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By georgeha (Fri Nov 13, 2009 at 10:25:40 AM EST) blading, free, booze (all tags)
aka how do you mod your blades?

Plus FB etiquette, Free The Cult (as in beer), Ghost Soldiers, more crap gone, booze rebates and less

Poll; Favorite indoor sport/exercise?



I can still rollerblade, and walk the next day. I'm not old, really.

A few months ago our neighbors moved out, and I garbage picked a pair of barely worn size 11 rollerblades, nothing special, I think they were a Dick's house brand. It was very green of me, saving those blades from the landfill.

Saturday we were off to Buffalo to see my inlaws and attend a skating party at Rainbow Rink in Tonawanda for my niece's dance group. I decided to modify my blades (I now had two pair), since my arthritic flareup my feet had gotten wider and neither pair fit comfortably. The newer pair, without the liner, fit the least uncomfortably, so I decided to cut open the liner around the ball of my foot, and that changed it from feeling painful to just mildly uncomfortable. When you think of it, lots of sports involve wearing uncomfortable clothing, being uncomfortable, or both. After that, I removed the back brake, because I like crossing my legs over in the whole speed skater thing. I'm all about the modkits.

Anyhow, off to Buffalo, an hour at the nursing home, then off to the inlaws to go skating. We spent much of time teaching our youngest to skate, but I had unattached time to zoom around, relearn the tee stop, try some speed skating cross over moves, and even slowly skate backwards, just like a hockey ref. Now I just need to find cheap wide hockey skates. A shame the nearest rink is across the city, we had a good time, and nothing wrong with admiring firm skater booty.

While returning to the inlaws, after the skating party, my bud called me, he had free tickets to see The Cult (he's an on air radio personality with his own show, focused on rasslin'). I might have gone if I were in Rochester, but I was in Tonawanda, so I had to say no. Later we had Buffalo pizza and stout and Sam Adams oktoberfest, it was all good.

I also learned some distressing family news, and my sister_in_law was unusually open about the shitty job her parents did raising them (she used to be in denial). Maybe as her daughter and nieces gets older, she's seeing what damage is done when parents sweep stuff under the rug.

Sunday we met my sister's fiancee. He seems like a nice guy. I got leftover ham.

In other former neighbor news, friend's of ours from up the street (when they still lived there, they've since moved) have announced that they are now single on FB. I'm not sure how to deal with that, we never email or anything, a FB message asking what's up might be too intrusive. Maybe I'll run into one of them at the Y and ask.

Our house is five bags of clothing, two boxes of documents, two computers and one monitor emptier. My $corp had a free recycling and shredding program one morning, so I got rid of a lot of things, I couldn't have fit much more in my little econobox. The clothing was girls clothing, from sizes 10 to 2, some of it in good shape with name brands (Abercrombie, The Children's Place, Rugged Bear) that my girls outgrew or won't wear (the youngest doesn't like turtlenecks), some of it was suitable for rags, but it's a start. The computer equipment was old and obsolete, a Pentium II, a parallel port scanner, shit I don't need. I could still get 4 computers running if I needed to, though two are obsolete laptops.

I finished Ghost Soldiers last night, a book I bought cheap at a Goodwill (where the clothes will end up, see, it's a cycle) about a 1944 Ranger raid to rescue Allied prisoners from the Japanese in the Philippines, along with some background about the bastards of Bataan. A good read, I'll pass it along to my dad.

I also realize I forgot to link to American Rifle the other week, so there.

I'm glad recent booze rebates are getting rid of "cut the UPC label off the bottle" requirements. When I last went the route, it was doable with wine, which we would usually finish off in a week. But a 1.75 L bottle of Bacardi Black might not be emptied until 2011, a long time to wait. So, I have $12 in rebate checks coming in a few months.

In other booze news, the pretty blue bottle of Relax Rissling tempted me, so I bought it to go with quiche for dinner. It was imported from Germany, fancy! We'll drink some more tonight, and eat some more quiche.

No real plans for the weekend for a change, hooray. Maybe I'll get a chance to brew, my order came in and I might try a spiced holiday ale (I may have to warm it up once in a while to keep it fermenting).

I raked a little this morning, and had to scrape dog shit off my sneakers. I've been lazy about depooping the yard, now I'm paying for it.

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Riesling by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri Nov 13, 2009 at 10:32:32 AM EST
<mitch>Wearing a turtleneck sweater is like having a really weak guy strangle you all day long.</mitch>

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

yeah yeah, stupid speelchecker by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #4 Fri Nov 13, 2009 at 10:38:54 AM EST



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Come on, step is a subset of aerobics by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri Nov 13, 2009 at 10:38:13 AM EST
and pilates is just a rip off, rebranding and IP theft of yoga.


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There are only so many options by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #17 Fri Nov 13, 2009 at 01:50:59 PM EST
I imagine I could fill them all with aerobics derived ones:

hi impact
low  impact
step
cardio
hi lo
dance
cardio box

etc, so I thought to limit each choice to a widely encompassing one.


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(Comment Deleted) by xth (2.00 / 0) #18 Fri Nov 13, 2009 at 01:52:29 PM EST

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Did you not see rasslin'? by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #19 Fri Nov 13, 2009 at 02:00:52 PM EST



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That's `pro wrestling' by lm (2.00 / 0) #24 Fri Nov 13, 2009 at 03:35:44 PM EST
As opposed to real rasslin in whatever form it might take.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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kickboxing ? by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #10 Fri Nov 13, 2009 at 01:00:54 PM EST
c'mon, I've seen MMA taped/live from the UKian areas..

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confluence by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #20 Fri Nov 13, 2009 at 02:09:07 PM EST
MMA == very popular with the 15-40 male (usually white) demographic.

MMA is "tougher" than kickboxing.

In the US, kick boxing tends to be an aerobics class attended by 40 year old moms trying to lose pudge, not actual fighting.

So reading between the lines, I'm calling you a wussy girlie man for bringing up kickboxing instead of MMA.

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Dude! Kickboxing is the sport of the future! [nt] by lm (2.00 / 0) #23 Fri Nov 13, 2009 at 03:33:25 PM EST


There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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Ahh, Rainbow Rink by debacle (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri Nov 13, 2009 at 10:54:00 AM EST
I think that was the first time I saw a developed breast in 3D.

How are you enjoying the first few frosts of the year?


IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

Yes there were some MILFs sporting cleavage by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Nov 13, 2009 at 10:58:02 AM EST
there! Anything younger is losing it's appeal.

For me, it was a place in Angola, maybe it's been renamed to Angola Rollercade, I don't know what it was called in the 70's.

I'm hoping the hard frosts will fix my allergies, it's also giving me impetus to finish my storm window.


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We're working on two storm windows by debacle (2.00 / 0) #7 Fri Nov 13, 2009 at 10:59:02 AM EST
Where the hell is global warming when you need it?

By we, I mean my wife.


IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

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Ghost Soldiers by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #8 Fri Nov 13, 2009 at 11:38:53 AM EST
IIRC, they made a movie out of that.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

Probably, it would make a better movie than by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #9 Fri Nov 13, 2009 at 12:14:40 PM EST
say Tooze's Wages of Destruction, or American Rifle.


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are the roller blades by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #11 Fri Nov 13, 2009 at 01:01:28 PM EST
rockered, and/or are the middle two wheels a different size than the front/back wheen ?

Nope, they're just made for going straight by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #12 Fri Nov 13, 2009 at 01:15:00 PM EST
and not very acrobatic at all.

Mrs. Ha had a pair with the ends adjustable, they had little insets in the axle hole, one way they were all in a line, the other they were up.

I could put my old worn down wheels in the front and back positions.


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rockering isn't by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #13 Fri Nov 13, 2009 at 01:18:57 PM EST
(to my knowledge) for acrobats/grinding style, rather for better skating.. Doing so puts less wheel surface on the ground, so less drag, thus you go faster and are more agile.. I go for the full rocker as to me (though that link doesn't agree) that mimics ice skating better.

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that link says it's for better turning by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #14 Fri Nov 13, 2009 at 01:25:55 PM EST
The curve of an ice skate blade makes it possible for an ice skater to turn tighter. A curved wheelbase or wheel rockering makes tighter turns and footwork possible for inline skaters.

full rocker simulates the curve of an ice blade and is used by inline figure skaters, freestyle slalom skaters and artistic inline skaters tend to use this setup. This rocker setup allows one or two wheels to contact the skating surface at a time.

Which is what I meant by acrobatic, not so much the grinding down rails, but tight turns, rotating in a circle, etc.


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If you must drink German wine by dmg (2.00 / 0) #25 Fri Nov 13, 2009 at 06:42:50 PM EST
And I understand it may be genetic with you, consider getting some Gewürtztraminer...
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dmg - HuSi's most dimwitted overprivileged user.
Wouldn't quiche and Gew├╝rtztraminer by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #26 Fri Nov 13, 2009 at 07:14:50 PM EST
combine into something Unholy?


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Consider it a late Armistice Day celebration [nt] by debacle (4.00 / 1) #27 Fri Nov 13, 2009 at 08:53:37 PM EST


IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

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WIPO: Chess by lm (2.00 / 0) #29 Sat Nov 14, 2009 at 06:51:31 AM EST
Although, I'm tempted to throw my vote in for Roller Derby.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
chess boxing you mean? by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #30 Sat Nov 14, 2009 at 07:20:25 AM EST
I wasn't clear, but I meant physical exercise.


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Whether chess is a sport or not is controversial by lm (2.00 / 0) #31 Sat Nov 14, 2009 at 07:54:00 AM EST
I come down squarely on the `it is' side of the fence.

But I'll certainly concede that it probably lies outside of your definition of exercise.


There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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WFTDA nationals was this past weekend by garlic (2.00 / 0) #32 Tue Nov 17, 2009 at 09:57:42 AM EST
Windy City didn't do as well as their rank unfortunately.


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