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Harm
18th of April 2012 (Wed), 21:19
Thought so..

I sent me uncle an email seeing if he can find out the ladies name for me. :lol:

If not I really dont know how I'm going to...

You can always call the company up. Better than "Dear sir/Madame" and "to the lady who interviewed me for the sperm bank position..."

gjl711
18th of April 2012 (Wed), 21:20
Where was this advice yesterday? :rolleyes: :p


Do any of you guys always follow up interviews with thank you letters?
I'm with Jay, always for a position I want. There have been interviews I have cut short when it became clear that we were not going to match and still sent a thank-you note.

*sigh*
18th of April 2012 (Wed), 21:22
You can always call the company up. Better than "Dear sir/Madame" and "to the lady who interviewed me for the sperm bank position..."Just randomly call up the company? I mean if my uncle can't find it (he works in the building, knows her boss). I thought about contacting the HR lady who was in the interview, I just feel bad I was just really nervous at the beginning and not really thinking straight. :lol:

I'm with Jay, always for a position I want. There have been interviews I have cut short when it became clear that we were not going to match.I'll get them written tonight then. I leave for a work trip first thing in the morning, but if I get them all written then I can just slap a name on them later and get them out tomorrow.

Harm
18th of April 2012 (Wed), 21:24
I had an interview once. Halfway through I realised that the job sucked. Half way through they offered me a job on the spot. Needless to say, we ended the interview mutually :)

FlyingPhotog
18th of April 2012 (Wed), 21:25
Just for future reference Nick, having a card to exchange with your interviewer at the outset will drop the anchor a little at the beginning.

Even if it only has your contact info (or just says Daniel Ocean), it's a good icebreaker and a way to make sure you get the other person's name and title correct.

*sigh*
18th of April 2012 (Wed), 21:27
Just for future reference Nick, having a card to exchange with your interviewer at the outset will drop the anchor a little at the beginning.

Even if it only has your contact info (or just says Daniel Ocean), it's a good icebreaker and a way to make sure you get the other person's name and title correct.Yeah.. the only business cards I have at for my current job, and I figured that would be a bit weird handing over (and I dont know where they are. :lol:)


My stance with this interview was though, at the very least it was a learning experience. They say you never get the first job you interview for... so the odds are sort of against me anyway. :lol:

Harm
18th of April 2012 (Wed), 21:27
If it comes down to that, just tell them you didn't get a chance to write the names down and you were nervous. They know. In the UK, I interviewed graduates who wanted a graduate position in the company. Over there we grill them hard. Not just an interview, but a weekend-to a week of group exercises, several interviews and watching their demeanor over the course. There would be about 20 people vying for 1-2 jobs. The pressure is on and we know they are ****ting bricks.

FlyingPhotog
18th of April 2012 (Wed), 21:28
Yeah.. the only business cards I have at for my current job, and I figured that would be a bit weird handing over (and I dont know where they are. :lol:)


My stance with this interview was though, at the very least it was a learning experience. They say you never get the first job you interview for... so the odds are sort of against me anyway. :lol:

Well, you'll never get the job you aren't sure you want... ;)

*sigh*
18th of April 2012 (Wed), 21:29
If it comes down to that, just tell them you didn't get a chance to write the names down and you were nervous. They know. In the UK, I interviewed graduates who wanted a graduate position in the company. Over there we grill them hard. Not just an interview, but a weekend-to a week of group exercises, several interviews and watching their demeanor over the course. There would be about 20 people vying for 1-2 jobs. The pressure is on and we know they are ****ting bricks.Maybe that's what I'll do.

If I don't hear back from my uncle then I'll call up the HR lady and get her address and the other ladies name. I guess it's not a huge plus but it still shows I care.

Harm
18th of April 2012 (Wed), 21:34
For the job in the UK, my first interview, I turned up. HR were like WTF are you doing here. THEY forgot the interview. Tossers.

I had to come back a week later for my interview and had he chief do the interview and not HR.

*sigh*
18th of April 2012 (Wed), 21:34
For the job in the UK, my first interview, I turned up. HR were like WTF are you doing here. THEY forgot the interview. Tossers.

I had to come back a week later for my interview and had he chief do the interview and not HR.:lol::lol::lol::lol:

Jill-of-all-Trades
18th of April 2012 (Wed), 22:24
My first "real" job (I had been doing farm work for several years) was at the local John Deere dealership.

In college I had to take a hydraulics course and we were required to buy a text book for it. As usual we were given the books information and told that the school's book store would have it. So I headed down to the store and hunted up this book. It is a paperback, 175-page book that was priced at $70 each. I looked at the publisher's name: John Deere Publishing. Figured that I would run by the JD dealer on the way home and see if I could get the book for a cheaper price. Went in to the parts department, gave them the info and asked if they could get it. While they were looking it up they asked me what I needed that book for, so I told them about the program I was in at school and that I was taking a hydraulics course and that book was required. The girl looked at me and asked me if I wanted a job, and could I start tonight. I had previous plans that I couldn't get out of, otherwise I would have started working for them right then and there (it was inventory night). The manager told me to come back with a resume before spring planting was to begin, so I did. Did one interview, got the job then and there and started working for them part time in April. One of my job responsibilities was making hydraulic lines. Customer would bring in the old line, I would have to match the hose size, cut it, and crimp on the proper fittings. That was a fun job.

Right now we have an open position at work that we're taking resumes for. First ad was in Saturday's paper and so far only a couple of people have applied. One guy came in today while the manager was out on a test drive. This guy was wearing broken old boots, ragged jeans, a very dirty t-shirt, and an old plaid work coat. I told him he had to wait for the manager to get back. When the manager did get back I was in the office when this guy was talking to him. Was referred by the guy they that I replaced in the shop, has had mostly very short term jobs, and had not updated his resume to include the last place that he had worked. I have a feeling that he's not going to get called back for a full interview.

Woolburr
18th of April 2012 (Wed), 23:14
But the healthy stuff tastes like styrofoam pellets.

Anyone make that in a microwavable variety? I need to pop it at work.

None that I know of....perhaps I should market it! :D

gjl711
18th of April 2012 (Wed), 23:45
BTW.. It's Helen's B-day. Might want to stop by and wish her a HB.

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1175209

*sigh*
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 00:09
Three thank you letters have been written. One is done, one is waiting on a name (still can't believe I forgot it... although I never got a last name anyway, double fail), and an address and then I can ship them out.

gjl711
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 07:06
Quiet night. Good morning everyone.

burnet44
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 07:32
morning all
got a track meet and softball games to shoot today
will be a long one after teaching all day

hope all of you have a good one

gjl711
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 07:34
Sounds like fun. I need to get out and shoot more. Unfortunately work and moving get in the way.

Timphoto
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 07:39
Work will do that. Good morning!

Jill-of-all-Trades
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 07:43
Morning everyone!

Pretty slow around here this morning. It's been a weird year so far when it comes to customer traffic. Some days are absolutely dead and others we are swamped. Or the morning will be crazy and we'll be falling asleep in the afternoon. Usually by now business has picked up to a steady pace.

Survived the district manager's visit yesterday. My manager is in a bit of hot water, a month ago he was told to get me trained on the computer system but that hasn't happened yet. And at the end of this month we're losing the one other person that knows the system. So there is now only 8 working days left for training. Be interesting to see how this plays out.

burnet44
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 07:56
good luck
Motivation is tough
Im selling nothing
(prob snitty pics, poor advertizing, no business sense)
Ive shot approx 20K in the past year
sold maybe 500 bucks
been shooting 3-4 nights a week
up late getting them on line
and teaching prisoners all day

not feeling like Im going anywhere

but Ill trudge out there today from 4-10
shoot then get em on line by 2am
then up at 6 and teach the crimnals

Maybe I wasnt meant to be a tog
almost makes me miss coaching

sorry for the pitty party and vent

bio rythams must be triple lows

you guys keep me going
Im am in awe of your work
I have always thought it was so cool the images you capture

Woolburr
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 08:37
Yeeeeeee ha......Judge Jackie just spanked a shoddy wedding photographer. Not only were the photos abysmal, the shooter's excuses were even worse. Judge: "Why are so many photos out of focus?" - Tog: "The wedding started late." Judge: "Why are so many of the photos so dark you can't make out the faces?" - Tog: "It was raining outside." Judge: "How does rain outside cause the indoor pictures to be dark?" - Tog: "They started the wedding late, my batteries wore out waiting." (The wedding started 45 mintues late.) :lol:

Timphoto
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 08:38
How can you stand to watch that stuff, Dan?

gjl711
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 08:46
My mother-in-law is hooked on all those Judge xxx shows. She watches one after another at very high volume.

Mistabernie
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 08:49
Hope that's not me tomorrow! lol

Timphoto
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 08:52
The only thing that's on TV here regularly is Martha Stewart...my wife doesn't like it when I ask her why she's watching the convicted felon again. ;-)

Woolburr
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 08:57
How can you stand to watch that stuff, Dan?

It was painful....I just flipped it on because the guide said it was a photography case. This fauxtographer was below GWC and even Uncle Bill status. Talk about clueless. I wonder how many more times he gets sued. He claimed to be a very successful shooter.

Timphoto
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 09:10
Great video of Discovery flyby and landing in Washington. Includes audio of aircraft-tower. Seems like the T-38 was in a critical low fuel situation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRzW7tyXbpY&feature=related

Harm
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 09:12
hi guys :D

burnet44
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 09:18
sup

Woolburr
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 09:29
Cool video.

gjl711
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 09:34
Very sad though. NASA really screwed up the whole program. They got bloated and inefficient. We should have been heading out to Jupiter by now.

burnet44
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 09:51
gotta love the govt
they would muck up a shot put

Timphoto
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 10:04
Very sad though. NASA really screwed up the whole program. They got bloated and inefficient. We should have been heading out to Jupiter by now.

No doubt, but a great part of the bloat and inefficiency was driven by politicians who viewed NASA as a cash cow for their respective constituencies. It began with LBJ who insisted on having a major NASA operation in Houston. There was no logical reason for NASA to be in Texas and it was all downhill from there. :cry:

Lore
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 10:06
What a great thread... I figured I'd subscribe by placing my buns here ;)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7045/6859154863_81c4c0fb8c_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorephoto/6859154863/)
Day 42 - Buns (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorephoto/6859154863/) by lorephoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/lorephoto/), on Flickr

Harm
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 10:06
shame.

the US will have to get in line behind China and soon India when it comes to Space! Unless someone restarts up all the decent stuff for NASA.

Harm
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 10:06
I hope you have enough buns to go around!

Harm
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 10:08
I will see your buns, and raise you some chocolate-chip-oatmeal-honey cookies!
http://harm.smugmug.com/Other/Cooking/i-6JfgWTJ/0/XL/IMG8964-XL.jpg

gjl711
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 10:08
What a great thread... I figured I'd subscribe by placing my buns here ;)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7045/6859154863_81c4c0fb8c_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorephoto/6859154863/)
Day 42 - Buns (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorephoto/6859154863/) by lorephoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/lorephoto/), on Flickr
Nice buns. What part of the Chi-burbs you from?

gjl711
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 10:10
But I like my buns hot and sticky.
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3366/3624364887_1d8f1b282c_b.jpg

Lore
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 10:12
I will see your buns, and raise you some chocolate-chip-oatmeal-honey cookies!

ooh that's a nice clean oven ;) & mighty fancy cookies, a fine raise there.

Nice buns. What part of the Chi-burbs you from?
Aurora.

gjl711
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 10:12
Gonna need something to wash those down.
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3363/3422115359_e580dbeabc_b.jpg

gjl711
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 10:13
Aurora.Dang. We're neighbors. I'm in unincorporated Will county surrounded by Naperville.

Lore
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 10:17
Dang. We're neighbors. I'm in unincorporated Will county surrounded by Naperville.

awesome.

Milk would probably be better...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7206/6864677061_2442171ccd_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorephoto/6864677061/)
Day 43 - Dont Cry (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorephoto/6864677061/) by lorephoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/lorephoto/), on Flickr

Kristy
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 10:28
Garlic infused olive oil.....makes for great popcorn.

Still thinking about garlic infused olive oil popcorn..... Breakfast anyone?

But the healthy stuff tastes like styrofoam pellets.

Anyone make that in a microwavable variety? I need to pop it at work.

haha.... well if you never eat the "good stuff" you'd hardly realize the difference... my kids have no idea that something better exists outside of the movie theatre... I like have little secrets like this... ;)

How can you stand to watch that stuff, Dan?


Oh geez hahaha..... this sounds like an opening for.... "Tell me the show you watch that you don't really want anyone to know you actually watch it.."

Kristy
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 10:30
It took me 30- minutes to post that last post... and just peeking back....

MMMMMMM!!!! I'm getting hungry now...... how about some.....
Fresh from scratch Banana Bread...

http://ksnyderphoto.smugmug.com/Family/2011-June/i-k66wrsN/0/XL/IMG1710-copy-XL.jpg

Harm
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 10:31
we watch the price it right :D

heck even DVR it too, for some light hearted fun to watch in the evenings :D

Kristy
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 10:34
we watch the price it right :D

heck even DVR it too, for some light hearted fun to watch in the evenings :D


hahaha.... I have 2 shameful TV shows...... and my husband even participates in the embarassing indulgence...

He started it with Orange County Housewives... :o

and for some reason I like to watch 2 Broke Girls....

really poor entertainment, I know... :o

Harm
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 10:37
never heard of them...

holy crap, someone just made popcorn again. I didn't have time for breakfast this morning, there was so much stuff to get done for Alexander...so I am staaaaaaaaarving, and you post up sticky buns, buns, fresh banana bread, and now I smell popcorn...

I will get a nice lunch today :D

Kristy
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 10:39
you should keep a few hard boiled eggs on hand... quick grab with a yogurt on the way out the door.. good clean protein to start the morning... :)

Kristy
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 10:41
Forgot to say... I'm enjoying all the "BUNS" this morning...... lol.... So funny Lore.... ;)

Harm
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 10:51
you should keep a few hard boiled eggs on hand... quick grab with a yogurt on the way out the door.. good clean protein to start the morning... :)

yeah, not a fan of eggs, so no hard boiled eggs for me. I like cereal in the morning, and we had no bread to make toast...

so breakfast was...well just didn't exist.

only 10 mins till lunchtime though!

Harm
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 10:55
man i need a
http://harm.smugmug.com/photos/i-g3srgHp/0/XL/i-g3srgHp-XL.jpg

Belmondo
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 10:57
You guys sure know how to abuse someone who's dieting. Nice pictures, though.

burnet44
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 11:08
lol
true that

Lore
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 11:17
you should keep a few hard boiled eggs on hand... quick grab with a yogurt on the way out the door.. good clean protein to start the morning... :)

Speaking of Eggs...

yeah, not a fan of eggs, so no hard boiled eggs for me. I like cereal in the morning, and we had no bread to make toast...

so breakfast was...well just didn't exist.

only 10 mins till lunchtime though!

Maybe its because your eggs dont do this....

Forgot to say... I'm enjoying all the "BUNS" this morning...... lol.... So funny Lore.... ;)

Thank You :D


Eggs... part of a 'Balanced' Breakfast ;)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7042/6964207943_df53d35070_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorephoto/6964207943/)
Day 68 - Eggcellent (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorephoto/6964207943/) by lorephoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/lorephoto/), on Flickr

Harm
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 12:23
no smiley face on the egg?

who needs eggs?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/17769677

gjl711
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 13:14
you should keep a few hard boiled eggs on hand... quick grab with a yogurt on the way out the door.. good clean protein to start the morning... :)Or one of these. It has everything one needs to start the day.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2435/3554747197_f5a873f7f6_b.jpg

thomascanty
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 13:15
Yummy!

Mistabernie
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 13:19
haha, a syrup called log cabin next to a bathroom reader, I see what you did there..

*sigh*
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 13:22
Ok. I emailed the HR lady and got her address and a name for the other lady. Now I just need to find mail box which isn't going to be easy as I'm in Yuma right now and heading to San Diego.

Harm
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 13:34
:rolleyes:

*sigh*
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 13:59
:rolleyes:

:lol: Don't worry I'll find one today.

Mistabernie
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 14:09
not sure if he was eye rolling at you or me..

Harm
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 14:11
no, at him. after all that effort, he can't find a bloody post box!

thomascanty
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 14:13
no, at him. after all that effort, he can't find a bloody post box!

They aren't all that common these days. I remember when you could find one at almost every street corner. Now, it seems you actually have to go to a post office...

Mistabernie
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 14:14
Good point. I guess we're spoiled, we have a connector between two roads near our house, and there's a random mailbox about halfway in between the two main roads. It's like a mini industrial park.. I'd understand if it were like a UPS / FedEx box, they actually make money.

*sigh*
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 14:17
They aren't all that common these days. I remember when you could find one at almost every street corner. Now, it seems you actually have to go to a post office...

Yep. And I'm with a couple other guys from work pulling a trailer to San Diego so it's not Luke I can just zip down the street.

*sigh*
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 14:19
not sure if he was eye rolling at you or me..

If I'm around odds are he's rolling his eyes at me. :p

Harm
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 14:21
easy prey, my friend :D

Kristy
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 14:39
They aren't all that common these days. I remember when you could find one at almost every street corner. Now, it seems you actually have to go to a post office...


I'd take it directly to the post office anyway... I never leave mail in a box... you never know what happens to the box when no one is looking... At least if you go inside the building, there's a different sense of security with your precious letters... ;)

Safety Freak alert.....!

Skrim17
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 14:46
I roasted some garlic last night, love the way the house smells from it! using it and the olive oil I roasted it in for a pasta salad this weekend. mmmmmmm

Skrim17
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 14:48
Can't you email her? I emailed my last job-hunt thank you's...worked out well too as I got the job!

Harm
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 14:51
Freak alert.....!

bw!

gjl711
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 14:55
They aren't all that common these days. I remember when you could find one at almost every street corner. Now, it seems you actually have to go to a post office...We have almost no post boxes anymore except for the ones outside the post office.

I can still put a letter in my mailbox and raise the flag though.

thomascanty
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 14:57
I'd take it directly to the post office anyway... I never leave mail in a box... you never know what happens to the box when no one is looking... At least if you go inside the building, there's a different sense of security with your precious letters... ;)

Safety Freak alert.....!

Well... Back in the 60s and 70s, when I remember the mailboxes on pretty much every corner, we didn't worry much about anyone tampering with the mail. ;)

But, yeah... If I have to send something in the mail today I go to the post office. But, it's for a completely different reason. Since I only send something via USPS maybe two or three times per year I don't keep any postage stamps around. If I gotta mail something, I gotta go to the post office to pay for it... :lol: :lol:

Harm
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 15:12
but back in the 60s they didn't have smoke signals, let alone emails and texting... :rolleyes:

Mistabernie
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 15:15
oh, if I remember learning about the sixties, they had more than enough smoke signals to go around..

thomascanty
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 15:21
oh, if I remember learning about the sixties, they had more than enough smoke signals to go around..

http://www.ldphotography.net/Smilies/thumbsup.gif

Harm
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 15:24
oh, if I remember learning about the sixties, they had more than enough smoke signals to go around..

http://www.ldphotography.net/Smilies/thumbsup.gif

:lol::lol:bw!:lol::lol:

I was just talking to a coworker...he said if you remember the 60s, you didn't live the 60s.

Woolburr
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 15:24
Plenty of smoke in the 60s. And 70s. And..............

thomascanty
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 15:31
And..............

.....Today, judging from the smells emanating from the abodes of some of my neighbors every evening........

FlyingPhotog
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 15:34
oh, if I remember learning about the sixties, they had more than enough smoke signals to go around..

:shock:

Mistabernie
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 16:00
Do people really not believe that I just turned 30 (last year)?

Kristy
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 16:07
Hey.... I made it a little over 2 years in the 60's.... Guess I'm in the cool crowd! lol. ;)

Nothin' wrong with the 80's Bernie, problem is you were to young to enjoy the madness of big hair and the original Madonna. lol.. ;)

Mistabernie
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 16:12
Oh, I like me some big hair, dont get me wrong. And I watched the Super Bowl this year, I wouldn't exactly say I missed Madonna..

Woolburr
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 16:22
The Madonna in the Superbowl show is a far cry from the Madonna of old. Once upon a time, it appeared as though she might actually have possessed a dab of musical talent.

Kristy
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 16:25
She could move better back in the day too....;) I swear I thought she was afraid of falling down in her shoes at the Superbowl... she seemd stiff and looked like she almost fell down once... Yikes! Not saying that she isn't hot for 50-something... but hey... that's hollywood, right? lol. ;)

FlyingPhotog
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 16:26
The Madonna in the Superbowl show is a far cry from the Madonna of old. Once upon a time, it appeared as though she might actually have possessed a dab of musical talent.

She was the first "performer" who made me sit up and notice that anyone could actually sing fairly well and move that much at the same time.

Very few have ever been able to do both effectively...

Lady GaGa is another one who is very strong at both.

Harm
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 16:35
Do people really not believe that I just turned 30 (last year)?

Really?

Not much younger than me. I wasn't even a glint in my parents eyes until late 70s

Even superman came out before I did, and not just by a year...

Harm
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 16:36
She was the first "performer" who made me sit up and notice that anyone could actually sing fairly well and move that much at the same time.

Very few have ever been able to do both effectively...

Lady GaGa is another one who is very strong at both.

Michael Jackson did it better...

Mistabernie
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 16:39
Yeah, sadly, the highlight of that for me was Cee Lo Green showing up. Always representin' my plus sized players. Or something.

Hm. Apparently there's a position available at my alma mater -- Associate VP, Applications & Development, IT Division, which I technically meet the minimum requirements for. And to think, I was just looking for a media job...

vipergts831
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 16:42
Michael Jackson did it better...

This :D

Woolburr
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 16:44
Michael Jackson did it better...

Not even in the same league. :lol:

Harm
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 16:45
Heee heee, chamone!

Harm
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 16:47
Although I did get to see Madge at live8 in Hyde park. Yup I did win a pair of tickets to see the concert . Money couldn't buy that.

Belmondo
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 16:55
I became an adult in the 60's, or so they tell me.

Kristy
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 16:58
I'm not sure I'm even an adult yet.... I have responsiblities... and kids, but... when did the adulthood become a requirement? lol... ;)

Jill-of-all-Trades
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 17:18
By age I'm an adult....

Born in the early eighties. There was still plenty of big hair around, mullets were pretty popular. Along with stepped side burns and rat tails.

gjl711
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 17:56
I became an adult in the 60's, or so they tell me.
Do you remember the 60s?

gjl711
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 17:57
The Madonna in the Superbowl show is a far cry from the Madonna of old. Once upon a time, it appeared as though she might actually have possessed a dab of musical talent.
That was Madonna? I though it was my grandma.

Woolburr
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 17:58
Seems like there was some kind of British invasion or something.

Woolburr
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 17:58
That was Madonna? I though it was my grandma.

Granny must be quite the character!

gjl711
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 18:01
Seems like there was some kind of British invasion or something.
The red coats are coming?

gjl711
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 18:07
Granny must be quite the character!
She was. Funniest granny story I have is my sister and I were at a shopping mall with her as kids were being moody and sullen. She was trying to lighten us up a bit and started Zorba the Greek dancing embarrassing us. Well, here granny panties sort of fell down around her ankles. She just burst out laughing, we burst out laughing, it was crazy. That was granny.

Belmondo
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 18:29
Do you remember the 60s?Not very well, but not because I was stoned. It was just a long time ago. :lol:

*sigh*
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 18:33
Sure Chief. We believe you ;)

gjl711
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 18:36
we do?.. oh yea.. we do.

JWright
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 18:50
Not very well, but not because I was stoned. It was just a long time ago. :lol:

My most vivid memory of the 60's was being HERE (http://www.nationsonline.org/maps/vietnam-political-map.jpg)...

*sigh*
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 20:46
easy prey, my friend :D

Yeah yeah. And I dish it out all the time too. It comes with the territory. :p

Woolburr
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 20:51
She was. Funniest granny story I have is my sister and I were at a shopping mall with her as kids were being moody and sullen. She was trying to lighten us up a bit and started Zorba the Greek dancing embarrassing us. Well, here granny panties sort of fell down around her ankles. She just burst out laughing, we burst out laughing, it was crazy. That was granny.

Where was America's Funniest Videos when you needed them? That's a $10,000 moment for sure!

gjl711
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 20:58
Where was America's Funniest Videos when you needed them? That's a $10,000 moment for sure!
Only video I have is between my ears. :)

Woolburr
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 21:03
Only video I have is between my ears. :)

Sometimes that's the best place!

Woolburr
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 22:27
Finally took a few bike snaps this afternoon.

http://www.frogdawg.com/img/s3/v44/p679708872-4.jpg (http://www.frogdawg.com/p582939037/e288388c8)

Anyone else use water bottles with frozen cores? They do a pretty good job of keeping the water cool....even on hot days.
http://www.frogdawg.com/img/s3/v45/p345985228-4.jpg (http://www.frogdawg.com/p582939037/e149f50cc)

http://www.frogdawg.com/img/s3/v40/p518596245-4.jpg (http://www.frogdawg.com/p582939037/e1ee92695)

Forgot to hit the pause button while I was taking pictures.
http://www.frogdawg.com/img/s3/v42/p586470325-4.jpg (http://www.frogdawg.com/p582939037/e22f4d3b5)

Ergon grips are so comfy.
http://www.frogdawg.com/img/s3/v39/p717053465-4.jpg (http://www.frogdawg.com/p582939037/e2abd5e19)

gjl711
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 22:31
I love my Ergon grips

*sigh*
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 22:38
Nice shots Dan. No I don't, nothing keeps water cool here. I use the Camelbak podium chill bottles and will freeze them about 3/4 full for the summer.

Woolburr
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 22:39
They really do make a difference on longer rides. I want to swap peddles next. I thought I had decided on these, (http://www.crankbrothers.com/pedals_5050.php) but most of the reviews look pretty dismal.

gjl711
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 22:42
They really do make a difference on longer rides. I want to swap peddles next. I thought I had decided on these, (http://www.crankbrothers.com/pedals_5050.php) but most of the reviews look pretty dismal.

I got nothing that fancy. I just use the old fashioned toe clips.
http://0.tqn.com/d/bicycling/1/0/N/1/-/-/pedalclips.jpg

Woolburr
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 22:44
Anyone have any experience with Straitline pedals (http://www.straitlinecomponents.com/index.php/products/pedals/platform-pedals)?

Woolburr
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 22:45
I occasionally do a little downhill....so clipless pedals are a must.

Cybnew
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 22:48
I've been wanting to photograph my new bike, just have been so busy with work and girls to ride, or take pictures outside of work :( Just picked up a new Trek Madone though...I love it! Nice bike shots!

*sigh*
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 23:02
I occasionally do a little downhill....so clipless pedals are a must.

Don't call them clipless. People will get confused. Clipless pedals are the ones where your show locks in. Just refer to the ones you linked as platforms.

Also I'm sure those frozen core bottles work, but i can afford to lose volume for a cooling core. I need every drop if water I can get here in AZ.

Harm
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 23:04
Dan, your bike looks too clean. Like you don't ride it ;)

Woolburr
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 23:15
Gee Harm....the stupid thing is filthy. Definitely needs a bath this week.
http://www.frogdawg.com/img/s3/v44/p351942820-4.jpg (http://www.frogdawg.com/p582939037/e14fa38a4)

I notice that I have a little surface rust from riding in the pouring rain the past few outings. Guess I should have dried it better when I got home....but all I wanted was a hot shower and dry clothes.

Woolburr
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 23:25
Don't call them clipless. People will get confused. Clipless pedals are the ones where your show locks in. Just refer to the ones you linked as platforms.

Also I'm sure those frozen core bottles work, but i can afford to lose volume for a cooling core. I need every drop if water I can get here in AZ.

Sorry....should have posted the link to the clipless model I was considering too. http://www.crankbrothers.com/pedals_mallet.php I'm somewhat of an oaf....so I have concerns about using clipless as well. Been a year almost since the last crash and I still don't have a full toe nail yet.

Camelback + bottles sounds like a must. When we move into the full hot and dry season here....rides where you can refill conveniently are a must.

Belmondo
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 23:43
I was thinking about a pair of toe clips on my street bike. My rides tend to be anywhere from a half hour to an hour. I hardly ever take my feet off the pedals, and I would get a bit more of a workout with them.

Those grips look sexy.

Woolburr
19th of April 2012 (Thu), 23:47
If you have a flat bar....those grips make a world of difference. One of my friends told me about them and I seriously doubted they were as good as he said...but I finally gave in and snagged a set. Best money I've spent on an accessory yet.

burnet44
20th of April 2012 (Fri), 00:09
shot for 6 hrs
loaded for 3

Im tired
prob wont make a dime

Belmondo
20th of April 2012 (Fri), 00:09
If you have a flat bar....those grips make a world of difference. One of my friends told me about them and I seriously doubted they were as good as he said...but I finally gave in and snagged a set. Best money I've spent on an accessory yet.
'Spensive?

Woolburr
20th of April 2012 (Fri), 00:20
MSRP under 40 bucks....I think I paid $26 for mine. Worth every penny.

Belmondo
20th of April 2012 (Fri), 00:23
MSRP under 40 bucks....I think I paid $26 for mine. Worth every penny.
I'll check them out. I hope the local shoppe has them.

Woolburr
20th of April 2012 (Fri), 00:25
Next time, I might go for the larger bar ends, but I really can't complain about the current set-up. You really can't tell much about them right out of the box. I would think a good dealer would have a bar or two with them installed.....that's when they sell themselves.

Woolburr
20th of April 2012 (Fri), 00:26
Ergon has some interesting products. http://www.ergon-bike.com/us/en/home

Belmondo
20th of April 2012 (Fri), 07:00
Ergon has some interesting products. http://www.ergon-bike.com/us/en/home

Variations on a theme. It all looks very trick to my steel frame, balloon tire, coaster brake sensibilities.


It looks like another day in the car. We're going to drive BIL to LAX later today. With incidental driving and a side trip to Beverly Hills for Lois, it's about a 400-mile round trip.

He's catching a 10:00pm flight to Auckland as the first leg of a two-week trip to New Zealand and Australia. It's job-related, so it won't all be fun and games, but considering how much he travels, he's pretty excited about making this trip. It will be his first time there, and he is really stoked. I wish we were going. He expects to have a little time for sight-seeing, and fully intends to see everything he can in the time he has.

I have to run out at 7:00am and get the oil changed in the car. We have to run up to the Bay Area again, probably first thing Monday, and this will be the last chance to take care of the car till then.

Speaking of the car.......

I'll turn 150K miles on the odo this morning. Is it any wonder?

Mistabernie
20th of April 2012 (Fri), 07:36
So, I loaded up my car for the first wedding of the season... I think I bring too much stuff. Two tripod bags (one with actual tripod/monopod, one with light stands); the Domke F2 with 5D & 5D2 and 17-40, 35L, 24-70L and 85 1.8, as well as 6 sets of rechargable batteries; a Think Tank Digital Holster 40 V2 w/ my 7D and 70-200 f/2.8; a duffel bag with a bunch of flash modifiers, my CB Bracket and OCF cable, my 580 EX II and my two 430 EX IIs, and my somewhat empty Tamrac Rally 4 (my goal is to use the Domke as a mini-staging bag and use the Rally to actually carry stuff around during the day).. and then, my backpack with my change of clothes for tomorrow and laptop, as well as DVDs to burn images for the primary shooter.

This normally wouldn't be so bad, but I dont want to leave the Think Tank or Domke in the car during my half work day, so I ended up bringing those (and my laptop bag) into work with me too.

Is there such thing as over-prepared?

gjl711
20th of April 2012 (Fri), 07:54
Is there such thing as over-prepared?No. Bringing something and not using it is way less impacting than needing something left at home.

vipergts831
20th of April 2012 (Fri), 08:02
Good morning all.

gjl711
20th of April 2012 (Fri), 08:05
Good morning Omar. How's things?

Harm
20th of April 2012 (Fri), 08:59
Hi guys :D

Mistabernie
20th of April 2012 (Fri), 09:07
Mornin Harm

vipergts831
20th of April 2012 (Fri), 09:12
Good morning Omar. How's things?

Things are going very well JJ. Have been receiving some positive press at work in the last month. Always good. How about yourself? Your time to move keeps getting closer and closer :D

vipergts831
20th of April 2012 (Fri), 09:15
Finally took a few bike snaps this afternoon.

http://www.frogdawg.com/img/s3/v44/p679708872-4.jpg (http://www.frogdawg.com/p582939037/e288388c8)

Anyone else use water bottles with frozen cores? They do a pretty good job of keeping the water cool....even on hot days.
http://www.frogdawg.com/img/s3/v45/p345985228-4.jpg (http://www.frogdawg.com/p582939037/e149f50cc)

http://www.frogdawg.com/img/s3/v40/p518596245-4.jpg (http://www.frogdawg.com/p582939037/e1ee92695)

Forgot to hit the pause button while I was taking pictures.
http://www.frogdawg.com/img/s3/v42/p586470325-4.jpg (http://www.frogdawg.com/p582939037/e22f4d3b5)

Ergon grips are so comfy.
http://www.frogdawg.com/img/s3/v39/p717053465-4.jpg (http://www.frogdawg.com/p582939037/e2abd5e19)

You know i approve of the brand ;)

Excellent setup Dan. I have never used those bottles and am now intrigued. I use the podium chill as well which does a pretty good job but wouldn't mind adding one of those to the arsenal as summer approaches. Cant wait until road bikes start to incorporate disc brakes!!! Slowly some brands are doing it.

Dan have you tried STRAVA? Give it a go i love that app and website. Used to use mapmyride but STRAVA is such a cool site for tracking our rides and accomplishments within those rides. I haven't left mapmyride completely as i use it to download mapped rides into my garmin for turn by turn directions.

You can see a podium chill here :)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7162/6784080489_7f49d32c15_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/prodigy83/6784080489/)
Trek (http://www.flickr.com/photos/prodigy83/6784080489/) by Prodigy83 (http://www.flickr.com/people/prodigy83/), on Flickr

vipergts831
20th of April 2012 (Fri), 09:23
Anyone have any experience with Straitline pedals (http://www.straitlinecomponents.com/index.php/products/pedals/platform-pedals)?

Cant say i have Dan but using a bike not being clipped in scares me :lol: (i know being clipped in is what makes people nervous). I have tore up the back of my legs in my younger years due to my foot slipping off the pedal :(

gjl711
20th of April 2012 (Fri), 09:23
..Your time to move keeps getting closer and closer :D68 days, 7 hours, 36 minutes, 33 seconds

vipergts831
20th of April 2012 (Fri), 09:24
I got nothing that fancy. I just use the old fashioned toe clips.
http://0.tqn.com/d/bicycling/1/0/N/1/-/-/pedalclips.jpg

Thats what we have on Mayras bike. Trying to get her comfortable first on those before attempting to transition her to clip in pedals.

vipergts831
20th of April 2012 (Fri), 09:26
68 days, 7 hours, 36 minutes, 33 seconds

Someone here at my job has a two year calender up with a specific date circled for next year. Every day he puts a nice red ex at the end of the day. Someone asked him what it was for. He said "Freedom" :lol:

Do you have a calender? :D

Skrim17
20th of April 2012 (Fri), 09:27
where are you moving to JJ?

burnet44
20th of April 2012 (Fri), 09:38
nice bike pics

gjl711
20th of April 2012 (Fri), 09:46
where are you moving to JJ?
Texas.

burnet44
20th of April 2012 (Fri), 10:00
Basically heaven
congrats