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"40's & 50's" Midlife crisis/GTFO my lawn thread.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Matic, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. May 2, 2019 at 5:37 PM
    G.T.

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    Dual citizenship. Mother is Australian and father was American.
     
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  2. May 2, 2019 at 5:40 PM
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    Hazmat is fun.

    But I'm usually the guy teaching the HAZWOPER so wtf do I know, heh. That and you know you can get the ERG as an app on your phone now.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.nih.nlm.erg2012&hl=en_US

    ;)

    In case you wanted to save some trees or somesuch, I mean there's nothing wrong with going in and visiting the boys too.

    ...

    TBH, we bought to truck with an estimated fuel cost of $4/gal still being 'okay'. But that's why I have a cargo bike to shuttle the kiddos around with. Also we got the 16 year old, 50mpg TDI Jetta working again. Choices.

    Pension here covers the mortgage/utilities and maybe some ramen packs left over. Good thing the wife is pulling in great mid-career position pay.
     
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  3. May 2, 2019 at 7:03 PM
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    Exactly. We needed them most when we laid lines across the road. We had a guy one time pass the cruiser doing about 50 mph and hit one of our 5” lines. It’s amazing how much air you can catch off a fully charged 5” line at 50 mph.
     
  4. May 2, 2019 at 7:54 PM
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    Meh... I get them for free for life and I like having a physical copy more than a digital copy for some reason. Plus it fits fine in my console. And I get to see people that I haven't seen in a while since I have to go to the training center to get a copy / copies. I don't miss making HazMat runs. But I do miss the science part of it. That's one reason I still teach Chemistry, Physical Science, Atomic Structures, and Anatomy at my daughters old school.

    HazMat is fun until you have to make the runs and that's where the science kicks in. What does this chemical do if it comes in contact with another chemical? Is it reactive to water, air, or any other thing you can think of? Are our level "A" suits even protective against whatever chemical / hazardous environment that might exist? What is the temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction? What are the expected weather conditions if it is going to be a prolonged event? If I see EO I'm fucking out of there and everyone else is also. There isn't shit we're going to do with EO. All the fucking paperwork that goes along with it. Creating a document for a structure fire is easy. Creating a document for a HazMat incident sucks balls. The list is endless....
     
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  5. May 3, 2019 at 5:10 AM
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  6. May 3, 2019 at 10:05 AM
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    Proud Dad moment.
    My wife and I were able to attend the LMU Accounting Society Banquet last night in Marina Del Rey. My son was the recipient of a $10k endowment scholarship honoring one of the past faculty members last night. We met his recruiter from Deloitte. It was great to be a part of the rewards from his hard work.

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  7. May 3, 2019 at 10:08 AM
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    Every right to be proud mate. Being able to be there to see him become the man you taught him to be is a blessing. Cherish it.
     
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  8. May 3, 2019 at 10:10 AM
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    Thank you so much sir :cheers:
     
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    No.... Believe it or not he lived
     
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    Get the hell out of here!! Wheel chair? Something?

    Whats the story behind it?
     
  13. May 3, 2019 at 11:00 AM
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    IIRC he suffered injuries but nothing life threatening. It’s been a while since I read the article but I know he lived
     
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    True, that's why it's fun, though.
     
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  17. May 4, 2019 at 7:27 AM
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    But ... hybrids typically use NiCd (Prius and older ones) or Lithium Ion (PHEVs and electric cars)

    That's very YMMV. Getting a new vehicle in itself a pretty emmisive event. So maybe if you run a ton of miles, then the lower emissions per mile traveled will break even or be 'less'. But that literally depends on your milage. I'd go with 'right sized' vehicle. If you run a lot of empty miles, maybe a smaller vehicle, electric or hybrid or whatever makes sense. If you're using your truck doing truck like things, then maybe not.
     
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    NiCad and Lithium batteries have their own hazardous issues as well.

    Bottom line, there’s no free lunch.

    Edit: those wanting to completely go “green”, can walk or ride a bike.
     
  19. May 4, 2019 at 7:35 AM
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    Probably gypsy brand 87 octane. Regular from a quality provider is going to have the same additives in it that their premium has.

    https://www.edmunds.com/fuel-economy/to-save-money-on-gas-stop-buying-premium.html

    https://www.cartalk.com/content/premium-vs-regular-0

    There's more where those came from.

    Moral: buy quality fuel at the octane level specified by the engine manufacturer.
     
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  20. May 4, 2019 at 9:23 AM
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    I’ll make the run. You create the report. Deal? ;)
     
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