SAMs happy-hour-GMT+1-daily-work-COFFEE BAR

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  1. Graptor

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    Perfect definition. The Docs explained it a "pre" emphysema for us. Said it progresses by reducing the amount of oxygen his lungs will absorb.

    If you'll permit me to digress and tell about a strange set of coincidences (it is a coffee shop afterall... :coffee:). The year was 1942 and my Dad was 18 years old. He was drafted by both the German army and the US army. Since he lived in the States he signed up with the US army and deployed to Germany. He started smoking, as probably all the soldiers did. His lungs probably didn't like smoking, as he came down with pneumonia in the cold, wet season, and this happened as his company was marching out to participate in The Battle of the Bulge. He was turned around about a mile outside of camp and sent to the infirmary. 7 days later he was released to go find his company, and they were all dead. So pneumonia saved his life (thank you very much). Ironically, the Docs said, it's probably what will take his life at the other end here. He's had pneumonia many times over his lifetime. He only smoked for 10 years, but it's likely the cause. Heck, I smoked for 10 years too, but fortunately no spots have shown up on my lungs that I know of so far. :slight_smile:

    Dad's had a great life, and as he told me, "It's OK, I'm ready when it comes". Makes me sad, but at least he's at peace.
     
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    Smoking saved his life? Holy fuck
     
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    Hey, by the way, thought I'd change up and rather than show a great, well setup coffee cup image, I thought I'd show my own favorite cup that I use almost every morning...

    RoosterCup.jpg
     
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    Jesus Grap, this story is both heart wrenching and uplifting all at once. Thank you for sharing with us.
     
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    Concur.

    I'm lack of words.
    Its so Monday...
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    Boo boo boo
     
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    My god, Monday....
    I have 3.1 weeks of leave left. Today for work I'm taking my son to the beach. God I love government work.
    Cheers lads.
     
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    I think I need a government job. Today for work I'm, well...., working.

    :coffee: Working... :coffee: working... :coffee: working...
     
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    Paddle boarding in the AM (free rentals from military sports stores), kayaking in the afternoon (free rentals from military sports stores), biking in the evening (bought a bike today because everything else is free), homemade pork back ribs for dinner, and a ice cold beer to top the day off. Perfect.
     
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    To amend my earlier post, today is:

    :coffee: working... :coffee: working... :coffee: working... :beer: watching episode of The Expanse... :beer:
     
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    Atta boy. I suppose I should get around to watching season 2. The books are freaking amazing.
     
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    Gosh, I should get to bed earlier. About time that my family returns. I'm running wild, the house is a mess. Everywhere pistachios, empty beer bottles, opened movie boxes, dirty coffee mugs. And the rings under my eyes could be used as tires for trucks. I'm too old for a singles life, I guess :smile:
     
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    I can't wait to return to this mode
     
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    He's in training mode. Just a couple more months, haha.
     
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    Any TESTies do water treatment stuff as want to talk about Micro Filters NMU and ionic exchange of electrons. /onehandedjerkoffsign
     
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    Full nerd mode
     
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