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    [mention]Greyeagle[/mention]

    Perfect.😮

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    Fans conducting NFL draft simulations and posting them online. Actually the whole NFL draft hoopla is lame. Might be one of the most boring things to watch on tv… plus you have to see/listen to Mel Kiper and John Clayton…

    Two of my least favorite words in all of sports….mock draft

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    Having your dishwasher break down when there is a national shortage of major appliances including dishwashers.

    p.s. Yes, this is a first world problem

    p.s.s It’s a 10 year old dishwasher and the cost to repair will be about half the cost of a new one.

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    Zwak wrote:


    Having your dishwasher break down when there is a national shortage of major appliances including dishwashers.

    p.s. Yes, this is a first world problem

    p.s.s It’s a 10 year old dishwasher and the cost to repair will be about half the cost of a new one.

    It’s much better than your refrigerator or washing machine.

    Our fridge died last summer. With the wait time for new refrigerators being 3-4 months we had to take what we could get and ultimately settled with a floor model.

    We’re already dealing with the icemaker not working….. It was not a cheap fridge. :chainsaw:

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    Bertogliat wrote:


    Zwak wrote:


    Having your dishwasher break down when there is a national shortage of major appliances including dishwashers.

    p.s. Yes, this is a first world problem

    p.s.s It’s a 10 year old dishwasher and the cost to repair will be about half the cost of a new one.

    It’s much better than your refrigerator or washing machine.

    Our fridge died last summer. With the wait time for new refrigerators being 3-4 months we had to take what we could get and ultimately settled with a floor model.

    We’re already dealing with the icemaker not working….. It was not a cheap fridge. :chainsaw:

    So true. Washing dishes by hand is easier to deal with than not having a working fridge or washing machine.

    Fortunately I was able to find one and we should be able to have it delivered and installed in the next week or too.

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    Zwak wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    Zwak wrote:


    Having your dishwasher break down when there is a national shortage of major appliances including dishwashers.

    p.s. Yes, this is a first world problem

    p.s.s It’s a 10 year old dishwasher and the cost to repair will be about half the cost of a new one.

    It’s much better than your refrigerator or washing machine.

    Our fridge died last summer. With the wait time for new refrigerators being 3-4 months we had to take what we could get and ultimately settled with a floor model.

    We’re already dealing with the icemaker not working….. It was not a cheap fridge. :chainsaw:

    So true. Washing dishes by hand is easier to deal with than not having a working fridge or washing machine.

    Fortunately I was able to find one and we should be able to have it delivered and installed in the next week or too.

    We’ve had to use a laundromat a couple times over the last 10 years with washing machine repairs. One good thing is you can get all of your laundry done in less than 2 hours.

    One time I was there and saw a guy who was definitely blue collar (work clothes were covered in black) and he washed what appeared to be a years worth of clothes in one swoop. It was a mountain of clothes. He went through each item and sprayed them down with degreaser before putting them into the washing machines! There has to be 300+ pair of whitey tighties. The smell of the house just before cleaning day had to be something.

    Thank God I didn’t have to follow him in the machines.

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    Bertogliat wrote:


    Zwak wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    Zwak wrote:


    Having your dishwasher break down when there is a national shortage of major appliances including dishwashers.

    p.s. Yes, this is a first world problem

    p.s.s It’s a 10 year old dishwasher and the cost to repair will be about half the cost of a new one.

    It’s much better than your refrigerator or washing machine.

    Our fridge died last summer. With the wait time for new refrigerators being 3-4 months we had to take what we could get and ultimately settled with a floor model.

    We’re already dealing with the icemaker not working….. It was not a cheap fridge. :chainsaw:

    So true. Washing dishes by hand is easier to deal with than not having a working fridge or washing machine.

    Fortunately I was able to find one and we should be able to have it delivered and installed in the next week or too.

    We’ve had to use a laundromat a couple times over the last 10 years with washing machine repairs. One good thing is you can get all of your laundry done in less than 2 hours.

    One time I was there and saw a guy who was definitely blue collar (work clothes were covered in black) and he washed what appeared to be a years worth of clothes in one swoop. It was a mountain of clothes. He went through each item and sprayed them down with degreaser before putting them into the washing machines! There has to be 300+ pair of whitey tighties. The smell of the house just before cleaning day had to be something.

    Thank God I didn’t have to follow him in the machines.

    It’s just my wife and I with no kids but with my wife working from home and us not eating out as much, we were running our dishwasher almost every other day. Used to be about every 3-4 days. I’m sure this helped in its ultimate demise.

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    Zwak wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    Zwak wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    Zwak wrote:


    Having your dishwasher break down when there is a national shortage of major appliances including dishwashers.

    p.s. Yes, this is a first world problem

    p.s.s It’s a 10 year old dishwasher and the cost to repair will be about half the cost of a new one.

    It’s much better than your refrigerator or washing machine.

    Our fridge died last summer. With the wait time for new refrigerators being 3-4 months we had to take what we could get and ultimately settled with a floor model.

    We’re already dealing with the icemaker not working….. It was not a cheap fridge. :chainsaw:

    So true. Washing dishes by hand is easier to deal with than not having a working fridge or washing machine.

    Fortunately I was able to find one and we should be able to have it delivered and installed in the next week or too.

    We’ve had to use a laundromat a couple times over the last 10 years with washing machine repairs. One good thing is you can get all of your laundry done in less than 2 hours.

    One time I was there and saw a guy who was definitely blue collar (work clothes were covered in black) and he washed what appeared to be a years worth of clothes in one swoop. It was a mountain of clothes. He went through each item and sprayed them down with degreaser before putting them into the washing machines! There has to be 300+ pair of whitey tighties. The smell of the house just before cleaning day had to be something.

    Thank God I didn’t have to follow him in the machines.

    It’s just my wife and I with no kids but with my wife working from home and us not eating out as much, we were running our dishwasher almost every other day. Used to be about every 3-4 days. I’m sure this helped in its ultimate demise.

    Don’t say this. Ours is 11-12 years old and we run it every single day and sometimes twice on the weekends

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    davescharf wrote:


    Zwak wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    Zwak wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    Zwak wrote:


    Having your dishwasher break down when there is a national shortage of major appliances including dishwashers.

    p.s. Yes, this is a first world problem

    p.s.s It’s a 10 year old dishwasher and the cost to repair will be about half the cost of a new one.

    It’s much better than your refrigerator or washing machine.

    Our fridge died last summer. With the wait time for new refrigerators being 3-4 months we had to take what we could get and ultimately settled with a floor model.

    We’re already dealing with the icemaker not working….. It was not a cheap fridge. :chainsaw:

    So true. Washing dishes by hand is easier to deal with than not having a working fridge or washing machine.

    Fortunately I was able to find one and we should be able to have it delivered and installed in the next week or too.

    We’ve had to use a laundromat a couple times over the last 10 years with washing machine repairs. One good thing is you can get all of your laundry done in less than 2 hours.

    One time I was there and saw a guy who was definitely blue collar (work clothes were covered in black) and he washed what appeared to be a years worth of clothes in one swoop. It was a mountain of clothes. He went through each item and sprayed them down with degreaser before putting them into the washing machines! There has to be 300+ pair of whitey tighties. The smell of the house just before cleaning day had to be something.

    Thank God I didn’t have to follow him in the machines.

    It’s just my wife and I with no kids but with my wife working from home and us not eating out as much, we were running our dishwasher almost every other day. Used to be about every 3-4 days. I’m sure this helped in its ultimate demise.

    Don’t say this. Ours is 11-12 years old and we run it every single day and sometimes twice on the weekends

    Do you have to catch it each time?

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    :rim:

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    davescharf wrote:


    Zwak wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    Zwak wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    Zwak wrote:


    Having your dishwasher break down when there is a national shortage of major appliances including dishwashers.

    p.s. Yes, this is a first world problem

    p.s.s It’s a 10 year old dishwasher and the cost to repair will be about half the cost of a new one.

    It’s much better than your refrigerator or washing machine.

    Our fridge died last summer. With the wait time for new refrigerators being 3-4 months we had to take what we could get and ultimately settled with a floor model.

    We’re already dealing with the icemaker not working….. It was not a cheap fridge. :chainsaw:

    So true. Washing dishes by hand is easier to deal with than not having a working fridge or washing machine.

    Fortunately I was able to find one and we should be able to have it delivered and installed in the next week or too.

    We’ve had to use a laundromat a couple times over the last 10 years with washing machine repairs. One good thing is you can get all of your laundry done in less than 2 hours.

    One time I was there and saw a guy who was definitely blue collar (work clothes were covered in black) and he washed what appeared to be a years worth of clothes in one swoop. It was a mountain of clothes. He went through each item and sprayed them down with degreaser before putting them into the washing machines! There has to be 300+ pair of whitey tighties. The smell of the house just before cleaning day had to be something.

    Thank God I didn’t have to follow him in the machines.

    It’s just my wife and I with no kids but with my wife working from home and us not eating out as much, we were running our dishwasher almost every other day. Used to be about every 3-4 days. I’m sure this helped in its ultimate demise.

    Don’t say this. Ours is 11-12 years old and we run it every single day and sometimes twice on the weekends

    Do you have to catch it each time?

    I make my English Lab do it

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    My kid’s friends only like cheese pizza. Then if I order a cheese pizza they eat just one piece. What the hell am I going to do with 6 pieces of cheese pizza?

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    Bertogliat wrote:


    My kid’s friends only like cheese pizza. Then if I order a cheese pizza they eat just one piece. What the hell am I going to do with 6 pieces of cheese pizza?


    Order half cheese / half something you like. At least that way you only have two leftover slices of plain cheese.

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    JC65 wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    My kid’s friends only like cheese pizza. Then if I order a cheese pizza they eat just one piece. What the hell am I going to do with 6 pieces of cheese pizza?


    Order half cheese / half something you like. At least that way you only have two leftover slices of plain cheese.

    Quite honestly stop inviting those little s**ts over.

    [hide]ok, ok, your idea is better[/hide]

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    JC65 wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    My kid’s friends only like cheese pizza. Then if I order a cheese pizza they eat just one piece. What the hell am I going to do with 6 pieces of cheese pizza?


    Order half cheese / half something you like. At least that way you only have two leftover slices of plain cheese.

    I usually do split but I ordered a medium pizza for him and my kid (who was willing to eat cheese). We weren’t sure how much he would eat. He ended up eating one slice and then came back TWICE asking for snacks later….

    My older kid, my wife and I split a different pizza.

    Im just keeping a mental list of kids who say they like cheese pizza. We will grill burgers or brats when they come over next.

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    Bertogliat wrote:


    JC65 wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    My kid’s friends only like cheese pizza. Then if I order a cheese pizza they eat just one piece. What the hell am I going to do with 6 pieces of cheese pizza?


    Order half cheese / half something you like. At least that way you only have two leftover slices of plain cheese.

    I usually do split but I ordered a medium pizza for him and my kid (who was willing to eat cheese). We weren’t sure how much he would eat. He ended up eating one slice and then came back TWICE asking for snacks later….

    My older kid, my wife and I split a different pizza.

    Im just keeping a mental list of kids who say they like cheese pizza. We will grill burgers or brats when they come over next.

    Snacks later? Tell him there’s leftover pizza.

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    Snacks later? Tell him there’s leftover pizza.


    You mean the old line my mother used to use about kids starving in China doesn’t work anymore? :conf2:

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    Kelly Red wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    JC65 wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    My kid’s friends only like cheese pizza. Then if I order a cheese pizza they eat just one piece. What the hell am I going to do with 6 pieces of cheese pizza?


    Order half cheese / half something you like. At least that way you only have two leftover slices of plain cheese.

    I usually do split but I ordered a medium pizza for him and my kid (who was willing to eat cheese). We weren’t sure how much he would eat. He ended up eating one slice and then came back TWICE asking for snacks later….

    My older kid, my wife and I split a different pizza.

    Im just keeping a mental list of kids who say they like cheese pizza. We will grill burgers or brats when they come over next.

    Snacks later? Tell him there’s leftover pizza.


    I gave the option of yogurt or fruit. Even I have limits of junk food.

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    I like cheese pizza.

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    Just have an emergency pepperoni stash under your floorboards. Problem solved.

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    Brilliant ^^^^

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    Norm wrote:


    I like cheese pizza.

    I agree. It makes an excellent starting point to add toppings to.

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    Watching Ken Barlow’s forecast this morning, he managed to say “Not a washout” twice in one sentence.

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    Norm wrote:


    Watching Ken Barlow’s forecast this morning, he managed to say “Not a washout” twice in one sentence.


    So did the weather lady on the 10:00pm news that I watched last night. :roll:

    I have never, ever in the history of TV heard any weather person forecast “washout” in the affirmative.

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    Kelly’s No Good Horrible WTF night. My hubby goes to bed much earlier then I do, I’m a night owl. So last night I’m done, turn off all the lights, the radio, check the front door. I walk into our dark kitchen, misjudge the door opening up the steps and slam the side of my face into the door jam. I fall down dizzy as :censored: and eventually realize I’m bleeding. I stagger upstairs and wake up hubster. I look like a crime victim and scare the crap out of him. End up at the ER at 1am. Now I have multiple people concerned about abuse and am repeatedly asked. I appreciated the concern and totally get it, I’m sure the old “I ran into a door” is heard over and over, doesn’t help my case even if it’s true. So I broke my nose and the edge of my glasses cut a crescent shaped gash in my temple. That needed 3 stitches. We finally get home at 2:30. There’s blood in the kitchen, up the stairs, our bedroom and bathroom. Oh and the car! He cleaned up this morning as I slept in. I have a nice shiner to go with the tape over my nose and the bandage over the stitches.

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    Kelly Red wrote:


    Kelly’s No Good Horrible WTF night. My hubby goes to bed much earlier then I do, I’m a night owl. So last night I’m done, turn off all the lights, the radio, check the front door. I walk into our dark kitchen, misjudge the door opening up the steps and slam the side of my face into the door jam. I fall down dizzy as :censored: and eventually realize I’m bleeding. I stagger upstairs and wake up hubster. I look like a crime victim and scare the crap out of him. End up at the ER at 1am. Now I have multiple people concerned about abuse and am repeatedly asked. I appreciated the concern and totally get it, I’m sure the old “I ran into a door” is heard over and over, doesn’t help my case even if it’s true. So I broke my nose and the edge of my glasses cut a crescent shaped gash in my temple. That needed 3 stitches. We finally get home at 2:30. There’s blood in the kitchen, up the stairs, our bedroom and bathroom. Oh and the car! He cleaned up this morning as I slept in. I have a nice shiner to go with the tape over my nose and the bandage over the stitches.

    Ugh….A female friend of mine once got hit in the face with a softball and she too got a nice shiner. She said her husband got dirty looks when they were out in public together.

    p.s. Obviously it should go without saying that I am not making light of actual domestic abuse situations.

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    Kelly Red wrote:


    Kelly’s No Good Horrible WTF night. My hubby goes to bed much earlier then I do, I’m a night owl. So last night I’m done, turn off all the lights, the radio, check the front door. I walk into our dark kitchen, misjudge the door opening up the steps and slam the side of my face into the door jam. I fall down dizzy as :censored: and eventually realize I’m bleeding. I stagger upstairs and wake up hubster. I look like a crime victim and scare the crap out of him. End up at the ER at 1am. Now I have multiple people concerned about abuse and am repeatedly asked. I appreciated the concern and totally get it, I’m sure the old “I ran into a door” is heard over and over, doesn’t help my case even if it’s true. So I broke my nose and the edge of my glasses cut a crescent shaped gash in my temple. That needed 3 stitches. We finally get home at 2:30. There’s blood in the kitchen, up the stairs, our bedroom and bathroom. Oh and the car! He cleaned up this morning as I slept in. I have a nice shiner to go with the tape over my nose and the bandage over the stitches.


    Oh no! Glad you’re okay!

    I have nightlights everywhere in my house cause I can’t navigate for shit in the dark.

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    Kelly Red wrote:


    Kelly’s No Good Horrible WTF night. My hubby goes to bed much earlier then I do, I’m a night owl. So last night I’m done, turn off all the lights, the radio, check the front door. I walk into our dark kitchen, misjudge the door opening up the steps and slam the side of my face into the door jam. I fall down dizzy as :censored: and eventually realize I’m bleeding. I stagger upstairs and wake up hubster. I look like a crime victim and scare the crap out of him. End up at the ER at 1am. Now I have multiple people concerned about abuse and am repeatedly asked. I appreciated the concern and totally get it, I’m sure the old “I ran into a door” is heard over and over, doesn’t help my case even if it’s true. So I broke my nose and the edge of my glasses cut a crescent shaped gash in my temple. That needed 3 stitches. We finally get home at 2:30. There’s blood in the kitchen, up the stairs, our bedroom and bathroom. Oh and the car! He cleaned up this morning as I slept in. I have a nice shiner to go with the tape over my nose and the bandage over the stitches.


    A female friend of mine did basically the same thing except she tripped walking down the steps and hit the post at the bottom of the stairs with her face. I still remember thinking, did she really trip or did some guy do this to her? It’s an awful feeling to have even though you’re 99% sure it was an accident. Hope you heal quickly!

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    Kelly Red wrote:


    Kelly’s No Good Horrible WTF night. My hubby goes to bed much earlier then I do, I’m a night owl. So last night I’m done, turn off all the lights, the radio, check the front door. I walk into our dark kitchen, misjudge the door opening up the steps and slam the side of my face into the door jam. I fall down dizzy as :censored: and eventually realize I’m bleeding. I stagger upstairs and wake up hubster. I look like a crime victim and scare the crap out of him. End up at the ER at 1am. Now I have multiple people concerned about abuse and am repeatedly asked. I appreciated the concern and totally get it, I’m sure the old “I ran into a door” is heard over and over, doesn’t help my case even if it’s true. So I broke my nose and the edge of my glasses cut a crescent shaped gash in my temple. That needed 3 stitches. We finally get home at 2:30. There’s blood in the kitchen, up the stairs, our bedroom and bathroom. Oh and the car! He cleaned up this morning as I slept in. I have a nice shiner to go with the tape over my nose and the bandage over the stitches.

    I’m glad you’re ok. Has your husband been brave enough to ask if you’re clumsy or clutzty after the incident? :D.

    Feels like those of us who wear glasses always seem to be worse for wear because the glasses cause more damage than the actually incident itself

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    davescharf wrote:


    Kelly Red wrote:


    Kelly’s No Good Horrible WTF night. My hubby goes to bed much earlier then I do, I’m a night owl. So last night I’m done, turn off all the lights, the radio, check the front door. I walk into our dark kitchen, misjudge the door opening up the steps and slam the side of my face into the door jam. I fall down dizzy as :censored: and eventually realize I’m bleeding. I stagger upstairs and wake up hubster. I look like a crime victim and scare the crap out of him. End up at the ER at 1am. Now I have multiple people concerned about abuse and am repeatedly asked. I appreciated the concern and totally get it, I’m sure the old “I ran into a door” is heard over and over, doesn’t help my case even if it’s true. So I broke my nose and the edge of my glasses cut a crescent shaped gash in my temple. That needed 3 stitches. We finally get home at 2:30. There’s blood in the kitchen, up the stairs, our bedroom and bathroom. Oh and the car! He cleaned up this morning as I slept in. I have a nice shiner to go with the tape over my nose and the bandage over the stitches.

    I’m glad you’re ok. Has your husband been brave enough to ask if you’re clumsy or clutzty after the incident? :D.

    Feels like those of us who wear glasses always seem to be worse for wear because the glasses cause more damage than the actually incident itself

    No, he knows better. :wink: But I was teasing him today he’d better be nice to me, if I run away or disappear, my blood is spread through our house. He’d be in big trouble. But seriously, after the deep questioning at the hospital I know how suspicious it looked. As crappy and as in pain as I was I did have sympathy for him. We’re separated, I’m questioned by nurse, 2 doctors and he’s sitting in another room, guilty until they’re satisfied with my response.

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    Kelly Red wrote:


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    Kelly Red wrote:


    Kelly’s No Good Horrible WTF night. My hubby goes to bed much earlier then I do, I’m a night owl. So last night I’m done, turn off all the lights, the radio, check the front door. I walk into our dark kitchen, misjudge the door opening up the steps and slam the side of my face into the door jam. I fall down dizzy as :censored: and eventually realize I’m bleeding. I stagger upstairs and wake up hubster. I look like a crime victim and scare the crap out of him. End up at the ER at 1am. Now I have multiple people concerned about abuse and am repeatedly asked. I appreciated the concern and totally get it, I’m sure the old “I ran into a door” is heard over and over, doesn’t help my case even if it’s true. So I broke my nose and the edge of my glasses cut a crescent shaped gash in my temple. That needed 3 stitches. We finally get home at 2:30. There’s blood in the kitchen, up the stairs, our bedroom and bathroom. Oh and the car! He cleaned up this morning as I slept in. I have a nice shiner to go with the tape over my nose and the bandage over the stitches.

    I’m glad you’re ok. Has your husband been brave enough to ask if you’re clumsy or clutzty after the incident? :D.

    Feels like those of us who wear glasses always seem to be worse for wear because the glasses cause more damage than the actually incident itself

    No, he knows better. :wink: But I was teasing him today he’d better be nice to me, if I run away or disappear, my blood is spread through our house. He’d be in big trouble. But seriously, after the deep questioning at the hospital I know how suspicious it looked. As crappy and as in pain as I was I did have sympathy for him. We’re separated, I’m questioned by nurse, 2 doctors and he’s sitting in another room, guilty until they’re satisfied with my response.

    Glad things are looking up. It reminds me of when my father in law died. My brother in law was living with him, and the FIL passed out and fell. He was then put in hospice and passed a few days later. Right after he passed, the cops showed up at the hospice house and questioned my BIL about all the bruises on the FIL. I know they were doing their jobs, but I really felt horrible for the BIL having to answer questions about that at the hospice house moments after his dad died.

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    I cut my eyebrow once running into the corner of a wall. Thankfully it was minor and required no medical intervention. It was due to a couple bottles of wine however…. :brickwall: :drunk:

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    I cut my eyebrow once running into the corner of a wall. Thankfully it was minor and required no medical intervention. It was due to a couple bottles of wine however…. :brickwall: :drunk:

    I’d just make up a better story! You took a bad jab at the gym makes you sound badass and not to be messed with. I’m still trying for a better version then I hit the door jam. Open to suggestions.

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    I cut my eyebrow once running into the corner of a wall. Thankfully it was minor and required no medical intervention. It was due to a couple bottles of wine however…. :brickwall: :drunk:

    I’d just make up a better story! You took a bad jab at the gym makes you sound badass and not to be messed with. I’m still trying for a better version then I hit the door jam. Open to suggestions.

    Oh boy–you really just opened up the floodgates…

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    You took a slapshot to the face would be about as badass as it gets!

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    But seriously, after the deep questioning at the hospital I know how suspicious it looked. As crappy and as in pain as I was I did have sympathy for him. We’re separated, I’m questioned by nurse, 2 doctors and he’s sitting in another room, guilty until they’re satisfied with my response.


    I wonder what the percentages are for injuries suffered from real abuse vs. those resulting from accidents. Sad to say, I’m thinking a the percentage caused be the former is greater than one would think, especially when a couple is involved and the injury occurs after midnight.

    Glad you’re going to be OK!

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    You took a slapshot to the face would be about as badass as it gets!

    I knew a guy this happened to. Looked like the hulk hit him on the side of the head.

    As to the story, you jumped the fence and took a selfie with the gorillas at the zoo?

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    I cut my eyebrow once running into the corner of a wall. Thankfully it was minor and required no medical intervention. It was due to a couple bottles of wine however…. :brickwall: :drunk:

    As a kid I did something like what you describe above (running away from a timeout my mom gave me :lol: ) and got stitches/still have the scar today.

    And sorry to hear about your accident Kelly Red, that really sucks and hopefully all is well now.

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    I know we are supposed to be available all the time for work, and many are working from home. But don’t be irritated when you call me at 12:15 and I don’t answer. I am eating lunch and walking away from my computer for 30 minutes. Give me a break.

    Weekly I get some passive aggressive voicemail “I didn’t see anything on your calendar, so I thought you were working, give me a call when you return”. Guy, its 12:15… some people eat food.

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    I know we are supposed to be available all the time for work, and many are working from home. But don’t be irritated when you call me at 12:15 and I don’t answer. I am eating lunch and walking away from my computer for 30 minutes. Give me a break.

    Weekly I get some passive aggressive voicemail “I didn’t see anything on your calendar, so I thought you were working, give me a call when you return”. Guy, its 12:15… some people eat food.


    Regardless of what I’m doing, I typically respond to that with “I was on the toilet”. If they don’t like the answer it’s their fault for asking.

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    I know we are supposed to be available all the time for work, and many are working from home. But don’t be irritated when you call me at 12:15 and I don’t answer. I am eating lunch and walking away from my computer for 30 minutes. Give me a break.

    Weekly I get some passive aggressive voicemail “I didn’t see anything on your calendar, so I thought you were working, give me a call when you return”. Guy, its 12:15… some people eat food.


    Regardless of what I’m doing, I typically respond to that with “I was on the toilet”. If they don’t like the answer it’s their fault for asking.


    Been there, done that. I was always ready to provide sound recording evidence to back up my claim…they usually just took my word for it at that point. :wink:

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    I know we are supposed to be available all the time for work, and many are working from home. But don’t be irritated when you call me at 12:15 and I don’t answer. I am eating lunch and walking away from my computer for 30 minutes. Give me a break.

    Weekly I get some passive aggressive voicemail “I didn’t see anything on your calendar, so I thought you were working, give me a call when you return”. Guy, its 12:15… some people eat food.


    Are you allowed to formally schedule lunch? I would do the passive aggressive thing and schedule lunch and bathroom breaks every day on the calendar for your annoying coworkers to see. 😂

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    fightclub30 wrote:


    I know we are supposed to be available all the time for work, and many are working from home. But don’t be irritated when you call me at 12:15 and I don’t answer. I am eating lunch and walking away from my computer for 30 minutes. Give me a break.

    Weekly I get some passive aggressive voicemail “I didn’t see anything on your calendar, so I thought you were working, give me a call when you return”. Guy, its 12:15… some people eat food.


    Are you allowed to formally schedule lunch? I would do the passive aggressive thing and schedule lunch and bathroom breaks every day on the calendar for your annoying coworkers to see. 😂

    The thought has crossed my mind. However, one of my co-workers is extremely irritating with things like that. She blocks out her calendar for the entire work day by project. If you call her to talk about a project that is different than her current block of time, she will tell you to call back when she is blocked out for that project… If it is a 30 second answer she will sometimes help, but if it requires her to look something up, she refuses to do it. I have no idea why she has stuck around as long as she has, but I know it isn’t easy to fire people.

    I just have an un-written rule when I don’t call people between 11:45 and 1:15 because I assume they aren’t at there desk. I hate coming back from lunch and seeing 6 voicemails lit up on my screen, but it is what it is I guess. Given my personality, maybe people prefer leaving me voicemails…

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    fightclub30 wrote:


    Cowgirl wrote:


    fightclub30 wrote:


    I know we are supposed to be available all the time for work, and many are working from home. But don’t be irritated when you call me at 12:15 and I don’t answer. I am eating lunch and walking away from my computer for 30 minutes. Give me a break.

    Weekly I get some passive aggressive voicemail “I didn’t see anything on your calendar, so I thought you were working, give me a call when you return”. Guy, its 12:15… some people eat food.


    Are you allowed to formally schedule lunch? I would do the passive aggressive thing and schedule lunch and bathroom breaks every day on the calendar for your annoying coworkers to see. 😂

    The thought has crossed my mind. However, one of my co-workers is extremely irritating with things like that. She blocks out her calendar for the entire work day by project. If you call her to talk about a project that is different than her current block of time, she will tell you to call back when she is blocked out for that project… If it is a 30 second answer she will sometimes help, but if it requires her to look something up, she refuses to do it. I have no idea why she has stuck around as long as she has, but I know it isn’t easy to fire people.

    I just have an un-written rule when I don’t call people between 11:45 and 1:15 because I assume they aren’t at there desk. I hate coming back from lunch and seeing 6 voicemails lit up on my screen, but it is what it is I guess. Given my personality, maybe people prefer leaving me voicemails…

    Where I work there are no times off limits between 8 and 5. That said we generally try to connect via IM as a way to see if someone is free.

    I block 4-5pm for time for me to get work done and workout. I also block Friday afternoons and an hour a few days a week to pickup my daughter at school. I do sometimes try to plan meetings where I don’t need to be at my computer since most of that hour is sitting in a lot waiting for school pickup.

    I don’t feel bad about any of this either because I rarely have much time in the day for free time or breaks. That’s been especially true the last 4 weeks since I got promoted

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    Downloaded the new iOs for my iPad and iPhone over the weekend. Now that both devices are updated I lost all of my iTunes playlists. The music is still there but the playlists are gone. In looking on the internet, apparently this is somewhat common after iOs updates.

    #firstworldproblem

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    Downloaded the new iOs for my iPad and iPhone over the weekend. Now that both devices are updated I lost all of my iTunes playlists. The music is still there but the playlists are gone. In looking on the internet, apparently this is somewhat common after iOs updates.

    #firstworldproblem


    You’re lucky all seagulls didn’t get handguns.

    https://xkcd.com/2261/

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    Downloaded the new iOs for my iPad and iPhone over the weekend. Now that both devices are updated I lost all of my iTunes playlists. The music is still there but the playlists are gone. In looking on the internet, apparently this is somewhat common after iOs updates.

    #firstworldproblem

    Same for me, except the playlists are there but only about 1/3 of the songs. I still have all the music like you but the playlists are completely screwed up.

    Very annoying :chainsaw:

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    People that don’t know or understand the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. :no:

    https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/memorial-day-history

    I posted this comment with a couple of links yesterday regarding the observance of Memorial Day. Memorial Day is the day that we Americans honor those that have died defending our country. It’s one of the most somber, patriotic days of observance that we have in our Republic. It is not the day we cheerfully honor all the troops past and present. We don’t wish people a “Happy Memorial Day.”

    Included in my post was President Ronald Reagan’s address on Memorial Day,1984. The speech was an inspiring, patriot, gut-wrenching tribute to those brave Americans that have given their lives so that we can live our lives in freedom. Inspiring, patriotic images and film. A great three and a half minute history lesson.

    President Reagan’s address was absolutely non-political, non-partisan and inspirational. I watched and listened and felt nothing but gratitude toward every man and woman who has died for our country. It reinforced my pride in being an American.

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank the small number of small minded GPL’ers that complained about the video. You justify your ignorance by complaining that the inclusion of President Reagan’s 1984 address was somehow “political” or not appropriate. Oddly enough, the ones that complained were in fact the ones being political. They obviously didn’t take the time to view the address and contemplate what was said and what it meant. They were too consumed with politics to care. Your loss.

    The complainers out themselves as being the very ones that don’t understand or care about the meaning of Memorial Day. Good job. You did a fantastic job of making my point by demanding my post be censored. Your actions couldn’t be any more ignorant and un-American.

    *If interested, PM me and I will forward the link to President Reagan’s address.

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    All gave some, some gave all.

    Memorial Day is for the latter.

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    Canterbury has moved it’s live racing from Th-Sun to T, W, TH, Sun. It seems counter intuitive, but they are looking to get more money bet on their races on T-Th from off-track simulcast betting than from live, on-site betting due to less mid-week simulcast competition. They figured out during Covid that crowds are not all that important.

    It’s sad that horse racing is more about online gambling than racing in front of people. I wonder if this will eventually bite them in the arse when people in MN stop caring about horse racing altogether.

    It’s also weird I can bet on horses in other states, but not on sports teams.

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    Canterbury has moved it’s live racing from Th-Sun to T, W, TH, Sun. It seems counter intuitive, but they are looking to get more money bet on their races on T-Th from off-track simulcast betting than from live, on-site betting due to less mid-week simulcast competition. They figured out during Covid that crowds are not all that important.

    It’s sad that horse racing is more about online gambling than racing in front of people. I wonder if this will eventually bite them in the arse when people in MN stop caring about horse racing altogether.

    It’s also weird I can bet on horses in other states, but not on sports teams.

    Because horse betting is skill, but sports betting is chance. No, I am not kidding. That is the legalese they are using. Fantasy Sports fell under the same thing (that has changed) and online poker is still under that stigma.

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    Bertogliat wrote:


    Canterbury has moved it’s live racing from Th-Sun to T, W, TH, Sun. It seems counter intuitive, but they are looking to get more money bet on their races on T-Th from off-track simulcast betting than from live, on-site betting due to less mid-week simulcast competition. They figured out during Covid that crowds are not all that important.

    It’s sad that horse racing is more about online gambling than racing in front of people. I wonder if this will eventually bite them in the arse when people in MN stop caring about horse racing altogether.

    It’s also weird I can bet on horses in other states, but not on sports teams.

    Because horse betting is skill, but sports betting is chance. No, I am not kidding. That is the legalese they are using. Fantasy Sports fell under the same thing (that has changed) and online poker is still under that stigma.


    Agree… There is some skill in horse betting, as doing your homework on the horse and jockey. Though there is some luck involved. I know some people pay attention to when the last time the horse took a whiz or dump before betting on the horse.

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    We planted a sour cherry tree in our yard about 6 years ago. Last year was the first year we got a bounty of cherries; pie, cherry almond cake, sour cherry vodka. Yippee!

    This year we had a huge number of cherries developing, BUT between the birds and now the chipmunks we’re :censored: out of luck. They’re snagging them before they’re even ripe. Our tree is full of stems!! Little :censored: !

    There’s no way we’re going to have enough for a pie, I’m hoping we can pick a supply for the vodka.

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    We planted a sour cherry tree in our yard about 6 years ago. Last year was the first year we got a bounty of cherries; pie, cherry almond cake, sour cherry vodka. Yippee!

    This year we had a huge number of cherries developing, BUT between the birds and now the chipmunks we’re :censored: out of luck. They’re snagging them before they’re even ripe. Our tree is full of stems!! Little :censored: !

    There’s no way we’re going to have enough for a pie, I’m hoping we can pick a supply for the vodka.

    My grandpa had that problem with his raspberries. Then he figured out he could keep a bb gun by the bedroom window, slide the window open a crack, and ….. suddenly the squirrel problem went away.

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    Kelly Red wrote:


    We planted a sour cherry tree in our yard about 6 years ago. Last year was the first year we got a bounty of cherries; pie, cherry almond cake, sour cherry vodka. Yippee!

    This year we had a huge number of cherries developing, BUT between the birds and now the chipmunks we’re :censored: out of luck. They’re snagging them before they’re even ripe. Our tree is full of stems!! Little :censored: !

    There’s no way we’re going to have enough for a pie, I’m hoping we can pick a supply for the vodka.

    My grandpa had that problem with his raspberries. Then he figured out he could keep a bb gun by the bedroom window, slide the window open a crack, and ….. suddenly the squirrel problem went away.


    :lol: If I was out in the country I might do that, I’m a damn good shot BUT living a few blocks from Uptown I think sticking a gun (even a BB gun) out the window of my house would cause a bit of a ruckus. Just saying.

    I did find one idea I’ll try next year…wrap sticky tape around the trunk and larger branches. They hate that. Won’t do much for the birds, but it’s really those darn little adorable chipmunks causing most of the problem.

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    I did find one idea I’ll try next year…wrap sticky tape around the trunk and larger branches. They hate that.

    Plus, they could be suspended ten games, with pay.

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    The Rube wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    Canterbury has moved it’s live racing from Th-Sun to T, W, TH, Sun. It seems counter intuitive, but they are looking to get more money bet on their races on T-Th from off-track simulcast betting than from live, on-site betting due to less mid-week simulcast competition. They figured out during Covid that crowds are not all that important.

    It’s sad that horse racing is more about online gambling than racing in front of people. I wonder if this will eventually bite them in the arse when people in MN stop caring about horse racing altogether.

    It’s also weird I can bet on horses in other states, but not on sports teams.

    Because horse betting is skill, but sports betting is chance. No, I am not kidding. That is the legalese they are using. Fantasy Sports fell under the same thing (that has changed) and online poker is still under that stigma.


    Agree… There is some skill in horse betting, as doing your homework on the horse and jockey. Though there is some luck involved. I know some people pay attention to when the last time the horse took a whiz or dump before betting on the horse.

    The same with fantasy sports, and frankly, poker. Anything outside of chess has some sort of luck factor to it. However, there is a certain level of skill required in anything you do, outside of flipping a coin. ;)

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    Kelly Red wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    Kelly Red wrote:


    We planted a sour cherry tree in our yard about 6 years ago. Last year was the first year we got a bounty of cherries; pie, cherry almond cake, sour cherry vodka. Yippee!

    This year we had a huge number of cherries developing, BUT between the birds and now the chipmunks we’re :censored: out of luck. They’re snagging them before they’re even ripe. Our tree is full of stems!! Little :censored: !

    There’s no way we’re going to have enough for a pie, I’m hoping we can pick a supply for the vodka.

    My grandpa had that problem with his raspberries. Then he figured out he could keep a bb gun by the bedroom window, slide the window open a crack, and ….. suddenly the squirrel problem went away.


    :lol: If I was out in the country I might do that, I’m a damn good shot BUT living a few blocks from Uptown I think sticking a gun (even a BB gun) out the window of my house would cause a bit of a ruckus. Just saying.

    I did find one idea I’ll try next year…wrap sticky tape around the trunk and larger branches. They hate that. Won’t do much for the birds, but it’s really those darn little adorable chipmunks causing most of the problem.

    My grandpa lived in Crystal.

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    Could do what my great-aunt did, after she was busted with a BB Gun: get skills with a slingshot. :D

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    Could do what my great-aunt did, after she was busted with a BB Gun: get skills with a slingshot. :D

    Wrist Rocket and shot in a square of toilet paper and fire away.

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    My buddy in Coon Rapids did the same. Fined for the air rifle, started using a wrist rocket. :lol:

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    That’s why grandpa opened the window just a crack. Nobody ever saw him or heard him do it. Stealthy sniper with gallons of raspberries.

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    Arguing there is skill in betting on horses is a lame argument for why it’s allowed vs. other types of betting. There’s a reason race tracks allow betting on horses in the first place – because just like at the casino the house still win in the end. In fact the house edge in horse race is higher than say the edge for blackjack for instance.

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    Arguing there is skill in betting on horses is a lame argument for why it’s allowed vs. other types of betting. There’s a reason race tracks allow betting on horses in the first place – because just like at the casino the house still win in the end. In fact the house edge in horse race is higher than say the edge for blackjack for instance.

    The true difference is that with horses and poker, you’re betting/working against the other players, not set odds. Yes, the house take on those is higher than if you’re playing blackjack correctly, but what’s really happening is that the house is taking a percentage off the top, then the payouts to any winning bets is set completely based on how much money was bet on which horses. So, if I bet on horse races, I’m not betting against the track, I’m betting against the other bettors.

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    Arguing there is skill in betting on horses is a lame argument for why it’s allowed vs. other types of betting. There’s a reason race tracks allow betting on horses in the first place – because just like at the casino the house still win in the end. In fact the house edge in horse race is higher than say the edge for blackjack for instance.

    The true difference is that with horses and poker, you’re betting/working against the other players, not set odds. Yes, the house take on those is higher than if you’re playing blackjack correctly, but what’s really happening is that the house is taking a percentage off the top, then the payouts to any winning bets is set completely based on how much money was bet on which horses. So, if I bet on horse races, I’m not betting against the track, I’m betting against the other bettors.

    Not much if a difference with sports betting as the odds change with the ratio of bets. House takes the juice.

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    Arguing there is skill in betting on horses is a lame argument for why it’s allowed vs. other types of betting. There’s a reason race tracks allow betting on horses in the first place – because just like at the casino the house still win in the end. In fact the house edge in horse race is higher than say the edge for blackjack for instance.

    Horse racing is easier to rig than a football game. That’s the real skill, and the people good enough at it make enough money to buy their way around the law.

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    Bertogliat wrote:


    Steve MN wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    Arguing there is skill in betting on horses is a lame argument for why it’s allowed vs. other types of betting. There’s a reason race tracks allow betting on horses in the first place – because just like at the casino the house still win in the end. In fact the house edge in horse race is higher than say the edge for blackjack for instance.

    The true difference is that with horses and poker, you’re betting/working against the other players, not set odds. Yes, the house take on those is higher than if you’re playing blackjack correctly, but what’s really happening is that the house is taking a percentage off the top, then the payouts to any winning bets is set completely based on how much money was bet on which horses. So, if I bet on horse races, I’m not betting against the track, I’m betting against the other bettors.

    Not much if a difference with sports betting as the odds change with the ratio of bets. House takes the juice.

    Yes and no. The difference with sports betting is that you’re betting directly against the house. The house is adjusting the odds to try to ensure they still make money on all the bets. With horses, the tracks don’t do that, they take 5% (or whatever the number is) off the top, then the rest of the betting pool simply gets split up amongst the winners

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    Steve MN wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    Steve MN wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    Arguing there is skill in betting on horses is a lame argument for why it’s allowed vs. other types of betting. There’s a reason race tracks allow betting on horses in the first place – because just like at the casino the house still win in the end. In fact the house edge in horse race is higher than say the edge for blackjack for instance.

    The true difference is that with horses and poker, you’re betting/working against the other players, not set odds. Yes, the house take on those is higher than if you’re playing blackjack correctly, but what’s really happening is that the house is taking a percentage off the top, then the payouts to any winning bets is set completely based on how much money was bet on which horses. So, if I bet on horse races, I’m not betting against the track, I’m betting against the other bettors.

    Not much if a difference with sports betting as the odds change with the ratio of bets. House takes the juice.

    Yes and no. The difference with sports betting is that you’re betting directly against the house. The house is adjusting the odds to try to ensure they still make money on all the bets. With horses, the tracks don’t do that, they take 5% (or whatever the number is) off the top, then the rest of the betting pool simply gets split up amongst the winners


    As I understood it they try to create odds so the bets balance on each side of the line since they take 10% juice from the winners.

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    Bertogliat wrote:


    Steve MN wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    Steve MN wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    Arguing there is skill in betting on horses is a lame argument for why it’s allowed vs. other types of betting. There’s a reason race tracks allow betting on horses in the first place – because just like at the casino the house still win in the end. In fact the house edge in horse race is higher than say the edge for blackjack for instance.

    The true difference is that with horses and poker, you’re betting/working against the other players, not set odds. Yes, the house take on those is higher than if you’re playing blackjack correctly, but what’s really happening is that the house is taking a percentage off the top, then the payouts to any winning bets is set completely based on how much money was bet on which horses. So, if I bet on horse races, I’m not betting against the track, I’m betting against the other bettors.

    Not much if a difference with sports betting as the odds change with the ratio of bets. House takes the juice.

    Yes and no. The difference with sports betting is that you’re betting directly against the house. The house is adjusting the odds to try to ensure they still make money on all the bets. With horses, the tracks don’t do that, they take 5% (or whatever the number is) off the top, then the rest of the betting pool simply gets split up amongst the winners


    As I understood it they try to create odds so the bets balance on each side of the line since they take 10% juice from the winners.

    That’s definitely the intention, but mechanically, you’re betting directly against the house. They have a staff of people (generally contracted outside the book itself) that analyzes the betting patterns and makes the adjustments. Overall, they do a really good job of balancing that out, the people that set/adjust the odds that sports books offer are VERY good at their jobs.

    For horses, though, other than the 5-10% or whatever the vig is being taken off the top, the rest goes into the betting pool, and how much is bet on which horse directly and automatically sets the odds. Also, the racetracks and off-track betting sites are all linked (casinos notably are NOT linked in, but all use the parimutuel odds for their payouts) so about 2-3 minutes before betting is cut off, you generally see the off-track money come in which can make a huge difference… so you wait for that to happen before placing your bet so that you have the best possible odds data to decide if you’re going to bet or not.

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    The marine industry right now and salespeople that don’t follow through on ANYTHING.

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    Traffic at intersections… Your light turns green for you to proseed and either approaching traffic is still turning left or cross traffic is still crossing the intersection. Most of the times it one or two vehicles running the red light. Though, no lie… the other day 5 vehicles kept coming on a red arrow while my lane had a green arrow. No one in my lane got to proceed cause of those 5 cars. It’s crazy… I tell my wife and folks all the time. When the light turns green look all three ways. What well take a second or two beats getting hit by someone running a red light.

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    I tell my wife and folks all the time. When the light turns green look all three ways. What well take a second or two beats getting hit by someone running a red light.

    Good advice.

    https://twitter.com/SteveInmanUIC/status/1406323728191922177

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    Ride a motorcycle and you learn that lesson quickly……

    Or you die.

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    gator wrote:


    Traffic at intersections… Your light turns green for you to proseed and either approaching traffic is still turning left or cross traffic is still crossing the intersection. Most of the times it one or two vehicles running the red light. Though, no lie… the other day 5 vehicles kept coming on a red arrow while my lane had a green arrow. No one in my lane got to proceed cause of those 5 cars. It’s crazy… I tell my wife and folks all the time. When the light turns green look all three ways. What well take a second or two beats getting hit by someone running a red light.

    There’s an intersection near my work (Hwy 13 and cliff) that’s a very large intersection and the lights, especially during non-peak hours can be very short. Like one or two cars sitting at the light (or half a semi) can make it through on green kind of short. People run it all the time. There’s usually no less than five cars that run the red light to get through the intersection on a turn. I’ve seen a lot of near misses when people just trust the lights and don’t check for those stragglers. You’re right, it only takes an extra two seconds to check and could save a life.

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