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I used to walk to work in three feet of snow.....

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  1. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    Now that I am officially doing this, do I get to be one of those annoying old people. I really really really don't want to walk to work in the snow today.

    But I am sucking it up, so save it.

    ETA: work, not wotk. Coffee fingers type too fast.
     
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  2. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    hell yeah!

    That's badass treking in 3' of snow. Is it really that deep? Do you have snowshoes? If not, you're going to be exhausted from post-holing.
     
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  3. r464

    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    Put on your moon boots and be happy about it...

     
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  4. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    is it uphill to work, and also uphill home?
     
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  5. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    I rather walk in it than drive in it any day. We need to get you some xc ski boots so you can ski to work.
     
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  6. Broken_Spoke

    Broken_Spoke Mr. Big Hot Pastrami

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    TN are you that disconnected form Laura that you have to post messages in her threads on ridemonkey rather than actually talking with her? :p
     
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  7. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    Nah, it's not that deep. We are supposed to get about 2 feet but its really warm so its melting down a little. I need snowshoes because I am going to be tired as **** by the time I get there.
     
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  8. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    It is. Milwaukee is very Escher-esque.
     
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  9. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    When I lived in Michigan my father would drive the snowmobile to work. The snowmobile was regular transportation, he built a sled with a rollbar and windscreen he would tow all of us kids in. We used it as regular old transportation.
     
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  10. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    Well, when I am rendering a project @ work (right now a big sweeps project I built in 3dsMAX so this puppy is going to take a while) I get on the internet. Since Laura spends a lot of time on the internet at home, we occasionally cross paths in cyberspace.

    It is not like we are in the living room together chatting on IM. :disgust1:
     
  11. X3pilot

    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

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    Since it's Milwauekee, and you're walking to/from work, I gotta ask..

    wait for it..


    Do you ever do the Schlameel, Schlamal..Laverne and Shirley thing????
     
  12. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Good on ya!

    I walk from the bus stop to the office every morning and for the last 2 weeks, the hill has been icy. It's a little over a mile, but the hill is 3 blocks long and when it's icy, it's a challenge.

    One thing I learned: There is no way to look cool when walking on ice.
     
  13. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    Even on skates.



     
  14. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    i can only find flavored lube in cinnamon. where do you get yours?
     
  15. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    You say that like it's a bad thing.

    When I hide with the laptop in the bedroom or garage, my wife will ping me from the desktop to see how I'm doing.
     
  16. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    Our house is 600 sq/ft. So there is not much hiding going on.
     
  17. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Ours is 925, so it's limited to the bedroom with door shut or garage.
     
  18. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    Tuesday everything was frozen over. It usually takes me 7 minutes to get to work but I doubled that at least. And you are right, there is no way to look cool walking on ice.
     
  19. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    No, I have never even seen that show.
     
  20. Dartman

    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    I hate it when that happens. :disgust1:
     
  22. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    exactly... my wife just took off for a 20 minute walk in the snow for work...she wanted me to drive her...but I argued the same thing...D
     
  23. r464

    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    What happened to the wok?
     
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    Damn. I just spent six hours shoveling snow. I'm tired.