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Post by Nordic on 2017-01-28, 11:57

Internet has been sketchy the last couple of weeks. Called the Comcast yesterday and got an appointment for "guaranteed" show up between 10am-12pm. They even left me two VMs today to confirm.

I got a racquetball meet at noon (not really a meet, but I want it to sound important) and noon. OK dumb scheduling on my end, yes. But I tried to get an earlier time and thought tWife would be home. She bailed early, so I rolled the dice.

No 5 minutes to 12 and no Comcast. I'm ready to bail for my big match. But I know this fucktard is going to show up at 11:59am.

Rant over.
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Post by Nordic on 2017-01-28, 11:58

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Post by Nordic on 2017-01-28, 11:59

Should I leave a passive aggressive sticky note on the door?
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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on 2017-01-28, 12:33

How is racquet ball nordic? Tell me about it.
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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-01-28, 12:55

Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:How is racquet ball nordic? Tell me about it.

I took raquetball class at MSU - my Dad was not impressed.

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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on 2017-01-28, 13:10

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Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:How is racquet ball nordic? Tell me about it.

I took raquetball class at MSU - my Dad was not impressed.

Why was that? Back in the day when certain sports had some kind of power/masculinity statement or what?
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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on 2017-01-28, 13:17

Guy at phone repair place fucked up my phone but fixed the screen. Place was supposed to be open 20 minutes ago. Currently sitting in the parking lot. Great Saturday so far!
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Post by gHost Spartan on 2017-01-28, 13:18

We used to play racquetball at the IM near Sparty, was that IM West? I can't remember. It was so much fucking fun. We'd be playing for hours.
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Post by DWags on 2017-01-28, 13:43

I don't have as much sex as I did in my 20's and 30's and 40's. Well, at least not with another person.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-01-28, 13:43

Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:

I took raquetball class at MSU - my Dad was not impressed.

Why was that? Back in the day when certain sports had some kind of power/masculinity statement or what?

He didn't think that college was for taking classes like that.

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Post by DWags on 2017-01-28, 13:51

LooseGoose wrote:
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Why was that? Back in the day when certain sports had some kind of power/masculinity statement or what?

He didn't think that college was for taking classes like that.

When you'd take 4,4,and 3 credits and needed 12 to be a full time student so you keep your academic scholarships, it was the smart play.

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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on 2017-01-28, 14:07

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Why was that? Back in the day when certain sports had some kind of power/masculinity statement or what?

He didn't think that college was for taking classes like that.

Gotcha - I took some basketball courses. There is value in everything.

For the record, fuck that guy at the phone shop - guy plays dumb after telling me on the phone he would take care of it, saying that he'll put on a new screen on it (like that's going to do anything).. he obviously fucked something else up when putting the new screen on it. Especially when the first time I came back to get it the first time, the thing wouldn't even turn on. Should have known with a store like this.
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Post by Nordic on 2017-01-28, 14:11



I pull out of my driveway at exactly 12pm. Pull out of the sub and sure as shit I see that white creeper van with a ladder rack up the road.  And he turned in my sub. 12:02pm bitch.

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Post by gHost 2 on 2017-01-28, 14:34

Nordic wrote:

I pull out of my driveway at exactly 12pm. Pull out of the sub and sure as shit I see that white creeper van with a ladder rack up the road.  And he turned in my sub. 12:02pm bitch.

You call the pigs?
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-01-28, 14:57

Nordic wrote:

I pull out of my driveway at exactly 12pm. Pull out of the sub and sure as shit I see that white creeper van with a ladder rack up the road.  And he turned in my sub. 12:02pm bitch.


What is that, $20 off your next bill? Not big, but not bad. BTW, you really did f/u with scheduling. If he'd showed up anytime in that last half-hour window, you were pretty much screwed out of making your game on time. You skated today.

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Post by Death Roe on 2017-01-28, 15:07

I played pickle ball with the older people this morning at the gym.

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Post by Nordic on 2017-01-28, 15:42

tGreenWay wrote:
Nordic wrote:

I pull out of my driveway at exactly 12pm. Pull out of the sub and sure as shit I see that white creeper van with a ladder rack up the road.  And he turned in my sub. 12:02pm bitch.


What is that, $20 off your next bill? Not big, but not bad. BTW, you really did f/u with scheduling. If he'd showed up anytime in that last half-hour window, you were pretty much screwed out of making your game on time. You skated today.

Yeah I did.

Apparently he stuck around and the wife got home. He switched out the router.

I win!!!!
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Post by Nordic on 2017-01-28, 15:43

Death Roe wrote:I played pickle ball with the older people this morning at the gym.

My old man plays pickle ball at the rec center. Looks like a cross between badminton and ping pong.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-01-28, 16:43

Nordic wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:

What is that, $20 off your next bill? Not big, but not bad. BTW, you really did f/u with scheduling. If he'd showed up anytime in that last half-hour window, you were pretty much screwed out of making your game on time. You skated today.

Yeah I did.

Apparently he stuck around and the wife got home. He switched out the router.

I win!!!!

Yes and no. The job got done, which is great, but were you busy doing other things during that two hour window or sitting around sweating about when the guy was goin to show up? If it's the former, then it's a good day,but if you spent two hours working on an ulcer, then it wasn't worth it.

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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on 2017-01-28, 16:44

Nordic wrote:
Death Roe wrote:I played pickle ball with the older people this morning at the gym.

My old man plays pickle ball at the rec center. Looks like a cross between badminton and ping pong.

Are those the fucks that are always putting tape on my tennis courts?
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-01-28, 16:47

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Nordic wrote:

My old man plays pickle ball at the rec center. Looks like a cross between badminton and ping pong.

Are those the fucks that are always putting tape on my tennis courts?

No, they're the fucks always putting pickles on your tennis courts.

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Post by Nordic on 2017-01-28, 17:08

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Nordic wrote:

Yeah I did.

Apparently he stuck around and the wife got home. He switched out the router.

I win!!!!

Yes and no. The job got done, which is great, but were you busy doing other things during that two hour window or sitting around sweating about when the guy was goin to show up? If it's the former, then it's a good day,but if you spent two hours working on an ulcer, then it wasn't worth it.

I won Greenway!!!! I won goddammit!!!!!
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-01-28, 17:29

Nordic wrote:
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Yes and no. The job got done, which is great, but were you busy doing other things during that two hour window or sitting around sweating about when the guy was goin to show up? If it's the former, then it's a good day,but if you spent two hours working on an ulcer, then it wasn't worth it.

I won Greenway!!!! I won goddammit!!!!!

I believe in you, babe.

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Post by Nordic on 2017-01-29, 12:09

internet still spotty. Been on hold for 15 minutes.
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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2017-01-29, 12:15

I've played whirlyball in Novi a few times. This should be a bigger sport than it is.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-01-30, 15:13

It takes microseconds to get on a store's emailing list, but 7-10 days for them to unsubscribe that same email address. Sure.

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Post by Nordic on 2017-01-30, 16:20

tGreenWay wrote:It takes microseconds to get on a store's emailing list, but 7-10 days for them to unsubscribe that same email address. Sure.

Two things I can live without, US Mail and a home phone. 90% of my mail goes right in the recyclable bin unopened. Complete fucking waste.

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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2017-01-30, 16:23

Nordic wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:It takes microseconds to get on a store's emailing list, but 7-10 days for them to unsubscribe that same email address. Sure.  

Two things I can live without, US Mail and a home phone.  90% of my mail goes right in the recyclable bin unopened.  Complete fucking waste.


I haven't had a home phone in 10 years. Oh wait this is supposed to be a rant.

I haven't had a home phone in 10 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
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Post by Nordic on 2017-01-30, 16:28

Watch Out Pylon! wrote:
Nordic wrote:

Two things I can live without, US Mail and a home phone.  90% of my mail goes right in the recyclable bin unopened.  Complete fucking waste.


I haven't had a home phone in 10 years. Oh wait this is supposed to be a rant.

I haven't had a home phone in 10 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Tried to ditch mine, wife veto'ed me. Gotta pick you battles.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-01-30, 16:42

Nordic wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:It takes microseconds to get on a store's emailing list, but 7-10 days for them to unsubscribe that same email address. Sure.

Two things I can live without, US Mail and a home phone. 90% of my mail goes right in the recyclable bin unopened. Complete fucking waste.


What mail I get I pickup from my po box. Home mail is junk, but my dog and our letter carrier entertain each other, so no biggie. I'll be getting rid of my home phone soon and replacing it with a cell for my security.

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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-01-30, 16:44

Nordic wrote:
Watch Out Pylon! wrote:

I haven't had a home phone in 10 years. Oh wait this is supposed to be a rant.

I haven't had a home phone in 10 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Tried to ditch mine, wife veto'ed me. Gotta pick you battles.

Yeah, that's not exactly the hill you want to die on.

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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-01-30, 17:42

I got home Saturday afternoon from visiting my mom and guess what I found on my porch? A brand new set of matching fucking phone book and yellow pages. Fuck those buggy whips. This is the thanks I get for trying to be a good son?
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Post by The Pantry on 2017-01-30, 17:51

Watch Out Pylon! wrote:I've played whirlyball in Novi a few times. This should be a bigger sport than it is.
Went to a few whirlyball parties. Lot of fun, plus you can drink.

Bunch of us played wallyball (volleyball on a racquetball court) on Monday nights for about 20 years. Always got the court for 2 hours...was a pretty good workout. Gave it up after experiencing my first episode of vertigo...scared the shit out of me. Thought I was having a stroke.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-01-30, 17:54

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Watch Out Pylon! wrote:I've played whirlyball in Novi a few times. This should be a bigger sport than it is.
Went to a few whirlyball parties. Lot of fun, plus you can drink.

Bunch of us played wallyball (volleyball on a racquetball court) on Monday nights for about 20 years. Always got the court for 2 hours...was a pretty good workout. Gave it up after experiencing my first episode of vertigo...scared the shit out of me. Thought I was having a stroke.

Used to play wallyball all the time. Best court game ever.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-01-30, 18:02

I want to rant about people talking about shit other than rants in this thread. This is no place for happy talk and fond memories.

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Post by The Pantry on 2017-01-30, 18:20

Floyd Robertson wrote:
The Pantry wrote:Went to a few whirlyball parties.  Lot of fun, plus you can drink.

Bunch of us played wallyball (volleyball on a racquetball court) on Monday nights for about 20 years.  Always got the court for 2 hours...was a pretty good workout.  Gave it up after experiencing my first episode of vertigo...scared the shit out of me.  Thought I was having a stroke.

Used to play wallyball all the time.  Best court game ever.
Agree, it was great.  The matches got intense and we all got pretty good, developing new shots and serves to fuck with each other's weak points.  Sometimes played other groups and usually kicked their ass.  

Played at a number of racquetball places in the area but mostly at Gateway (Van Dyke between 14 & 15).  Always got 8 to sign up for weeks of block time but, of course, sometimes people couldn't make it.  Got people to sub in but often played 4-3, 3-3, 3-2 and sometimes 2-2.  The 2-2 nights were epic battles if the right players were there, but sucked if a newb was subbing.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-01-30, 18:23

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Used to play wallyball all the time.  Best court game ever.
Agree, it was great.  The matches got intense and we all got pretty good, developing new shots and serves to fuck with each other's weak points.  Sometimes played other groups and usually kicked their ass.  

Played at a number of racquetball places in the area but mostly at Gateway (Van Dyke between 14 & 15).  Always got 8 to sign up for weeks of block time but, of course, sometimes people couldn't make it.  Got people to sub in but often played 4-3, 3-3, 3-2 and sometimes 2-2.  The 2-2 nights were epic battles if the right players were there, but sucked if a newb was subbing.

I'm feeling ranty again.

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Agree, it was great.  The matches got intense and we all got pretty good, developing new shots and serves to fuck with each other's weak points.  Sometimes played other groups and usually kicked their ass.  

Played at a number of racquetball places in the area but mostly at Gateway (Van Dyke between 14 & 15).  Always got 8 to sign up for weeks of block time but, of course, sometimes people couldn't make it.  Got people to sub in but often played 4-3, 3-3, 3-2 and sometimes 2-2.  The 2-2 nights were epic battles if the right players were there, but sucked if a newb was subbing.

I'm feeling ranty again.
I would make you look even sillier on a wallyball court back in the day.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-01-30, 18:48

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tGreenWay wrote:

I'm feeling ranty again.
I would make you look even sillier on a wallyball court back in the day.

You are too sexy.

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Post by The Pantry on 2017-01-30, 18:53

tGreenWay wrote:
The Pantry wrote:I would make you look even sillier on a wallyball court back in the day.

You are too sexy.
I know. Don't patronize me.
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