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    Me too! I got both the seasonal and the h1n1...

    Me too! I got both the seasonal and the h1n1 today, one in each arm, and I keep wondering why I'm so sore. And then I remember.

    I'm taking my two-year-old to a community clinic on Monday to get...
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    Our public health department is not starting shot...

    Our public health department is not starting shot clinics until mid November and they do not have any vaccine available at the moment. In Northern California most of it has gone directly to Kaiser,...
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    This is an interesting discussion but feels...

    This is an interesting discussion but feels largely irrelevant from where I'm sitting -- my two-year-old (who is not particularly high risk aside from being very small for her age) is on waiting...
  4. Thread: Baby Name

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    I'm pretty sure that if you posted a photo of...

    I'm pretty sure that if you posted a photo of your new bike on a parenting forum, nobody would say, "Why'd you get THAT one? What were you thinking? That color, man. Hideous!" Manners of this...
  5. Thread: Baby Name

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    Wow. I must have spent too much time on...

    Wow. I must have spent too much time on parenting boards lately because I thought everybody knew how incredibly rude it is to jump in and criticize someone's name choice when they've been generous...
  6. Thread: Soma Speedster

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    I never came back to update this. The Speedster...

    I never came back to update this. The Speedster is completed and rides like a dream. I don't have any really good photos but here is my current rig:
    ...
  7. I had a similarly brutal birth experience. At...

    I had a similarly brutal birth experience. At two months out I was still having a lot of pain and some bleeding, and as the previous poster noted scar tissue still causes some minor issues.

    But...
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    Man, I wouldn't even lock my beater bike up in...

    Man, I wouldn't even lock my beater bike up in that alley.
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    We've been glued to the news here in my family,...

    We've been glued to the news here in my family, because my sister and three of four Australian nephews live in rural Victoria. They are on the opposite side of Melbourne from the majority of the...
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    We thought this was a great idea and it was one...

    We thought this was a great idea and it was one of the reasons we were glad to upgrade to the Duet (the old Kenmore/Frigidaire did not have a sanitize cycle). But the sanitize cycle ruined our...
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    Unfortunately that is not an option with the...

    Unfortunately that is not an option with the diapers -- additives like Febreeze can really affect the absorbency. Plus I try to avoid things with scents, and it frankly makes me angry to spend this...
  12. Thread: February 1 Rides

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    We did a timed ride today -- instead of riding...

    We did a timed ride today -- instead of riding together, my husband and I headed out together for a two-hour ride, i.e., we each rode out for an hour at our own pace and then came home. I pulled the...
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    We are on our second front-loader and I wish I...

    We are on our second front-loader and I wish I could feel the love. We had an older Kenmore (Frigidaire made, as someone above said) and it did a great job of cleaning the clothes ... but it broke...
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    Oh, neat, I've only seen foxes twice (and never...

    Oh, neat, I've only seen foxes twice (and never from a bike).

    We saw two coyotes on our ride Sunday. One of them was really aggressive, too, snapping at a person walking a dog.
  15. Thread: Heath Ledger

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    Oh, I love Ten Things I Hate About You, and as I...

    Oh, I love Ten Things I Hate About You, and as I recall it got good reviews. Nothing to be ashamed of with that one!
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    We went out for a 15-mile family ride and wound...

    We went out for a 15-mile family ride and wound up doing 25. It was lovely, beautiful day, happy kid. J and I have been snarling at each other lately so a bike ride was a good antidote. We had...
  17. Thread: Sacramento?

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    Hmm. The only road bike we have in that size...

    Hmm. The only road bike we have in that size range is my 80's Allez. It's lugged steel, has downtube shifters and the most hideous paint job you've ever seen, and is probably a 50, although maybe a...
  18. Thread: Sacramento?

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    Just in case: what size bike do you ride,...

    Just in case: what size bike do you ride, roughly?
  19. Thread: Sacramento?

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    You can absolutely ride a cruiser on the bike...

    You can absolutely ride a cruiser on the bike trail, you just probably won't make it as far! And midtown/downtown Sacramento are full of cruisers, particularly on the weekends.

    I think the...
  20. Thread: Sacramento?

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    I live in downtown Sacramento but I have not been...

    I live in downtown Sacramento but I have not been on lately. From Old Sacramento you can get on the American River Bike Trail, which will take you all the way to Folsom. It's lovely this time of...
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    Yep, I had the same thing happen. Of course...

    Yep, I had the same thing happen. Of course there are now all these rules about when it needs to be cleaned, the proper way to use it, etc., so I mostly stay out of the vacuuming.

    But if I had...
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    Nothing sucks like a Dyson. Heh. But ours has...

    Nothing sucks like a Dyson. Heh. But ours has not held up well at all. It's about five years old and we've had to replace a couple of parts that broke, including that fabulous long hose -- and the...
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    Yeah, I agree with Mimi, I think you are the one...

    Yeah, I agree with Mimi, I think you are the one who can't be just friends here. When I was single I always had mostly guy friends and my best friend was a guy. The only times it was a problem was...
  24. Oh, I forgot, I also got J. a wool Campy jersey...

    Oh, I forgot, I also got J. a wool Campy jersey.
  25. We scaled down Christmas for the adults this...

    We scaled down Christmas for the adults this year, and most of my gifts wound up being cycling related because my husband and I decided to mostly do stockings for each other. (I had asked for a...
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