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Ralph, so funny, what a great California trip you had!! I had to laugh because more often that I wish to admit my trips end with your 'The Bad:#6' statement smile

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Oh no !!! I grew up in the Los Angeles area. I could have been the one laughing at your "shark bite"

On behalf of the residents of Southern California I would like to formally apologize to Ralph for laughing at his injury.

You really could've found a better hot dog in LA, next time try Pink's in Hollywood.

I only hope the shark bite incident helped to release tension which is now helping your Piano playing.

By the way ages ago I was in the Air Force and stationed on the Illinois side of St Louis, Scott Air Force Base. I was probably the person you laughed at by the arch one weekend.

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Originally Posted by Michael.

You really could've found a better hot dog in LA, next time try Pink's in Hollywood.


I could never have imagined the existence of a hot dog better than Der Weinerschnitzel! shocked Next time, Pink's it will be! laugh


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http://www.pinkshollywood.com/

The last time I went, which was years ago it was a good 90 minute wait. Bad thing for me to be craving right now being it is a good 1000 miles away frown



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Too bad mean spirited and truly nasty people dominate forums, but I guess that is where such people must go for comfort. They probably can't find it at home.

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Richard, you should close the thread. It's time we moved on ;0


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Originally Posted by bSharp(C)yclist
Richard, you should close the thread. It's time we moved on ;0


Why?! The nasty, mean-spirited, group had their cathartic moments. Let's sit around and contemplate the true nature of this group, particularly its leaders. The ones that are far more interested in destroying than creating.

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I like calculus, I like challenging puzzles, I like strategy games, I like high impact aerobics, I like running, I like taking credit courses with exams. I hate yoga, I hate lying like a lump on the couch.

I tried a weekend yoga retreat one time because I am always open to new experiences. I try to say yes to every opportunity that presents itself. I had to leave the yoga retreat early. I hated it. Unlike Rich, I do not pursue a life of lazy leisure as my goal. I'll relax enough when I'm dead.


My warm up routine that I often do ... if I can manage it, and it's when my muscles feel at their best and all the circulation is working like a good one, is to do a good workout on the mountain bike on some bumpy terrain, I do this about 2 - 3 times a week in summer...
edit to add: I meant say yoga was never for me either. I am more into things like a bit of tennis or the bike, no interest in trying yoga either.

I consider myself to be a relaxed, unruffled, steady-state sort of person, rather than being full of Brownian motion wink .

So, in the interest of pursuing that to the next orbit, I once went to a yoga class. Disaster! I was so unstretchy that I couldn't lift my leg up 90º, let alone touch my head on my thighs like the other lithe ladies around me (yes, I was the lone male in a class of ladies cry). I was so tense holding my legs up that I could feel my overstretched hamstrings close to snapping.

The 'meditative'/relaxation part of the class couldn't come quickly enough, and I felt I could at last relax. Disaster!! I fell asleep.....and woke up a few minutes later to see the instructor and all the other ladies already on their feet, mats rolled up, smiling at me still lying relaxed, half-asleep on my mat.

I never went back to the class blush. Instead, I resumed my usual relaxation routine, comprising running, white-water kayaking, rock-climbing, hang-gliding.......and felt myself settling back into my relaxed state of being thumb.


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bennevis, That's hilarious. What an image! laugh

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Great! I was hoping that one of the Ring leaders would make an appearance. You are one of the teachers on this forum right? Nice! Really funny stuff. You should teach comedy!!

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I had no idea the orginal poster can close a thread, cool.

Rich, you should really do that, moderators are not out here policing the forums. I thought we were all having a good time here.

Sometimes people just need to vent and blow off steam. Life is stressful and people sometimes need to let go. I am sure nobody meant anything. I didn't and if it bothers you I will stop


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Originally Posted by Michael.
I had no idea the orginal poster can close a thread, cool.

Rich, you should really do that, moderators are not out here policing the forums. I thought we were all having a good time here.

Sometimes people just need to vent and blow off steam. Life is stressful and people sometimes need to let go. I am sure nobody meant anything. I didn't and if it bothers you I will stop


Thank you Michael. Apology accepted and appreciated. In my eyes, you are one heck of a person. Good luck with your studies!

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Well, we've gone way Off topic...

Is anyone interested in seeing what I'm working on (see page 1)?
I'd like to make some YT videos and post them here or in a new thread. No point in doing that if there's no interest.

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Originally Posted by Ralphiano
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Ralph - you sound like someone from California.


I have vivid memories of California.

In 1973, a buddy and I decided to take two weeks off work and go to California (from our home state, Missouri). (It was not yet known that one needed to drive the Ford Pinto really fast to avoid getting rear ended. Ignorance is bliss!)

The Good:

1. Driving Hwy 1 from Eureka to San Francisco. Stunningly beautiful. Would love to see it again before I depart this earth.

2. That very, very special moment when I realized that my very first shark bite, in the thigh area of my right leg, which came less that one hour after my inaugural immersion into the Pacific waters, turned out to be nothing more than some very seriously scratchy seaweed that got wrapped around my leg while I was swimming in deep water.

3. Los Angeles still had operating Der Wienerschnitzels, The ones in St. Louis had folded years before.

4. Our first 4 days at the beach in Los Angeles (our first beach experience, ever) were under the luxurious, protective cover of endless, bluish-white, billowy clouds. It was just a gorgeous and relaxing state of affairs.

5. We did not get killed by rattlesnakes!

6. The Grand Canyon was right on our way home from Los Angeles to St. Louis. Having never seen it before, we were excited at the prospect of taking in its grandeur.

The Bad:

1. On the way out, I drove overnight from Redding to Eureka, and, due to darkness, missed out on what is reportedly some of the most beautiful scenery on earth. Of course, I was in a hurry to get to Eureka!

2. I screamed like a baby as I felt myself yielding to certain death from that shark bite. This proved terribly embarrassing as I exited the water in front of thousands of giggling and snickering local beach goers!

3. We ate every meal at Der Wienerschnitzel for six consecutive days while in Los Angeles.

4. Like the couple of dumb hillbillies that we were, we got severely sunburned despite the peaceful, benign, cloud cover. My skin had moist, oozing, cracks between an eighth and quarter of an inch deep. And, the Pinto had no air conditioning. The drive back east, across the desert, was sweaty, hot, and painful.

5. We tired late at night as we were driving across the desert east of Los Angeles. It was 108 degrees in the middle of the night. (That should be against some law). Simple enough, we just drove off the pavement a couple hundred yards onto the desert, got out, laid on the ground, and slept. The next morning, as we drove back toward the pavement, we noticed little signs near the road's edge, facing away from us and toward the highway. As we passed one, I turned my head back to read what it said. “DO NOT LEAVE HIGHWAY, RATTLESNAKE INFESTED AREA”

6. F**k the Grand Canyon. I was in too much pain to stop and stare at a big, dirty ditch!

So, yes, Michael., in my own special way, I am from California!

My only regret about the entire trip is that I didn't have a hose with me, and, therefore, couldn't flow. Ah, the improvidence of youth!

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Good story. smile I made a somewhat similar trip in 1971, from Michigan to New Mexico, by way of the Pacific Coast. Yes, it was the long way around, but what the heck.

My experience of throwing my sleeping bag down on the ground to sleep resulted in a trip to the emergency room: an ant crawled into my ear and bit me. Most painful thing imaginable. I thought my head was exploding.


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Originally Posted by f3r
Well, we've gone way Off topic...

Is anyone interested in seeing what I'm working on (see page 1)?
I'd like to make some YT videos and post them here or in a new thread. No point in doing that if there's no interest.


Hi f3r,

I would be very interested. Looking forward to seeing what you have done.

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Originally Posted by f3r
Well, we've gone way Off topic...

Is anyone interested in seeing what I'm working on (see page 1)?
I'd like to make some YT videos and post them here or in a new thread. No point in doing that if there's no interest.


I would be very interested-- but could you start a new thread?

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Originally Posted by Richrf
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Well, we've gone way Off topic...

Is anyone interested in seeing what I'm working on (see page 1)?
I'd like to make some YT videos and post them here or in a new thread. No point in doing that if there's no interest.


Hi f3r,

I would be very interested. Looking forward to seeing what you have done.
Good, I'd like to hear your opinion.

Is there anyone here who's trained with Lister-Sink or certified teacher? There was Danny Niklas and some others but they're not active anymore.

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Well, we've gone way Off topic...

Is anyone interested in seeing what I'm working on (see page 1)?
I'd like to make some YT videos and post them here or in a new thread. No point in doing that if there's no interest.


I would be very interested-- but could you start a new thread?
Sure. I'll begin posting next week, this needs some planning.

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Cool, I am all in as well.



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Originally Posted by f3r
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Well, we've gone way Off topic...

Is anyone interested in seeing what I'm working on (see page 1)?
I'd like to make some YT videos and post them here or in a new thread. No point in doing that if there's no interest.


Hi f3r,

I would be very interested. Looking forward to seeing what you have done.
Good, I'd like to hear your opinion.

Is there anyone here who's trained with Lister-Sink or certified teacher? There was Danny Niklas and some others but they're not active anymore.
I'm not, and the only person close that I knew who taught Taubman is no longer on the forum, sadly. I'll help if I can, though.


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