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erynthenerd
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Icon 13 posted December 03, 2007 23:32      Profile for erynthenerd   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
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I spent 45 minutes sitting in traffic today.

What's that? You say that 45 minutes is nothing?

I live 3/4 of a mile from the store where I work.

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Icon 1 posted December 03, 2007 23:39      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by erynthenerd:
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SEVERE_WEATHER?SITE=KING&TEMPLATE=USHEADS.html&SECTION=HOME

I spent 45 minutes sitting in traffic today.

What's that? You say that 45 minutes is nothing?

I live 3/4 of a mile from the store where I work.

YOU LIVE 3/4 OF A MILE FROM WHERE YOU WORK AND DRIVE! [Eek!]

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erynthenerd
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Icon 1 posted December 03, 2007 23:48      Profile for erynthenerd   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm fat and lazy, and it's all up-hill. And the city doesn't clear the snow off of the one, very short section of sidewalk between here and there. I used to walk, and it was really just a pain in the ass.

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Icon 12 posted December 04, 2007 07:42      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
When I was a kid I had to walk to school uphill both ways.
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Icon 1 posted December 04, 2007 09:12      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
So did I, but I also went downhill both ways. [Wink]

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Icon 1 posted December 04, 2007 09:22      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My wife tops both quantumfluff adn xanthine. SHe had to walk (or ride her bike) both up hill and down hill both ways to school for 4 years. ( Her high school was in a different valley. )

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I've got you all beat...

I had to find a way to get a decent education in the south. [Razz]

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I am the laziest of you lot.. I cab it to work and from work every day. It actually costs me less to cab it both ways than it does to park at work ;/
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Icon 1 posted December 04, 2007 19:45      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
WTF? 3/4 mile in 45 mins of traffic? Congratulations on burning a hole in the ozone. [Frown] (Hint: That's not hot. [Wink] )

I can walk a mile in a bit under 15 minutes at a casual pace. Uphill in a hurry would probably be less than 10 minutes...and probably do my body a world of good. Years ago I used to /run/ to work...~1/4 mile in 2-3 minutes on a particularly late day, with the only side effect being that I'd be panting inside for a bit...(and no, I couldn't sustain that to an 8 min. mile...I'd be stone dead)

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Icon 12 posted December 04, 2007 22:33      Profile for sosumi   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by quantumfluff:
When I was a kid I had to walk to school uphill both ways.

I lived in a cardboard box and ate cold gravel for breakfast.
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Icon 1 posted December 04, 2007 22:54      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by sosumi:
quote:
Originally posted by quantumfluff:
When I was a kid I had to walk to school uphill both ways.

I lived in a cardboard box and ate cold gravel for breakfast.
/me heads TFD off at the pass: =P

Cardboard? Looxury!

When I was a wee lad, I couldn't even put newspaper up for a shanty...'ad to make a wall from the pages in me schoolbook...and get up before dawn to put the pages back in order.

But we 'ere 'appy!

*coughs*

I'll get me coat.

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quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
/me heads TFD off at the pass: =P

Am I that predictable?

I s'pose I am, but I prefer to think of it as "consistent and dependable". [Wink]

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Icon 1 posted December 05, 2007 10:18      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
/me heads TFD off at the pass: =P

Am I that predictable?

I s'pose I am, but I prefer to think of it as "consistent and dependable". [Wink]

Well, if you didn't reply, it'd almost be a strange as a lack of requests for arse pix from Vic, or come ons to newchix from AstroJedi. ;P

...or a disinterest in coffee by me - then you'd know the end of the world was nigh. [Big Grin]

On that note...I think it's time for some coffee...mmm...coffee...

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Icon 4 posted December 05, 2007 19:26      Profile for Mr. Dave     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I got one!

When I was working in the Valley of Reeks (that's Sarnia, ON to you furriners) I'd drive to work in the morning (about 5 min. one way), drive home after work, then walk to the pub across the street from my office to have supper.

It was actually faster to drive to work (I don't do mornings well, so I was always rushed) and by suppertime the sidewalks would have been ploughed. At least, that's my story, and I'm stickin' to it...

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There were a couple times when (in high school), after school, I'd run up to my house, grab a drink of water, then run back to school, then drive home.

I actually started doing it after my cousin (a soccer player, go figure) told me he was doing it, but he lived like four or five miles away from the school.

I was only two, but it was a good enough workout for me. There was enough change of scenery that I didn't get bored, which is usually what stops me from running very long on a track.

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quote:
Originally posted by nerdwithnofriends:
There were a couple times when (in high school)...


I was only two...

Seems kinda young for High School, but what do I know?
[Big Grin]

Howdy, nwnf.

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Rode my bicycle to work and back -- today and yesterday -- in the snow.

Seems kinda fun to me.

Sometimes I ride my bike to work when it is not snowing, but I figure, "What the heck? Maybe it will start snowing as I ride!"

CP

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The best way to improve your balance is to ride your bike all winter long. You'll end up with better balance or a body cast. It's a learning experience either way.

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Maybe you could try a Segway? It would use less fuel and you could weave through the traffic. In commuting time alone it would pay for itself in a few months.

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