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jmmysms


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MEMBER SINCE   March 25, 2015

Buckeye love goes back to the 1960's.

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Comment 22 Mar 2019

I have a Garmin. Use the chest strap when exercising. Look at my heart rate daily.

I had DVT, was on Xarelto. Did my research, said F that. Daily exercise and an aspirin work for me.

Now my resting heart rate is in the 40's. Causes a challenge when I want to donate platelets and plasma.

Good for you for taking responsibility for your health. I am never 100% sure of the accuracy but I do know the trends. Biking hard my pulse jumps to 140-150's but within a minute after getting off the bike it drops sharply. 

If this is the first step for you it will lead to others. Good luck.

Comment 21 Mar 2019

Dark hair and eyes for me. But after seeing Nancy play up close and personal I would have made an exception!

Comment 01 Mar 2019

Quite a few cities run programs on the old IBM AS400 or iSeries. Things were tanks, never crashed really could not be hacked. Software was written for one purpose. There was push to migrate to newer platforms but many held if it ain't broke why fix it. There aren't a lot of programmers around who care for that old stuff.

My GF is military and works for the Dept of Interior. There are many old servers running outdated operating systems, data bases and web browsers. Same situation, a program was written for a purpose and it has never been updated. Poses security risks but they manage by exception.

Comment 22 Feb 2019

Many years ago before TSA I was at the Tampa airport getting ready to fly to OH.

There was a hot, buxom, tanned blond in a skin tight dress dripping in gold jewelry. Everyone was checking her out.

The plane lands and the first person off the plane was the Hulkster. He grabs the blond and is immediately swarmed by kids. I wasn't and am still not a wrestling fan so I had no idea. I think this was right after the Rocky movie.

Yes she made that much of an impression I still remember her today. Don't know what she looks like today or how well she held up.

Many years later I was at a trade show and the Hulk was in the booth next to my sister company. The dude could barely walk, his knees and back were shot. He still drew a huge crowd. He was also a nice guy to everyone around him for that appearance. I'm 6'4" 230-240 pounds and I looked small next to him. 

Comment 21 Feb 2019

In Cali yes perhaps. Didn't Montana have unlimited speed years ago? Something like safe and reasonable? Had to change it due to getting highway funds cut by the feds.

In TX they have St Hwy 130. Some parts the speed limit is 85 and if you are driving 85 you will get your ass run over. I did see a Prius in the left lane once, it does go by Austin, and everyone beeped and flipped that dude off. You do pay to play, seems to me with my TX toll tag I got hit for over $19 one way from San Antonio to Georgetown.

I drive a Ford F150 and it has different tires and suspension than you regular truck. Getting close 100 mph is scary and god help you in a deer or hog crosses the road in front of you.

Thinking about driving that road still makes me smile.

Comment 20 Feb 2019

I was wondering how many of these stories would pop up.

I went to work for a company that had a pretty big hiring binge. We were all brought in for training. We went to dinner one night and of course we start discussing families. More than half of us were single and we were all online dating. We all had stories of conversing with someone online only to have a person show up that no way resembled their picture. One guy had the story of a girl that looked like the face in picture but was way over 200 pounds. Turned out she used her sisters picture. He just got up and walked away.

I did the online thing after my divorce. What cracked me up was how many women knew my kids or my ex wife. Some were teachers or just divorced moms active in the school. I had a tall, attractive flight attendant give me her full name, address and phone number on our first email exchange. I told I was a " nice" guy but many weren't and that was not the type of information she should share right out of the gate. Many were in it for a meal, some for a hook up and a few were looking for the perfect one. A met one lady and we knew we were not a match but kept communicating sharing crazy dating stories. If you think it is crazy for guys I can assure you it jumps up a couple of levels for women. 

My GF and I met online and we have been together for over ten years. I can't imagine what it would be like now. I told if we ever break up I'm getting a dog. They are much easier to live with.

Comment 19 Feb 2019

My buddy has the tracking app and had one daughter studying fashion in Italy, his son diving in the Bahamas and a daughter teaching Yoga at MOAB. These are all adult kids of course. Pretty cool to see the screen shot.

Another guy I worked with had his on as his fiance tracked him, and he needed it. They are now married, it is still on...

Noon game time for me. Can get an early hunt in, we cook for the game and can then hunt or drink after, depends on mood and results.

Comment 12 Feb 2019

I travel for a living so the rewards cards don't hold much value for me. I have had the expensive United and Hilton cards, good to have if you are going to take that one big trip of a lifetime.

I have a SamsClub card.

Get 5% back on gas, 3% back on dining and travel? and 1% back on everything else. This year I will get around $1050 back.

The only downside to this card is that you have to go to SamClub to get cash, use for a purchase, or as I do apply it to my statement. Of course I am at SamsClub probably every two weeks so that is not a big deal.

Comment 11 Feb 2019

As someone who hunts in many states, if you read the rules you are supposed to process the deer leaving the head and carcass where harvested. Meat is OK to cross state lines. If you score a trophy the skull plate is all that is supposed to be brought in.

So far, knock on wood, LA does not CWD but MS and TX do. It is only a matter of time.

Have to wonder if food plots and and mass feeders contribute to this problem? Too many deer? Mother nature has ways of taking care of such issues.

Comment 05 Feb 2019

I agree with you both, to a point.

As I mentioned I was on Xarelto. Started on Coumadin INR was all over, doc puts me on Xarelto. No problem for years.

Move and get a new doctor. Old protocol was see doctor, he would write me a prescription for a three month online pharmacy with three renewals, see you next year. New doc says no, Xarelto is a bad drug no prescription. I am thinking cool maybe time to stop this. He tells me I need to be on Eliquis.

I do my legwork. Best I see is that neither is a good long term solution but one is not better nor more dangerous than other. I am not a doctor but still think his recommendation was based on the pharma influence rather than any true medical benefit. I am willing to read the dreary details of these studies. My favorite trick is 10 people out of 1000 die from one treatment, 15 out of 1000 from another. So the first says theirs gives 50% better results even though I would say that is statistically insignificant and neither mentioned what the death rate from no treatment.   

Switch to new doc, tell him I want off. He has a few tests run, and agrees with me reluctantly. He is actually cool, we talk about alternative forms of treatment. 

So to bring this back to square one, maybe some of this works for you, maybe not me. Lifestyle, genetics and environment are funny things.If you can take out the placebo effect and establish a true routine some of this might actually work for you. I do know that I am much more active than most of my friends and coworkers most who are 10-20 years younger than me. I have severe arthritis pain in shoulders and knees, thanks to football. I am willing to try just about anything...

Comment 05 Feb 2019

I am a health skeptic, got off Xarelto. I am willing to try just about anything for arthritis pain!

Big Pharma advertises so much for so many problems I have never heard of before. And I love the possible side effects mentioned at the end. Follow the money.

Things that make you go hmm...

Comment 31 Jan 2019

I remember it well. We lived on a dead end street with a city councilman as a neighbor. We were first to get the street plowed, of course, and the end of the road had a snow pile well over 20 feet tall. We made a huge snow fort/building. That thing lasted for months, don't remember it melting. We did not go to school for the week but were back the following week. Don't remember it being cold but something like 24+" of snow in less than 24 hours.

My old man drove a simple ford 2 wheel drive truck. We got up early, shoveled driveway and loaded up the truck bed with rock salt, we had a water softener. He drove to work every day that week. 

Comment 30 Jan 2019

I left a long time ago for work.

Have lived all over the US.

I tell people I take my vacation in November, to go to Ohio, to dress like a tree and chase critters in sometimes not very nice weather. It is where the fiends I grew up with are and I look forward to it every year.

No matter where I live or work I still have that Buckeye blood.

Comment 28 Jan 2019

True

Bo spoke at an awards banquet I attended. His entire speech that night was about that game. He did have some funny stories and talked about a walk on that finally earned a scholarship only to get hurt in that game.

Comment 28 Jan 2019

Glory Days

Not sure how much I would ask.

I have gone on record here as playing college ball, as a SLOW outside linebacker / defensive end.

I ripped most the meat off below my left thumb and separated my shoulder on one kick off play as a gunner my freshman year.

The risk is real, but the opportunity is without doubt even greater. Where do I sign?

Comment 14 Jan 2019

Having lived in ATL and now residing close to NOLA, I feel your pain. For the longest time I called them the Aints. Katrina changed that. Funny what a city rallies around to come back from adversity. 

Not a NFL guy but do watch the Saints. Usually coincides with a Sunday BBQ.

The success of Michael Thomas makes me go huh, WTF happened at tOSU??? Ted Ginn must be almost as old as I am!

I have buddies that are Browns fans and Bungles fan. Their fandom is much more disappointing.