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wednesday when the universe was young

sungodsungod Posts: 13,215
edited June 2017 in The bottom bracket
'ning

gym, cafe, wfh, cafe, maybe take a basking break if it's sunny, bit more wfh, tapas

for cafe one, pain au chocolat or toast, that is the question
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • slowmartslowmart Posts: 4,039
    Beach, dusty trails and my 20th wedding anniversary
    “Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he will realize fishing is stupid and boring”

    Desmond Tutu
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    Congrats^

    School run, bike ride, school run.
  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,605
    lovely morning ... glorious morning .... awesome ride in without requiring a second early morning layer or my cap ..... shocking news though in London :shock:
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,455 Lives Here
    Morning folks,
    Many congratulations Stillquickerthanmemart. Lovely ride in for me as well, shame about the destination. Horrible news as you say FD, one of my colleagues lives near there and could hear a lot of the commotion but hadn't realised what was going on until this morning. Grim.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,088
    Super weather for the ride in. Later is lunch with big 4 advisor in a private room in their fancy schmancy Mayfair entertainment building - always good grub and a glass or two of decent wine. Shame will have to endure work-related witterings, but as we all know, there is no such thing as a free lunch. Otherwise, paper shuffling this morning, then woozy paper shuffling this afternoon, then a very leisurely ride home later, hopefully still in the sunshine.
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,009
    Change of plan today - started drinking at lunch instead of waiting till dinner.

    This worked well.
    Open O-1.0 Open One+ BMC TE29 Titus Racer X Ti Giant MCM One Cannondale Prophet Lefty Cannondale Super V SL Cove Handjob Cervelo RS
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,900
    Local commute for once, which was nice and as the weather is good so I used the steel bike

    Later is yet another night of no drinking - Christ it's boring
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,226
    Sports day beckons. Must go.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,702
    Sun sun sun... lunch will need to be bought today instead of plucked from a self service cart.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,016
    McGroaning,

    Congrats Slowmart, West London doesn't look very nice this morning at all.

    Also being captain insensitive today I'm likely going to hell, conversation with a visually impaired chap after a news story about a van becoming stuck in a narrow lane and sat nav being to blame.


    Matthew Some blind people follow their sat nav to walk... dangerous!

    Stephen Others just follow domesticated animals...
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,215
    gym - yep, wfh - yep, cafe - yep, went for the choc, wfh -yep , cafe two -yep, savoury, now bunking off for a bask as it's sunny, before ending the wfh'ing day with a call with one of gmc's gmc punters, on track for tapa

    it's not just about the planning, it's the execution
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,903
    Another day of crushing pressure and pernicious attitudes. Good good.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,854
    Was trying to sleep after night shift, woken by some stupid local benefit street slxg with numerous ankle snappers screaming obscenities at them and blaming them for getting poor mummy lost. Oh the joys of shifts. Commisserations SM 20yrs married, don't get that for murder. Ps 22 yrs currently for me and 2nd wife. Sad news in London today, watched it unfold on www overnight, not good. Thoughts go out to those affected. Now going to try earplugs for more shuteye.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,019
    hopkinb wrote:
    Super weather for the ride in. Later is lunch with big 4 advisor in a private room in their fancy schmancy Mayfair entertainment building - always good grub and a glass or two of decent wine.
    I know who you're seeing as I'm due there in a couple of weeks for them to sell to me. Not a hope in hell as they're auditors but it's a free lunch :)

    Ditto on the ride on - first day where there has been no hesitation about shorts n t-shirt to ride in on the morning. On the downside we've got another tax audit in France and they are total robbing bar stewards so lots of work for the locals and advisors to get ready for it - under my direction.

    PS congrats to Slowie for surviving 20 years of married life. Married men live longer but apparently they're much more willing to die.
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
    Commuter

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,226
    oxoman wrote:
    Ps 22 yrs currently for me and 2nd wife.

    Cheat.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,226
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Married men live longer but apparently they're much more willing to die.

    Now we understand the down hilling.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
    Transplant process starts today : Day -8 - conditions chemo and feeding tube.
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,226
    Transplant process starts today : Day -8 - conditions chemo and feeding tube.

    Crunch time and then the long wait for a white blood count. Good luck.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,226
    slowmart wrote:
    ...my 20th wedding anniversary

    Congratulations or commiserations?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
    pinno wrote:
    Transplant process starts today : Day -8 - conditions chemo and feeding tube.

    Crunch time and then the long wait for a white blood count. Good luck.

    Thank you
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,455 Lives Here
    Transplant process starts today : Day -8 - conditions chemo and feeding tube.
    Hope all goes well for her, and the rest of you of course.
    Does she know a bunch of random men you 'met' on the internet are concerned about her?
  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
    veronese68 wrote:
    Transplant process starts today : Day -8 - conditions chemo and feeding tube.
    Hope all goes well for her, and the rest of you of course.
    Does she know a bunch of random men you 'met' on the internet are concerned about her?

    Thank you, V68. Yes - I think there are various groups of random folk who are - it's great how human lots of people are.
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,226
    When I had my transplant, a good friend of mine (who's only short coming was the fact he was religious) had organised a few prayer meetings for my benefit in Montpelier of all places.
    If there is any faint chance of some sort of divine influence, I have yet to thank a few of the good people of that French city for my survival.
    Funny old world.
    Now he resides in London and earns mega mega bucks as an IBM consultant.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,009
    veronese68 wrote:
    Transplant process starts today : Day -8 - conditions chemo and feeding tube.
    Hope all goes well for her, and the rest of you of course.
    Does she know a bunch of random men you 'met' on the internet are concerned about her?
    This + 1000000
    Open O-1.0 Open One+ BMC TE29 Titus Racer X Ti Giant MCM One Cannondale Prophet Lefty Cannondale Super V SL Cove Handjob Cervelo RS
  • slowmartslowmart Posts: 4,039
    veronese68 wrote:
    Transplant process starts today : Day -8 - conditions chemo and feeding tube.
    Hope all goes well for her, and the rest of you of course.
    Does she know a bunch of random men you 'met' on the internet are concerned about her?


    The only post on the entire forum that's unequivocally correct

    Best wishes to you and your loved ones MRS
    “Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he will realize fishing is stupid and boring”

    Desmond Tutu
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,854
    Good luck MRS all the best.
    Pinno after 5yrs with the first one I'd have happily taken up downhilling on a unicycle, have been very lucky somehow second time around.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
    Thank you, everybody. This stuff helps maintain my belief in humanity when so much recently causes me to question it.
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,226
    I think you're confused. We're definitely not 'humanity'.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,088
    pinno wrote:
    I think you're confused. We're definitely not 'humanity'.

    Dregs and scrapings perhaps.

    All the best MRS, all is crossed for your daughter, and of course you & the rest of your family.

    I had some sad news yesterday. I got to know a guy here quite well as we both had kids with life limiting conditions, and they both went to the same hospice for respite care. He cycles to work, so I see him frequently, I hadn't seen him for a few days, and I found out yesterday that his son died last week. Unsure about the whys and hows, but it threw me into a bit of a tailspin.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,455 Lives Here
    Not surprised that put you in a spin, that's heartbreaking.
    On a very different note something rather surreal from earlier I thought worth sharing. Serge, the crazy old Russian from our warehouse asked a colleague if he had any criminal convictions. When the guy said yes Serge shrieks with pleasure and said "I know it, I love you" kissed him on the forehead and toddled off. Leaving us looking at each other wondering what had just happened.
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