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  1. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    Annual review time! That magic part of the year where I once again have to choose to answer honestly, or continue to be employed. *le sigh*
     
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  2. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    watching ride from pitchfork music festival yesterday.....the guy who spent time in oasis is easy to spot.
     
  3. johnbryanpeters

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    Need to get more bagels.
     
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    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    I love the sound of a jackhammer in the morning ... not.
     
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    Jozz Joe Dalton

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    Drought is finally over. After two full day without rain it poured all night. Yeee for muddy trails...
     
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    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    Tried my hand at making cold brew coffee for the first time. Not disappointed.
     
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    Greyhound Trail Rat

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    Good Morning!!!

    A scorcher of a week ahead - almost as if we were in Summer or something.

    It was a grueling day of yard work on Saturday....temps were blowing up, and it was one of those days where every piece of equipment was being fussy...let's call it a six-beer effort to complete.

    Went fishing with my son for a few hours that evening and wore the bluegill out with the slip-bobbers and a can-o-worms. Old school.
     
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  8. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    going to see ride in philly/dc this weekend...need to change oil/clean out car.
     
  9. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    crap, I woke up at home this morning "we're not in the Sierras anymore Toto"

    Short bus then a stupid project for the boss. I have a severe case of GFYS, maybe coffee will help fix that.
     
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    ICEBALL585 Bacontard

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    Had a fun weekend in Cleveland for the USA vs Nicaragua soccer game (we won 3-0). Started off Saturday at Great Lakes Brewery, then Hansa Brewery, then the tailgate, then the game. Might have taken a few years off my liver that day.


    (pic during warmup before the game started)
     
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    RoboDonkey713 Monkey

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    Got a text from my wife right when I got to work telling me I forgot my breakfast sandwich on the counter. Doh...

    Spent yesterday riding some bikes with some old friends from away. Did a good sized loop and capped it off with some grilled meat and beers. 1/2 the crew doesn't drink anymore so things stay mellow.
     
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    norbar Turbo Monkey

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    One of the bossess decided calling employees during the weekend and repeatedly using insults is fun. 1 person quit. Others are looking for jobs and will quit when they find one.
     
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    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    Sleep, then hiking with the man child
     
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    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    Lesson of the day: don't work from bong shed.
     
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  15. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    Is this boss still a boss?
     
  16. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    'Morning. Sleepy. I swam before work and forgot to pack my recovery pb&j sandwich. My soul was crushed when I got to the car and opened my lunch bag.
     
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    slyfink Turbo Monkey

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    can you post the picture of your sunrise again. it was awesome. and I need some awesome this morning to get me through this week, which is my last until 4 weeks of holidays.
     
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    Grrr... For the first time this year, I think, all VT trails were rated green on TrailHUB...
     
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    slyfink Turbo Monkey

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    Hey JBP,

    I'm thinking of heading down to Kingdom with my 6 year old next week. Can you recommend a place to camp with him? I don't need it to be super close to the trails, within an hour drive would be fine... you seem to know the camping spots quite well. If it were up to me, I'd stay closer to Burlington and Waterbury, but he's really just beginning to ride so I'd need to keep rides short and smooth, which Kingdom seems to serve up in spades...

    Normally I'd take him canoe camping around here, but with all the rain we've had, I'm worried the bugs would be too bad. He seems to be mildly allergic to bug bites, and really swells up when he gets bitten...
     
  20. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Good morning Monkies! If I work my benefits right, my last day of true employment will be August 11th, followed by 7 weeks of vacation before termination. I mean retirement.... that means just 4 more weeks. Today I need to set up some sort of a account where I can draw enough to cover health insurance and not be penalized. I have heard that you can draw retirement funds early with no penalty if used for this purpose. What would @stoney do?
     
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    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    so exhausted i'm pretty sure i'm getting sick. i foresee taking tomorrow off.
     
  22. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    Here. It's 54* and I'm sitting on the patio Santa Cruz drinking coffee and eating bacon. Plans for today are family, but tomorrow is demo day. I've decided to demo a Bronson. @Nick made a good point that the 27.5 might be a bit more reasonable which my riding style: flicky and poppy.
     
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  23. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    Rule 72: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/r/rule72t.asp
    Substantially Equal Periodic Payments. Effectively a monthly draw, you cannot take excess distributions and you must continue them for 5 years or until 59.5, whichever is longer. Tax with a tax advisor about how much you can take out.

    Are you 55 yet? Does your employer plan provide for partial distributions?

    Feel free to email me if you want.
     
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  24. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Completely exhausted from the weekend, in a good way.
     
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  25. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Not 55, 52. The first 3 years will be super expensive but totally worth it.
     
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  26. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    SM will you be fired or will you resign? I'm assuming the latter, which means no unemployment compensation, which means rolling an IRA over to take advantage of its more lax medical expense rules is void.

    http://www.investopedia.com/articles/retirement/02/111202.asp

    See point 2 there.

    What I'd do is look into your state exchange and have the documentation for a premium subsidy ready to go. Stoney's SEPP advice is good, too.
     
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    canadmos Turbo Monkey

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    On @slyfinks recommendation, I picked up some water friendly sandals with covered toes to walk/hike trails in.

    I also picked up a sling messenger type bag which only uses one shoulder. This thing will allow me to pack more beers on said hikes and has a hidden bong pocket.

    One of my tomato plants has literally doubled in size over the last few days. And my pepper plants have done fruits just about ready to pick. I'm excited.
     
  28. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    After working both days this weekend I usually get a whole academic day the following Monday. Due to being short staffed I have to come in this afternoon, plus one of the other attendings on is the lazy old one who needs to retire for my sanity. Harrumph.
     
  29. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    IIRC it's an early retirement
     
  30. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    I should qualify for the state exchange in 2019, also - my exit is voluntary.
     
  31. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Morning Monkeys.

    Fought with the car starter this weekend. The starter was redesigned to prevent damage, but it didn't seem to fit. After fighting with it half of Friday and a better part of Saturday, I called around and ordered a new one figuring I got the wrong one (was listed for a truck but also listed as fitting the car, too). Not happy with ordering a 1.5x more expensive version locally, I went to the internet to see what it said.

    Turns out the plastic cover over the flywheel can interfere with the install. Once I understood, I was able to get that bitch in and rolling. Then I rode the bus today because I have to get a suit for next week.

    Did not get to ride this weekend, hope to ride next before "vacation". Yay.
     
  32. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    Outside of rule 72, you want be able to access your retirement funds for 7.5 years without a 10% penalty. Just an fyi. You have my email though.
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    norbar Turbo Monkey

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    Hahahahha. That's a good joke. Yes of course. Wellcome to Eastern Yurp work culture. That woman is impossible to kick out. She is a high school friend of the owners wife, her husband is our company lawyer and that plus some financial shenanighans she does for the owner.
     
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    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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  37. jstuhlman

    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    wife just went into surgery. hoping it goes smoothly. hoping even more the next 4-5 weeks of recovery does.
     
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  38. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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  39. johnbryanpeters

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    Researching...

    My best wishes!
     
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  40. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    Well. Good luck with your job search then!