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  1. Giants have zero idea, I mean none, about how a game is won. Parcels is having a fit right now. The game was there. This just needed to make any one of a number of plays and they couldn’t. They deserve all the roasting they get.
  2. Legs/feet aren’t supposed to do that. Looked horrifying. Hope he is ok. I couldn’t watch any of the replays.
  3. I just know I’m investing in a leech farm. When the idea that we need to start blood letting to help manage the toxin level catches hold, I’ll become a zillionaire.
  4. I'm pretty sure this was brought up before on these boards. This falls into the whole "Why do Hipsters all look the same" observation. They aim to reject the mainstream but how is it that they reject the mainstream in the same way? There was Cornell paper that explored this type of behavior. You've summarized it more deftly. It's still Sheep-think, just in a different pasture. https://arxiv.org/pdf/1410.8001.pdf
  5. Easy joke: Every time I ask for marital relations I get a one word answer...
  6. I agree with the suggestion to bring duct tape. If going into bear country, I don't agree with putting the tape on the poles. I do use poles, a 4 footed animal is more stable, they help with pacing and can help on descents/accents. However, duct tape is smell-able. if you put the tape on the poles, the poles will need to go up with the bear bag. Remember, any interaction with a bear is likely to lead to two losers, you and the bear. Just roll the tape up into a small roll, maybe 1/4 or 1/2inch diameter. You don't need a whole roll of it. If you don't like rolling it up, put it on the water bottle that will have the gatoraid/bug juice that gets sent up in the bear bag. The duct tape helps keeps the bottles straight.
  7. Oh, and I'll second the no cotton thing. NO COTTON! For anything. Ever. Get wicking materials. It will rain. Cotton is a heavy sponge that will never dry out and lose all insulation properties. No cotton.
  8. Get a bag or something to put the pack in when flying. Fill the pack with gear. Put the filled pack in the bag. The pack will be ruined if the airport baggage handling machines catch a strap. Nothing should be hanging loose when the bag gets checked. I'd suggest knowing what the water filtration situation is going to be. Are they able to refill from potable water? Will they need to filter? Who is supplying the filter. Does he know how to use a filter? My suggestion is to make sure that some sort of back up filter is available anyway. I'd suggest a gravity filter. Pumping multiple liters is a drag. Note: don't check the filter on the plane... the filter membrane doesn't like to be frozen. Get him walking NOW. Every day. Especially if you live anywhere near sea level. The elevation can hurt. No, walking for school doesn't count. Get climbs in. The trip will be much more enjoyable if he is fit. Being the slowest hiker who pops every day is a drag. Aim to be able to complete 2miles/hr with a full loaded pack over broken ground. 4miles/hr on good trails. This is harder to do than it sounds. Get good boots and get them fitted. Break them in now, make sure they fit. Blisters will ruin a trip. I saw the bear canister mention. If going into bear territory (and I'd guess Wyoming is), make sure you know how they are keep the kids safe. Nothing smell-able should be in the tent with him. This includes water bottles that have had anything but water in them. Batteries. Film. Soap. Shampoo. Anything. A bear is a giant walking nose that can smell things at great distance. Learn how to use bear bags or the bear boxes. do not eat in the tent. Do not cook near the tent. Do not clean up near the tent. 200ft minimum.
  9. 23 hours into Moderna #2. Spiked a massive fever last night. Couldn't wait it out any more. Took some Tylenol and it is breaking the fever. But there is no way I am going to try to work today. Head is super foggy.
  10. 3 hours post Moderna #2. Starting to feel a bit of head ache coming on. Had some arm soreness shortly after the shot, but that seems to be all gone now. I feel the mutations coursing through my blood stream as I type. I am totally looking to be able to teleport like Nightcrawler by tomorrow. Really just looking forward to seeing my mom in a few weeks. She hasn't been able to see her grandkids for entirely too long.
  11. Dino is good in Rochester or Troy too. Haven't personally been to the one in Syracuse. RedBones in Boston is outstanding too.
  12. I was as well. That game was amazing. I remember looking at a 2.5hr ride home and asking myself if it was worth waiting. Think I finally rolled well past 3am that night. When I saw the bracket I immediately thought of sitting in those stands, being amazed anyone could even stand up anymore.
  13. Got my first shot, Moderna, at Gillette today. They are running a machine down there. Only time I stopped moving was the minute it took to get the shot and the waiting period after. Very impressed with the whole setup they had running. Arm is a little sore. Had some chills earlier this evening and I am tired. Going to be an early night for sure. But so pumped to have this. Need to wait till the 5th before the wife becomes eligible. The finish line is slowly coming into focus.
  14. My "fast" is ending tonite. One day short of the full month. A bunch a buddies are getting together tonite over zoom for some hijinks. The time went quick.
  15. I was thinking about this thread the other day. Yeah, the Covid drinking hasn't been a good thing. Not doing the day-drinking thing, but the will power has been stretched really thin by the time the evening rolls around. Way too easy to head to couch in the evening, watch mindless TV and be mindless. So, I'm in again this year. I'll be starting after the super bowl. So the 8th to the 8th.
  16. I'll admit that I went into this game thinking the G-men were going to get it handed to them today. Zero expectations of a win. The win vs Cinncy was nice, but lets face it, it was Cinncy. They haven't really played well in Seattle for a while now. It all seemed so inevitable. I was totally wrong. I completely marked out in the third. The running game was massive. And we haven't seen this type of D in a long long time. It was so refreshing. I'm with Monk, I am beyond pumped right now.
  17. https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/08/26/906323250/from-the-global-south-hints-that-u-s-may-be-spared-flu-on-top-of-covid-19
  18. Playoffs or not, I am cautiously please with what I am seeing. The improvements are obvious. The OLine is finally doing something productive. It seems like years since they've even approached "Not completely Crappy". There are legit holes now and legit pockets. There is light years of improvement from where they were at the start of the season. And the defense is holding up on their end too. I just hope this continues. If they remain competitive in the games they have left, playoffs or otherwise, the season will be a success.
  19. The thing with Jones is you can see the bonehead play coming up before it actually happens. Seconds in advance. On both these last two turnovers I had time to scream at the TV "nooooo!". But he didn't listen... It has to be frustrating for the coaching staff. I am sure they are in his ear about it, but it doesn't sink in. As a fan it is super frustrating. I was waiting for a defensive player to pull a Buddy Ryan on him during the game.
  20. I got the shingles shot along with the flu shot. Shingles in one arm, the flu shot in the other. Didn't feel the flu shot. I started to feel the shingles shot the moment she started pressing the plunger. Arm was sore for 3 days. Felt fine the first day. The second day I was slow, tired and started running a low grade fever. I attribute all of it to the shingles shot. Mrs IT, who already had the shingles shot a few years back and got the flu shot with me, was like "yup that one sucks". She felt fine after her flu shot and mocked on me as I was dragging my butt around the house. I suppose I had it coming. Cause I am I sure I mocked on her when she was dragging... But yeah, no point in putting it off. I've seen people suffer with shingles. In no way do I want to mess w/it.
  21. Yes. 3/5ths of the family has in total. The other two will getting them before Nov is out. Seems like a total no brainer this year. It is free and helps you and others. Not sure I understand why people would balk at it.
  22. I understand, but I'm telling ya, its great. I wake up in the position I go to sleep in. And I never have to worry about finding rock/root free land. Or even level ground. Two trees about 6 paces apart is all I need. 99% of the forests I've been in, it been easy to find the trees.
  23. What he said. If you sleep inline with the ridge line/trees, the hammock will sag. Your butt will be lower and you look like a U or a V. If you push you shoulders to one side and your feet to the other it flattens out the hammock, no sagging. The awesome thing about hammocks is no pressure points. (It also makes adjusting a sleeping back MUCH harder... thus my quilts). But no pressure points equals a much more restful sleep. No tossing/turning to relieve pressure, avoid a root/rock.
  24. Nice! Yeah, I wouldn't to be on the AT in spring time down there. Too close to the bubble. Now should be close to ideal as far as shelter/trail population goes. I am jealous. Hope you have a great hike!
  25. Yeah, I've done a fair bit of hiking on the AT up this way. Sometimes I use the shelters, sometimes I don't. I learned that the platforms that they have up here can get bowl shaped. I like the platforms in theory, since they help reduce the impact of so much camping. But after getting flooded out on one (thankfully my last night out...), I switched to hammocks as my primary option. I sleep soundly in the hammock. The key is to have good insulation under you (true no matter what sleep system you use) and to sleep diagonally in the hammock. ETA: How far are you going? Sadly I haven't done much hiking since this all Covid stuff started. I need to get back at it.
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