzzah such a blast. Ugh. That is all.

                        If it’s any consolation, I’ve got the horrible back pain now.  😂 Getting old and having a job where you have to crawl around on the floor all day is not a good mix.

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                          So at Lifetime Fitness they have a technogym Abdominal Crunch machine & while there are other ab machines, this particular machine is typically the one used most often. What sticks in my craw…are users who remain sitting in the machine chair (for several minutes) between sets. And what ESPECIALLY drives me bonkers is users talking on their cell phones while sitting on the machine chair for more than several minutes…between sets. ☝️A typical set is 50-100 crunches at a time taking 2 or 3 minutes max. How difficult is it to get out of the machine chair between sets so others can get a quick set in? (between yours) It’s just basic common courtesy!

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                            It is annoying when ppl do that. That said you can def get an ab workout without a machine.

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                            I’m having issues with my laptop here at work with videos playing on Faceplace, Instagram, and You Tube where the video scrolls to the left of the video window so I only see half of the video. It happens on my Firefox browser and occasionally on my Chrome browser.  What the hell is going on?  If I type in that question to the Google machine I don’t find an answer that even comes close to addressing the issue I’m having.

                            Am I the only one that this happens too?  Or am I am idiot that isn’t seeing the simple solution?

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                            I’m having issues with my laptop here at work with videos playing on Faceplace, Instagram, and You Tube where the video scrolls to the left of the video window so I only see half of the video. It happens on my Firefox browser and occasionally on my Chrome browser.  What the hell is going on?  If I type in that question to the Google machine I don’t find an answer that even comes close to addressing the issue I’m having.

                            Am I the only one that this happens too?  Or am I am idiot that isn’t seeing the simple solution?

                            Is it just the video portion that pops off the screen, or do the controls move off to the side as well?

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                              So at Lifetime Fitness they have a technogym Abdominal Crunch machine & while there are other ab machines, this particular machine is typically the one used most often. What sticks in my craw…are users who remain sitting in the machine chair (for several minutes) between sets. And what ESPECIALLY drives me bonkers is users talking on their cell phones while sitting on the machine chair for more than several minutes…between sets. ☝️A typical set is 50-100 crunches at a time taking 2 or 3 minutes max. How difficult is it to get out of the machine chair between sets so others can get a quick set in? (between yours) It’s just basic common courtesy!

                              I’m surprised they allow cellphones?  My gym makes you lock them up to protect other peoples privacy.  No sneaky photos.  Do other gyms let people have cell phones?

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                              g-manpuck wrote…

                              I’m having issues with my laptop here at work with videos playing on Faceplace, Instagram, and You Tube where the video scrolls to the left of the video window so I only see half of the video. It happens on my Firefox browser and occasionally on my Chrome browser.  What the hell is going on?  If I type in that question to the Google machine I don’t find an answer that even comes close to addressing the issue I’m having.

                              Am I the only one that this happens too?  Or am I am idiot that isn’t seeing the simple solution?

                              Is it just the video portion that pops off the screen, or do the controls move off to the side as well?

                              Just the video portion.

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                              g-manpuck wrote…

                              I’m having issues with my laptop here at work with videos playing on Faceplace, Instagram, and You Tube where the video scrolls to the left of the video window so I only see half of the video. It happens on my Firefox browser and occasionally on my Chrome browser.  What the hell is going on?  If I type in that question to the Google machine I don’t find an answer that even comes close to addressing the issue I’m having.

                              Am I the only one that this happens too?  Or am I am idiot that isn’t seeing the simple solution?

                              Is it just the video portion that pops off the screen, or do the controls move off to the side as well?

                              Just the video portion.

                              I’ll take this to PM to try to help and not flood the thread.

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                              We went to Great Wolf Lodge for a night for his birthday because he really wanted to go to a water park.  The trip was fun but I’m amazed at just how many fully grown adults can’t seem to be better behaved than their children.

                              Of all the people cutting us off in the halls or barging in front of us in the water park I’d say more than half were adults.

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                              bearpaw28 wrote…

                              So at Lifetime Fitness they have a technogym Abdominal Crunch machine & while there are other ab machines, this particular machine is typically the one used most often. What sticks in my craw…are users who remain sitting in the machine chair (for several minutes) between sets. And what ESPECIALLY drives me bonkers is users talking on their cell phones while sitting on the machine chair for more than several minutes…between sets. ☝️A typical set is 50-100 crunches at a time taking 2 or 3 minutes max. How difficult is it to get out of the machine chair between sets so others can get a quick set in? (between yours) It’s just basic common courtesy!

                              I’m surprised they allow cellphones?  My gym makes you lock them up to protect other peoples privacy.  No sneaky photos.  Do other gyms let people have cell phones?

                              Planet Fitness does. I’d be a little POed if they didn’t as I use Pandora/Samsung Music through bluetooth to listen to music while I’m working out.

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