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Ossessionato
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Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:22 pm quote
Manning a table at Flipíz Trampoline Park in San Antonio, recruiting boys into Scouting today. Not as fun as riding, but much more rewarding.
Ossessionato
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Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:34 pm quote
Got out and rode with a friend today. Beautiful weather and 63-75 degrees. Put 104 miles behind us. Okay, so it was on a Kawasaki, but it still cheered me up!
Ossessionato
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Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:29 am quote
The Red Sox won the World Series!

And I didn't have to stay up until 3:30 am to see it!

To my Dodger fan friends, you guys had a good team, and it scared me how strong and flexible your lineup was. No lead felt safe against a team like that.
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Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:51 am quote
Horrible news cycle, so here's a little something to power us through the week, with hope we all give the world a little more reason for love and gratitude.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I90oxWF2lms

Ossessionato
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Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:11 am quote
Weather is great again today so I'm going to do my normal 4-wheeled errands on two wheels. Hope to get 40 miles or so on the BV as it's getting a little lonely.
Ossessionato
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Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:40 am quote
Actually ended up putting about 50 miles on the BV with a ride to New Braunfels and back to get a bite to eat. Happiness.

NB is a historic German town on the east side of the Hill Country about 25 miles north of San Antonio. Great place.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:49 am quote
Jet Peddler wrote:
Actually ended up putting about 50 miles on the BV with a ride to New Braunfels and back to get a bite to eat. Happiness.

NB is a historic German town on the east side of the Hill Country about 25 miles north of San Antonio. Great place.
Bratwurst?
Ossessionato
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Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:29 am quote
fledermaus wrote:
Jet Peddler wrote:
Actually ended up putting about 50 miles on the BV with a ride to New Braunfels and back to get a bite to eat. Happiness.

NB is a historic German town on the east side of the Hill Country about 25 miles north of San Antonio. Great place.
Bratwurst?
Wurstfest actually starts this Friday in New Braunfels. Will indulge then for sure.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:46 am quote
Jet Peddler wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
Jet Peddler wrote:
Actually ended up putting about 50 miles on the BV with a ride to New Braunfels and back to get a bite to eat. Happiness.

NB is a historic German town on the east side of the Hill Country about 25 miles north of San Antonio. Great place.
Bratwurst?
Wurstfest actually starts this Friday in New Braunfels. Will indulge then for sure.
Well, then, I wish you the wurst!
Ossessionato
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Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:56 am quote
fledermaus wrote:
Jet Peddler wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
Jet Peddler wrote:
Actually ended up putting about 50 miles on the BV with a ride to New Braunfels and back to get a bite to eat. Happiness.

NB is a historic German town on the east side of the Hill Country about 25 miles north of San Antonio. Great place.
Bratwurst?
Wurstfest actually starts this Friday in New Braunfels. Will indulge then for sure.
Well, then, I wish you the wurst!
Bless you my cheese-headed friend.
Hooked
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Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:45 am quote
My wife pulling up photos of Vespa's for my 7 year old daughter to look at for when she can legally ride (In about 10 years!) Great way to leave the house this morning.

BTW she likes the powder pink one. So in about 10 years if anyone on here has one for sale...
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:00 am quote
Long-term patients
As my career slowly but inexorably grinds towards an end, I'm less thrilled about the hours and bureaucratic nonsense, but that seems to balance out with my relationship with long-term patients. I just finished seeing a woman, who, with her husband I've maybe seen on and off over 25 years. They know me and trust me, and speak openly about things with me. I don't have to get to know them, or impress them with what I can do for them, they already know that. I just keep doing my best for them, they have positive expectations, and do well mostly. If I feel like teasing and poking them about something, I do it, as long as they're likely to enjoy it. It's really satisfying.

I still like engaging with new people as well, and enjoy the challenges they present, but have to say it's a lot less stressful dealing with the former group, and nice seeing good people you haven't seen for a long time too.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:15 am quote
I'm back! (Where are all you cheery people? )

So, just about to leave work for the day. Rarely answer my own phone as I often find out I wish I hadn't. Anyway, decided it wasn't a telemarketer, answered and find out it's from the guy I bought my BV from. When I got it, he only had one key and didn't think there were any others. (How do people lose master keys, anyway?? ).

So, he happily tells me he found the other key and a code card and is going to mail it off to me. Woot! Saved me some $$ as I was going to mail my key off to be cloned this winter.
Ossessionato
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:39 am quote
Lucky you!!

Iím still waiting for my cheer today. Havenít found it yet. Still looking...
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:43 am quote
Jet Peddler wrote:
Lucky you!!

Iím still waiting for my cheer today. Havenít found it yet. Still looking...
The day is still young....at least in Texas!
Ossessionato
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:59 am quote
fledermaus wrote:
I'm back! (Where are all you cheery people? )

So, just about to leave work for the day. Rarely answer my own phone as I often find out I wish I hadn't. Anyway, decided it wasn't a telemarketer, answered and find out it's from the guy I bought my BV from. When I got it, he only had one key and didn't think there were any others. (How do people lose master keys, anyway?? ).

So, he happily tells me he found the other key and a code card and is going to mail it off to me. Woot! Saved me some $$ as I was going to mail my key off to be cloned this winter.
Why not add to your cheer with a ride out to the seller to get the key?
Moto Giro Titan
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:02 pm quote
All our snow melted, the wind died down, and I just had a cup of espresso from the machine my younger son gifted me a few years ago. Sometimes it's the tiniest things that are the best!
Hooked
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:40 pm quote
The spontaneous singing of "Ain't No Mountain" in my office breakroom that just happened right now
Ossessionato
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:51 pm quote
Sacto Monkeyboy wrote:
The spontaneous singing of "Ain't No Mountain" in my office breakroom that just happened right now
Wait. No fair.

Give us the rest of the story.
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:56 pm quote
We used to singtake this job and shove it Mgmt joined in!
Hooked
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:10 pm quote
Jet Peddler wrote:
Sacto Monkeyboy wrote:
The spontaneous singing of "Ain't No Mountain" in my office breakroom that just happened right now
Wait. No fair.

Give us the rest of the story.
I walked in to get water. Someone started singing it. Then another person picked up the next line in the verse and said she didn't know the rest. I started singing the next lines of the first verse as I was walking out and I heard someone else picking up where I left off as the door closed and I was walking back to my desk.
Ossessionato
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:35 pm quote
Sacto Monkeyboy wrote:
Jet Peddler wrote:
Sacto Monkeyboy wrote:
The spontaneous singing of "Ain't No Mountain" in my office breakroom that just happened right now
Wait. No fair.

Give us the rest of the story.
I walked in to get water. Someone started singing it. Then another person picked up the next line in the verse and said she didn't know the rest. I started singing the next lines of the first verse as I was walking out and I heard someone else picking up where I left off as the door closed and I was walking back to my desk.
Seems legit.

Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:14 pm quote
TroutBum wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
I'm back! (Where are all you cheery people? )

So, just about to leave work for the day. Rarely answer my own phone as I often find out I wish I hadn't. Anyway, decided it wasn't a telemarketer, answered and find out it's from the guy I bought my BV from. When I got it, he only had one key and didn't think there were any others. (How do people lose master keys, anyway?? ).

So, he happily tells me he found the other key and a code card and is going to mail it off to me. Woot! Saved me some $$ as I was going to mail my key off to be cloned this winter.
Why not add to your cheer with a ride out to the seller to get the key?
Umm, great idea on paper. It's a damp 32 degrees with a bit of ice on the roads and he's 300 miles away. Now if he'd have found it two months earlier.....
Ossessionato
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:17 pm quote
fledermaus wrote:
TroutBum wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
I'm back! (Where are all you cheery people? )

So, just about to leave work for the day. Rarely answer my own phone as I often find out I wish I hadn't. Anyway, decided it wasn't a telemarketer, answered and find out it's from the guy I bought my BV from. When I got it, he only had one key and didn't think there were any others. (How do people lose master keys, anyway?? ).

So, he happily tells me he found the other key and a code card and is going to mail it off to me. Woot! Saved me some $$ as I was going to mail my key off to be cloned this winter.
Why not add to your cheer with a ride out to the seller to get the key?
Umm, great idea on paper. It's a damp 32 degrees with a bit of ice on the roads and he's 300 miles away. Now if he'd have found it two months earlier.....
Excuses, excuses...
Ossessionato
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Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:19 am quote
I have a cold and a headache and it's dark and foggy out.

But I'm teaching one of my classes about gratitude being the source of happiness, so I'm making myself be grateful that it's just a cold and the fog will lift and I'm inside a warm house that hasn't burned down and I'm taking my headache to a job that I actually really love, where now and then I'm forced to practice what I teach so that I don't get called out as a hypocrite.

And that's cheering me up.

Ending said class with this video, which is also reminding me to work on my weakest skills:

TED Talk "What Makes a Good Life?" by Harvard psychiatrist Robert Waldinger.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KkKuTCFvzI
Ossessionato
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Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:36 am quote
I'm listening to my favorite Christmas album, December by George Winston while my ancient chihuahua snores along.

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Ossessionato
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Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:20 am quote
Larrytsg wrote:
I'm listening to my favorite Christmas album, December by George Winston while my ancient chihuahua snores along.
Fall of 1982 my best bud Ted Corbin and I were in the local, Mt. View CA Tower Records -- fall after high school, depressed, living at home, having recently shaved my head...I was probably looking for the Dead Kennedeys or Black Flag -- and we heard this amazing piano music filling the store....

...so we wandered up front to ask what it was, and there was this "old" bald hippie from Santa Cruz, playing a grand piano. Talked to him for a bit, bought one of his records, called "December", and he offered to give us free sheet music for it....

One of those moments that changed me life.

I usually spin that CD once now, on Christmas morn.
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Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:32 am quote
tdrake wrote:
Larrytsg wrote:
I'm listening to my favorite Christmas album, December by George Winston while my ancient chihuahua snores along.
Fall of 1982 my best bud Ted Corbin and I were in the local, Mt. View CA Tower Records -- fall after high school, depressed, living at home, having recently shaved my head...I was probably looking for the Dead Kennedeys or Black Flag -- and we heard this amazing piano music filling the store....

...so we wandered up front to ask what it was, and there was this "old" bald hippie from Santa Cruz, playing a grand piano. Talked to him for a bit, bought one of his records, called "December", and he offered to give us free sheet music for it....

One of those moments that changed me life.

I usually spin that CD once now, on Christmas morn.
George Winston?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:49 am quote
Hey, thanks for the reminder! Winston's a classic for me. I've been thinking of all of the stuff to do before Christmas, most of it involving work (like yesterday's freezing fingers stringing lights around a tree outside). Listening to Winston et. al. is just simple joy.

I'll throw some Loreen McKennitt's To Drive the Cold Winter Away in for good measure.
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Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:13 pm quote
Inspite of UPS delays affecting sales of my product; having the Nick Offerman drinking whiskey near a crackling fire (10 hour version) while listening to holiday music in the background is helping diminish anxiety and stress.
Ossessionato
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Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:34 pm quote
Madison Sully wrote:
tdrake wrote:
Larrytsg wrote:
I'm listening to my favorite Christmas album, December by George Winston while my ancient chihuahua snores along.
Fall of 1982 my best bud Ted Corbin and I were in the local, Mt. View CA Tower Records -- fall after high school, depressed, living at home, having recently shaved my head...I was probably looking for the Dead Kennedeys or Black Flag -- and we heard this amazing piano music filling the store....

...so we wandered up front to ask what it was, and there was this "old" bald hippie from Santa Cruz, playing a grand piano. Talked to him for a bit, bought one of his records, called "December", and he offered to give us free sheet music for it....

One of those moments that changed me life.

I usually spin that CD once now, on Christmas morn.
George Winston?
Yup.

Used to watch Michael Hedges play for free that year, as well.

And then all those dudes exploded big time.

Oh, hey, and bring things full circle: when I was in Revolution Moto (Santa Rosa CA Vespa) this summer and chatting with the owner...turns out his prior "corporate" gig was working for Windham Hill....
Ossessionato
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Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:48 pm quote
I received two pinlock inserts in the mail today AND had a Whopper with jalapeŮos on it this afternoon.

Good things come to those who wait.

Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:14 pm quote
Instead of a the predicted day of rain it was 79f and sunny. Took the scoot out for brunch and play a little ADVRider Scooter Tag.
Molto Verboso
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Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:49 am quote
Big ups for George Winston. In fact, his label (Windsm Hill) has great music and a lot of great Xmas.

Check out Georgeís album covering the Doors - absolutely love it. And his Seasons series (fall, winter, spring etc) are fabulous.
Molto Verboso
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Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:11 am quote
Dior show at Denver Art Museum. Seriously ridiculous design and detail.
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Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:59 am quote
Scooter wouldnít start yesterday after a couple weeks of finicky starts. Ditched the evap system after a tip from a MV member and itís running like a champ this morning!
Ossessionato
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Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:49 am quote
Seeing Alec Baldwin perform tonight, should be fun.

https://www.roythomsonhall.com/tickets/alec-baldwin/
Ossessionato
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Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:05 am quote
Harbinger wrote:
Seeing Alec Baldwin perform tonight, should be fun.

https://www.roythomsonhall.com/tickets/alec-baldwin/
Just don't steal his parking place!
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Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:57 am quote
Rae wrote:
Dior show at Denver Art Museum. Seriously ridiculous design and detail.
Rae! Good to see you again, I missed you.
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Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:07 pm quote
Madison Sully wrote:
Rae wrote:
Dior show at Denver Art Museum. Seriously ridiculous design and detail.
Rae! Good to see you again, I missed you.
Ditto - what ya been up to?
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