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The Home Ownership Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Douglas, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Damn, sounds like you have some scary bad HTN for a thin(ish) young guy.
     

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    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, apparently super resistant to drugs.
     

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    I"m sure stress has been considered?
     

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    Can someone please post a nice picture of something else so I don't have to see a half naked pBOOTH flipping me off in the thread gallery?
     

  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Been thinking that for a few days.
     

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    Here's one I took for Pio a while back. God knows what all that charred detritus is.
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    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, I'm a pretty anxious person in general so that is a factor, also it runs in my family in the men on my father's side. Also there is some evidence that my anti-depressants, which I am on the highest dose of could be a factor in raising blood pressure.
     

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    I can still do that. I painted a few megamansions with zillions of 8-light doors and got very fast at painting muntins (that's a new word for me, thanks!). Taking the time to tape would have just been a waste, easier to just go back later and clean up any squiggles with a razor.

    The philosophy of teaching skiing (and, I assume, any other mechanical task) to people with autism or other cognitive disability is to focus on teaching the body, not the brain. We take them through the skiing movements that make up a learning progression over and over again and little by little they pick it up (to varying degrees, of course), even when we've never been able to exchange a word due to their disability.
     

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    My ski buddy who I've skied with for years decided to go to South America for Feb and March(go figure with this winter. I'm gonna offer to pay his airfare next year) . When we ski together we spend a lot of time operating pretty close to the top of our skill level. Now that I'm left to my own devices I have been spending a lot more time on mellow stuff fine honing my form, just lapping blue- low black stuff over and over. I'm skiing better than I ever have . Wednesday was probably the best tree day I've ever had.
     

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    imatlas Stylish Dinosaur

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    The great thing about working towards certifications is that I've always got something to work on in my skiing; and my mentors have all urged, "Always be working on something when you're free skiing". I mentioned elsewhere that I spent skied on Monday with a friend who will never be much more than a low level intermediate. He couldn't hope to keep up with me, so I slowed things down and worked on some of my drills while we skied together.
     

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    Got the Miele dishwasher. Works great and the knock-to-open feature is currently entertaining the kids. Also installed a two-zone U-Line wine cooler to keep reds and whites at proper serving temps. Need to stock it, looking forward to emptying it.

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    What makes someone a "good" skier? Is it just the ability to traverse difficult terrain with speed? The abilty to pick and hold a line? Make decisive and sharp turns?
     

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    As it is more if an activity sport... Hard to say. What makes someone a good hiker?

    I'd say being to do it all day with technique that doesn't sap your strength is a start. Bad skiers can get themselves down hard things but they make it very physical and it wears them out.

    Obviously being able to carve and link turns is required. Certainly can't be called "good" until you can do that. But do you have to be actually perfect at it or can you be just ok at your carving and still be called good if you can confidently navigate tight trees?

    Itis all pretty relative. Even if you can do all of that on a groomed black run, there will be someone who can do it through a double black chute with a mandatory air off a cliff (and they will in turn be put to shame by someone who does a backflip off the cliff).
     

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    How much fun you have.
     

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