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Title: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 17, 2012, 08:55:19 pm
The other update thread was locked to relieve stress on the server.  I was given the green light to begin a new update thread in its place, so a new update thread it is!

Why am I naming the last two threads as Soap Operas?, because I'll admit, that's what my forum life is - a soap opera, and not to toot my own horn, but probably a lot more creative than the real daytime television soaps.

The last update thread lasted 11 months and over 2600 replies starting with Kenya.

So, I want to begin this Update Thread where the last Update Thread began - in Kenya.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Yelnoc on October 17, 2012, 08:57:31 pm
reserved


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 17, 2012, 09:04:04 pm
So, about Kenya.

I'm praying about something that I think is God's voice.  I still have more praying to do and more soul searching to do before I confirm it is His voice.  This thought is in response to what the middle of the last Update thread was largely about and an answer to Inks' question from early August.

I still may be moving to Kenya in the future, anyway.  I'm thinking my move to Utah is not going to be permanent and that I will be in Kenya by the end of the decade.  God has not given me a timeline, yet, and nor have I officially confirmed this is God speaking.  I'm trying to be very sensitive to His still, small voice.  If I were to place a time on it, I would be down there sometime in 2017-2018.  God could keep 2015, or he could make it 2020, or he could make it annual or bi-annual visits only.  I'm still trying to figure out what's going on.  What I'm figuring right now is that my move to Utah was, of course to work, but also to spread the word about Maisha and all the 450 Orphans in Kenya that are still unsponsored.  I'm really in a state of confusion right now, so I'm praying about it real hard.  I know my God is the Author of Peace, not of confusion, so I know He will show me His Will and will give me the peace to go through with it.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on October 17, 2012, 09:29:56 pm
You hear voices?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 17, 2012, 09:32:16 pm

Noises.  That darn tractor, maybe I'll get some 4 in 1 oil and that ought to do it...

(Putting on my best Kevin Costner front from The Field of Dreams)


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 19, 2012, 08:57:44 pm
Another week is in the books.  I am enjoying my Friday evening watching the replay of The Situation Room on CNN from this afternoon.  I was going to go to Walmart, but I'm just too pooped to go anywhere else tonight.

I'm starting to make plans for Christmas.  If I can get Christmas Eve and Christmas Day off, I will be flying back to Oklahoma on December 22 for a Christmas fellowship with my family and friends in Oklahoma.  If I cannot get Christmas Eve or Christmas Day off, my parents will be flying to Utah to spend a few days with me.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on October 22, 2012, 12:29:56 am
I can't imagine you'd be open on Christmas...


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on October 22, 2012, 12:47:56 am
How's the diet coming along? Any ladies in your life? Move in going well and getting settled in Utah? Do you ever see jamespol and texasindy?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 22, 2012, 03:23:42 pm

I seriously doubt we will, but there's always that unfortunate circumstance that could arise.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 22, 2012, 03:25:34 pm
How's the diet coming along? Any ladies in your life? Move in going well and getting settled in Utah? Do you ever see jamespol and texasindy?

Diet is coming along slowly but surely.  No ladies, yet.  I'm doing well here in Utah and I have only seen jamespol once and have not seen texasindy, yet.  I'll get together with jamespol after the election, most likely.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Kutasoff Hedzoff on October 22, 2012, 03:34:03 pm
Christ, not again...


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on October 22, 2012, 04:12:07 pm

I seriously doubt we will, but there's always that unfortunate circumstance that could arise.

What's your job title?  It's web design, right, not just general IT?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 22, 2012, 04:25:43 pm

I seriously doubt we will, but there's always that unfortunate circumstance that could arise.

What's your job title?  It's web design, right, not just general IT?

Official title is Web Designer, but I do have general IT in my scope of duties, as well.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Epstein Didnít Kill Himself on October 22, 2012, 04:27:59 pm
I am glad to be able to post on the first page instead of the 1700th :P


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 22, 2012, 04:34:05 pm
Officially, my weight is sitting at 263 as of this morning.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on October 22, 2012, 04:48:58 pm
Officially, my weight is sitting at 263 as of this morning.

as long as it's "official"...


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on October 22, 2012, 07:02:42 pm
Pic, or it isn't official.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 22, 2012, 07:34:42 pm
I've made it nearly 50 days, but I'm starting to get homesick...  I am really missing Oklahoma right now.  My mother over the past few days has basically given me an open invitation to come back home after my apartment lease is up at the end of March.  I could feel different in the morning, but I'm tempted to take her up on the offer.  If for nothing more than my grandmother will be 87 in April and as of right now, her sister-in-law, who turned 87 in September has just a day or two to live.  Plus, all my friends and family are in Oklahoma and right now I'm missing a lot of growing up.  I can't leave this apartment for another 5 months, because I don't want to breach the contract, but I am starting to think about coming back home.  Any advice you could give me would be great!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on October 22, 2012, 07:46:57 pm

I seriously doubt we will, but there's always that unfortunate circumstance that could arise.

What's your job title?  It's web design, right, not just general IT?

Official title is Web Designer, but I do have general IT in my scope of duties, as well.

Well, I doubt they'll have you work Christmas then.  Most people don't need to go on their insurance provider's website on Christmas, even if it were to crash.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on October 22, 2012, 07:48:14 pm
Officially, my weight is sitting at 263 as of this morning.

as long as it's "official"...

I guess "official" means it's true but "exactly" means it's just a random guess (that just so happens to be wrong by like 15 pounds... we've got Zogby polls with better MoEs than that...).


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on October 22, 2012, 08:06:01 pm
I've made it nearly 50 days, but I'm starting to get homesick...  I am really missing Oklahoma right now.  My mother over the past few days has basically given me an open invitation to come back home after my apartment lease is up at the end of March.  I could feel different in the morning, but I'm tempted to take her up on the offer.  If for nothing more than my grandmother will be 87 in April and as of right now, her sister-in-law, who turned 87 in September has just a day or two to live.  Plus, all my friends and family are in Oklahoma and right now I'm missing a lot of growing up.  I can't leave this apartment for another 5 months, because I don't want to breach the contract, but I am starting to think about coming back home. Any advice you could give me would be great!


Grow a pair and quit sounding like a kid who hate summer camp and wants to come home.  If you can't hack it on your own in Utah, forget Kenya.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on October 22, 2012, 10:15:26 pm
I've made it nearly 50 days, but I'm starting to get homesick...  I am really missing Oklahoma right now.  My mother over the past few days has basically given me an open invitation to come back home after my apartment lease is up at the end of March.  I could feel different in the morning, but I'm tempted to take her up on the offer.  If for nothing more than my grandmother will be 87 in April and as of right now, her sister-in-law, who turned 87 in September has just a day or two to live.  Plus, all my friends and family are in Oklahoma and right now I'm missing a lot of growing up.  I can't leave this apartment for another 5 months, because I don't want to breach the contract, but I am starting to think about coming back home.  Any advice you could give me would be great!

As in quit your job?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 22, 2012, 10:23:27 pm
I've made it nearly 50 days, but I'm starting to get homesick...  I am really missing Oklahoma right now.  My mother over the past few days has basically given me an open invitation to come back home after my apartment lease is up at the end of March.  I could feel different in the morning, but I'm tempted to take her up on the offer.  If for nothing more than my grandmother will be 87 in April and as of right now, her sister-in-law, who turned 87 in September has just a day or two to live.  Plus, all my friends and family are in Oklahoma and right now I'm missing a lot of growing up.  I can't leave this apartment for another 5 months, because I don't want to breach the contract, but I am starting to think about coming back home. Any advice you could give me would be great!


Grow a pair and quit sounding like a kid who hate summer camp and wants to come home.  If you can't hack it on your own in Utah, forget Kenya.

A lot of people on facebook have said the same thing.  I totally believe it.  I knew my move to Utah was somehow connected to my eventual move to Kenya, but I never thought of it as a test.  It is absolutely true, if I give up and move back to Oklahoma, I can forget about ever moving to Kenya.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on October 22, 2012, 10:27:27 pm
I've made it nearly 50 days, but I'm starting to get homesick...  I am really missing Oklahoma right now.  My mother over the past few days has basically given me an open invitation to come back home after my apartment lease is up at the end of March.  I could feel different in the morning, but I'm tempted to take her up on the offer.  If for nothing more than my grandmother will be 87 in April and as of right now, her sister-in-law, who turned 87 in September has just a day or two to live.  Plus, all my friends and family are in Oklahoma and right now I'm missing a lot of growing up.  I can't leave this apartment for another 5 months, because I don't want to breach the contract, but I am starting to think about coming back home.  Any advice you could give me would be great!

Perhaps you should grow up yourself, and I mean this uninsultingly. Seriously, you are 30 years old, there is no reason you should feel obligated to remain within your parental coop. Get up and get out and get on with it.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on October 23, 2012, 11:56:07 am
If you seriously are having troubles in Utah for personal reasons.....you should really realize that moving to Kenya would be a complete and utter disaster.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 23, 2012, 01:30:53 pm
If you seriously are having troubles in Utah for personal reasons.....you should really realize that moving to Kenya would be a complete and utter disaster.

Have you ever heard of homesickness?  I feel much better today, BTW.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on October 23, 2012, 01:43:33 pm
My advise? Just like George said, you need to grow the Inks up. I left CT over a year ago, and moving out of state is something that you need to do sometimes. As for your Grandmother, mine is 87 years old, and fell down a flight of stairs last month. She broke some ribs, fractured a disc in her back, and lost all of her teeth. I went to CT for two days to visit, and came back. I'm 1700 miles from my nearest family member. I miss watching my neices and nephews growing up, but ya know what.. I'm almost 30, and I need to grow up.. that's why I moved to PA, and now here to Texas, because I need to do what I have to go make something of myself.

If you move back now, your giving up. You might not have the chance to move out of state again, and do you really want to live the rest of your life wondering what could have been?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on October 23, 2012, 02:53:30 pm
If you seriously are having troubles in Utah for personal reasons.....you should really realize that moving to Kenya would be a complete and utter disaster.

Have you ever heard of homesickness?  I feel much better today, BTW.

Yes. I have heard of it. I went away to college and left my home and my parents and saw them every few months for a weekend at a time. It was difficult at first, but I got used to it, became independent and forged a life of my own. I became my own person. There were types both my roommate and I thought about transferring home because it was our "comfort" zone - but after the first 4 months, we became accustomed to things, made friends, got into habits and the like.

My advice is to not give up and go home. I stress you should not move to Kenya. If you think Utah is bad, just imagine what it would be like to be living in a third world country half across the world from your family. But get accustomed to Utah. Stop with these 5 month leases. You aren't at camp. You keep looking back at Utah and you aren't cutting the cord. You are 30 years old man. You have to grow up. You have to be your own man. If you move back to Oklahoma, you may as well move in with your parents and just stay there, accept your life and lose all ambition at all. It would be pathetic, but at least you'd be "fat and happy" as they say.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 23, 2012, 08:04:29 pm
I feel much better today.  The thoughts of giving up and going back to Oklahoma are not there today.  The change started last night when I looked around in my apartment, went outside and took a look at the mountains on my east side and said "I'm home".  I am not about to give up now.  In fact, right now, we are starting the process of getting my house in Oklahoma ready to put on the market.  I have no need to move back into that house, anymore as I feel firmly entrenched up here, now.  The only thing that can derail it is if the job goes kaput.  I don't foresee that happening, though.  I have been given no promises, but that's actually good, because the last few places have given me those promises and next thing I know I'm hitting the classified ads out of the Sunday paper.  I have no intention of going back to my old way of life that dominated the first three decades of my life.  Now, I will be 30 1/2 next Monday, October 29 and I really feel I am in Utah for a while.  This is definitely not going to be a permanent place, because I believe it may be preparation for moving to Kenya later on in the decade.  By the time I go, I will be within 3-5 years of 40, so it should be easier to live there without getting too homesick.

I feel so much better today!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 25, 2012, 06:23:48 pm
I was very encouraged this afternoon.  I called my Maisha coordinator and we still have a lot of praying and planning, but the plans are in place for me to move to Kenya sometime between late 2015 and early 2017.  They have plans for a Maisha Academy in 2014 and then a volunteer home in 2015 where the volunteers like myself would live instead of wasting money by living in the city.  Again, we still have a lot of praying and planning to do, but God is getting me ready to move down there by having me live in Utah for an extended period of time.  I imagine I will move back to Oklahoma before I move to Kenya, but probably not for all that long.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 26, 2012, 09:17:11 pm
I haven't talked about them much, but the past 7 1/2 months, my life has felt much more complete since I became the father of two precious children, Mercy and Phelix.  I have been beaming from ear to ear today knowing that I will be going home for a visit in just 4 1/2 months and that I will be moving down there with them in 4 1/2 years or less!  My goal is to be down there by my 35th birthday (April 29, 2017).  The only question is whether I will move from Utah, or if I'll move back to Oklahoma about 12-18 months in advance and then move from Oklahoma.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on October 27, 2012, 08:59:58 am
Seriously, why do you always do these time plans?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 27, 2012, 09:33:41 am
Seriously, why do you always do these time plans?

1) I enjoy time, clocks, and calendars.  2) OCD.   3) I talked with the director of Maisha over the phone Thursday and that was the timeline she mentioned.  The volunteer home is scheduled to be start sometime in 2015, probably our summer time (their winter).  It took 8 months for the first project to be built from the ground up (a medical clinic) to completion, so I figure if it is started in August 2015, it will be completed by April-May 2016.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on October 27, 2012, 09:36:14 am
Seriously, why do you always do these time plans?

1) I enjoy time, clocks, and calendars.  2) OCD.   3) I talked with the director of Maisha over the phone Thursday and that was the timeline she mentioned.  The volunteer home is scheduled to be start sometime in 2015, probably our summer time (their winter).  It took 8 months for the first project to be built from the ground up (a medical clinic) to completion, so I figure if it is started in August 2015, it will be completed by April-May 2016.

If you're certain that you want to move to Kenya....why not go immediately? I don't understand the whole "I'm certain that I'll go in 4 years, 5 months, 2 weeks, 5 days and 8 hours" thing.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 27, 2012, 09:44:30 am
Seriously, why do you always do these time plans?

1) I enjoy time, clocks, and calendars.  2) OCD.   3) I talked with the director of Maisha over the phone Thursday and that was the timeline she mentioned.  The volunteer home is scheduled to be start sometime in 2015, probably our summer time (their winter).  It took 8 months for the first project to be built from the ground up (a medical clinic) to completion, so I figure if it is started in August 2015, it will be completed by April-May 2016.

If you're certain that you want to move to Kenya....why not go immediately? I don't understand the whole "I'm certain that I'll go in 4 years, 5 months, 2 weeks, 5 days and 8 hours" thing.

If I could, I would.  Things are not ready for me, yet.  Maisha has planned to build  a volunteer home for volunteers like me to live in so we don't waste money living in the city.  First, though, they are going to build a Maisha Academy for the children in 2014, then the volunteer home in 2015.  They are working on grants for both projects right now.  For what I will be doing down there, it would be much more cost-efficient to reside in a volunteer home on the Maisha campus rather than living in Downtown Kisumu and have to find a "Tuk-Tuk" (Shuttle) to take me back and forth to Maisha which is 35-40 minutes one way from Downtown.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on October 28, 2012, 07:15:01 am
Have you found a bride yet so that you can legally adopt those kids? Or are you going to just continue to refer yourself as the father of them?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: opebo on October 28, 2012, 07:22:17 am
If I could, I would.  Things are not ready for me, yet.  Maisha has planned to build  a volunteer home for volunteers like me to live in so we don't waste money living in the city.  First, though, they are going to build a Maisha Academy for the children in 2014, then the volunteer home in 2015.  They are working on grants for both projects right now.  For what I will be doing down there, it would be much more cost-efficient to reside in a volunteer home on the Maisha campus rather than living in Downtown Kisumu and have to find a "Tuk-Tuk" (Shuttle) to take me back and forth to Maisha which is 35-40 minutes one way from Downtown.

Who the heck is Maisha?  Ths is the first we've heard of her... but now I think I see the attraction..

()


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 28, 2012, 09:56:43 am
Have you found a bride yet so that you can legally adopt those kids? Or are you going to just continue to refer yourself as the father of them?

I have not found a bride, but I am going to continue to refer to myself as their father.

If I could, I would.  Things are not ready for me, yet.  Maisha has planned to build  a volunteer home for volunteers like me to live in so we don't waste money living in the city.  First, though, they are going to build a Maisha Academy for the children in 2014, then the volunteer home in 2015.  They are working on grants for both projects right now.  For what I will be doing down there, it would be much more cost-efficient to reside in a volunteer home on the Maisha campus rather than living in Downtown Kisumu and have to find a "Tuk-Tuk" (Shuttle) to take me back and forth to Maisha which is 35-40 minutes one way from Downtown.

Who the heck is Maisha?  Ths is the first we've heard of her... but now I think I see the attraction..

()

Maisha is the name of the orphanage.  The orphanage is in Kisumu, Kenya and the headquarters is in Oklahoma City.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on October 28, 2012, 09:58:33 am
I have not found a bride, but I am going to continue to refer to myself as their father.

Not trying to be too negative....but what basis do you have for considering yourself their father? Other than that you want to be?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 28, 2012, 10:17:29 am
I have not found a bride, but I am going to continue to refer to myself as their father.

Not trying to be too negative....but what basis do you have for considering yourself their father? Other than that you want to be?


I provide for them financially and have the love of a father.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on October 28, 2012, 01:46:08 pm
I have not found a bride, but I am going to continue to refer to myself as their father.

Not trying to be too negative....but what basis do you have for considering yourself their father? Other than that you want to be?


I provide for them financially and have the love of a father.


You realize, even if you're in Kenya you will never have custody of them, right?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on October 28, 2012, 02:08:35 pm
Not trying to be ugly, but how can Bushie financially support children given his situation? Not that I'm in a position to support children either...


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 28, 2012, 02:13:03 pm
Not trying to be ugly, but how can Bushie financially support children given his situation? Not that I'm in a position to support children either...

I'm not going to give figures, because I don't want to go back on mod review, but I'm doing better in my financial situation recently.  My bank account is at a comfortable level, nothing too much, but nothing too scary, either.

I have not found a bride, but I am going to continue to refer to myself as their father.

Not trying to be too negative....but what basis do you have for considering yourself their father? Other than that you want to be?


I provide for them financially and have the love of a father.


You realize, even if you're in Kenya you will never have custody of them, right?

Yes, I am aware of that, unless I meet an American bride willing to travel to Kenya or meet a Kenyan bride.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on October 28, 2012, 02:44:14 pm
Have you paid your parents back all the money you owe them? Are you building an emergency fund in case the world crashes in on you as it does for everybody from time to time? Should be at least 6 months living expenses. I'm working on that one right now. I only have a couple of months saved up right now, but I feel really good about my progress.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on October 29, 2012, 01:30:37 am
Not trying to be ugly, but how can Bushie financially support children given his situation? Not that I'm in a position to support children either...

I'm not going to give figures, because I don't want to go back on mod review, but I'm doing better in my financial situation recently.  My bank account is at a comfortable level, nothing too much, but nothing too scary, either.

I have not found a bride, but I am going to continue to refer to myself as their father.

Not trying to be too negative....but what basis do you have for considering yourself their father? Other than that you want to be?


I provide for them financially and have the love of a father.


You realize, even if you're in Kenya you will never have custody of them, right?

Yes, I am aware of that, unless I meet an American bride willing to travel to Kenya or meet a Kenyan bride.

Mod review?  Jeff, you can give out all the personal information about yourself that you wish, and I won't infract you a single point.  You can post your bank statements, the amount you tithe; heck - I'll even let you post your SSN at this point.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on October 29, 2012, 10:45:52 am
^ Yeah, you're free to do that.. I don't think anyone cares what personal information people post about themselves.. just dont post others.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: opebo on October 30, 2012, 05:01:00 am
Mod review?  Jeff, you can give out all the personal information about yourself that you wish, and I won't infract you a single point.  You can post your bank statements, the amount you tithe; heck - I'll even let you post your SSN at this point.

Ask Torie, but are you sure that is what you are supposed to do?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: WalterMitty on October 30, 2012, 05:17:43 pm
mercy? 

i thought the gal's name was hope?

do you not know the name of your 'children?'


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 30, 2012, 05:23:45 pm
mercy? 

i thought the gal's name was hope?

do you not know the name of your 'children?'

Mercy is her first name, Hope is her middle name.  She goes by both names.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 30, 2012, 05:40:31 pm
I am about ready to put my house on the market.  Actually, the gentleman that wants to buy it wants to assume my loan.  I called my mortgage company and I can indeed assume the loan.  They are going to send me an assumption packet to fill out and have this gentleman fill out.  So, to take care of that, I will be flying back to Oklahoma on Friday, November 9, 2012.  My parents will have the packet by the day before so it will be waiting on me.  I will be returning to Salt Lake City on Thursday, November 15, 2012.  If everything goes smoothly, I should be able to hand the keys of the house over to this gentleman before Christmas.  The good news is, once I sign all the paperwork and send everything in, I won't have to sign anything else to officially hand it over as the process will count as my signatures, so I won't have to make another trip home unless I come home for Christmas.  While I am home in November, we'll go ahead and have our Thanksgiving Dinner as a family.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on October 30, 2012, 07:06:50 pm
Spend a couple hundred bucks and have a brief consultation with a real estate attorney concerning your plans for the house. It's extremely important that you make good decisions with these huge financial decisions. I'm the furthest thing from an expert in this field, but something doesn't quite smell right.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 30, 2012, 07:23:57 pm
Spend a couple hundred bucks and have a brief consultation with a real estate attorney concerning your plans for the house. It's extremely important that you make good decisions with these huge financial decisions. I'm the furthest thing from an expert in this field, but something doesn't quite smell right.

We're not looking to make any kind of profit on this house, we just want to get out from under it.  We've talked to a realtor who graduated from my high school a year before I did.  I also talked to my mortgage company.  My parents are pretty good about smelling a rat.  My realtor is on standby just in case we have to go the market route.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on October 30, 2012, 07:30:31 pm
Spend a couple hundred bucks and have a brief consultation with a real estate attorney concerning your plans for the house. It's extremely important that you make good decisions with these huge financial decisions. I'm the furthest thing from an expert in this field, but something doesn't quite smell right.

We're not looking to make any kind of profit on this house, we just want to get out from under it.  We've talked to a realtor who graduated from my high school a year before I did.  I also talked to my mortgage company.  My parents are pretty good about smelling a rat.  My realtor is on standby just in case we have to go the market route.

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Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 30, 2012, 08:35:21 pm
Here is a small twist in the story as to why I am able to take a full week off work so soon into the job.  I have been offered and accepted a higher paying position in Salt Lake City with CHG Healthcare.  They are a network that hosts itinerate physicians and it will be my job to dispatch these physicians to hospitals (mostly rural) who need to stay open even while a regular staff doctor takes two weeks off.  Hospitals and clinics have to have a minimum number of doctors on staff at any given time and CHG is a way they can get doctors to fill in without having to hire another physician and play musical roles with the rest of the staff.  It is a call center in the fact that I will be making calls and coordinating with the physicians and the hospitals and connecting them.  The job pays $40,000 with benefits.  With my current job and my current paychecks it would have only added up to a little over $26,000, not the $36K they promised me.  CHG will start on Monday, November 19, 2012.  I put in my two weeks notice on Monday with the termination date on Thursday, November 8, 2012.  So, I will have time to go home for a bit without having to ask my supervisor.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Epstein Didnít Kill Himself on October 30, 2012, 08:43:43 pm
Interesting. What are the hours of this new job? I imagine it would be somewhat tedious. Hell, just doing phone banking for the Hasner campaign tires me :P


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 30, 2012, 08:46:03 pm
Interesting. What are the hours of this new job? I imagine it would be somewhat tedious. Hell, just doing phone banking for the Hasner campaign tires me :P

Unsure about the hours, just yet, but I imagine they'll be close to "normal" hours.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on October 30, 2012, 10:32:49 pm
This guy leaves job for scam bit never gets old.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 30, 2012, 10:36:25 pm
This guy leaves job for scam bit never gets old.

Except its not a scam.  I had a phone interview last Wednesday and had a live interview last Friday.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on October 31, 2012, 01:14:15 am
This guy leaves job for scam bit never gets old.

Except its not a scam.  I had a phone interview last Wednesday and had a live interview last Friday.

The man who compusively updates an Internet forum about his life didn't tell the forum he had TWO interviews for a job?  Something doesn't smell right...


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 31, 2012, 01:36:14 am
This guy leaves job for scam bit never gets old.

Except its not a scam.  I had a phone interview last Wednesday and had a live interview last Friday.

The man who compusively updates an Internet forum about his life didn't tell the forum he had TWO interviews for a job?  Something doesn't smell right...

I've been keeping a few more things quiet.  I haven't mentioned every happening in a while.  If I did, this thread would reach 2000 posts in no time and we'd be on to the 5th Edition.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on October 31, 2012, 01:45:32 am
How many jobs have you had in the last 2 years?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 31, 2012, 01:47:26 am
What I haven't told you yet, is that most of last week, from Tuesday 12:30 pm through the end of the week, I was on bereavement leave.  My other grandmother who lived in Louisiana passed away.  (Technically, she's my great aunt, but I looked up to her and her husband as a third set of grandparents.)  Her husband passed in 2005 and for the past 5 years she's been living near her daughter in Albuquerque and then recently as she started going down hill, because this daughter is a college professor at the University of New Mexico, so she was extremely busy, she was staying with her youngest son in San Angelo, Texas and that's where hospice was called in.  I told my supervisor that I had a death in the family, but I didn't ask for time off.  She told me to take the rest of the week off on her own accord.  CHG gave me a call Tuesday afternoon and we discussed the position, then I had a phone interview on Wednesday and went in for a live interview on Friday and was given the offer before the close of business on Friday.  So, with this job in hand, I felt comfortable enough to put in my 2 weeks notice this past Monday so I could have a week to take care of some business in Oklahoma.  So, my final day is officially Thursday, November 8, 2012, though my final actual work day is Monday, November 5, 2012 because I already had Election Day and the day after scheduled off.  I will go in on Thursday to turn in my badge and then come home.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 31, 2012, 01:47:50 am
How many jobs have you had in the last 2 years?

More than I would like.

From the beginning of 2011, I have had 4 jobs.  This will be #5 (Convergys, Dell, Xerox, Aetna, CHG).  I don't count Rainbow as a job because I never got paid anything.  In 2012 alone, this will be job #4 (Dell, Xerox, Aetna, CHG)


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 31, 2012, 01:53:53 am
The reason I am leaving Aetna, is as i've already mentioned they jipped me on the pay, and there is also no room for advancement or raises.  People have been there 5 years and have only gotten 1 raise.  The environment was not condusive for growth, either.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on October 31, 2012, 06:56:59 am
How many jobs have you had in the last 2 years?

More than I would like.

From the beginning of 2011, I have had 4 jobs.  This will be #5 (Convergys, Dell, Xerox, Aetna, CHG).  I don't count Rainbow as a job because I never got paid anything.  In 2012 alone, this will be job #4 (Dell, Xerox, Aetna, CHG)

What about Ameriscam? That should count, since you did sell insurance.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on October 31, 2012, 07:47:37 am
The reason I am leaving Aetna, is as i've already mentioned they jipped me on the pay, and there is also no room for advancement or raises.  People have been there 5 years and have only gotten 1 raise.  The environment was not condusive for growth, either.

Do you notice a pattern of every single job lying to you?  What even remotely makes you think the new job isn't too......or maybe you're just lying to us?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on October 31, 2012, 08:29:02 am
Has anybody else had the experience of a job lying about pay, even once? I never have.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on October 31, 2012, 09:04:47 am
Has anybody else had the experience of a job lying about pay, even once? I never have.

Nope.....he either didn't bother to look into the details, or, now don't fall over.......he's lying.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on October 31, 2012, 09:09:14 am
Has anybody else had the experience of a job lying about pay, even once? I never have.

Nope.....he either didn't bother to look into the details, or, now don't fall over.......he's lying.

Odds he goes back to Oklahoma before his lease is over?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on October 31, 2012, 09:13:43 am
Has anybody else had the experience of a job lying about pay, even once? I never have.

Nope.....he either didn't bother to look into the details, or, now don't fall over.......he's lying.

Odds he goes back to Oklahoma and stays before his lease is over?


100%


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 31, 2012, 09:55:51 am
How many jobs have you had in the last 2 years?

More than I would like.

From the beginning of 2011, I have had 4 jobs.  This will be #5 (Convergys, Dell, Xerox, Aetna, CHG).  I don't count Rainbow as a job because I never got paid anything.  In 2012 alone, this will be job #4 (Dell, Xerox, Aetna, CHG)

What about Ameriscam? That should count, since you did sell insurance.

That was the summer of 2010, which was more than 2 years ago.  The question was asked of the past 2 years, so I went back to the beginning of 2011.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 31, 2012, 02:34:22 pm
It is official!!! I will be coming home for 6 days!! I will be flying into Oklahoma City at 1:45 pm CST on Saturday, November 10, 2012 and be flying out at 7:25 am CST on Friday, November 16, 2012. My flight leaves Salt Lake City at 8:30 am and I'll be flying through Denver. I will probably leave for the airport by 5:00 am so I can park my car and get into the terminal by 6:15 am. I've never been beyond the security checkpoint in Salt Lake City International Airport, so I want to make sure I get there early so I know where to go. It is a bigger airport than Will Rogers. On the way back, I'll have a 3 hour 20 minute layover in Phoenix and will arrive back in SLC at 1:50 pm.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on October 31, 2012, 04:06:34 pm
How do you have the money to do all this travling if Aetna was screwing with your pay?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on October 31, 2012, 04:47:14 pm
How do you have the money to do all this travling if Aetna was screwing with your pay?

*raises hand*


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on October 31, 2012, 05:10:14 pm
How do you have the money to do all this travling if Aetna was screwing with your pay?

I still got paid some money.  I had built up a nice reserve that I was able to tap into, plus Mom helped me with half of the ticket, because she knows I probably will not be able to come home Christmas, so this is our "Holiday Vacation".  November will hurt don't get me wrong, but it won't be as bad as it could be simply because there is a good paying job at the other end.  Which, incidentally, will start on November 26 instead of November 19, which makes more sense.  It wouldn't make sense to work 3 days then immediately have 2 days off for a holiday.  So, they're going to start me after Thanksgiving.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on October 31, 2012, 07:17:41 pm
Bets on how long the new company isn't what it's cracked up to be?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on October 31, 2012, 07:43:30 pm
Mid December when it is admitted.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 01, 2012, 12:42:24 pm
Here is the website for this company - CHG Health Care

http://www.chghealthcare.com/


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on November 01, 2012, 02:25:16 pm
How do you know they're telling you the truth about salary and advancing when a health care GIANT like Aetna lies?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Epstein Didnít Kill Himself on November 01, 2012, 02:46:04 pm
Bets on how long the new company isn't what it's cracked up to be?
January.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 01, 2012, 02:54:36 pm
How do you know they're telling you the truth about salary and advancing when a health care GIANT like Aetna lies?

Considering I had Aetna's salary in writing on that offer letter I shared a couple months ago, and they still lied, there is no way to really be guaranteed, but I just have to have faith and take the words of the recruiter as truth.  I'm taking them with a grain of salt, so I'm just going on faith.  What else do you do considering Aetna diverted from their written offer?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: CountryRoads on November 01, 2012, 03:44:52 pm
I tried to read the last few pages, but im lost. It seems like you have crappy judgement :(


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 02, 2012, 02:17:44 am
Bushie really needs to go on tour with Obama... if he's scored 4 jobs this easily, surely unemployment can't be as high as Romney says it is.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: King on November 02, 2012, 03:22:17 am
You guys are such plebians.  Only true patricians like me would not fall for such repetitive plot lines and think it's compelling drama.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 03, 2012, 01:15:05 am
So, my plans for Tuesday are set:  Here goes:

2:30 am - Wake Up
3:00 am - Turn on to CNN
5:00 am - Breakfast
6:45 am - Leave for Precinct
7:00 am - Vote
7:30 am - Continue with CNN
11:00 am - Lunch
3:00 pm - Activate the DVR
4:00 pm - Start watching returns
3:00 am Wednesday - Go to Bed


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Cigarettes & Saints on November 03, 2012, 01:33:17 am
So it appears that despite the new setting the writers are just recycling the same old plot lines and plot elements. I'm hoping these are just filler episodes and we have a big twist coming up.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 03, 2012, 02:10:09 am
So it appears that despite the new setting the writers are just recycling the same old plot lines and plot elements. I'm hoping these are just filler episodes and we have a big twist coming up.

I'm trying to slowly wean myself off the Update.  So, the writers hopefully won't have as much new fodder to serve up.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Mr. Morden on November 03, 2012, 02:11:13 am
So, my plans for Tuesday are set:  Here goes:

2:30 am - Wake Up
3:00 am - Turn on to CNN
5:00 am - Breakfast
6:45 am - Leave for Precinct
7:00 am - Vote
7:30 am - Continue with CNN
11:00 am - Lunch
3:00 pm - Activate the DVR
4:00 pm - Start watching returns
3:00 am Wednesday - Go to Bed

So wait, after you get back from voting, you're going to watch TV all day other than a break for lunch?  Or are there other, hidden, items on the agenda?  I mean, how does "start watching returns" differ from your CNN watching earlier in the day?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 03, 2012, 02:14:31 am
So, my plans for Tuesday are set:  Here goes:

2:30 am - Wake Up
3:00 am - Turn on to CNN
5:00 am - Breakfast
6:45 am - Leave for Precinct
7:00 am - Vote
7:30 am - Continue with CNN
11:00 am - Lunch
3:00 pm - Activate the DVR
4:00 pm - Start watching returns
3:00 am Wednesday - Go to Bed

So wait, after you get back from voting, you're going to watch TV all day other than a break for lunch?  Or are there other, hidden, items on the agenda?  I mean, how does "start watching returns" differ from your CNN watching earlier in the day?


I'll be watching CNN during lunch, and the evening is not really that different from the daytime, other than no returns will be coming in before 4:00 pm MST.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 03, 2012, 03:05:14 am
So it appears that despite the new setting the writers are just recycling the same old plot lines and plot elements. I'm hoping these are just filler episodes and we have a big twist coming up.

I'm trying to slowly wean myself off the Update.  So, the writers hopefully won't have as much new fodder to serve up.

Or you could quit cold turkey:

PRESS HERE TO ACTIVATE THE DOOMSDAY DEVICE! (https://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?action=lock;topic=161952.75;sesc=a163a164cb2b066bbc8254aecc70a092)


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on November 03, 2012, 05:26:16 am
Well that sure makes sense. CNN at 3 AM.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on November 03, 2012, 02:33:57 pm
So you gave 2 weeks notice and they told you to GTFO now?  So no pay for those 2 weeks eh?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 03, 2012, 03:58:22 pm
So you gave 2 weeks notice and they told you to GTFO now?  So no pay for those 2 weeks eh?

Correct. :(


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: ilikeverin on November 03, 2012, 10:16:16 pm
I tried to read the last few pages, but im lost. It seems like you have crappy judgement :(

OH NO IT'S AN UPDATE VIRGIN

bless, bless


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on November 03, 2012, 10:18:51 pm
Okie should go and sell whatever absurd pyramid scheme he's currently flogging to the good people of northern Mexico.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 03, 2012, 10:19:39 pm
I tried to read the last few pages, but im lost. It seems like you have crappy judgement :(

OH NO IT'S AN UPDATE VIRGIN

bless, bless

If he wants to really read the entire Update Encyclopedia, there are 4 threads, I believe, dating back to 2009 or 2010 that he needs to read!  All of which are 2,000 posts plus.  Good luck, little fella!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 03, 2012, 10:20:19 pm
Okie should go and sell whatever absurd pyramid scheme he's currently flogging to the good people of northern Mexico.

The only problem is I'm not involved in any pyramid schemes.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 04, 2012, 04:35:07 am
It is 2:30 am MST and I have been awake for two hours.  Why?  I am trying to adjust my body to going to bed late and getting up early for the next 3 days in advance of Election Day.  Today, I went to bed at 12:00 am MDT and got up at 12:30 MST (1 1/2 hours).  Tonight, I will go to bed around 10:00 pm MST and wake up on Election Eve at 3:00 am MST.  Tomorrow night, I will go to bed by 9:30 pm MST and wake up Tuesday by 2:00 am.  I will then go to bed around 6:00 am Wednesday.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on November 04, 2012, 07:11:40 am
It is 2:30 am MST and I have been awake for two hours.  Why?  I am trying to adjust my body to going to bed late and getting up early for the next 3 days in advance of Election Day.  Today, I went to bed at 12:00 am MDT and got up at 12:30 MST (1 1/2 hours).  Tonight, I will go to bed around 10:00 pm MST and wake up on Election Eve at 3:00 am MST.  Tomorrow night, I will go to bed by 9:30 pm MST and wake up Tuesday by 2:00 am.  I will then go to bed around 6:00 am Wednesday.

You're insane.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: bore on November 04, 2012, 07:34:56 am
It is 2:30 am MST and I have been awake for two hours.  Why?  I am trying to adjust my body to going to bed late and getting up early for the next 3 days in advance of Election Day.  Today, I went to bed at 12:00 am MDT and got up at 12:30 MST (1 1/2 hours).  Tonight, I will go to bed around 10:00 pm MST and wake up on Election Eve at 3:00 am MST.  Tomorrow night, I will go to bed by 9:30 pm MST and wake up Tuesday by 2:00 am.  I will then go to bed around 6:00 am Wednesday.

If you want to stay awake on election night, the sensible thing to do would be to sleep for as long as possible on the monday night/tuesday morning, not to not sleep for 3 days before, that'll just mean you can't stay awake because your body needs sleep so much.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: WalterMitty on November 04, 2012, 11:09:21 am
So, my plans for Tuesday are set:  Here goes:

2:30 am - Wake Up
3:00 am - Turn on to CNN
5:00 am - Breakfast
6:45 am - Leave for Precinct
7:00 am - Vote
7:30 am - Continue with CNN
11:00 am - Lunch
3:00 pm - Activate the DVR
4:00 pm - Start watching returns
3:00 am Wednesday - Go to Bed

no exercise of any kind.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 04, 2012, 12:01:11 pm
So, my plans for Tuesday are set:  Here goes:

2:30 am - Wake Up
3:00 am - Turn on to CNN
5:00 am - Breakfast
6:45 am - Leave for Precinct
7:00 am - Vote
7:30 am - Continue with CNN
11:00 am - Lunch
3:00 pm - Activate the DVR
4:00 pm - Start watching returns
3:00 am Wednesday - Go to Bed

no exercise of any kind.

mind exercising, trying to read the tea leaves at every point during the day! :)


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on November 04, 2012, 12:01:58 pm
So, my plans for Tuesday are set:  Here goes:

2:30 am - Wake Up
3:00 am - Turn on to CNN
5:00 am - Breakfast
6:45 am - Leave for Precinct
7:00 am - Vote
7:30 am - Continue with CNN
11:00 am - Lunch
3:00 pm - Activate the DVR
4:00 pm - Start watching returns
3:00 am Wednesday - Go to Bed

no exercise of any kind.

And no time for the Word.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on November 04, 2012, 12:02:23 pm
So, my plans for Tuesday are set:  Here goes:

2:30 am - Wake Up
3:00 am - Turn on to CNN
5:00 am - Breakfast
6:45 am - Leave for Precinct
7:00 am - Vote
7:30 am - Continue with CNN
11:00 am - Lunch
3:00 pm - Activate the DVR
4:00 pm - Start watching returns
3:00 am Wednesday - Go to Bed

no exercise of any kind.

mind exercising, trying to read the tea leaves at every point during the day! :)

how many calories does that burn?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 04, 2012, 12:11:07 pm
So, my plans for Tuesday are set:  Here goes:

2:30 am - Wake Up
3:00 am - Turn on to CNN
5:00 am - Breakfast
6:45 am - Leave for Precinct
7:00 am - Vote
7:30 am - Continue with CNN
11:00 am - Lunch
3:00 pm - Activate the DVR
4:00 pm - Start watching returns
3:00 am Wednesday - Go to Bed

no exercise of any kind.

And no time for the Word.

I'll probably wake up at 1:30 or 2:00 so I can get into God's Word.

To be honest, I'm not worried about calories on Election Day.  I'm going to watch what I eat that day and won't go overboard on calorie-laden food, but I'm not worried about exercising that day.  I'll exercise Monday and Wednesday.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on November 04, 2012, 12:13:19 pm
So you gave 2 weeks notice and they told you to GTFO now?  So no pay for those 2 weeks eh?

Correct. :(

Be honest.....you were fired, right?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 04, 2012, 12:13:41 pm
It is 2:30 am MST and I have been awake for two hours.  Why?  I am trying to adjust my body to going to bed late and getting up early for the next 3 days in advance of Election Day.  Today, I went to bed at 12:00 am MDT and got up at 12:30 MST (1 1/2 hours).  Tonight, I will go to bed around 10:00 pm MST and wake up on Election Eve at 3:00 am MST.  Tomorrow night, I will go to bed by 9:30 pm MST and wake up Tuesday by 2:00 am.  I will then go to bed around 6:00 am Wednesday.

If you want to stay awake on election night, the sensible thing to do would be to sleep for as long as possible on the monday night/tuesday morning, not to not sleep for 3 days before, that'll just mean you can't stay awake because your body needs sleep so much.

I started thinking about that and actually laid down at 3:45 and got up at 9:40, so nearly 6 hours of sleep.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on November 04, 2012, 12:47:19 pm
So you gave 2 weeks notice and they told you to GTFO now?  So no pay for those 2 weeks eh?

Correct. :(

Be honest.....you were fired, right?

I'm thinking so..


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Cigarettes & Saints on November 04, 2012, 12:50:38 pm
Bushie has been fired from more jobs than I've ever held.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 04, 2012, 01:10:42 pm
So you gave 2 weeks notice and they told you to GTFO now?  So no pay for those 2 weeks eh?

Correct. :(

Be honest.....you were fired, right?

They called it "restructuring".  Whatever.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on November 04, 2012, 01:18:07 pm
So you gave 2 weeks notice and they told you to GTFO now?  So no pay for those 2 weeks eh?

Correct. :(

Be honest.....you were fired, right?

They called it "restructuring".  Whatever.

Ah, but you gave 2 weeks notice. Got it.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 04, 2012, 01:22:38 pm
So you gave 2 weeks notice and they told you to GTFO now?  So no pay for those 2 weeks eh?

Correct. :(

Be honest.....you were fired, right?

They called it "restructuring".  Whatever.

Ah, but you gave 2 weeks notice. Got it.

Yes, I offered a 2 weeks notice, but they rejected it.  The onus is on them.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Oakvale on November 04, 2012, 01:29:12 pm
I might be missing something, but why on earth are you getting up at 2:30 in the morning on Election Day? ???


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 04, 2012, 02:17:54 pm
I might be missing something, but why on earth are you getting up at 2:30 in the morning on Election Day? ???

I want to miss none of the conversation.  The Vermont polls open at 3:00 am MST, and I want to be awake the entire time all the polls in all 50 states are open.   So, to accomodate that, I will probably get up at 1:30 instead of 2:30, so I can start the day off right - in prayer and in a Bible Study with my God.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on November 04, 2012, 02:21:49 pm
I might be missing something, but why on earth are you getting up at 2:30 in the morning on Election Day? ???

I want to miss none of the conversation.  The Vermont polls open at 3:00 am MST, and I want to be awake the entire time all the polls in all 50 states are open.   So, to accomodate that, I will probably get up at 1:30 instead of 2:30, so I can start the day off right - in prayer and in a Bible Study with my God.

What "conversation"? I mean...do whatever you want, but I don't see what interesting things you're going to learn 1 or 2 hours after polls open.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 04, 2012, 02:30:37 pm
I might be missing something, but why on earth are you getting up at 2:30 in the morning on Election Day? ???

I want to miss none of the conversation.  The Vermont polls open at 3:00 am MST, and I want to be awake the entire time all the polls in all 50 states are open.   So, to accomodate that, I will probably get up at 1:30 instead of 2:30, so I can start the day off right - in prayer and in a Bible Study with my God.

What "conversation"? I mean...do whatever you want, but I don't see what interesting things you're going to learn 1 or 2 hours after polls open.

When I say I'm a political junkie, I take it to the extremes...  Days like this only come around once every four years.  This is our "World Cup" or our "Olympics".  The midterms are our "Winter Olympics" and the primaries are the "Olympic trials".  Yes, I am THAT nerdy about politics. :).  Then, Wednesday morning at midnight, I will declare the 2014 Mid-Term Campaign and the 2016 Presidential Campaign open for business.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: WalterMitty on November 04, 2012, 03:26:53 pm
have you told your parents you were fired?



Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on November 04, 2012, 03:35:40 pm
What I haven't told you yet, is that most of last week, from Tuesday 12:30 pm through the end of the week, I was on bereavement leave.  My other grandmother who lived in Louisiana passed away.  (Technically, she's my great aunt, but I looked up to her and her husband as a third set of grandparents.)  Her husband passed in 2005 and for the past 5 years she's been living near her daughter in Albuquerque and then recently as she started going down hill, because this daughter is a college professor at the University of New Mexico, so she was extremely busy, she was staying with her youngest son in San Angelo, Texas and that's where hospice was called in.  I told my supervisor that I had a death in the family, but I didn't ask for time off.  She told me to take the rest of the week off on her own accord.  CHG gave me a call Tuesday afternoon and we discussed the position, then I had a phone interview on Wednesday and went in for a live interview on Friday and was given the offer before the close of business on Friday.  So, with this job in hand, I felt comfortable enough to put in my 2 weeks notice this past Monday so I could have a week to take care of some business in Oklahoma.  So, my final day is officially Thursday, November 8, 2012, though my final actual work day is Monday, November 5, 2012 because I already had Election Day and the day after scheduled off.  I will go in on Thursday to turn in my badge and then come home.

This obviously is untrue....since you said they told you to GTFO....so was being absent the reason for being let go?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: opebo on November 04, 2012, 03:38:24 pm
Bushie has been fired from more jobs than I've ever held.

To be fair I was fired from a job once (in the sense that my contract was not renewed for a second year), and I live in a constant abject state of fear that I will be fired other otherwise sent packing from my current job.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 04, 2012, 05:14:29 pm
What I haven't told you yet, is that most of last week, from Tuesday 12:30 pm through the end of the week, I was on bereavement leave.  My other grandmother who lived in Louisiana passed away.  (Technically, she's my great aunt, but I looked up to her and her husband as a third set of grandparents.)  Her husband passed in 2005 and for the past 5 years she's been living near her daughter in Albuquerque and then recently as she started going down hill, because this daughter is a college professor at the University of New Mexico, so she was extremely busy, she was staying with her youngest son in San Angelo, Texas and that's where hospice was called in.  I told my supervisor that I had a death in the family, but I didn't ask for time off.  She told me to take the rest of the week off on her own accord.  CHG gave me a call Tuesday afternoon and we discussed the position, then I had a phone interview on Wednesday and went in for a live interview on Friday and was given the offer before the close of business on Friday. So, with this job in hand, I felt comfortable enough to put in my 2 weeks notice this past Monday so I could have a week to take care of some business in Oklahoma.  So, my final day is officially Thursday, November 8, 2012, though my final actual work day is Monday, November 5, 2012 because I already had Election Day and the day after scheduled off. I will go in on Thursday to turn in my badge and then come home.

This obviously is untrue....since you said they told you to GTFO....so was being absent the reason for being let go?

Yeah, that last part of the post wasn't accurate.  Yes, it was a lie.  It would have been accurate had my plans worked. Who knows what the reason was they let me go.  It could have been the bereavement leave the week before, even though my supervisor clearly told me to take off the rest of the week.  Unless she did that with this in mind.  I kind of have a feeling the "restructuring" started in mid-October as opposed to late October.  Who knows.  Whatever reason it was, I'm over it now, just waiting on my final paycheck.  While I've got CHG ready to go on November 26, I've got 3 other items in the pipeline just in case it were to fall through.  Based on my history, I am skeptical when any one offers a job to me, especially with a relatively large amount ($40,000).  I've got three other jobs in the cooker right now that I will follow up on this week.  One of the places, is only 1/2 - 3/4 mile from me, so I can walk there without getting on the main road.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on November 04, 2012, 06:20:55 pm
What motivates you to lie so often?

Why not just keep your entire life story to yourself if you're uncomfortable telling the truth?



Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 04, 2012, 06:44:51 pm

Irrational fear of the backlash from the truth.  I don't stop to think that the backlash from the lie is worse than that from the truth.

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Why not just keep your entire life story to yourself if you're uncomfortable telling the truth?

Which is why I'm trying to wean myself off the Update thread.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on November 04, 2012, 06:57:51 pm
I would be skeptical too.. of course, there was a legitimate job available that would start between $35k- $40k in El Reno.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 05, 2012, 08:56:08 pm
My plans for tomorrow have changed slightly.  I didn't post it, but CHG fizzled on me last Friday, so immediately I went on the hunt and looked at a position that had previously offered me a position that I turned down in lieu of another higher paying job.  They accepted me back late this afternoon, but I start tomorrow.  I will normally work 8-5, but tomorrow, I still have to get my fingerprints and drug test done, so I will only be working 8-11 and then will be let loose to get those two things done.  I will then come home and watch the returns (should be home by 2:30 MST).  I accepted this job with the condition that I am still able to take my vacation to Oklahoma next week.  They approved and will resume me on my training the next Monday (Nov 19).  This is a temp to hire position with MMC based out of Dallas, Texas at the Xerox plant in Sandy, Utah.  It is a call center, which I really didn't want, but at this point I'll take just about anything.  It will go permanent back into Xerox.  The good news is it is just 1.25 miles from my house, so I can walk there in bad weather.  The same bus route also serves my apartment and my place of work, so that will be really simple, as well.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 05, 2012, 11:32:07 pm
So, my plans for Tuesday are set:  Here goes:

2:30 am - Wake Up
3:00 am - Turn on to CNN
5:00 am - Breakfast
6:45 am - Leave for Precinct
7:00 am - Vote
7:30 am - Continue with CNN
11:00 am - Lunch
3:00 pm - Activate the DVR
4:00 pm - Start watching returns
3:00 am Wednesday - Go to Bed

no exercise of any kind.

And no time for the Word.

I'll probably wake up at 1:30 or 2:00 so I can get into God's Word.

To be honest, I'm not worried about calories on Election Day.  I'm going to watch what I eat that day and won't go overboard on calorie-laden food, but I'm not worried about exercising that day.  I'll exercise Monday and Wednesday.

Jeff, to be honest, you haven't worried about calories the last 20 years or so.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 05, 2012, 11:35:43 pm

Irrational fear of the backlash from the truth.  I don't stop to think that the backlash from the lie is worse than that from the truth.

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Why not just keep your entire life story to yourself if you're uncomfortable telling the truth?

Which is why I'm trying to wean myself off the Update thread.

Seriously... stop trying to "wean" yourself off.  Go see a doctor.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 05, 2012, 11:37:32 pm
So, my plans for Tuesday are set:  Here goes:

2:30 am - Wake Up
3:00 am - Turn on to CNN
5:00 am - Breakfast
6:45 am - Leave for Precinct
7:00 am - Vote
7:30 am - Continue with CNN
11:00 am - Lunch
3:00 pm - Activate the DVR
4:00 pm - Start watching returns
3:00 am Wednesday - Go to Bed

no exercise of any kind.

And no time for the Word.

I'll probably wake up at 1:30 or 2:00 so I can get into God's Word.

To be honest, I'm not worried about calories on Election Day.  I'm going to watch what I eat that day and won't go overboard on calorie-laden food, but I'm not worried about exercising that day.  I'll exercise Monday and Wednesday.

Jeff, to be honest, you haven't worried about calories the last 20 years or so.

I disagree. For the most part that's true, but just about a year ago - in fact 51 weeks ago, on Monday, November 14, 2011, I began a weight-loss campaign and I successfully lost 20 pounds until my trip to Kenya in March.  I haven't gained any of that 20 pounds.  Granted, I have not lost any, and there's more I could do, and while ~265 is not great, its not as bad as 285 where I was on Saturday, November 12, 2011.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 05, 2012, 11:39:04 pm
So if CHG "fizzled" on Friday, then this post, where you admitted your lie ALSO CONTAINED A LIE:

Yeah, that last part of the post wasn't accurate.  Yes, it was a lie.  It would have been accurate had my plans worked. Who knows what the reason was they let me go.  It could have been the bereavement leave the week before, even though my supervisor clearly told me to take off the rest of the week.  Unless she did that with this in mind.  I kind of have a feeling the "restructuring" started in mid-October as opposed to late October.  Who knows.  Whatever reason it was, I'm over it now, just waiting on my final paycheck.  While I've got CHG ready to go on November 26, I've got 3 other items in the pipeline just in case it were to fall through.  Based on my history, I am skeptical when any one offers a job to me, especially with a relatively large amount ($40,000).  I've got three other jobs in the cooker right now that I will follow up on this week.  One of the places, is only 1/2 - 3/4 mile from me, so I can walk there without getting on the main road.

Seriously... why even post this as the "Update" thread?  Why not just call it Bushie's fantasyland?  At least you'd make Al happy... do you lie to your family as much as this forum?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 05, 2012, 11:48:28 pm
So if CHG "fizzled" on Friday, then this post, where you admitted your lie ALSO CONTAINED A LIE:

Yeah, that last part of the post wasn't accurate.  Yes, it was a lie.  It would have been accurate had my plans worked. Who knows what the reason was they let me go.  It could have been the bereavement leave the week before, even though my supervisor clearly told me to take off the rest of the week.  Unless she did that with this in mind.  I kind of have a feeling the "restructuring" started in mid-October as opposed to late October.  Who knows.  Whatever reason it was, I'm over it now, just waiting on my final paycheck.  While I've got CHG ready to go on November 26, I've got 3 other items in the pipeline just in case it were to fall through.  Based on my history, I am skeptical when any one offers a job to me, especially with a relatively large amount ($40,000).  I've got three other jobs in the cooker right now that I will follow up on this week.  One of the places, is only 1/2 - 3/4 mile from me, so I can walk there without getting on the main road.

Seriously... why even post this as the "Update" thread?  Why not just call it Bushie's fantasyland?  At least you'd make Al happy... do you lie to your family as much as this forum?

It's not a total lie, because there was still a chance CHG could come back, though it was not looking good.  It officially died out this morning.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 05, 2012, 11:53:40 pm
So if CHG "fizzled" on Friday, then this post, where you admitted your lie ALSO CONTAINED A LIE:

Yeah, that last part of the post wasn't accurate.  Yes, it was a lie.  It would have been accurate had my plans worked. Who knows what the reason was they let me go.  It could have been the bereavement leave the week before, even though my supervisor clearly told me to take off the rest of the week.  Unless she did that with this in mind.  I kind of have a feeling the "restructuring" started in mid-October as opposed to late October.  Who knows.  Whatever reason it was, I'm over it now, just waiting on my final paycheck.  While I've got CHG ready to go on November 26, I've got 3 other items in the pipeline just in case it were to fall through.  Based on my history, I am skeptical when any one offers a job to me, especially with a relatively large amount ($40,000).  I've got three other jobs in the cooker right now that I will follow up on this week.  One of the places, is only 1/2 - 3/4 mile from me, so I can walk there without getting on the main road.

Seriously... why even post this as the "Update" thread?  Why not just call it Bushie's fantasyland?  At least you'd make Al happy... do you lie to your family as much as this forum?

It's not a total lie, because there was still a chance CHG could come back, though it was not looking good.  It officially died out this morning.

"not looking good" ≠ "ready to go".  That's pretty basic vocabulary.  Even if it wasn't "officially" dead, it certainly wasn't "ready to go".

Or is this another one of those "technicalities"?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 05, 2012, 11:55:27 pm
So if CHG "fizzled" on Friday, then this post, where you admitted your lie ALSO CONTAINED A LIE:

Yeah, that last part of the post wasn't accurate.  Yes, it was a lie.  It would have been accurate had my plans worked. Who knows what the reason was they let me go.  It could have been the bereavement leave the week before, even though my supervisor clearly told me to take off the rest of the week.  Unless she did that with this in mind.  I kind of have a feeling the "restructuring" started in mid-October as opposed to late October.  Who knows.  Whatever reason it was, I'm over it now, just waiting on my final paycheck.  While I've got CHG ready to go on November 26, I've got 3 other items in the pipeline just in case it were to fall through.  Based on my history, I am skeptical when any one offers a job to me, especially with a relatively large amount ($40,000).  I've got three other jobs in the cooker right now that I will follow up on this week.  One of the places, is only 1/2 - 3/4 mile from me, so I can walk there without getting on the main road.

Seriously... why even post this as the "Update" thread?  Why not just call it Bushie's fantasyland?  At least you'd make Al happy... do you lie to your family as much as this forum?

It's not a total lie, because there was still a chance CHG could come back, though it was not looking good.  It officially died out this morning.

"not looking good" ≠ "ready to go".  That's pretty basic vocabulary.  Even if it wasn't "officially" dead, it certainly wasn't "ready to go".

Or is this another one of those "technicalities"?

It was optimism!  You know I'm always an optimist.  It wasn't realistic optimism, but it was optimism.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 05, 2012, 11:57:48 pm
So if CHG "fizzled" on Friday, then this post, where you admitted your lie ALSO CONTAINED A LIE:

Yeah, that last part of the post wasn't accurate.  Yes, it was a lie.  It would have been accurate had my plans worked. Who knows what the reason was they let me go.  It could have been the bereavement leave the week before, even though my supervisor clearly told me to take off the rest of the week.  Unless she did that with this in mind.  I kind of have a feeling the "restructuring" started in mid-October as opposed to late October.  Who knows.  Whatever reason it was, I'm over it now, just waiting on my final paycheck.  While I've got CHG ready to go on November 26, I've got 3 other items in the pipeline just in case it were to fall through.  Based on my history, I am skeptical when any one offers a job to me, especially with a relatively large amount ($40,000).  I've got three other jobs in the cooker right now that I will follow up on this week.  One of the places, is only 1/2 - 3/4 mile from me, so I can walk there without getting on the main road.

Seriously... why even post this as the "Update" thread?  Why not just call it Bushie's fantasyland?  At least you'd make Al happy... do you lie to your family as much as this forum?

It's not a total lie, because there was still a chance CHG could come back, though it was not looking good.  It officially died out this morning.

"not looking good" ≠ "ready to go".  That's pretty basic vocabulary.  Even if it wasn't "officially" dead, it certainly wasn't "ready to go".

Or is this another one of those "technicalities"?

It was optimism!  You know I'm always an optimist.  It wasn't realistic optimism, but it was optimism.

No.  Optimism is "I hope I'll have CHG ready to go on November 26", not "I've got CHG redy to go on November 26".


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 06, 2012, 12:11:27 am
So if CHG "fizzled" on Friday, then this post, where you admitted your lie ALSO CONTAINED A LIE:

Yeah, that last part of the post wasn't accurate.  Yes, it was a lie.  It would have been accurate had my plans worked. Who knows what the reason was they let me go.  It could have been the bereavement leave the week before, even though my supervisor clearly told me to take off the rest of the week.  Unless she did that with this in mind.  I kind of have a feeling the "restructuring" started in mid-October as opposed to late October.  Who knows.  Whatever reason it was, I'm over it now, just waiting on my final paycheck.  While I've got CHG ready to go on November 26, I've got 3 other items in the pipeline just in case it were to fall through.  Based on my history, I am skeptical when any one offers a job to me, especially with a relatively large amount ($40,000).  I've got three other jobs in the cooker right now that I will follow up on this week.  One of the places, is only 1/2 - 3/4 mile from me, so I can walk there without getting on the main road.

Seriously... why even post this as the "Update" thread?  Why not just call it Bushie's fantasyland?  At least you'd make Al happy... do you lie to your family as much as this forum?

It's not a total lie, because there was still a chance CHG could come back, though it was not looking good.  It officially died out this morning.

"not looking good" ≠ "ready to go".  That's pretty basic vocabulary.  Even if it wasn't "officially" dead, it certainly wasn't "ready to go".

Or is this another one of those "technicalities"?

It was optimism!  You know I'm always an optimist.  It wasn't realistic optimism, but it was optimism.

No.  Optimism is "I hope I'll have CHG ready to go on November 26", not "I've got CHG redy to go on November 26".

We'll have to agree to disagree here.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on November 06, 2012, 07:45:45 am
I love Bushie logic.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 07, 2012, 05:53:29 pm
I just completed my first full day of work at Xerox - Sandy, UT.  Yesterday, I worked just 8:00-10:50 as my drug test appointment was 11:30 and my finger print appointment was for 1:00.  I actually got out of the drug test at 11:25 and went straight to get my finger prints and was out of there by 11:45.  I, then, went and voted and was out of there by 12:15.  Today, I worked 8:00-3:20 as we were let out early due to material being covered in full today and the inability to proceed until tomorrow.  I will work the full 8:00-4:30 tomorrow and Friday.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 07, 2012, 09:25:44 pm
There is a snow storm coming into town Friday that is supposed to dump 5" in the valleys.  I fly out of Salt Lake City at 8:30 Saturday morning and was supposed to be at the off airport parking by 5:00 am.  With the temperature in the 20s Saturday morning, with snow still coming down pretty heavily, and my inexperience on winter roads, I am going to go to the airport after work Friday afternoon.  Instead of getting to the off airport parking by 5:00 am Saturday, I'll get there by 5:00 pm Friday.  It won't cost me any extra, and I'll just sleep at the airport Friday night.  It will be a LLLOONNGG night at the airport being there for 15 hours before take off.  At least it will be warm with places to eat.  Also, I'll have places to plug in my computer and my phone, so I'll still have entertainment and I can go to bed early Saturday night at my parents'.  As I told the travel agent to change the reservation at the airport parking, I'd rather spend the night at the airport than spend the night in a ditch!  I get off work at 4:30 Friday evening, and the sun doesn't set until 5:15, so I will still have a little daylight to get to the parking.  This could be fun!  I will not be taking a suitcase as my mother has clothes I can wear that I left there, just a carry on is all I'll take, so I will be able to go through security right away Friday evening without having to worry if my bag will make it on the plane.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on November 07, 2012, 11:21:50 pm
Why do I feel like this shall result in your losing your job?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 08, 2012, 05:21:49 am
Winter roads aren't hard to drive on... you just drive slow.  How will you ever get used to doing it if you simply take irrational steps to avoid any driving in snow?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Mr. Morden on November 08, 2012, 06:45:11 am
You're going to the airport 15 hours early because of a measly 5" of snow?

How long of a drive is it to the airport anyway?  (under good weather conditions)


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on November 08, 2012, 08:48:56 am
Why do I feel like this shall result in your losing your job?

Because it's like the movie Groundhog Day.......it happens every time, without fail.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on November 08, 2012, 10:36:14 am
I've driven in a foot and a half of snow in a Camero. Why is 5 inches of snow so difficult?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 08, 2012, 04:54:32 pm
At this point after all the "lies", this thread should be considered nothing more than a very eccentric fiction story.  Brilliantly written, but most of it is probably fake.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 08, 2012, 09:03:19 pm
Winter roads aren't hard to drive on... you just drive slow.  How will you ever get used to doing it if you simply take irrational steps to avoid any driving in snow?

I will be learning in the next few weeks, but I want to learn in the daylight rather than the black of night.  I probably could make it, but I might as well go to the airport after work, because with as early as I need to leave the house, it wouldn't make much sense to sleep even at the house as I don't want to oversleep, which I have a tendency to do.  I'd rather just stay awake at the airport, even though I will be there for 15 hours before take off.  I'll be alright.  There will be more snow coming in later this month, and it is just November, so I should be able to learn to drive in it.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on November 09, 2012, 01:12:56 am
You used a travel agent to change parking? Wtf?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 09, 2012, 03:13:44 am
For an "optimistic" person, you sure are extremely pessimistic about driving in snow...


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Mr. Morden on November 09, 2012, 03:45:38 am
Again, how long of a drive is it to the airport, anyway?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on November 09, 2012, 08:48:54 am
Again, how long of a drive is it to the airport, anyway?


23 mins
17.0 mi
per google

They aren't going to check you in, take your bags, or let you through security that early......and getting there 15 hours ahead, aside from being insane, t hey'll probably view as a security risk.....and rightly so.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 09, 2012, 09:18:01 am
I"ll have my boarding pass printed out at lunch as I'm flying Southwest.  I'm also taking no checked baggage, just a carry on and my laptop sachel.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on November 09, 2012, 12:26:03 pm
What are you going to do if there is 5 inches of snow on the ground when you land back in SLC?  You have a job to get back to.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 09, 2012, 12:31:38 pm
Again, how long of a drive is it to the airport, anyway?


23 mins
17.0 mi
per google

They aren't going to check you in, take your bags, or let you through security that early......and getting there 15 hours ahead, aside from being insane, t hey'll probably view as a security risk.....and rightly so.

Yeah, I had to get to the airport like 8 hours early one time (my ride was taking me from Mt. Pleasant to Detroit and had to be back for class... and that's a wee bit too expensive for a cab ;) ), and it was the most bored I've ever been.  They don't let you in until 6 hours before your flight.  I had a paper to write, so I would go to the McDonald's to get wifi (there's this one corner in the Detroit airport McDonald's that picks up the hotel's free wifi, otherwise you have to pay), but they had no outlet, so I'd have to go between the terminal and McDonald's to charge my computer and go on the Internet.  And even doing that, I finished the paper in like 4 hours and had nothing to do for the rest of the time.  Anybody who chooses to do that voluntarily is just crazy.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on November 09, 2012, 12:36:01 pm
Even one of Bushie's FB friends asked if it was 5" or 5', because no one would do that with just 5".......in SLC 5" is a dusting.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on November 09, 2012, 12:36:29 pm
::)


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 09, 2012, 08:49:51 pm
I made it past security just fine.  There is about 6" already on the ground, but the roads were just wet.  I've had my dinner, now playing with my tablet for a while.  The forecast for arrival in SLC is sunny with highs near 51 next Friday, Nov 16.  I probably could have handled it at 4:00 tomorrow morning, but I always err on the side of extreme caution.  I know this is unconventional, but since when have I done things conventionally.

As for tonight, I've got my tablet, laptop, phone, Bible, and even the Home Alone DVDs with me for the overnight hours.  Plus, I'm able to watch CNN here at the airport which is better than nothing. I'll be just fine! :)


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 09, 2012, 10:48:00 pm
3 hours into the evening and I'm doing swell.  I had dinner at Popeye's just up from the gate about 2 1/2 hours ago.  I've got me a drink and just playing on the computer.  I've got 11 hours 45 minutes until departure which is still scheduled on-time.  The night is already 20% of the way complete!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on November 09, 2012, 10:56:24 pm
Real healthy.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 09, 2012, 11:11:23 pm

Hey, at the airport your choices are limited, you take what you can get when they offer it, otherwise you starve!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 09, 2012, 11:13:31 pm
I really feel weird about going to Oklahoma City for just a 6-day visit.  I only lived there for the first 364 months of my life!  (I will be 367 months old on Nov 29)


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Cigarettes & Saints on November 09, 2012, 11:20:01 pm
Bushie makes The Onion a reality: http://www.theonion.com/articles/dad-suggests-arriving-at-airport-14-hours-early,29662/


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on November 09, 2012, 11:24:29 pm
Bushie makes The Onion a reality: http://www.theonion.com/articles/dad-suggests-arriving-at-airport-14-hours-early,29662/

Brilliant. :D

Bushie, I've been to airports, and they sell healthy foods. Salads. Sandwiches. Grilled stuff. Ogalla smoothies.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 09, 2012, 11:32:24 pm
Bushie makes The Onion a reality: http://www.theonion.com/articles/dad-suggests-arriving-at-airport-14-hours-early,29662/

Brilliant. :D

Bushie, I've been to airports, and they sell healthy foods. Salads. Sandwiches. Grilled stuff. Ogalla smoothies.

The restaurants in the wing of the SLC Airport I'm at has Wendy's, Popeye's, and a Seattle Coffee Shop.  In order to get to other restaurants, I would have to walk clear to another concourse or terminal.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: ilikeverin on November 09, 2012, 11:39:52 pm
Bushie makes The Onion a reality: http://www.theonion.com/articles/dad-suggests-arriving-at-airport-14-hours-early,29662/

Brilliant. :D

Bushie, I've been to airports, and they sell healthy foods. Salads. Sandwiches. Grilled stuff. Ogalla smoothies.

The restaurants in the wing of the SLC Airport I'm at has Wendy's, Popeye's, and a Seattle Coffee Shop.  In order to get to other restaurants, I would have to walk clear to another concourse or terminal.

Er, Bushie.  You have the time.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 09, 2012, 11:57:37 pm
Bushie makes The Onion a reality: http://www.theonion.com/articles/dad-suggests-arriving-at-airport-14-hours-early,29662/

Brilliant. :D

Bushie, I've been to airports, and they sell healthy foods. Salads. Sandwiches. Grilled stuff. Ogalla smoothies.

The restaurants in the wing of the SLC Airport I'm at has Wendy's, Popeye's, and a Seattle Coffee Shop.  In order to get to other restaurants, I would have to walk clear to another concourse or terminal.

Er, Bushie.  You have the time.

Time, I have.  Energy, I do not.  Right now, though, being 10:00 pm, the only thing open is McDonald's.  That, too, is a long walk for a bunch of grease.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 10, 2012, 12:01:35 am
There is a code word for the past few posts: Excuses.  I fully admit that, too.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on November 10, 2012, 12:27:12 am
Bushie makes The Onion a reality: http://www.theonion.com/articles/dad-suggests-arriving-at-airport-14-hours-early,29662/

Brilliant. :D

Bushie, I've been to airports, and they sell healthy foods. Salads. Sandwiches. Grilled stuff. Ogalla smoothies.

The restaurants in the wing of the SLC Airport I'm at has Wendy's, Popeye's, and a Seattle Coffee Shop.  In order to get to other restaurants, I would have to walk clear to another concourse or terminal.

Er, Bushie.  You have the time.

Time, I have.  Energy, I do not.  Right now, though, being 10:00 pm, the only thing open is McDonald's.  That, too, is a long walk for a bunch of grease.

Oh grow up. If you're not going to try, then don't bother letting us know about it.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 10, 2012, 12:46:09 am
Bushie makes The Onion a reality: http://www.theonion.com/articles/dad-suggests-arriving-at-airport-14-hours-early,29662/

Brilliant. :D

Bushie, I've been to airports, and they sell healthy foods. Salads. Sandwiches. Grilled stuff. Ogalla smoothies.

The restaurants in the wing of the SLC Airport I'm at has Wendy's, Popeye's, and a Seattle Coffee Shop.  In order to get to other restaurants, I would have to walk clear to another concourse or terminal.

Er, Bushie.  You have the time.

Time, I have.  Energy, I do not.  Right now, though, being 10:00 pm, the only thing open is McDonald's.  That, too, is a long walk for a bunch of grease.

Oh grow up. If you're not going to try, then don't bother letting us know about it.

Like I said in a previous post, I am making excuses.  I don't really care, either, right now.  The only thing I can think about is going home for 6 days!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on November 10, 2012, 12:50:41 am
Yes, you got it in your last post, you really don't care. You've never cared.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 10, 2012, 01:37:29 am
Yes, you got it in your last post, you really don't care. You've never cared.

That is not accurate.  You seem to be dismissing the fact that I did lose 20 pounds starting a year ago and have not gained anything back.  Of course, nothing I ever say or do will meet the forum's approval.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Lief 🐋 on November 10, 2012, 02:14:02 am
This airport adventure is very amusing! Please continue.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 10, 2012, 02:40:42 am
This airport adventure is very amusing! Please continue.

The airport adventure is going along quite swimmingly.  I am approaching the halfway mark of the night at 1:00 am MST.  Currently, I have been at the airport for about 7 hours 20 minutes.  I arrived at 5:20 pm and it is now 12:40 am.  I got to my gate by 5:45 pm.  The 1:00 am halfway mark is not exact, it is approximate.  I have 7 hours 20 minutes until I board, at roughly 8:00 am before the flight takes off at 8:30.  I will be in Denver in 9 hours 25 minutes at 10:05 am.  I will be in Oklahoma City in 12 hours 5 minutes at 1:45 pm CST.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 10, 2012, 04:18:57 am
It is 2:15 am MST and I am under 6 hours until I board.  The night is moving along a lot faster than I thought.  I really am enjoying myself in the relative peace and quiet, playing on the computer, talking to Jamespol over messenger.  I'm tired, but I've managed to maintain alertness.  I will start investigating breakfast about 5:00 am before switching gears to waiting for boarding.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on November 10, 2012, 07:55:29 am
So, the real question is.. does Utah NOT have plow trucks?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 10, 2012, 08:49:54 am
I made it through the night just fine.  I just had my breakfast a bit ago and now I'm waiting to board which should be about 70 minutes from now.  So far, the flight is on time.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on November 10, 2012, 09:47:13 am
What are you going to do if there is 5 inches of snow on the ground when you land back in SLC?  You have a job to get back to.
Sure about that, Grumps?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 10, 2012, 05:27:59 pm
I have made it to Oklahoma City.  My flight was a half hour late getting into OKC, but all is well.  I am just relaxing tonight and will likely turn in early.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on November 10, 2012, 07:47:56 pm
What do you deem relaxing, Bushie?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 10, 2012, 07:50:12 pm

Sitting back, playing on my tablet, watching college football.  My parents were both doing the same thing on their tablets.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: patrick1 on November 10, 2012, 07:56:07 pm
Lord help the person who had to sit next to you on the plane.  15 hours of airport and fast food stank.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on November 10, 2012, 08:15:11 pm

Sitting back, playing on my tablet, watching college football.  My parents were both doing the same thing on their tablets.

Why not on the television?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on November 10, 2012, 08:20:25 pm
So.. you're back with your family and you are all on tablets?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 10, 2012, 11:24:54 pm

Hey, at the airport your choices are limited, you take what you can get when they offer it, otherwise you starve!

I'll bet you my left kidney that there's somewhere in that airport you can get a conventional sandwich or a wrap or a somewhat healthy salad.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 10, 2012, 11:27:31 pm
Bushie makes The Onion a reality: http://www.theonion.com/articles/dad-suggests-arriving-at-airport-14-hours-early,29662/

Brilliant. :D

Bushie, I've been to airports, and they sell healthy foods. Salads. Sandwiches. Grilled stuff. Ogalla smoothies.

The restaurants in the wing of the SLC Airport I'm at has Wendy's, Popeye's, and a Seattle Coffee Shop.  In order to get to other restaurants, I would have to walk clear to another concourse or terminal.

Yes, because the walking across to another concourse is going to cause your (5th?) heart attack, not the Popeye's...


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 10, 2012, 11:31:06 pm
Yes, you got it in your last post, you really don't care. You've never cared.

That is not accurate.  You seem to be dismissing the fact that I did lose 20 pounds starting a year ago and have not gained anything back.  Of course, nothing I ever say or do will meet the forum's approval.

You've never actually said how you lost the weight (to my knowledge).  People can lose weight without caring (through getting sick, for example).  So the "fact" that you lost 20 pounds doesn't actually translate into you caring.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on November 11, 2012, 10:30:47 am
To be honest I wouldn't likely go walking great distances for healthy food, either. I recall a time where I was in Phoenix and I just had a pizza from Pizza Hut because it was in the concourse. Later, when walking around the airport, I saw a sandwich place and was upset I didn't go there.

Am I the only one who walks around airports when waiting? Perhaps that's a habit you should acquire, Bushie.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 11, 2012, 10:59:34 am
Yes, you got it in your last post, you really don't care. You've never cared.

That is not accurate.  You seem to be dismissing the fact that I did lose 20 pounds starting a year ago and have not gained anything back.  Of course, nothing I ever say or do will meet the forum's approval.

You've never actually said how you lost the weight (to my knowledge).  People can lose weight without caring (through getting sick, for example).  So the "fact" that you lost 20 pounds doesn't actually translate into you caring.

I lost the 20 lbs by cutting out regular soda, switching to no calorie soda (something I am still doing, for the most part).  I also lost by eliminating a lot of fast food.  I still went to get a hamburger, but only once every 10 days or so instead of daily.  When I did go out, I left off the fries and cheese.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 11, 2012, 11:01:31 am
So.. you're back with your family and you are all on tablets?

We were chatting verbally, as well, talking about Alabama's defeat.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on November 11, 2012, 11:13:07 am
Losing weight is a primary concern.....limiting calories is the primary way of achieving this goal, etc etc., but this isn't the only thing that's relevant.

Living a healthy lifestyle, all in all, is more important in the long-term than being able to claim 20 lbs. less than your record weight. And living a healthy lifestyle includes things like physical activity, limiting the amount of junk food (fast food) you consume....and you have to really want these things. You have to want to be healthy.

Doesn't mean you shouldn't have the occassional hamburger and a beer, but it's rather telling that you can't walk across an airport building because you're out of "energy"....when you have 15 hours to make the long journey back and forth.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 11, 2012, 03:45:46 pm
Losing weight is a primary concern.....limiting calories is the primary way of achieving this goal, etc etc., but this isn't the only thing that's relevant.

Living a healthy lifestyle, all in all, is more important in the long-term than being able to claim 20 lbs. less than your record weight. And living a healthy lifestyle includes things like physical activity, limiting the amount of junk food (fast food) you consume....and you have to really want these things. You have to want to be healthy.

Doesn't mean you shouldn't have the occassional hamburger and a beer, but it's rather telling that you can't walk across an airport building because you're out of "energy"....when you have 15 hours to make the long journey back and forth.

I probably would have walked, but I would have had to lug my carry on and laptop sachel around, plus tear down my computer and put it in.  The bags werent heavy, but they would not stay on my shoulder because of my heavy coat.  It was enough of a hassle to go to the bathroom.  Yes, thats another excuse, but its all I've got!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on November 11, 2012, 04:22:37 pm
What are you going to do if there is 5 inches of snow on the ground when you land back in SLC?  You have a job to get back to.
Sure about that, Grumps?

Actually, I'm not, which is probably why he avoided answering.....Just started the job, put in 2 days or so......off to OkieLand.........loses job.

Does that plot sound reasonable, my friend? 


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 11, 2012, 06:18:47 pm
What are you going to do if there is 5 inches of snow on the ground when you land back in SLC?  You have a job to get back to.
Sure about that, Grumps?

Actually, I'm not, which is probably why he avoided answering.....Just started the job, put in 2 days or so......off to OkieLand.........loses job.

Does that plot sound reasonable, my friend? 

Going to Oklahoma was in my contract.  I told my recruiter that I wouldn't take the job unless I could still go to Oklahoma.  My recruiter contacted my boss and my boss agreed to let me come to Oklahoma and then get started back with training on Nov 19.  I will not take off again at least the rest of the year.  This is my Christmas trip home.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on November 11, 2012, 07:22:02 pm
But Jeff, you've said the same thing over and over again. You've told a new job that you are going away, or have something written into an agreement, or "contract".. You claim to get things in writing, and yet things still fall apart. If I got the job, I would have just stayed in Utah, and not go home.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on November 11, 2012, 07:47:37 pm
This job won't be there when he gets back.  That is all.  If a giant company like Aetna "lies", this one will too.......of course it's not a lie, it's a delusion


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 11, 2012, 08:19:16 pm
This job won't be there when he gets back.  That is all.  If a giant company like Aetna "lies", this one will too.......of course it's not a lie, it's a delusion

Yeah, I'd like to see this "contract" where he was promised this time off.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on November 11, 2012, 08:36:44 pm
Those won't even have been your shortest job, Bushie.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 11, 2012, 09:00:48 pm
I know its risky, and if I lose my job because of it, so be it.  Its not like I haven't been down this road before.  There was no way I would have missed coming home because my tickets were unrefundable.  The next place I go will be to Kenya and that likely not until June or July.  I may come home around Memorial Day when I only have to take one day off.  If I didnt come now, I likely would have not seen my family over the holidays.  We are having our Thanksgiving Dinner as a family this Tuesday.  I will be okay even if I do lose the job.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on November 11, 2012, 09:28:13 pm
Something's wrong if you take losing a job so flippantly.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on November 11, 2012, 09:48:32 pm
I know its risky, and if I lose my job because of it, so be it.  

Why is it risky, you said your contract said it was ok.......or was that a lie too?



Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 11, 2012, 09:53:04 pm
Something's wrong if you take losing a job so flippantly.

No, I just know family is more important.  I dont believe I will be let go, but if I do its not the end of the world.  I've lost several jobs, but I've survived all of them.  I will survive this one, too, if it comes to that.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on November 11, 2012, 09:54:32 pm
If you're going to lie everytime you tell us something, lock the thread and stop posting


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 11, 2012, 10:01:32 pm
I know its risky, and if I lose my job because of it, so be it. 

Why is it risky, you said your contract said it was ok.......or was that a lie too?


It is in my contract, so everything will be fine, but if its not its not the end of the world.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 11, 2012, 10:05:52 pm
If you're going to lie everytime you tell us something, lock the thread and stop posting

Who says I am lying?  I said what was in the contract, but I also acknowledged the risk involved in taking a vacation during week 2 on the job.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on November 11, 2012, 10:14:36 pm
If you're going to lie everytime you tell us something, lock the thread and stop posting

Who says I am lying?  I said what was in the contract, but I also acknowledged the risk involved in taking a vacation during week 2 on the job.

Day two, you mean. But where would there be a risk if you had it in a contract? Are they supposed to go whenever you come back and say "ah, we're firing you, even though we said we wouldn't!"


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 11, 2012, 10:24:39 pm
If you're going to lie everytime you tell us something, lock the thread and stop posting

Who says I am lying?  I said what was in the contract, but I also acknowledged the risk involved in taking a vacation during week 2 on the job.

Day two, you mean. But where would there be a risk if you had it in a contract? Are they supposed to go whenever you come back and say "ah, we're firing you, even though we said we wouldn't!"

Week 2, I started last Tuesday.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 12, 2012, 12:51:24 am
If you're going to lie everytime you tell us something, lock the thread and stop posting

Who says I am lying?  I said what was in the contract, but I also acknowledged the risk involved in taking a vacation during week 2 on the job.

Day two, you mean. But where would there be a risk if you had it in a contract? Are they supposed to go whenever you come back and say "ah, we're firing you, even though we said we wouldn't!"

Based on the bad breaks I've had in the past, I am to the point where I say there is always a risk, no matter what you do.  You could be the best employee in the history of the company, never missing a day, or even an hour, period, never making a mistake in the work you are hired to do, and still find yourself looking in the classified ads with a highlighter and a phone.  I'm not as trusting as I once was, yet, I trust them enough to hold my position for me until I get back on November 19.  In return, I am promising them not to miss another day at least until March, barring MAJOR circumstances.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on November 12, 2012, 12:53:31 am
And how many days have you worked?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 12, 2012, 01:14:33 am

4


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 12, 2012, 02:43:09 am
I know its risky, and if I lose my job because of it, so be it.  Its not like I haven't been down this road before.  There was no way I would have missed coming home because my tickets were unrefundable.  The next place I go will be to Kenya and that likely not until June or July.  I may come home around Memorial Day when I only have to take one day off.  If I didnt come now, I likely would have not seen my family over the holidays.  We are having our Thanksgiving Dinner as a family this Tuesday.  I will be okay even if I do lose the job.

How is it risky if it's in your contract?  If they fire you, you could sue for breach of contract and recover damages for the wages of at least the rest of your contract term.  If you have a contractual guarantee for this vacation time, you literally have a 0% risk of not seeing that money, either through continued employment or court judgment.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Lief 🐋 on November 12, 2012, 03:06:29 am
I don't know why you guys are always getting on Bushie's case. Just chill out, let him his life and tell his stories.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on November 12, 2012, 02:22:31 pm

4 days is not 2 weeks.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 12, 2012, 02:32:35 pm

I'm taking a vacation during week 2.  I've already worked 4 days which is close enough to a full week.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on November 12, 2012, 03:23:14 pm
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Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on November 12, 2012, 03:23:54 pm
I'm done for good with Bushie's threads.....pointing out his embellishments and never-ending lies is tiring.  Have fun, boys.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 12, 2012, 03:31:27 pm
I'm done for good with Bushie's threads.....pointing out his embellishments and never-ending lies is tiring.  Have fun, boys.

Gramps, don't exaggerate... Bushie's never substantially lied about anything.  You just try to catch him on technicalities.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 12, 2012, 06:08:58 pm
I'm done for good with Bushie's threads.....pointing out his embellishments and never-ending lies is tiring.  Have fun, boys.

Gramps, don't exaggerate... Bushie's never substantially lied about anything.  You just try to catch him on technicalities.

I cant tell if this is attempting to defend me or sarcasm...  I'll make myself feel better and say the former.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on November 12, 2012, 06:51:16 pm
^Wow


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on November 12, 2012, 07:05:33 pm
I'm done for good with Bushie's threads.....pointing out his embellishments and never-ending lies is tiring.  Have fun, boys.

Gramps, don't exaggerate... Bushie's never substantially lied about anything.  You just try to catch him on technicalities.

I cant tell if this is attempting to defend me or sarcasm...  I'll make myself feel better and say the former.

It's pretty much Bushie's entire posting history, encapsulated in one statement...


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 12, 2012, 08:03:54 pm
Good Monday Evening!  I have had a tremendous day!  Got the house cleaned out this morning, took a nap this afternoon, had Spaghetti for dinner and now I'm about ready to head to my cousins for a little bit to visit with them.  Tomorrow, is the Brown Family Thanksgiving Dinner 2012.  Mom and I will head over to Grandma's about noon and play Skip-Bo.  A family friend will join us about 2:00 or 2:30, then Dad will join us about 4:45 and we'll eat about 5:15 tomorrow evening.  Wednesday, Mom and I will make our annual trip to Mardel's in search of Christmas music.  We normally like to go the first Saturday in November, but since I wasn't here, we have to do it now.  Wednesday evening, we will be eating dinner together as a family at On the Border and then Thursday is a day mostly to relax and pack.  We'll be leaving the house at Mom and Dad's to begin my journey back to Midvale, Utah.  My vacation is rapidly approaching the half way mark. :(


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 12, 2012, 08:07:21 pm
I'm done for good with Bushie's threads.....pointing out his embellishments and never-ending lies is tiring.  Have fun, boys.

Gramps, don't exaggerate... Bushie's never substantially lied about anything.  You just try to catch him on technicalities.

I cant tell if this is attempting to defend me or sarcasm...  I'll make myself feel better and say the former.

If you honestly think that I think you've never substantially lied about anything, then you either

1) think I'm an idiot;
2) have a very seriously skewed version of what constitutes either reality or a lie.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 12, 2012, 08:14:07 pm
I'm done for good with Bushie's threads.....pointing out his embellishments and never-ending lies is tiring.  Have fun, boys.

Gramps, don't exaggerate... Bushie's never substantially lied about anything.  You just try to catch him on technicalities.

I cant tell if this is attempting to defend me or sarcasm...  I'll make myself feel better and say the former.

If you honestly think that I think you've never substantially lied about anything, then you either

1) think I'm an idiot;
2) have a very seriously skewed version of what constitutes either reality or a lie.

I figured it was the latter, but I was telling myself it was the former, though I knew better.  Yes, I have lied quite a few times on the forum, but I do not lie about everything.  Most of what I say is truth, though, sadly, not all of it is.

The past few posters have totally missed the subtle (probably poor) attempt at sarcasm myself.  I'm trying to inject a little humor, but the humor sailed way above everyone's heads.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 12, 2012, 08:21:16 pm
I know its risky, and if I lose my job because of it, so be it.  Its not like I haven't been down this road before.  There was no way I would have missed coming home because my tickets were unrefundable.  The next place I go will be to Kenya and that likely not until June or July.  I may come home around Memorial Day when I only have to take one day off.  If I didnt come now, I likely would have not seen my family over the holidays.  We are having our Thanksgiving Dinner as a family this Tuesday.  I will be okay even if I do lose the job.

How is it risky if it's in your contract?  If they fire you, you could sue for breach of contract and recover damages for the wages of at least the rest of your contract term.  If you have a contractual guarantee for this vacation time, you literally have a 0% risk of not seeing that money, either through continued employment or court judgment.

Its not risky in my situation, but I'm just saying it is, because most of the time it is very risky in normal circumstances to take off for a week just a week into the job.  I could hold quite a few companies accountable for breach of contract, but I choose not to, because I do not sue.  I have better things to do than to sue companies.  Plus, I would rather be wronged and be able to show the love of Christ than to get what's coming to me and miss an opportunity to nurture someone's soul or plant a seed.  My ultimate mission on this earth is not to hold down a job, although that is very vital to my mission, but the mission itself is to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ to the masses.  Holding down a job is a very vital aspect to that mission, and I will admit, I have failed in that respect.  I have failed in so many areas, but God still picks me up, dusts me off, and holds my hand as I walk with Him.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on November 12, 2012, 09:26:30 pm
Just a thought... did you ever think "maybe God is actually trying to teach me a lesson"?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 12, 2012, 10:10:46 pm
I know its risky, and if I lose my job because of it, so be it.  Its not like I haven't been down this road before.  There was no way I would have missed coming home because my tickets were unrefundable.  The next place I go will be to Kenya and that likely not until June or July.  I may come home around Memorial Day when I only have to take one day off.  If I didnt come now, I likely would have not seen my family over the holidays.  We are having our Thanksgiving Dinner as a family this Tuesday.  I will be okay even if I do lose the job.

How is it risky if it's in your contract?  If they fire you, you could sue for breach of contract and recover damages for the wages of at least the rest of your contract term.  If you have a contractual guarantee for this vacation time, you literally have a 0% risk of not seeing that money, either through continued employment or court judgment.

Its not risky in my situation, but I'm just saying it is, because most of the time it is very risky in normal circumstances to take off for a week just a week into the job.  I could hold quite a few companies accountable for breach of contract, but I choose not to, because I do not sue.  I have better things to do than to sue companies.  Plus, I would rather be wronged and be able to show the love of Christ than to get what's coming to me and miss an opportunity to nurture someone's soul or plant a seed.  My ultimate mission on this earth is not to hold down a job, although that is very vital to my mission, but the mission itself is to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ to the masses.  Holding down a job is a very vital aspect to that mission, and I will admit, I have failed in that respect.  I have failed in so many areas, but God still picks me up, dusts me off, and holds my hand as I walk with Him.

I won't even get into your thought on lawsuits, because that will cause my brain to just end itself.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 13, 2012, 12:14:07 am
Just a thought... did you ever think "maybe God is actually trying to teach me a lesson"?

Oh, I think that everyday.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 13, 2012, 12:28:22 am
Just a thought... did you ever think "maybe God is actually trying to teach me a lesson"?

Oh, I think that everyday.

And what lessons have you learned?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 13, 2012, 12:53:30 am
Just a thought... did you ever think "maybe God is actually trying to teach me a lesson"?

Oh, I think that everyday.

And what lessons have you learned?

1) Patience - This is the biggy.
2) Thankfulness for what I do have and quit dwelling on things I do not have.
3) Total reliance on Him (Rely on Him for the strength to do my work each and every day.)
4) Taking things one day at a time (this is a hard lesson for me to learn).
5) Plan things out, but with the reality that God can and sometimes will change your plans.  James 5:14.

There are more, but those are the top five lessons I'm "studying" right now from my God.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 13, 2012, 11:46:26 pm
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Ė I am thankful for being able to open my heart to my mother.  I finally told her tonight in depth of my plans for Kenya.  I told her about the Maisha Medical Clinic that was recently completed.  I told her about the Maisha Academy that will be starting in 2014 and the volunteer home in 2015.  I was able to tell her of my plans and how God has been speaking to me the past year about where He wants my life to head.  I told her that after the volunteer home is built that I will be spending a month down there to test it out living down there and working.  I told her how I would support myself and I told her how Utah fits into that plan.  I also reassured her that it will be anywhere between summer 2016 and summer 2018, depending on how long it takes them to build the volunteer home.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on November 13, 2012, 11:48:06 pm
I thought you already "came out" about Kenya?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on November 13, 2012, 11:48:29 pm
And how did she react?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 14, 2012, 12:10:46 am
I thought you already "came out" about Kenya?

I did, for the most part, like she knew I wanted to move to Kenya, but didn't know how I was going to support myself (valid question), or how I came to that decision.  I told her this evening why and how I've come to that conclusion.

And, Simfan, she took the news quite well.  I think she was pleased and was comforted by the fact that I now have a way to, or am very close to finalizing a way to support myself down there without becoming another mouth to feed.  She was also comforted by the fact that I'm not planning to move anytime soon.  The infrastructure is not yet in place for me to move down there and neither is this support.  The Academy has to be built first and then the Volunteer Home.  The Volunteer Home is not slated to begin for another 2 1/2 - 3 years, so it probably won't be finished until late 2016 at the earliest.  I imagine I won't test it out until summer 2017 and probably won't move there until summer 2018.  That's later than I had thought originally, but its with the latest information straight from the Maisha Director herself.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on November 14, 2012, 07:27:52 am
How do you plan on supporting yourself?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on November 14, 2012, 07:36:38 am
How do you plan on supporting yourself?

I imagine the Lord will provide?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 14, 2012, 10:21:09 am
How do you plan on supporting yourself?

I will be working for Maisha, and while it is mostly volunteer, they will provide the basics such shelter and food.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on November 14, 2012, 11:35:30 am
How do you plan on supporting yourself?

I will be working for Maisha, and while it is mostly volunteer, they will provide the basics such shelter and food.

That is someone else supporting you, not supporting yourself.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 14, 2012, 01:49:17 pm
How do you plan on supporting yourself?

I will be working for Maisha, and while it is mostly volunteer, they will provide the basics such shelter and food.

That is someone else supporting you, not supporting yourself.

It would be a job that would pay.  It won't pay very much, but in Kenya, you don't need a lot of money to survive (compared to US Dollars).  If someone makes 30,000 Kenyan Schillings a year that is the equivalent of $350.  Besides, when it all is boiled down, even here in the United States and other Western Nations, one's employer is the provider of shelter, food, clothing, and the basic necessities of life as well as the luxuries.  You work for Company A and Company A agrees to pay you x dollars to buy whatever you need and that includes shelter, food, clothing.  Its no different in third world countries.  Your employer provides the basics.  The only difference is that Maisha would provide the actual shelter instead of the money to get the shelter.  Moreover, in America, in Kenya, and everywhere you go it is God who provides all these necessities.  He gives you the health and wakes you up of a morning to go to a job and perform your duties to satisfactory or above levels.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on November 14, 2012, 01:57:09 pm
Moreover, in America, in Kenya, and everywhere you go it is God who provides all these necessities.  He gives you the health and wakes you up of a morning to go to a job and perform your duties to satisfactory or above levels.

No, he doesn't. I wake me up in the morning. I drive myself to my job, and I do my job that pays my bills, and provides for me.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on November 14, 2012, 02:32:25 pm
How do you plan on supporting yourself?

I will be working for Maisha, and while it is mostly volunteer, they will provide the basics such shelter and food.

That is someone else supporting you, not supporting yourself.

Isn't that the same thing though? He works, he gets compensation.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on November 14, 2012, 02:45:10 pm
How do you plan on supporting yourself?

I will be working for Maisha, and while it is mostly volunteer, they will provide the basics such shelter and food.

That is someone else supporting you, not supporting yourself.

Isn't that the same thing though? He works, he gets compensation.

I see it more as an allowence.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on November 14, 2012, 03:42:14 pm
How do you plan on supporting yourself?

I will be working for Maisha, and while it is mostly volunteer, they will provide the basics such shelter and food.

That is someone else supporting you, not supporting yourself.

Isn't that the same thing though? He works, he gets compensation.

I see it more as an allowence.

I agree with Bushie this time actually. It's not any different than if a woman becomes a nun and is "cared for" by the convent, for example.

(Not to say I believe the whole Kenya thing will work for him, I don't.)


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on November 14, 2012, 04:51:00 pm
She's happy it's not occurring anytime soon i.e. she's hoping it is a phase and will blow over.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 14, 2012, 06:08:00 pm
How do you plan on supporting yourself?

I will be working for Maisha, and while it is mostly volunteer, they will provide the basics such shelter and food.

That is someone else supporting you, not supporting yourself.

Isn't that the same thing though? He works, he gets compensation.

I see it more as an allowence.

I agree with Bushie this time actually. It's not any different than if a woman becomes a nun and is "cared for" by the convent, for example.

(Not to say I believe the whole Kenya thing will work for him, I don't.)

I gotta say I agree with him as well.  If he's volunteering to get the housing and food, he's providing for himself.  If he goes to a shelter to get housing and food, then they'd be providing for him.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on November 14, 2012, 06:46:03 pm
How can you provide for your future by volunteering? You can't fly back to your family without making money... you can't provide for a future family without it. It's great to want to help, but without some real funds in the bank, it could be tough.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on November 14, 2012, 07:01:04 pm
Just a thought... did you ever think "maybe God is actually trying to teach me a lesson"?

Oh, I think that everyday.

And what lessons have you learned?

1) Patience - This is the biggy.
2) Thankfulness for what I do have and quit dwelling on things I do not have.
3) Total reliance on Him (Rely on Him for the strength to do my work each and every day.)
4) Taking things one day at a time (this is a hard lesson for me to learn).
5) Plan things out, but with the reality that God can and sometimes will change your plans.  James 5:14.

There are more, but those are the top five lessons I'm "studying" right now from my God.


...and yet again... the single reason why you end up falling on your face.

Ever think... that God is trying to teach you self-reliance? but you just refuse to listen?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 14, 2012, 09:34:56 pm
How can you provide for your future by volunteering? You can't fly back to your family without making money... you can't provide for a future family without it. It's great to want to help, but without some real funds in the bank, it could be tough.

I'm not looking for it to be easy.  I'm looking for it to be doable.  Nothing in life that's worth anything comes without a price.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on November 14, 2012, 09:51:00 pm
How can you provide for your future by volunteering? You can't fly back to your family without making money... you can't provide for a future family without it. It's great to want to help, but without some real funds in the bank, it could be tough.

I'm not looking for it to be easy.  I'm looking for it to be doable.  Nothing in life that's worth anything comes without a price.

Well it will certainly be hard if you aren't making any real money. You won't be able to afford to travel unless you keep hitting up your parents for money!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 14, 2012, 10:05:06 pm
How can you provide for your future by volunteering? You can't fly back to your family without making money... you can't provide for a future family without it. It's great to want to help, but without some real funds in the bank, it could be tough.

I'm not looking for it to be easy.  I'm looking for it to be doable.  Nothing in life that's worth anything comes without a price.

Well it will certainly be hard if you aren't making any real money. You won't be able to afford to travel unless you keep hitting up your parents for money!

Like I said previously, we still have a lot of work to do.  Nothing has been nailed down and rightfully so, since I won't be there for at least another 4-6 years.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 15, 2012, 04:02:20 pm
24 hours until I'm in Salt Lake City!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 15, 2012, 11:27:42 pm
I am about ready to hit the sack for the final time on this vacation in Oklahoma.  It will be a short night as I have to be up by 4:00 am CST to leave by 5:00 am.  My flight leaves at 7:25 am, so that gives right at 2 hours to check in and go through security and chill for a bit before boarding.  Again, I've got a 3 hour 20 minute layover in Phoenix and should land in Salt Lake City around 1:50 pm MST (that's when my plane is scheduled to land).  If all goes well, I should be to my apartment by 3:30-4:00 pm.  The weather in Salt Lake City is supposed to be low 50s and Mostly Cloudy at landing.  There is still a possibility I will be able to come home for Christmas once again.  I am not going to ask for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day off, but I'm going to ask if I have them off automatically.  I will ask about Thanksgiving and New Year's at the same so it doesn't look suspicious.  If I have to work, I'm not going to ask off and will stay in Utah and work, but if I do have sufficient time off (minimum 4 consecutive days) automatically, Mom and Grandma are going to split the ticket for me to come home.  I'm not going to do anything to jeopardize my job.  I just got finished with a 6 day vacation, so the only way I'm coming home is if I have time off automatically built into the calendar.  If not, I will be working and making money.  I will ask probably Monday or Tuesday so if I can come home, we can go ahead and book the tickets before December 1 before the prices go up and the seats are full.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 16, 2012, 12:26:37 am
You're at a call center for Xerox doing what exactly?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 16, 2012, 07:09:28 am
You're at a call center for Xerox doing what exactly?

Tech Support for the US Forest Service.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 16, 2012, 07:14:39 am
I made it through security at Will Rogers World Airport.  It is 6:20 am CST and I am 40 minutes from boarding.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on November 16, 2012, 07:22:19 am
What sort of work will you do in Kenya?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 16, 2012, 02:25:58 pm

Tech Support with what?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on November 16, 2012, 03:15:17 pm
More call centers? Is that the only jobs available these days?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: opebo on November 16, 2012, 03:17:24 pm
More call centers? Is that the only jobs available these days?

I think that or restaurant work has been the only job available for decades, no?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on November 16, 2012, 03:24:24 pm
More call centers? Is that the only jobs available these days?

I think that or restaurant work has been the only job available for decades, no?

Sad but true, opebo. Even if you have a professional degree these days.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on November 16, 2012, 04:08:09 pm
There are tons of comission based sales jobs out there too if that is your inclination. Medical sales, in particular, is a huge industry.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 16, 2012, 06:11:10 pm

IT


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 16, 2012, 08:09:00 pm
I'm thinking of a way to become more active, lose a little bit of weight, and ease strain on my back, knees, hip, etc.  I'm thinking about taking up Yoga.  Any thoughts or suggestions?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on November 16, 2012, 09:34:01 pm
There are tons of comission based sales jobs out there too if that is your inclination. Medical sales, in particular, is a huge industry.

We've already tried that, you know.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on November 17, 2012, 12:15:43 am
There are tons of comission based sales jobs out there too if that is your inclination. Medical sales, in particular, is a huge industry.

We've already tried that, you know.
I don't think Bushie has ever had a legit sales job. Not saying that'd be his thing. It's certainly not mine. Now that I think about it, maybe he'd be good at fund raising. He's apparantly convinced people to support him in going to Africa and such. Perhaps he could be successful at soliciting donations for charity.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 17, 2012, 01:29:38 am
There are tons of comission based sales jobs out there too if that is your inclination. Medical sales, in particular, is a huge industry.

We've already tried that, you know.
I don't think Bushie has ever had a legit sales job. Not saying that'd be his thing. It's certainly not mine. Now that I think about it, maybe he'd be good at fund raising. He's apparantly convinced people to support him in going to Africa and such. Perhaps he could be successful at soliciting donations for charity.


I don't do sales.  My family is not sales inclined.  We would have a hard time selling a five dollar bill for a nickel.  I tried selling term life insurance through Primerica about 7 years ago, but never got anywhere with it.  I sold two policies on my own, but one of them backed out leaving me to pay the company back.  I left Primerica officially in October 2006 after I had gone back to school to finish my degree.  I worked that along side other jobs.  I stay away from commission only pay structure as if there is no guaranteed base, I would starve.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on November 17, 2012, 09:41:23 am
Ameriscam


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 17, 2012, 12:16:51 pm

The criteria that memphis set forth was legitimate sales jobs.  So, that's why I didn't even bring up Ameriscam.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on November 17, 2012, 01:20:27 pm
Dang it, Jeff. You should sell propane and propane accessories like me.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 17, 2012, 01:37:25 pm
Dang it, Jeff. You should sell propane and propane accessories like me.

Having some experience in the Energy industry, its something worth thinking about.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 17, 2012, 04:45:13 pm

You're just a general IT guy for the Forest Service?  Or you help them with Xerox products.  What do you do on an average day?  I highly doubt that whatever it is, it's really important enough to warrant keeping the branch open on Christmas.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 17, 2012, 04:51:40 pm

You're just a general IT guy for the Forest Service?  Or you help them with Xerox products.  What do you do on an average day?  I highly doubt that whatever it is, it's really important enough to warrant keeping the branch open on Christmas.

After training, I will be taking calls answering technical-related questions.  The questions will be such as, my computer won't start or I have no internet connection or I need to install a printer, etc.  Its the same thing I was doing at Dell.  The Forest Service is still using outdated equipment, so I will be troubleshooting Windows XP.  I should be on the phones by next Monday, November 26.

They keep the centers open on holidays just in case someone calls with a question.  Normally, the calls are  pretty few and far between and they usually let people go early and from what I've heard, the holiday staffing is on a volunteer basis, unless not enough people are signed up.  Xerox has a contract with the US Forest Service and if they don't keep the center open at all times, they can get fined or possibly lose the contract.  Xerox would prefer to close the center on major holidays, as they have families they want to spend time with as well, but business is business.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 17, 2012, 04:58:53 pm

You're just a general IT guy for the Forest Service?  Or you help them with Xerox products.  What do you do on an average day?  I highly doubt that whatever it is, it's really important enough to warrant keeping the branch open on Christmas.

After training, I will be taking calls answering technical-related questions.  The questions will be such as, my computer won't start or I have no internet connection or I need to install a printer, etc.  Its the same thing I was doing at Dell.  The Forest Service is still using outdated equipment, so I will be troubleshooting Windows XP.  I should be on the phones by next Monday, November 26.

They keep the centers open on holidays just in case someone calls with a question.  Normally, the calls are  pretty few and far between and they usually let people go early and from what I've heard, the holiday staffing is on a volunteer basis, unless not enough people are signed up.  Xerox has a contract with the US Forest Service and if they don't keep the center open at all times, they can get fined or possibly lose the contract.  Xerox would prefer to close the center on major holidays, as they have families they want to spend time with as well, but business is business.

Why are you doing IT help on products that Xerox doesn't manufacture?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 17, 2012, 06:19:53 pm

You're just a general IT guy for the Forest Service?  Or you help them with Xerox products.  What do you do on an average day?  I highly doubt that whatever it is, it's really important enough to warrant keeping the branch open on Christmas.

After training, I will be taking calls answering technical-related questions.  The questions will be such as, my computer won't start or I have no internet connection or I need to install a printer, etc.  Its the same thing I was doing at Dell.  The Forest Service is still using outdated equipment, so I will be troubleshooting Windows XP.  I should be on the phones by next Monday, November 26.

They keep the centers open on holidays just in case someone calls with a question.  Normally, the calls are  pretty few and far between and they usually let people go early and from what I've heard, the holiday staffing is on a volunteer basis, unless not enough people are signed up.  Xerox has a contract with the US Forest Service and if they don't keep the center open at all times, they can get fined or possibly lose the contract.  Xerox would prefer to close the center on major holidays, as they have families they want to spend time with as well, but business is business.

Why are you doing IT help on products that Xerox doesn't manufacture?

Um, I don't get to choose what products Xerox asks me to work on.  I choose to either be employed, or if I don't like it, I can leave.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on November 17, 2012, 06:49:27 pm

You're just a general IT guy for the Forest Service?  Or you help them with Xerox products.  What do you do on an average day?  I highly doubt that whatever it is, it's really important enough to warrant keeping the branch open on Christmas.

After training, I will be taking calls answering technical-related questions.  The questions will be such as, my computer won't start or I have no internet connection or I need to install a printer, etc.  Its the same thing I was doing at Dell.  The Forest Service is still using outdated equipment, so I will be troubleshooting Windows XP.  I should be on the phones by next Monday, November 26.

They keep the centers open on holidays just in case someone calls with a question.  Normally, the calls are  pretty few and far between and they usually let people go early and from what I've heard, the holiday staffing is on a volunteer basis, unless not enough people are signed up.  Xerox has a contract with the US Forest Service and if they don't keep the center open at all times, they can get fined or possibly lose the contract.  Xerox would prefer to close the center on major holidays, as they have families they want to spend time with as well, but business is business.

Why are you doing IT help on products that Xerox doesn't manufacture?

Um, I don't get to choose what products Xerox asks me to work on.  I choose to either be employed, or if I don't like it, I can leave.

But that all doesn't make sense. That's like calling a Ford dealership mechanic to help troubleshoot a blender.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: patrick1 on November 17, 2012, 06:50:50 pm

You're just a general IT guy for the Forest Service?  Or you help them with Xerox products.  What do you do on an average day?  I highly doubt that whatever it is, it's really important enough to warrant keeping the branch open on Christmas.

After training, I will be taking calls answering technical-related questions.  The questions will be such as, my computer won't start or I have no internet connection or I need to install a printer, etc.  Its the same thing I was doing at Dell.  The Forest Service is still using outdated equipment, so I will be troubleshooting Windows XP.  I should be on the phones by next Monday, November 26.

They keep the centers open on holidays just in case someone calls with a question.  Normally, the calls are  pretty few and far between and they usually let people go early and from what I've heard, the holiday staffing is on a volunteer basis, unless not enough people are signed up.  Xerox has a contract with the US Forest Service and if they don't keep the center open at all times, they can get fined or possibly lose the contract.  Xerox would prefer to close the center on major holidays, as they have families they want to spend time with as well, but business is business.

Why are you doing IT help on products that Xerox doesn't manufacture?

I think a lot of companies that used to make "stuff" got into managing call centers for other companies as ancillary or separate business units or divisions.  I think it is a way to streamline and leverage expertise in operations- or a.k.a. a way to have a vendor be the one to pay people peanuts and deal with headaches they don't feel like handling.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 17, 2012, 06:50:58 pm

You're just a general IT guy for the Forest Service?  Or you help them with Xerox products.  What do you do on an average day?  I highly doubt that whatever it is, it's really important enough to warrant keeping the branch open on Christmas.

After training, I will be taking calls answering technical-related questions.  The questions will be such as, my computer won't start or I have no internet connection or I need to install a printer, etc.  Its the same thing I was doing at Dell.  The Forest Service is still using outdated equipment, so I will be troubleshooting Windows XP.  I should be on the phones by next Monday, November 26.

They keep the centers open on holidays just in case someone calls with a question.  Normally, the calls are  pretty few and far between and they usually let people go early and from what I've heard, the holiday staffing is on a volunteer basis, unless not enough people are signed up.  Xerox has a contract with the US Forest Service and if they don't keep the center open at all times, they can get fined or possibly lose the contract.  Xerox would prefer to close the center on major holidays, as they have families they want to spend time with as well, but business is business.

Why are you doing IT help on products that Xerox doesn't manufacture?

Um, I don't get to choose what products Xerox asks me to work on.  I choose to either be employed, or if I don't like it, I can leave.

But that all doesn't make sense. That's like calling a Ford dealership mechanic to help troubleshoot a blender.

I'm not in the upper-tier of management who calls the shots, so I can't say why they chose this path.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on November 17, 2012, 07:04:33 pm
Xerox provides operations services too, you know, as another business. Haven't you seen those commercials with some motorcyclist in a wind tunnel being asked to translate papers or the Michelin Man throwing tyres at the road-monster and being asked to review documents. It's what's Patrick is saying, yeah.

Rather sad, actually. Going from making things to... employing Bushie.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 17, 2012, 07:06:37 pm
Xerox provides operations services too, you know, as another business. Haven't you seen those commercials with some motorcyclist in a wind tunnel being asked to translate papers or the Michelin Man throwing tyres at the road-monster and being asked to review documents. It's what's Patrick is saying, yeah.

Rather sad, actually. Going from making things to... employing Bushie.

Not once, but twice!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on November 17, 2012, 07:44:47 pm
Didn't you have a problem with Xerox before you moved?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 17, 2012, 07:49:03 pm
Didn't you have a problem with Xerox before you moved?

The problem I had was the pay was extremely poor and much less than what they told me.  However, I just got paid yesterday via direct deposit for the first week of work and they did pay what they told me they would.  I'm not worried about the past, as long as I'm getting paid now what they promised me, I'm fine.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 17, 2012, 09:35:41 pm
One of the good things about my job right now is apparently, the first 7 days of each month are the busiest and thus require some overtime.  Hopefully, I can get a little overtime in early December.

Oh, and if I am given a choice whether to work Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years, I would choose to work as it will be easy money that day.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 17, 2012, 11:04:19 pm
Xerox provides operations services too, you know, as another business. Haven't you seen those commercials with some motorcyclist in a wind tunnel being asked to translate papers or the Michelin Man throwing tyres at the road-monster and being asked to review documents. It's what's Patrick is saying, yeah.

Rather sad, actually. Going from making things to... employing Bushie.

Gotcha.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 18, 2012, 09:05:37 pm
I am really looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow.  This should be a short week because of Thanksgiving, but in a way, I hope I am able to work on Thursday and Friday.  I could definitely use the money and since I have already had Thanksgiving Dinner with my family, I would have no qualms with working on Thursday.  I did get my first paycheck direct deposited last Friday for the 3 1/2 days I worked before I left for Oklahoma.  I was surprised the direct deposit took hold that fast.  Usually, I have to wait a pay period or two before direct deposit takes hold.  What's more is the paycheck was more than I was expecting, $50 higher.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 18, 2012, 09:37:04 pm
I am really looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow.  This should be a short week because of Thanksgiving, but in a way, I hope I am able to work on Thursday and Friday.  I could definitely use the money and since I have already had Thanksgiving Dinner with my family, I would have no qualms with working on Thursday.  I did get my first paycheck direct deposited last Friday for the 3 1/2 days I worked before I left for Oklahoma.  I was surprised the direct deposit took hold that fast.  Usually, I have to wait a pay period or two before direct deposit takes hold.  What's more is the paycheck was more than I was expecting, $50 higher.

You should volunteer to work Thursday.  It'll keep you from having dinner at Golden Corral, which is probably one of the worst things you could do for Thanksgiving.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 18, 2012, 09:51:32 pm
I am really looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow.  This should be a short week because of Thanksgiving, but in a way, I hope I am able to work on Thursday and Friday.  I could definitely use the money and since I have already had Thanksgiving Dinner with my family, I would have no qualms with working on Thursday.  I did get my first paycheck direct deposited last Friday for the 3 1/2 days I worked before I left for Oklahoma.  I was surprised the direct deposit took hold that fast.  Usually, I have to wait a pay period or two before direct deposit takes hold.  What's more is the paycheck was more than I was expecting, $50 higher.

You should volunteer to work Thursday.  It'll keep you from having dinner at Golden Corral, which is probably one of the worst things you could do for Thanksgiving.

I don't know if I will still be in training by then.  If I am, there is a good chance I won't be able to work.  If I'm in full production mode, I would definitely volunteer both Thursday and Friday.  Eating at Golden Corral would be better than ordering a pizza or getting a hamburger.  At least I could get vegetables at GC.  No sane person counts the lettuce on a hamburger as a vegetable serving, not even me.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 18, 2012, 11:39:56 pm
I am really looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow.  This should be a short week because of Thanksgiving, but in a way, I hope I am able to work on Thursday and Friday.  I could definitely use the money and since I have already had Thanksgiving Dinner with my family, I would have no qualms with working on Thursday.  I did get my first paycheck direct deposited last Friday for the 3 1/2 days I worked before I left for Oklahoma.  I was surprised the direct deposit took hold that fast.  Usually, I have to wait a pay period or two before direct deposit takes hold.  What's more is the paycheck was more than I was expecting, $50 higher.

You should volunteer to work Thursday.  It'll keep you from having dinner at Golden Corral, which is probably one of the worst things you could do for Thanksgiving.

I don't know if I will still be in training by then.  If I am, there is a good chance I won't be able to work.  If I'm in full production mode, I would definitely volunteer both Thursday and Friday.  Eating at Golden Corral would be better than ordering a pizza or getting a hamburger.  At least I could get vegetables at GC.  No sane person counts the lettuce on a hamburger as a vegetable serving, not even me.

Whole Foods near Salt Lake city (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=whole+foods+near+Salt+Lake+City,+UT&hl=en&ll=40.714476,-111.846313&spn=0.278965,0.617294&sll=45.00109,-86.270553&sspn=8.328413,19.753418&oq=whole+foods,+salt+lake+city&hq=whole+foods&hnear=Salt+Lake+City,+Salt+Lake,+Utah&t=m&z=11)

Or, just in general:

Grocery stores near Salt Lake City (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=grocery+stores+near+Salt+Lake+City,+UT&hl=en&sll=40.714476,-111.846313&sspn=0.278965,0.617294&oq=grocery+store+near+Salt+Lake+City,+UT&hq=grocery+stores&hnear=Salt+Lake+City,+Salt+Lake,+Utah&t=m&z=12)


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 19, 2012, 12:03:59 am
I am really looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow.  This should be a short week because of Thanksgiving, but in a way, I hope I am able to work on Thursday and Friday.  I could definitely use the money and since I have already had Thanksgiving Dinner with my family, I would have no qualms with working on Thursday.  I did get my first paycheck direct deposited last Friday for the 3 1/2 days I worked before I left for Oklahoma.  I was surprised the direct deposit took hold that fast.  Usually, I have to wait a pay period or two before direct deposit takes hold.  What's more is the paycheck was more than I was expecting, $50 higher.

You should volunteer to work Thursday.  It'll keep you from having dinner at Golden Corral, which is probably one of the worst things you could do for Thanksgiving.

I don't know if I will still be in training by then.  If I am, there is a good chance I won't be able to work.  If I'm in full production mode, I would definitely volunteer both Thursday and Friday.  Eating at Golden Corral would be better than ordering a pizza or getting a hamburger.  At least I could get vegetables at GC.  No sane person counts the lettuce on a hamburger as a vegetable serving, not even me.

Whole Foods near Salt Lake city (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=whole+foods+near+Salt+Lake+City,+UT&hl=en&ll=40.714476,-111.846313&spn=0.278965,0.617294&sll=45.00109,-86.270553&sspn=8.328413,19.753418&oq=whole+foods,+salt+lake+city&hq=whole+foods&hnear=Salt+Lake+City,+Salt+Lake,+Utah&t=m&z=11)

Or, just in general:

Grocery stores near Salt Lake City (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=grocery+stores+near+Salt+Lake+City,+UT&hl=en&sll=40.714476,-111.846313&sspn=0.278965,0.617294&oq=grocery+store+near+Salt+Lake+City,+UT&hq=grocery+stores&hnear=Salt+Lake+City,+Salt+Lake,+Utah&t=m&z=12)

I'm wanting turkey on Thanksgiving, and I don't know how to nor want to prepare a turkey just for myself, so I'll go to Golden Corral.  Thanksgiving Day is not a day to eat ordinary, everyday food.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 19, 2012, 12:05:43 am
I am really looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow.  This should be a short week because of Thanksgiving, but in a way, I hope I am able to work on Thursday and Friday.  I could definitely use the money and since I have already had Thanksgiving Dinner with my family, I would have no qualms with working on Thursday.  I did get my first paycheck direct deposited last Friday for the 3 1/2 days I worked before I left for Oklahoma.  I was surprised the direct deposit took hold that fast.  Usually, I have to wait a pay period or two before direct deposit takes hold.  What's more is the paycheck was more than I was expecting, $50 higher.

You should volunteer to work Thursday.  It'll keep you from having dinner at Golden Corral, which is probably one of the worst things you could do for Thanksgiving.

I don't know if I will still be in training by then.  If I am, there is a good chance I won't be able to work.  If I'm in full production mode, I would definitely volunteer both Thursday and Friday.  Eating at Golden Corral would be better than ordering a pizza or getting a hamburger.  At least I could get vegetables at GC.  No sane person counts the lettuce on a hamburger as a vegetable serving, not even me.

Whole Foods near Salt Lake city (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=whole+foods+near+Salt+Lake+City,+UT&hl=en&ll=40.714476,-111.846313&spn=0.278965,0.617294&sll=45.00109,-86.270553&sspn=8.328413,19.753418&oq=whole+foods,+salt+lake+city&hq=whole+foods&hnear=Salt+Lake+City,+Salt+Lake,+Utah&t=m&z=11)

Or, just in general:

Grocery stores near Salt Lake City (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=grocery+stores+near+Salt+Lake+City,+UT&hl=en&sll=40.714476,-111.846313&sspn=0.278965,0.617294&oq=grocery+store+near+Salt+Lake+City,+UT&hq=grocery+stores&hnear=Salt+Lake+City,+Salt+Lake,+Utah&t=m&z=12)

I'm wanting turkey on Thanksgiving, and I don't know how to nor want to prepare a turkey just for myself, so I'll go to Golden Corral.  Thanksgiving Day is not a day to eat ordinary, everyday food.

What part(s) of the turkey do you eat?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 19, 2012, 12:14:54 am
I am really looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow.  This should be a short week because of Thanksgiving, but in a way, I hope I am able to work on Thursday and Friday.  I could definitely use the money and since I have already had Thanksgiving Dinner with my family, I would have no qualms with working on Thursday.  I did get my first paycheck direct deposited last Friday for the 3 1/2 days I worked before I left for Oklahoma.  I was surprised the direct deposit took hold that fast.  Usually, I have to wait a pay period or two before direct deposit takes hold.  What's more is the paycheck was more than I was expecting, $50 higher.

You should volunteer to work Thursday.  It'll keep you from having dinner at Golden Corral, which is probably one of the worst things you could do for Thanksgiving.

I don't know if I will still be in training by then.  If I am, there is a good chance I won't be able to work.  If I'm in full production mode, I would definitely volunteer both Thursday and Friday.  Eating at Golden Corral would be better than ordering a pizza or getting a hamburger.  At least I could get vegetables at GC.  No sane person counts the lettuce on a hamburger as a vegetable serving, not even me.

Whole Foods near Salt Lake city (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=whole+foods+near+Salt+Lake+City,+UT&hl=en&ll=40.714476,-111.846313&spn=0.278965,0.617294&sll=45.00109,-86.270553&sspn=8.328413,19.753418&oq=whole+foods,+salt+lake+city&hq=whole+foods&hnear=Salt+Lake+City,+Salt+Lake,+Utah&t=m&z=11)

Or, just in general:

Grocery stores near Salt Lake City (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=grocery+stores+near+Salt+Lake+City,+UT&hl=en&sll=40.714476,-111.846313&sspn=0.278965,0.617294&oq=grocery+store+near+Salt+Lake+City,+UT&hq=grocery+stores&hnear=Salt+Lake+City,+Salt+Lake,+Utah&t=m&z=12)

I'm wanting turkey on Thanksgiving, and I don't know how to nor want to prepare a turkey just for myself, so I'll go to Golden Corral.  Thanksgiving Day is not a day to eat ordinary, everyday food.

What part(s) of the turkey do you eat?

Generally the white meat. (I don't know the body part).


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 19, 2012, 12:31:52 am
I am really looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow.  This should be a short week because of Thanksgiving, but in a way, I hope I am able to work on Thursday and Friday.  I could definitely use the money and since I have already had Thanksgiving Dinner with my family, I would have no qualms with working on Thursday.  I did get my first paycheck direct deposited last Friday for the 3 1/2 days I worked before I left for Oklahoma.  I was surprised the direct deposit took hold that fast.  Usually, I have to wait a pay period or two before direct deposit takes hold.  What's more is the paycheck was more than I was expecting, $50 higher.

You should volunteer to work Thursday.  It'll keep you from having dinner at Golden Corral, which is probably one of the worst things you could do for Thanksgiving.

I don't know if I will still be in training by then.  If I am, there is a good chance I won't be able to work.  If I'm in full production mode, I would definitely volunteer both Thursday and Friday.  Eating at Golden Corral would be better than ordering a pizza or getting a hamburger.  At least I could get vegetables at GC.  No sane person counts the lettuce on a hamburger as a vegetable serving, not even me.

Whole Foods near Salt Lake city (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=whole+foods+near+Salt+Lake+City,+UT&hl=en&ll=40.714476,-111.846313&spn=0.278965,0.617294&sll=45.00109,-86.270553&sspn=8.328413,19.753418&oq=whole+foods,+salt+lake+city&hq=whole+foods&hnear=Salt+Lake+City,+Salt+Lake,+Utah&t=m&z=11)

Or, just in general:

Grocery stores near Salt Lake City (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=grocery+stores+near+Salt+Lake+City,+UT&hl=en&sll=40.714476,-111.846313&sspn=0.278965,0.617294&oq=grocery+store+near+Salt+Lake+City,+UT&hq=grocery+stores&hnear=Salt+Lake+City,+Salt+Lake,+Utah&t=m&z=12)

I'm wanting turkey on Thanksgiving, and I don't know how to nor want to prepare a turkey just for myself, so I'll go to Golden Corral.  Thanksgiving Day is not a day to eat ordinary, everyday food.

What part(s) of the turkey do you eat?

Generally the white meat. (I don't know the body part).

The breast.  So you don't even need a whole turkey.  Any grocery store will sell turkey breasts.  A little bit of butter and some seasoning, and you'll be all set.  Here's a nice, easy recipe for you... and when you don't eat it all, you can cut some up for sandwiches, and turn the rest into soup... you'll have soup for a while, so on those nights that you're feeling lazy, you can microwave up some dinner, and it won't be terribly unhealthy.

http://culinaryarts.about.com/od/chickenturkeymore/r/turkeybreast.htm


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on November 19, 2012, 12:43:05 am
How is it that someone has gotten to 30 and is so completely helpless!

Cooking is not hard...


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 19, 2012, 12:54:36 am
Jeff, to show I'm sincere in trying to help you, I'll make you a deal.  Anything that you buy and cook yourself (so if you make mashed potatoes, you have to buy actual potatoes, not that instant stuff), I will personally pay for.  I'll even throw in canned cranberry sauce, since that can't be easy to make (although I'd advocate for the alternative: cranberry relish, which is phenomenal).  I'm serious - anything that you buy for Thanksgiving and cook yourself, I'll send you a check to pay for.  If you want lobster, go out and get lobster.  I'll pay for it.  But you have to cook it yourself.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: King on November 19, 2012, 01:34:42 am
Perhaps Bushie should apply for Meals on Wheels.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on November 19, 2012, 11:38:16 am
I'm cooking a dinner today/tonight for tomorrow. It's really simple. But for once, I'm gonna side with Bushie. If I wasnt going to just sit around and get my drunk on, I wouldn't care about a diet for Thanksgiving.

Now, I wouldn't go to the GC. Mainly because I'm creepers'd out by buffets. I don't want random people coming up and touching and picking at all the food. Now, I know that people at a restaurant will be touching my food, but at least I can't see it.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 19, 2012, 12:51:42 pm
I'm cooking a dinner today/tonight for tomorrow. It's really simple. But for once, I'm gonna side with Bushie. If I wasnt going to just sit around and get my drunk on, I wouldn't care about a diet for Thanksgiving.

Now, I wouldn't go to the GC. Mainly because I'm creepers'd out by buffets. I don't want random people coming up and touching and picking at all the food. Now, I know that people at a restaurant will be touching my food, but at least I can't see it.

But this isn't just for Thanksgiving.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on November 19, 2012, 12:58:42 pm
Jeff, to show I'm sincere in trying to help you, I'll make you a deal.  Anything that you buy and cook yourself (so if you make mashed potatoes, you have to buy actual potatoes, not that instant stuff), I will personally pay for.  I'll even throw in canned cranberry sauce, since that can't be easy to make (although I'd advocate for the alternative: cranberry relish, which is phenomenal).  I'm serious - anything that you buy for Thanksgiving and cook yourself, I'll send you a check to pay for.  If you want lobster, go out and get lobster.  I'll pay for it.  But you have to cook it yourself.

Don't waste your money...


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on November 19, 2012, 03:02:38 pm
I'm cooking a dinner today/tonight for tomorrow. It's really simple. But for once, I'm gonna side with Bushie. If I wasnt going to just sit around and get my drunk on, I wouldn't care about a diet for Thanksgiving.

Now, I wouldn't go to the GC. Mainly because I'm creepers'd out by buffets. I don't want random people coming up and touching and picking at all the food. Now, I know that people at a restaurant will be touching my food, but at least I can't see it.

But this isn't just for Thanksgiving.

Yeah.. true. Now I'm wishing I was going to be home for Thanksgiving. I miss Ma Dukez turkey dinner. Eh, one year I'll make it home for the Holidays.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 19, 2012, 09:33:20 pm
It was a great day at work!  I found out some holiday information.  I will be off this Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving and Black Friday.  I will also have December 22-26 off, so guess what... I am coming home for Christmas!!!! I've already booked the flights with cancellation insurance.  I will be leaving Salt Lake City at 6:00 am on Saturday, December 22, 2012 and arriving in Oklahoma City at 10:41 am with a short layover in Denver.  I will be leaving to come back home on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at 11:15 am and arriving in Salt Lake City at 7:32 pm with 2 layovers in Denver and Phoenix.  I will only be home for 2 days, and it will be my final trip home until the late Spring or Summer, but I will be home for the holidays!!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 19, 2012, 11:32:22 pm
And will you be taking me up on my Thanksgiving dinner offer?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 19, 2012, 11:55:42 pm
And will you be taking me up on my Thanksgiving dinner offer?

I do appreciate the offer, but I will decline.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on November 20, 2012, 12:07:33 am
Bushie, have you joined a church in Utah? People are usually willing to extend an invitation on Thanksgiving if you make it known that you have nowhere to go. Cause the thought of you eating Thanksgiving dinner at Golden Corral by yourself is so damn depressing. No offense.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 20, 2012, 12:13:40 am
Bushie, have you joined a church in Utah? People are usually willing to extend an invitation on Thanksgiving if you make it known that you have nowhere to go. Cause the thought of you eating Thanksgiving dinner at Golden Corral by yourself is so damn depressing. No offense.

Yes, I have joined the First Southern Baptist Church of Salt Lake City.  I didnt ask anybody as I hate inviting myself.  I've already had my Thanksgiving Dinner for 2012.  It is depressing, but I'll be going home for Christmas so the Holidays won't be a total loss.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: ilikeverin on November 20, 2012, 12:48:46 pm
Bushie, have you joined a church in Utah? People are usually willing to extend an invitation on Thanksgiving if you make it known that you have nowhere to go. Cause the thought of you eating Thanksgiving dinner at Golden Corral by yourself is so damn depressing. No offense.

Yes, I have joined the First Southern Baptist Church of Salt Lake City.  I didnt ask anybody as I hate inviting myself.  I've already had my Thanksgiving Dinner for 2012.  It is depressing, but I'll be going home for Christmas so the Holidays won't be a total loss.

No one invited you, or at the very least asked you what your plans were for Thanksgiving?  What sort of depressing antisocial church do you go to?!?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on November 20, 2012, 02:37:33 pm
Bushie, have you joined a church in Utah? People are usually willing to extend an invitation on Thanksgiving if you make it known that you have nowhere to go. Cause the thought of you eating Thanksgiving dinner at Golden Corral by yourself is so damn depressing. No offense.

Yes, I have joined the First Southern Baptist Church of Salt Lake City.  I didnt ask anybody as I hate inviting myself.  I've already had my Thanksgiving Dinner for 2012.  It is depressing, but I'll be going home for Christmas so the Holidays won't be a total loss.

No one invited you, or at the very least asked you what your plans were for Thanksgiving?  What sort of depressing antisocial church do you go to?!?

I know, that's so weird. I had 3 people at a bar that I go to asking what my plans were, and saying I was welcome to come over if I didn't have any plans. Who said bars are bad things?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 20, 2012, 07:59:14 pm
I haven't been there long enough for people to get to know me.  I first went there in middle September, but then missed the next 3 Sundays due to moving from the hotel to the apartment and my mother coming in.  I went the 2nd and 3rd Sunday's in October, then missed the next three weeks due to not feeling well, oversleeping, and vacation.  Out of the past two months, I have only been there a total of 4 Sundays.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on November 20, 2012, 09:21:17 pm
How Bushie, all this faith and so little church-going. How come I've been to church every week since getting here but aren't so dependent on the purported messages of God?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: King on November 21, 2012, 12:36:15 pm
It shouldn't matter how long you've been there.  At least a pastor would invite you if you told him you had just moved and were alone.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 21, 2012, 04:45:53 pm
It shouldn't matter how long you've been there.  At least a pastor would invite you if you told him you had just moved and were alone.

Its alright.  I didn't bring up the subject.  True, somebody in the church should have invited me, but I don't hold any grudges.  In Salt Lake City, finding a Southern Baptist church is a really long and tedious process mostly since the state is 70% Mormon.  Salt Lake County, I believe is 60-65% LDS.  Its not like I can just hop on over to another church that matches my beliefs the closest.  If this were Oklahoma, then I could very easily, but Utah is a lot different than Oklahoma.  I've only found one Southern Baptist church in the entire Salt Lake City Metro.  There are probably more, but the places I've been I have not seen them.  The closest denomination to my beliefs other than Southern Baptist are Nazarene, but I haven't seen any Nazarene churches anywhere in Ogden or Salt Lake.  So, its either stick with this church and forgive this "trespass" or I stay home and do nothing.  Staying home on Sunday morning is not an option in my book unless I am sick, out of town, or have company who don't go to church.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 21, 2012, 06:21:02 pm
It shouldn't matter how long you've been there.  At least a pastor would invite you if you told him you had just moved and were alone.

Its alright.  I didn't bring up the subject.  True, somebody in the church should have invited me, but I don't hold any grudges.  In Salt Lake City, finding a Southern Baptist church is a really long and tedious process mostly since the state is 70% Mormon.  Salt Lake County, I believe is 60-65% LDS.  Its not like I can just hop on over to another church that matches my beliefs the closest.  If this were Oklahoma, then I could very easily, but Utah is a lot different than Oklahoma.  I've only found one Southern Baptist church in the entire Salt Lake City Metro.  There are probably more, but the places I've been I have not seen them.  The closest denomination to my beliefs other than Southern Baptist are Nazarene, but I haven't seen any Nazarene churches anywhere in Ogden or Salt Lake.  So, its either stick with this church and forgive this "trespass" or I stay home and do nothing.  Staying home on Sunday morning is not an option in my book unless I am sick, out of town, or have company who don't go to church.

If doing this (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Southern+baptist+church+near+salt+lake+city,+ut&hl=en&sll=44.777936,-86.264648&sspn=8.359916,19.753418&hq=Southern+baptist+church&hnear=Salt+Lake+City,+Salt+Lake,+Utah&t=m&z=9) is a "long and tedious process" for you, it's no wonder you never cook.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 21, 2012, 06:23:16 pm
And in case you're in a spicy mood: here you go (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=nazarene+church+near+salt+lake+city,+ut&hl=en&sll=40.746224,-111.922289&sspn=0.034854,0.077162&hq=nazarene+church&hnear=Salt+Lake+City,+Salt+Lake,+Utah&t=m&z=14).


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: ilikeverin on November 21, 2012, 06:25:25 pm
It shouldn't matter how long you've been there.  At least a pastor would invite you if you told him you had just moved and were alone.

Or someone, even one person, would ask what his plans were for Thanksgiving.  He wouldn't need to insist on anything!  He would just need to be going to a church that actually talks to newcomers!

Bushie, why are you picking a church just based on denomination?  If this church isn't being welcomingóand, if you've been there four times, and they haven't tried to get to know you, they're notóyou should find somewhere else.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 21, 2012, 06:28:01 pm
Like I said, there are a few more churches than just one, but not many.  My options are pretty limited.

I did go to Walmart last night and got $50 worth of groceries.  I'll still be going to Golden Corral tomorrow night, but I'll be able to eat at home this weekend and most of next week.  I got enough to fix for dinner each night for a week and enough for lunches all next week.  Thankfully, the Hostess items have been removed from the shelves, otherwise I would have been very tempted to get the small powdered donuts for breakfast this weekend.  I will admit that I didn't get the healthiest food at Walmart, but I can at least save money.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on November 21, 2012, 06:32:49 pm
Like I said, there are a few more churches than just one, but not many.  My options are pretty limited.

I did go to Walmart last night and got $50 worth of groceries.  I'll still be going to Golden Corral tomorrow night, but I'll be able to eat at home this weekend and most of next week.  I got enough to fix for dinner each night for a week and enough for lunches all next week.  Thankfully, the Hostess items have been removed from the shelves, otherwise I would have been very tempted to get the small powdered donuts for breakfast this weekend.  I will admit that I didn't get the healthiest food at Walmart, but I can at least save money.

Donuts? for breakfast?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 21, 2012, 06:37:51 pm
Like I said, there are a few more churches than just one, but not many.  My options are pretty limited.

I did go to Walmart last night and got $50 worth of groceries.  I'll still be going to Golden Corral tomorrow night, but I'll be able to eat at home this weekend and most of next week.  I got enough to fix for dinner each night for a week and enough for lunches all next week.  Thankfully, the Hostess items have been removed from the shelves, otherwise I would have been very tempted to get the small powdered donuts for breakfast this weekend.  I will admit that I didn't get the healthiest food at Walmart, but I can at least save money.

Donuts? for breakfast?

When else would one eat donuts?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: ilikeverin on November 21, 2012, 06:41:10 pm
Like I said, there are a few more churches than just one, but not many.  My options are pretty limited.

But there are other options.  And you haven't tried them!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 21, 2012, 06:45:57 pm
Like I said, there are a few more churches than just one, but not many.  My options are pretty limited.

But there are other options.  And you haven't tried them!

True, but I'm not going to switch churches because of one perceived indiscretion.  Would I have liked to be invited?  Sure, who wouldn't, but i'm not going to give up on them just because of that.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: ilikeverin on November 21, 2012, 07:02:50 pm
Like I said, there are a few more churches than just one, but not many.  My options are pretty limited.

But there are other options.  And you haven't tried them!

True, but I'm not going to switch churches because of one perceived indiscretion.  Would I have liked to be invited?  Sure, who wouldn't, but i'm not going to give up on them just because of that.

But it's not just about that.  Has anyone there spoken to you?  Gotten to know you?  At all?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 21, 2012, 07:05:48 pm
Like I said, there are a few more churches than just one, but not many.  My options are pretty limited.

But there are other options.  And you haven't tried them!

True, but I'm not going to switch churches because of one perceived indiscretion.  Would I have liked to be invited?  Sure, who wouldn't, but i'm not going to give up on them just because of that.

But it's not just about that.  Has anyone there spoken to you?  Gotten to know you?  At all?

Just about everybody has spoken to me and gotten to know me.  I have been invited to Wednesday Night Bible Studies, as well as Men's Prayer Breakfast on the 3rd Sunday of each month before Sunday School.

I haven't been to either of those activities, yet, but I have also been invited to help decorate the sanctuary for Christmas on Saturday, December 1 and attend a Christmas Banquet on Thursday evening, December 6.  I do plan to go to both events.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on November 21, 2012, 07:33:01 pm
Like I said, there are a few more churches than just one, but not many.  My options are pretty limited.

I did go to Walmart last night and got $50 worth of groceries.  I'll still be going to Golden Corral tomorrow night, but I'll be able to eat at home this weekend and most of next week.  I got enough to fix for dinner each night for a week and enough for lunches all next week.  Thankfully, the Hostess items have been removed from the shelves, otherwise I would have been very tempted to get the small powdered donuts for breakfast this weekend.  I will admit that I didn't get the healthiest food at Walmart, but I can at least save money.

Donuts? for breakfast?

When else would one eat donuts?

Afternoon snack? My mind boggles... why would you put something so sugar and calorie heavy first thing in the morning. Cereal? Fruit? Eggs?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 21, 2012, 07:40:54 pm
Like I said, there are a few more churches than just one, but not many.  My options are pretty limited.

I did go to Walmart last night and got $50 worth of groceries.  I'll still be going to Golden Corral tomorrow night, but I'll be able to eat at home this weekend and most of next week.  I got enough to fix for dinner each night for a week and enough for lunches all next week.  Thankfully, the Hostess items have been removed from the shelves, otherwise I would have been very tempted to get the small powdered donuts for breakfast this weekend.  I will admit that I didn't get the healthiest food at Walmart, but I can at least save money.

Donuts? for breakfast?

When else would one eat donuts?

Afternoon snack? My mind boggles... why would you put something so sugar and calorie heavy first thing in the morning. Cereal? Fruit? Eggs?

I don't know about Australia, but in America, donuts are considered a breakfast food.  It is full of sugar and calories and is a diet killer.  That's why for most people it is considered a special occasion to have donuts.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Kutasoff Hedzoff on November 21, 2012, 07:43:58 pm
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Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 21, 2012, 07:49:34 pm

lol


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 21, 2012, 07:51:22 pm
So, its either stick with this church and forgive this "trespass" or I stay home and do nothing.

Like I said, there are a few more churches than just one, but not many.  My options are pretty limited.

So, no, you didn't say that there were a few more churches.  You said there probably were but that you hadn't found them.  You DO have options.

And what kinds of things did you buy from Walmart for your meals?  Will you be actually cooking recipes?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 21, 2012, 07:52:37 pm
Like I said, there are a few more churches than just one, but not many.  My options are pretty limited.

I did go to Walmart last night and got $50 worth of groceries.  I'll still be going to Golden Corral tomorrow night, but I'll be able to eat at home this weekend and most of next week.  I got enough to fix for dinner each night for a week and enough for lunches all next week.  Thankfully, the Hostess items have been removed from the shelves, otherwise I would have been very tempted to get the small powdered donuts for breakfast this weekend.  I will admit that I didn't get the healthiest food at Walmart, but I can at least save money.

Donuts? for breakfast?

When else would one eat donuts?

Afternoon snack? My mind boggles... why would you put something so sugar and calorie heavy first thing in the morning. Cereal? Fruit? Eggs?

I'm going to defend Bushie on this one.  Donuts in the morning isn't that unheard of.  It's more typical if you're at a meeting or something similar where they serve coffee and donuts than it would be in the home, but it's not that extreme.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on November 21, 2012, 07:54:12 pm
Like I said, there are a few more churches than just one, but not many.  My options are pretty limited.

I did go to Walmart last night and got $50 worth of groceries.  I'll still be going to Golden Corral tomorrow night, but I'll be able to eat at home this weekend and most of next week.  I got enough to fix for dinner each night for a week and enough for lunches all next week.  Thankfully, the Hostess items have been removed from the shelves, otherwise I would have been very tempted to get the small powdered donuts for breakfast this weekend.  I will admit that I didn't get the healthiest food at Walmart, but I can at least save money.

Donuts? for breakfast?

When else would one eat donuts?

Afternoon snack? My mind boggles... why would you put something so sugar and calorie heavy first thing in the morning. Cereal? Fruit? Eggs?

I'm going to defend Bushie on this one.  Donuts in the morning isn't that unheard of.  It's more typical if you're at a meeting or something similar where they serve coffee and donuts than it would be in the home, but it's not that extreme.

Fair point, just for us, donuts would NEVER be considered a breakfast food. It's far too full on. Something with coffee for a morning meeting... maybe. But that's different... 


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 21, 2012, 07:56:31 pm
So, its either stick with this church and forgive this "trespass" or I stay home and do nothing.

Like I said, there are a few more churches than just one, but not many.  My options are pretty limited.

So, no, you didn't say that there were a few more churches.  You said there probably were but that you hadn't found them.  You DO have options.

And what kinds of things did you buy from Walmart for your meals?  Will you be actually cooking recipes?

I do have options, but again, I'm not going to drop this church just because they didn't invite me over for a meal.

I didn't buy anything that requires a recipe, but mostly things to heat up in the oven such as frozen pizza or frozen burritos.  I know that's not healthy, but I've already got down on my next Walmart list to get stuff for spaghetti.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: patrick1 on November 21, 2012, 08:08:26 pm
So, its either stick with this church and forgive this "trespass" or I stay home and do nothing.

Like I said, there are a few more churches than just one, but not many.  My options are pretty limited.

So, no, you didn't say that there were a few more churches.  You said there probably were but that you hadn't found them.  You DO have options.

And what kinds of things did you buy from Walmart for your meals?  Will you be actually cooking recipes?

I do have options, but again, I'm not going to drop this church just because they didn't invite me over for a meal.

I didn't buy anything that requires a recipe, but mostly things to heat up in the oven such as frozen pizza or frozen burritos.  I know that's not healthy, but I've already got down on my next Walmart list to get stuff for spaghetti.

You know how cheap turkey is?  Not exactly that labor intensive either. Enough of the learned helplessness bull$hit.   Happy Thanksgiving.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: ilikeverin on November 21, 2012, 08:09:25 pm
Like I said, there are a few more churches than just one, but not many.  My options are pretty limited.

I did go to Walmart last night and got $50 worth of groceries.  I'll still be going to Golden Corral tomorrow night, but I'll be able to eat at home this weekend and most of next week.  I got enough to fix for dinner each night for a week and enough for lunches all next week.  Thankfully, the Hostess items have been removed from the shelves, otherwise I would have been very tempted to get the small powdered donuts for breakfast this weekend.  I will admit that I didn't get the healthiest food at Walmart, but I can at least save money.

Donuts? for breakfast?

When else would one eat donuts?

Afternoon snack? My mind boggles... why would you put something so sugar and calorie heavy first thing in the morning. Cereal? Fruit? Eggs?

Along those lines, one of the oddest experiences I had while in Glasgow was when I asked for a donut at breakfast-time and the cashier said "we're out, but we do have candy" :S  Candy is not an acceptable substitute for a donut, particularly when it's absolutely not a candy time.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on November 21, 2012, 08:17:32 pm
Ah, well, you know. Scotland. At least he didn't offer to deep fry it in batter for you.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 21, 2012, 08:23:26 pm
So, its either stick with this church and forgive this "trespass" or I stay home and do nothing.

Like I said, there are a few more churches than just one, but not many.  My options are pretty limited.

So, no, you didn't say that there were a few more churches.  You said there probably were but that you hadn't found them.  You DO have options.

And what kinds of things did you buy from Walmart for your meals?  Will you be actually cooking recipes?

I do have options, but again, I'm not going to drop this church just because they didn't invite me over for a meal.

I didn't buy anything that requires a recipe, but mostly things to heat up in the oven such as frozen pizza or frozen burritos.  I know that's not healthy, but I've already got down on my next Walmart list to get stuff for spaghetti.

I'm not saying you shoulde leave the church, just that finding another one isn't as hard as you're saying.

And spaghetti really isn't making you own meal unless you're making your own sauce (and/or meatballs).  Boiling pasta and adding sauce is not hard.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 21, 2012, 08:24:49 pm
So, its either stick with this church and forgive this "trespass" or I stay home and do nothing.

Like I said, there are a few more churches than just one, but not many.  My options are pretty limited.

So, no, you didn't say that there were a few more churches.  You said there probably were but that you hadn't found them.  You DO have options.

And what kinds of things did you buy from Walmart for your meals?  Will you be actually cooking recipes?

I do have options, but again, I'm not going to drop this church just because they didn't invite me over for a meal.

I didn't buy anything that requires a recipe, but mostly things to heat up in the oven such as frozen pizza or frozen burritos.  I know that's not healthy, but I've already got down on my next Walmart list to get stuff for spaghetti.

You know how cheap turkey is?  Not exactly that labor intensive either. Enough of the learned helplessness bull$hit.   Happy Thanksgiving.

Turkey would've been free.  As would anything else he made himself.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 21, 2012, 08:28:14 pm
So, its either stick with this church and forgive this "trespass" or I stay home and do nothing.

Like I said, there are a few more churches than just one, but not many.  My options are pretty limited.

So, no, you didn't say that there were a few more churches.  You said there probably were but that you hadn't found them.  You DO have options.

And what kinds of things did you buy from Walmart for your meals?  Will you be actually cooking recipes?

I do have options, but again, I'm not going to drop this church just because they didn't invite me over for a meal.

I didn't buy anything that requires a recipe, but mostly things to heat up in the oven such as frozen pizza or frozen burritos.  I know that's not healthy, but I've already got down on my next Walmart list to get stuff for spaghetti.

I'm not saying you shoulde leave the church, just that finding another one isn't as hard as you're saying.

And spaghetti really isn't making you own meal unless you're making your own sauce (and/or meatballs).  Boiling pasta and adding sauce is not hard.

Spaghetti is not hard, especially since I use Ragu sauce mixed in with ground beef.  I don't like big meatballs in my spaghetti sauce, so I just brown hamburger meat and pour the Ragu onto the meat and let it simmer while I boil the noodles.   It is better, though, than the stuff I bought last night and MUCH better than going out to eat.  It is a step in the right direction.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 21, 2012, 08:30:28 pm
So, its either stick with this church and forgive this "trespass" or I stay home and do nothing.

Like I said, there are a few more churches than just one, but not many.  My options are pretty limited.

So, no, you didn't say that there were a few more churches.  You said there probably were but that you hadn't found them.  You DO have options.

And what kinds of things did you buy from Walmart for your meals?  Will you be actually cooking recipes?

I do have options, but again, I'm not going to drop this church just because they didn't invite me over for a meal.

I didn't buy anything that requires a recipe, but mostly things to heat up in the oven such as frozen pizza or frozen burritos.  I know that's not healthy, but I've already got down on my next Walmart list to get stuff for spaghetti.

I'm not saying you shoulde leave the church, just that finding another one isn't as hard as you're saying.

And spaghetti really isn't making you own meal unless you're making your own sauce (and/or meatballs).  Boiling pasta and adding sauce is not hard.

Spaghetti is not hard, especially since I use Ragu sauce mixed in with ground beef.  I don't like big meatballs in my spaghetti sauce, so I just brown hamburger meat and pour the Ragu onto the meat and let it simmer while I boil the noodles.   It is better, though, than the stuff I bought last night and MUCH better than going out to eat.  It is a step in the right direction.

Yes, it's better than packaged burritos, but I just wante to make sure you realize that it's not really cooking.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Ban my account ffs! on November 21, 2012, 08:31:53 pm
Like I said, there are a few more churches than just one, but not many.  My options are pretty limited.

I did go to Walmart last night and got $50 worth of groceries.  I'll still be going to Golden Corral tomorrow night, but I'll be able to eat at home this weekend and most of next week.  I got enough to fix for dinner each night for a week and enough for lunches all next week.  Thankfully, the Hostess items have been removed from the shelves, otherwise I would have been very tempted to get the small powdered donuts for breakfast this weekend.  I will admit that I didn't get the healthiest food at Walmart, but I can at least save money.

Donuts? for breakfast?

When else would one eat donuts?

Afternoon snack? My mind boggles... why would you put something so sugar and calorie heavy first thing in the morning. Cereal? Fruit? Eggs?
Powdered donuts are not healthy breakfast fare.. but breakfast is supposed to be carb heavy and big.  Your body needs a boost of carbohydrates in the morning for good brain function.  You go lighter on carbs at lunch and dinner and heavier on protein.

I'd say a good breakfast might be two eggs, a piece of ham, two pieces of toast with butter and jam, and a glass or orange juice.

Or if you're in a hurry... donuts and coffee (again... there are many types of donuts, with some suited more for breakfast.. like a blueberry glazed cake donut).


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Ban my account ffs! on November 21, 2012, 08:39:50 pm
So, its either stick with this church and forgive this "trespass" or I stay home and do nothing.

Like I said, there are a few more churches than just one, but not many.  My options are pretty limited.

So, no, you didn't say that there were a few more churches.  You said there probably were but that you hadn't found them.  You DO have options.

And what kinds of things did you buy from Walmart for your meals?  Will you be actually cooking recipes?

I do have options, but again, I'm not going to drop this church just because they didn't invite me over for a meal.

I didn't buy anything that requires a recipe, but mostly things to heat up in the oven such as frozen pizza or frozen burritos.  I know that's not healthy, but I've already got down on my next Walmart list to get stuff for spaghetti.

I'm not saying you shoulde leave the church, just that finding another one isn't as hard as you're saying.

And spaghetti really isn't making you own meal unless you're making your own sauce (and/or meatballs).  Boiling pasta and adding sauce is not hard.

Spaghetti is not hard, especially since I use Ragu sauce mixed in with ground beef.  I don't like big meatballs in my spaghetti sauce, so I just brown hamburger meat and pour the Ragu onto the meat and let it simmer while I boil the noodles.   It is better, though, than the stuff I bought last night and MUCH better than going out to eat.  It is a step in the right direction.
shred some carrot and finely dice some onions and celery and get some minced garlic (in a jar, refrigerated).  You could also used some diced bell pepper if you like that kinda thing.



Sautee this mixture in a heavy pan with some olive oil until it starts to caramelize a bit (just turning slightly brown).  Then add sliced fresh mushrooms and roughly chopped onion and any other veggies you like (zuchinni, eggplant, etc) Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and tomato paste until you get the right consistency...
then season heavily with
Pepper
Basil
Oregano
Garlic powder
Onion powder

Add a couple teaspoons of white sugar

Add salt, a half teaspoon at a time, until it tastes right.

At this point you can add ground beef to make a meat sauce... or you could serve this plain over the pasta with some grated parmesan cheese on top.

Making your own red sauce is not hard.  Just remember... the oregano, garlic, onion, and basil are the most important flavors outside of the tomatoes.  Adding sugar is very important as it balances the tartness of the tomatoes.

Oh, and it never hurts to add a splash of red wine while you're sauteing the veggies in the beginning.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 21, 2012, 08:50:32 pm
Not a bad recipe, Snowguy.  I will definitely be trying a few recipes in December and especially after the first of the year.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on November 22, 2012, 04:08:49 am
Not a bad recipe, Snowguy.  I will definitely be trying a few recipes in December and especially after the first of the year.

Why after the 1st of the year, out of interest? Does it take that amount of time to get used to the foreign concept?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 22, 2012, 12:31:44 pm
Not a bad recipe, Snowguy.  I will definitely be trying a few recipes in December and especially after the first of the year.

Why after the 1st of the year, out of interest? Does it take that amount of time to get used to the foreign concept?

I'm going to start in December, but I guess you didn't read that.  I'm going to wait until January to get started full force so I can get the holidays behind me.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 22, 2012, 02:40:46 pm
I couldn't wait until 1:30 or 2:00 to eat.  I went to Golden Corral about 11:15 and got home around 12:00.  I'm about to take a nap as the tryptophan (sp?) kicks in.  This afternoon, I'll watch the Redskins vs. Cowboys and then I think I'll watch a Big 12 Matchup in College Football - TCU vs. Texas this evening.  Since there is no NBA Basketball on today, I'll have to stick with football.  I may watch a Christmas Movie tonight after the 10:00 News.  I do have to work tomorrow, but it will be a pitifully easy day.  We'll probably take 3 calls the entire day as the US Forest Service is closed until 8:00 am in each time zone on Monday.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on November 22, 2012, 02:45:44 pm
BOO HISS


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on November 22, 2012, 03:09:15 pm
Not a bad recipe, Snowguy.  I will definitely be trying a few recipes in December and especially after the first of the year.

Why after the 1st of the year, out of interest? Does it take that amount of time to get used to the foreign concept?

I'm going to start in December, but I guess you didn't read that.  I'm going to wait until January to get started full force so I can get the holidays behind me.

Still doesn't explain why you postpone such "inconvenient" things.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 22, 2012, 08:22:38 pm
Its been a pretty good Thanksgiving 2012.  I do have to go work tomorrow, but it will be a very easy day as the entire Forest Service is off until Monday.  Since it will be an easy day and it is a Friday, I will stay up and watch a Christmas Movie after the 10:00 news tonight.  Normally, I would go to bed around 11:00, but tonight, I will allow myself to stay up until 1:00 am and still get 6 hours of sleep waking up at 7:00.  I'll make sure to get my shower and read my Bible readings for Friday morning before I start the movie that way in the morning, all I have to do is shave, brush my teeth, take my medicine and leave for work by 7:35.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 22, 2012, 11:35:07 pm
Not a bad recipe, Snowguy.  I will definitely be trying a few recipes in December and especially after the first of the year.

Why after the 1st of the year, out of interest? Does it take that amount of time to get used to the foreign concept?

I'm going to start in December, but I guess you didn't read that.  I'm going to wait until January to get started full force so I can get the holidays behind me.

What about "the holidays" is it that makes it so that you have to hve prepackaged burritos instead of making your own food?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 22, 2012, 11:38:48 pm
Its been a pretty good Thanksgiving 2012.  I do have to go work tomorrow, but it will be a very easy day as the entire Forest Service is off until Monday.  Since it will be an easy day and it is a Friday, I will stay up and watch a Christmas Movie after the 10:00 news tonight.  Normally, I would go to bed around 11:00, but tonight, I will allow myself to stay up until 1:00 am and still get 6 hours of sleep waking up at 7:00.  I'll make sure to get my shower and read my Bible readings for Friday morning before I start the movie that way in the morning, all I have to do is shave, brush my teeth, take my medicine and leave for work by 7:35.

So if the only thing that you do is support the Forest Service, what are you going to do all day?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 22, 2012, 11:59:06 pm
Its been a pretty good Thanksgiving 2012.  I do have to go work tomorrow, but it will be a very easy day as the entire Forest Service is off until Monday.  Since it will be an easy day and it is a Friday, I will stay up and watch a Christmas Movie after the 10:00 news tonight.  Normally, I would go to bed around 11:00, but tonight, I will allow myself to stay up until 1:00 am and still get 6 hours of sleep waking up at 7:00.  I'll make sure to get my shower and read my Bible readings for Friday morning before I start the movie that way in the morning, all I have to do is shave, brush my teeth, take my medicine and leave for work by 7:35.

So if the only thing that you do is support the Forest Service, what are you going to do all day?

Sit there in case some one calls from home. I highly doubt I will stay all day.  They'll likely do what they did Wednesday and send half of us home early.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 23, 2012, 01:41:45 am
What happened 71 years ago?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on November 23, 2012, 09:00:03 am

Jeff was born?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 23, 2012, 09:27:57 am

December 7, 1941 - Pearl Harbor


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on November 23, 2012, 09:28:52 am

But today's 23 November?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Kutasoff Hedzoff on November 23, 2012, 10:01:41 am

It's Bushie.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on November 23, 2012, 10:02:28 am

One needs to prepare for such important events.


Title: Airlines are making life even worse for passengers.
Post by: Simfan34 on November 23, 2012, 10:36:40 am
I find the spaghetti thing too elitist even for me. Let that sink in for a moment.



Let that simmer.



Is box spaghetti too simple for you, master chefs? Do you expect us all to crank out our own handmade rigatoni?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on November 23, 2012, 11:49:02 am
I couldn't wait until 1:30 or 2:00 to eat.  I went to Golden Corral about 11:15 and got home around 12:00. 

What did you eat the rest of the day.......don't lie.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 23, 2012, 06:51:40 pm
I couldn't wait until 1:30 or 2:00 to eat. I went to Golden Corral about 11:15 and got home around 12:00.

What did you eat the rest of the day.......don't lie.

Sat around, took a nap from 1:00-4:00, and got a small McDonald's cheeseburger for supper about 6:30 and went to bed around 10:30.  Now, to figure out what's on the menu tonight...


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on November 23, 2012, 07:28:23 pm
Readings by oakvale:

http://audioboo.fm/boos/1075671-what-s-on-the-menu-tonight

http://audioboo.fm/boos/1075659-bushok

One by me:

http://audioboo.fm/boos/1075666-bushie-1


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 23, 2012, 07:57:20 pm
Well, today was a little busier than I thought.  It looked more like a typical Friday instead of the day after a holiday.  It allowed me to stay until 4:30, though, which is nice.  I was able to get 30 hours in this week, so while it won't be much, it is something.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 23, 2012, 08:00:15 pm
Readings by oakvale:

http://audioboo.fm/boos/1075671-what-s-on-the-menu-tonight

http://audioboo.fm/boos/1075659-bushok

One by me:

http://audioboo.fm/boos/1075666-bushie-1

All three of those are very good!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on November 23, 2012, 09:11:55 pm
The fail is so dense in this thread that not even light can escape. What are we mere mortals to do?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 23, 2012, 09:36:16 pm
The fail is so dense in this thread that not even light can escape. What are we mere mortals to do?

Give up for there is no hope...


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 23, 2012, 09:43:42 pm
The fail is so dense in this thread that not even light can escape. What are we mere mortals to do?

Give up for there is no hope...

Is that your diet motto?  You had Thanksgiving dinner at McDonald's.  And what is your reason for waiting until January 1 to start eating "healthy"?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on November 23, 2012, 09:47:37 pm
Not a bad recipe, Snowguy.  I will definitely be trying a few recipes in December and especially after the first of the year.

Why after the 1st of the year, out of interest? Does it take that amount of time to get used to the foreign concept?

I'm going to start in December, but I guess you didn't read that.  I'm going to wait until January to get started full force so I can get the holidays behind me.

But you might be dead by then. Start now or you might never get the chance to start at all.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on November 23, 2012, 09:48:34 pm

hahahahahahahaha!

sorry, I know it's cruel, but that's just far too funny...


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 23, 2012, 09:54:52 pm
The fail is so dense in this thread that not even light can escape. What are we mere mortals to do?

Give up for there is no hope...

Is that your diet motto?  You had Thanksgiving dinner at McDonald's.  And what is your reason for waiting until January 1 to start eating "healthy"?

Haha, nice try there, Inks.  I had a "regular" Thanksgiving lunch at Golden Corral at 11:00, but then I got hungry later in the evening and so upon impulse, I went to Mickey's.  If you will reread my post from earlier, I am going to get started with some light cooking in December when I go to Walmart the next time (hence, the spaghetti), but as far as full-fledged experimentation and cooking, I will wait until January so i can get Christmas behind me.  Again, I will be doing some light cooking the next 5 1/2 weeks, but I'm not going to go all out until January 2.  During the next month, I will be digging up some recipes online and will be asking my mother and grandmother for some of their recipes.  I do plan to do quite a bit of experimentation in January.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on November 23, 2012, 09:57:18 pm
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Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on November 23, 2012, 09:58:06 pm
I got hungry later in the evening and so upon impulse, I went to Mickey's. 

...

...

...this is your idea of a diet?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 23, 2012, 09:59:01 pm
I got hungry later in the evening and so upon impulse, I went to Mickey's.

...

...

...this is your idea of a diet?

I'm not on a diet right now.  Even if I was, its wrong to diet on a HOLIDAY!!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 23, 2012, 10:01:35 pm
The fail is so dense in this thread that not even light can escape. What are we mere mortals to do?

Give up for there is no hope...

Is that your diet motto?  You had Thanksgiving dinner at McDonald's.  And what is your reason for waiting until January 1 to start eating "healthy"?

Haha, nice try there, Inks.  I had a "regular" Thanksgiving lunch at Golden Corral at 11:00, but then I got hungry later in the evening and so upon impulse, I went to Mickey's.  If you will reread my post from earlier, I am going to get started with some light cooking in December when I go to Walmart the next time (hence, the spaghetti), but as far as full-fledged experimentation and cooking, I will wait until January so i can get Christmas behind me.  Again, I will be doing some light cooking the next 5 1/2 weeks, but I'm not going to go all out until January 2.  During the next month, I will be digging up some recipes online and will be asking my mother and grandmother for some of their recipes.  I do plan to do quite a bit of experimentation in January.

What do you mean "nice try"?  You did have Thanksgiving dinner at McDonald's.  The fact that you went out to 2 unhealthy places in one holiday makes it even worse.

And what is it about the month of December that means you can't make something more complex than boxed spaghetti with canned sauce with (I'll give you credit for this) browned meat?  I mean - you could make some easy things like enchiladas, your own burritos, chicken casserole.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on November 23, 2012, 10:03:10 pm
I got hungry later in the evening and so upon impulse, I went to Mickey's.

...

...

...this is your idea of a diet?

I'm not on a diet right now.  Even if I was, its wrong to diet on a HOLIDAY!!

Yes, nothing says 'celebration' like 'random impulse binge at cheap junk food chain despite having eaten vast quantities of food already.'

If you ever here a strange near-silent sound a bit like a sobbing scream... then it's your arteries begging to be rescued.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Alcon on November 23, 2012, 10:06:43 pm
jesus, so not complicated.

calories out > calories in = weight loss
calories in > calories out = more fat

the longer you bullsh**t yourself about waiting, the more "calories in" will exceed "calories out."  plus, every time you bullsh**t and wait, it turns out to have not been justified.  how can I tell?  because you're fatter than you'd have been if you'd just started immediately.  so, stop bullsh**tting and just start doing it.  I don't care about your reasons or anecdotes.  This is simple math and you are failing over and over.

First and only time I'll post in this thread, if I get the response I expect.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on November 23, 2012, 10:11:45 pm


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 23, 2012, 10:29:46 pm
jesus, so not complicated.

calories out > calories in = weight loss
calories in > calories out = more fat

the longer you bullsh**t yourself about waiting, the more "calories in" will exceed "calories out."  plus, every time you bullsh**t and wait, it turns out to have not been justified.  how can I tell?  because you're fatter than you'd have been if you'd just started immediately.  so, stop bullsh**tting and just start doing it.  I don't care about your reasons or anecdotes.  This is simple math and you are failing over and over.

First and only time I'll post in this thread, if I get the response I expect.

I guess everyone forgets that I did lose 25 pounds starting about a year ago and that in the past 8 months, I've only gained 5 pounds of that back.  I will be getting back to it starting with my next trip to Walmart which will occur on December 1.  In the mean time, I will be eating less with what I've already got, so as not to waste money.  I will be having things like the aforementioned spaghetti, soft tacos, macaroni and cheese, etc.  The reason I don't do a whole lot in December is because of the multiple Christmas parties scattered about the entire month.  This December, I will have at least 3 Christmas Parties plus a New Year's Eve Party that I know of, including Christmas Dinner on Christmas Eve.  It seems as if every week, I will have something going on.  Its because of all the parties that I am not just going to sit here and do nothing.  I'm going to do what I can with the light cooking as well as walking about 15 minutes of my 30-minute lunch each day at work and parking at the back of the Walmart parking lot (or whichever store I may grace).  I will also be eliminating the regular sodas and switching exclusively to Diet Dr. Pepper, Coke Zero, and a lot more water.  I'm going to be doing little things over the next month to negate the Christmas parties.  Starting January 1, I will be looking for a yoga class around Salt Lake City.  I'm really interested in trying yoga, and I've heard while its not a major weight-loss exercise program, per se, it creates a mindset that is more conducive to losing weight.  In fact, while we are speaking, I am looking up yoga classes that I could join for relatively cheap at the first of January.  At the very least, I will be trying to find a low cost gym membership so I can use their treadmills.

I'm not going to be sitting here doing nothing in December.  I am going to get busy, I just will be stepping it up even more on January 2.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on November 23, 2012, 10:41:47 pm
Starting January 1, I will be looking for a yoga class around Salt Lake City.  I'm really interested in trying yoga, and I've heard while its not a major weight-loss exercise program, per se, it creates a mindset that is more conducive to losing weight.  In fact, while we are speaking, I am looking up yoga classes that I could join for relatively cheap at the first of January.  At the very least, I will be trying to find a low cost gym membership so I can use their treadmills.

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Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 23, 2012, 11:05:31 pm
jesus, so not complicated.

calories out > calories in = weight loss
calories in > calories out = more fat

the longer you bullsh**t yourself about waiting, the more "calories in" will exceed "calories out."  plus, every time you bullsh**t and wait, it turns out to have not been justified.  how can I tell?  because you're fatter than you'd have been if you'd just started immediately.  so, stop bullsh**tting and just start doing it.  I don't care about your reasons or anecdotes.  This is simple math and you are failing over and over.

First and only time I'll post in this thread, if I get the response I expect.

I guess everyone forgets that I did lose 25 pounds starting about a year ago and that in the past 8 months, I've only gained 5 pounds of that back.  I will be getting back to it starting with my next trip to Walmart which will occur on December 1.  In the mean time, I will be eating less with what I've already got, so as not to waste money.  I will be having things like the aforementioned spaghetti, soft tacos, macaroni and cheese, etc.  The reason I don't do a whole lot in December is because of the multiple Christmas parties scattered about the entire month.  This December, I will have at least 3 Christmas Parties plus a New Year's Eve Party that I know of, including Christmas Dinner on Christmas Eve.  It seems as if every week, I will have something going on.  Its because of all the parties that I am not just going to sit here and do nothing.  I'm going to do what I can with the light cooking as well as walking about 15 minutes of my 30-minute lunch each day at work and parking at the back of the Walmart parking lot (or whichever store I may grace).  I will also be eliminating the regular sodas and switching exclusively to Diet Dr. Pepper, Coke Zero, and a lot more water.  I'm going to be doing little things over the next month to negate the Christmas parties.  Starting January 1, I will be looking for a yoga class around Salt Lake City.  I'm really interested in trying yoga, and I've heard while its not a major weight-loss exercise program, per se, it creates a mindset that is more conducive to losing weight.  In fact, while we are speaking, I am looking up yoga classes that I could join for relatively cheap at the first of January.  At the very least, I will be trying to find a low cost gym membership so I can use their treadmills.

I'm not going to be sitting here doing nothing in December.  I am going to get busy, I just will be stepping it up even more on January 2.

We do remember that you're lighter by 20 pounds than a year ago, but you're still severely overweight.

And 3 Christmas parties and a NYE party is your excuse for not eating healthy?  Jeff, I took 15 credits, including a grad level class, managed a student organization with weekly meetings and weekly executive board meetings, wrote a research paper, studied for, and took the LSAT, worked on a current events forum committee, wrote columns for the newspaper all during the same semester, drove home every weekend to work, and I still had time to make my own food (although generally not while I was home, since my mother tended to cook then).  Now, this isn't to say that I didn't go out, but I cooked a large portion of my meals while at school.  And it wasn't time consuming.  I could make big batches of spaghetti (homemade sauce and homemade meatballs) that would last me the week.  60-90 minutes one day and you're good for a while.  Or homemade pizza - I made a wicked artichoke and asparagus pizza.  The only time I would eat pre-packaged meals was Mondays when I only had a 50 minute break for dinner, and I would come home, microwave a pot pie, and run back to class; and this was only if I didn't have food leftover (although since I worked on weekends, I typically tried to finish off my food before I headed home Thursday nights).


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Alcon on November 23, 2012, 11:07:47 pm
jesus, so not complicated.

calories out > calories in = weight loss
calories in > calories out = more fat

the longer you bullsh**t yourself about waiting, the more "calories in" will exceed "calories out."  plus, every time you bullsh**t and wait, it turns out to have not been justified.  how can I tell?  because you're fatter than you'd have been if you'd just started immediately.  so, stop bullsh**tting and just start doing it.  I don't care about your reasons or anecdotes.  This is simple math and you are failing over and over.

First and only time I'll post in this thread, if I get the response I expect.

I guess everyone forgets that I did lose 25 pounds starting about a year ago and that in the past 8 months, I've only gained 5 pounds of that back.  I will be getting back to it starting with my next trip to Walmart which will occur on December 1.  In the mean time, I will be eating less with what I've already got, so as not to waste money.  I will be having things like the aforementioned spaghetti, soft tacos, macaroni and cheese, etc.  The reason I don't do a whole lot in December is because of the multiple Christmas parties scattered about the entire month.  This December, I will have at least 3 Christmas Parties plus a New Year's Eve Party that I know of, including Christmas Dinner on Christmas Eve.  It seems as if every week, I will have something going on.  Its because of all the parties that I am not just going to sit here and do nothing.  I'm going to do what I can with the light cooking as well as walking about 15 minutes of my 30-minute lunch each day at work and parking at the back of the Walmart parking lot (or whichever store I may grace).  I will also be eliminating the regular sodas and switching exclusively to Diet Dr. Pepper, Coke Zero, and a lot more water.  I'm going to be doing little things over the next month to negate the Christmas parties.  Starting January 1, I will be looking for a yoga class around Salt Lake City.  I'm really interested in trying yoga, and I've heard while its not a major weight-loss exercise program, per se, it creates a mindset that is more conducive to losing weight.  In fact, while we are speaking, I am looking up yoga classes that I could join for relatively cheap at the first of January.  At the very least, I will be trying to find a low cost gym membership so I can use their treadmills.

I'm not going to be sitting here doing nothing in December.  I am going to get busy, I just will be stepping it up even more on January 2.


I've eliminated the parts that are just unnecessary bullsh**tting

Calories out > Calories in.

Calories out > Calories in.

Calories out > Calories in.

Make Calories out as greater than Calories in as possible without: 1) Hurting yourself, 2) Ruining your life.

Are you doing that?

If not, stop typing paragraphs I'm not going to read and start now.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 23, 2012, 11:12:22 pm
jesus, so not complicated.

calories out > calories in = weight loss
calories in > calories out = more fat

the longer you bullsh**t yourself about waiting, the more "calories in" will exceed "calories out."  plus, every time you bullsh**t and wait, it turns out to have not been justified.  how can I tell?  because you're fatter than you'd have been if you'd just started immediately.  so, stop bullsh**tting and just start doing it.  I don't care about your reasons or anecdotes.  This is simple math and you are failing over and over.

First and only time I'll post in this thread, if I get the response I expect.

I guess everyone forgets that I did lose 25 pounds starting about a year ago and that in the past 8 months, I've only gained 5 pounds of that back.  I will be getting back to it starting with my next trip to Walmart which will occur on December 1.  In the mean time, I will be eating less with what I've already got, so as not to waste money.  I will be having things like the aforementioned spaghetti, soft tacos, macaroni and cheese, etc.  The reason I don't do a whole lot in December is because of the multiple Christmas parties scattered about the entire month.  This December, I will have at least 3 Christmas Parties plus a New Year's Eve Party that I know of, including Christmas Dinner on Christmas Eve.  It seems as if every week, I will have something going on.  Its because of all the parties that I am not just going to sit here and do nothing.  I'm going to do what I can with the light cooking as well as walking about 15 minutes of my 30-minute lunch each day at work and parking at the back of the Walmart parking lot (or whichever store I may grace).  I will also be eliminating the regular sodas and switching exclusively to Diet Dr. Pepper, Coke Zero, and a lot more water.  I'm going to be doing little things over the next month to negate the Christmas parties.  Starting January 1, I will be looking for a yoga class around Salt Lake City.  I'm really interested in trying yoga, and I've heard while its not a major weight-loss exercise program, per se, it creates a mindset that is more conducive to losing weight.  In fact, while we are speaking, I am looking up yoga classes that I could join for relatively cheap at the first of January.  At the very least, I will be trying to find a low cost gym membership so I can use their treadmills.

I'm not going to be sitting here doing nothing in December.  I am going to get busy, I just will be stepping it up even more on January 2.

We do remember that you're lighter by 20 pounds than a year ago, but you're still severely overweight.

And 3 Christmas parties and a NYE party is your excuse for not eating healthy?  Jeff, I took 15 credits, including a grad level class, managed a student organization with weekly meetings and weekly executive board meetings, wrote a research paper, studied for, and took the LSAT, worked on a current events forum committee, wrote columns for the newspaper all during the same semester, drove home every weekend to work, and I still had time to make my own food (although generally not while I was home, since my mother tended to cook then).  Now, this isn't to say that I didn't go out, but I cooked a large portion of my meals while at school.  And it wasn't time consuming.  I could make big batches of spaghetti (homemade sauce and homemade meatballs) that would last me the week.  60-90 minutes one day and you're good for a while.  Or homemade pizza - I made a wicked artichoke and asparagus pizza.  The only time I would eat pre-packaged meals was Mondays when I only had a 50 minute break for dinner, and I would come home, microwave a pot pie, and run back to class; and this was only if I didn't have food leftover (although since I worked on weekends, I typically tried to finish off my food before I headed home Thursday nights).

When did I say I wasn't going to eat right in December?  You must have misread the last paragraph I wrote.  I am going to eat properly in December to counteract and negate the parties as much as possible.  I'm just not going to go all out until January.  At no time did I say I was going to sit on my bottom and do nothing.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 23, 2012, 11:19:25 pm
Well then my apologies for misreading what you said.

Here's a guide on how many calories you need to maintain weight (meaning to lose, you need to eat less than the magic number).  I'm guessing you fall somewhere between the first and second one:

You exercise: Almost never
Multiply your current weight by: 12

You exercise: Lightly, one to three days a week
Multiply your current weight by: 13.5

You exercise: Moderately, three to five days a week
Multiply your current weight by: 15.5

You exercise: Vigorously, six to seven days a week
Multiply your current weight by: 17

You exercise: Vigorously, daily, and you have a physical job
Multiply your current weight by: 19


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 23, 2012, 11:22:02 pm
Well then my apologies for misreading what you said.

Here's a guide on how many calories you need to maintain weight (meaning to lose, you need to eat less than the magic number).  I'm guessing you fall somewhere between the first and second one:

You exercise: Almost never
Multiply your current weight by: 12

You exercise: Lightly, one to three days a week
Multiply your current weight by: 13.5

You exercise: Moderately, three to five days a week
Multiply your current weight by: 15.5

You exercise: Vigorously, six to seven days a week
Multiply your current weight by: 17

You exercise: Vigorously, daily, and you have a physical job
Multiply your current weight by: 19

Apology accepted.  Right now, yes, I do fall close to category 1, but come January, I plan to move it to at least category 3.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 23, 2012, 11:29:05 pm
Well, remember, that number is what you need to maintain weight.  So even if you begin exercising, you don't need to increase your caloric intake.  For example, if you're at 265, and you drop your calories to 2000 per day, you'll be down to 200 after about 4 months.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 23, 2012, 11:35:47 pm
Well, remember, that number is what you need to maintain weight.  So even if you begin exercising, you don't need to increase your caloric intake.  For example, if you're at 265, and you drop your calories to 2000 per day, you'll be down to 200 after about 4 months.

That would be ideal and very doable.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on November 23, 2012, 11:44:22 pm
Doable for someone with even basic self-discipline ...


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 23, 2012, 11:50:51 pm
Doable for someone with even basic self-discipline ...

I can manage.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on November 23, 2012, 11:53:19 pm

Go on then... don't set dates, just freaking do it. It really is THAT SIMPLE.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on November 24, 2012, 04:37:27 am
And once again, calories are important....but you need a lifestyle change. Parking at the back of the parking lot to get exercise is some of the biggest bulls**t I've ever read


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 24, 2012, 05:09:34 am
So give yourself some incentives.  If you don't reach 200 pounds by [DATE], you have to / can't do [X].


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: SUSAN CRUSHBONE on November 24, 2012, 07:49:11 am
Or homemade pizza - I made a wicked artichoke and asparagus pizza.

However awful you may be, Mr Inks, at least you have great taste.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on November 24, 2012, 10:30:40 am
So give yourself some incentives.  If you don't reach 200 pounds by [DATE], you have to / can't do [X].
I believe we already played this game with mod review. Losing weight is obviously outside of his capacity. Getting all puritanical about self-control doesn't help. The man needs amphetamines.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Kaine for Senate '18 on November 24, 2012, 10:42:22 am
Doable for someone with even basic self-discipline ...

Pity Bushie won't be able to do it, then.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 24, 2012, 10:56:51 am
I've decided to make today day 1.  I will check in with the forum every day with my current weight and with what I ate that day.  There is no sense in waiting until even December to get started.  I don't want a reward/punishment on the other end, other than that which comes by feeling better or feeling worse.  I know you guys are here for me and will post what I need to hear.  I will have my starting weight within 30 minutes.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on November 24, 2012, 11:04:48 am
Doable for someone with even basic self-discipline ...

Pity Bushie won't be able to do it, then.
No sense blaming Bushie. The stats on recovering from obesity are abysmal. It's so rare for a fat to acheive a healthy weight that the few who acheive it get to be on the covers of magazines. Obesity is a brain disorder in which the hunger drive is much greater than what is healthy. We're dealing with a psychiatric issue. And a devastating one at that.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 24, 2012, 11:08:04 am
My starting weight is 270.2.  Higher than I thought, and all the more reason to get started today.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on November 24, 2012, 11:11:31 am
One thing I would personally suggest. Don't weigh yourself daily. There's a good deal of fluctuation in a matter of hours depending on when your last meal was....how much water you've had to drink....etc.

Generally speaking, a healthy rate of calorie reduction is to consume between 500 and 1,000 fewer calories than you require for weight maintenance. If you're extremely obese, then it's probably good to aim for the 1,000.

If done consistently, this will equal about a 2 pound loss per week. And perhaps weighing yourself once weekly, like every Sunday after you get out of bed, for example, is likely a better indicator of your success (or lack thereof).

Good luck.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 24, 2012, 11:23:45 am
One thing I would personally suggest. Don't weigh yourself daily. There's a good deal of fluctuation in a matter of hours depending on when your last meal was....how much water you've had to drink....etc.

Generally speaking, a healthy rate of calorie reduction is to consume between 500 and 1,000 fewer calories than you require for weight maintenance. If you're extremely obese, then it's probably good to aim for the 1,000.

If done consistently, this will equal about a 2 pound loss per week. And perhaps weighing yourself once weekly, like every Sunday after you get out of bed, for example, is likely a better indicator of your success (or lack thereof).

Good luck.

Thanks for the tips.  I'll keep them in mind as I go along in this journey.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: King on November 24, 2012, 11:36:59 am
Bushie, you should also go for walks for about an hour a day.  It's not hard and will be good exercise.  If you have an iPod, music also makes it go by faster.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 24, 2012, 12:02:13 pm
Bushie, you should also go for walks for about an hour a day.  It's not hard and will be good exercise.  If you have an iPod, music also makes it go by faster.

I'll keep that in mind.  I don't have an iPod, but I can still go for walks.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on November 24, 2012, 12:06:39 pm
Bushie, you should also go for walks for about an hour a day.  It's not hard and will be good exercise.  If you have an iPod, music also makes it go by faster.

I'll keep that in mind.  I don't have an iPod, but I can still go for walks.

"Keeping it in mind" won't help if you don't actually do some physical activity.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 24, 2012, 12:23:56 pm
Bushie, you should also go for walks for about an hour a day.  It's not hard and will be good exercise.  If you have an iPod, music also makes it go by faster.

I'll keep that in mind.  I don't have an iPod, but I can still go for walks.

"Keeping it in mind" won't help if you don't actually do some physical activity.

Agreed.  With that in mind, I'll be going for a small walk later this afternoon after it gets a bit warmer outside.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 24, 2012, 01:00:53 pm
I think what I'm going to do as far as exercise goes is walk around my apartment complex for about 45 minutes every other day.  This means one week I'll walk 4 times, the next week 3 times, after that 4 times, and so on.  I want to start gradually.  After the Bedlam football game this afternoon (Oklahoma State vs. Oklahoma), and after I finish with my laundry, I will get out and walk for about 45 minutes.  I'll walk again Monday after I get home from work, and so on.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on November 24, 2012, 01:12:15 pm
One alternative, of course, is to drop the pretence entirely. You are, officially at least, an adult. You can set your own priorities, if you want to. So long as you're aware of whatever any consequences might be and are prepared to live with them, your life is yours to lead. This absurdist halfway house does you no good, if it's even a slight reflection of your actual reality.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on November 24, 2012, 02:03:55 pm
Why does everybody assume the losing weight and keeping it off is something that is within Bushie's capabilities? If it were, he would have done so long ago.  Perhaps he should will himself into the NBA while he's at it.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 24, 2012, 02:13:43 pm
We shall see if it is within my capabilities, won't we, memphis?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on November 24, 2012, 02:18:05 pm
We shall see if it is within my capabilities, won't we, memphis?
We have been seeing it for several years already. You can't will yourself out of a psychiatric condition. At best, you could move to an urban neighborhood where walking is more convenient than driving.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: King on November 24, 2012, 03:05:30 pm
I think what I'm going to do as far as exercise goes is walk around my apartment complex for about 45 minutes 1 hour every other day.

Don't make me repeat myself again.

At best, you could move to an urban neighborhood where walking is more convenient than driving.

Has something bad being less convenient ever stopped Bushie?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 24, 2012, 03:51:59 pm
I know I have several doubters on here, based on my history, but I'm looking forward to what this new diet will do for me.

King, I will eventually work up to 1 hour every day, but I've got to start somewhere and walking 45 minutes every other day will be a lot better than sitting on my bottom all day every day.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: King on November 24, 2012, 05:02:18 pm
If you can make it 45 minutes, 60 minutes is easy.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Smash255 on November 24, 2012, 05:56:35 pm
Bushie, you should try my Insanity workout

No way you can handle that, so in all seriousness, go for the walks for 45 mins to an hour a day, and keep at it.  Perhaps mix in some working out with dumbbells or jogging through a portion of the walk (starting off slow)


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 24, 2012, 06:14:31 pm
One thing I would personally suggest. Don't weigh yourself daily. There's a good deal of fluctuation in a matter of hours depending on when your last meal was....how much water you've had to drink....etc.

I always disagreed with that advice - I found that weighing myself daily and charting it helped, because you can see a pattern through the fluctuations.  Only weighing yourself weekly can lead to you not seeing the whole picture, which can lead to you failing to lose weight.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: King on November 24, 2012, 06:25:43 pm
No way you can handle that, so in all seriousness, go for the walks for 45 mins to an hour a day, and keep at it.  Perhaps mix in some working out with dumbbells or jogging through a portion of the walk (starting off slow)

Considering his activity level is pretty much at 0, I think walking alone is enough of an upgrade.  Adding dumbbells and jogging give him more reason to put it off and quit.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 24, 2012, 08:24:21 pm
I haven't gone walking, yet, as I took a nap from 2:30-5:30 this afternoon and I still have two loads of laundry left to wash.  I still plan to get out there tonight for at least 30 minutes just to get started.  Right now, while my laundry is washing, I did just fix a small homemade pizza.  Its only 440 calories and is in the oven right now.  I thought about fixing a second small pizza, but I thought better of it.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: patrick1 on November 24, 2012, 08:48:17 pm
I think Ive been over this before but I'll try again. Because of a variety of factors, I put on a lot of weight steadily over the last years and it really piled up.  Since the new year I took off about 125 lbs and going.  I know first hand hat it can be hard getting started. My suggestions are 1. buy a digital food scale. 2. weigh your portions. 3. keep a spreadsheet with how many  calories you ate and how much exercise you have done for the day. 4. share that spreadsheet and make goals/competition with a loved one. Have someone keep you accountable- this forum doesnt seem to work. 5. Find an exercise or activity that you can do and will stick to. For me it was a recumbent exercise bike- I could do it in all weather, could watch netflix/read forum, listen to music etc etc and it was easy on knees, feet and back.  I steadily got more active and added weights and other activities to mix it up as I went along.

With your obsessive type posting style, Id think you would be really good at keeping that excel spreadsheet. You have to want it though. It will make your life much easier and quality of life better being fit. It is hard lugging around all that extra baggage on your skeleton. I obviously had some of the same motivation struggles that you are going through or else why would I have gotten so out of shape. Feel free to pm me if you ever have any questions. 



Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: King on November 24, 2012, 08:49:30 pm
I haven't gone walking, yet, as I took a nap from 2:30-5:30 this afternoon and I still have two loads of laundry left to wash.  I still plan to get out there tonight for at least 30 minutes just to get started.  Right now, while my laundry is washing, I did just fix a small homemade pizza.  Its only 440 calories and is in the oven right now.  I thought about fixing a second small pizza, but I thought better of it.

You know what you could have done while the laundry was washing?

Walk.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 24, 2012, 08:53:11 pm
I just put the last load into the wash, so I'm going to go walking for about 30 minutes.  Its cold outside, high 30s, right now, but I do have a coat.  I'll see you in a little while.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 24, 2012, 09:43:06 pm
I just got back from walking nearly 2.5 miles (40 minutes).  I walked to work and back.  Work is 1.25 miles from my apartment.  I am exhausted and completely out of breath.  I will be sore by morning.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on November 24, 2012, 10:01:38 pm
Good! Don't forget to stretch.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 24, 2012, 10:03:07 pm

Will do!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 24, 2012, 11:00:33 pm
Well then my apologies for misreading what you said.

Here's a guide on how many calories you need to maintain weight (meaning to lose, you need to eat less than the magic number).  I'm guessing you fall somewhere between the first and second one:

You exercise: Almost never
Multiply your current weight by: 12

You exercise: Lightly, one to three days a week
Multiply your current weight by: 13.5

You exercise: Moderately, three to five days a week
Multiply your current weight by: 15.5

You exercise: Vigorously, six to seven days a week
Multiply your current weight by: 17

You exercise: Vigorously, daily, and you have a physical job
Multiply your current weight by: 19

I had a grand total of a little shy of 2,500 calories today.  My current weight is 270 as of this morning.  Using your formula for almost never exercising, I should stay under 3,200 calories - (270 * 12).  I went well south of that goal, plus I walked 2.5 miles or 40 minutes worth.  There should be no reason I come down some tomorrow morning.  One thing I have to remember is that I will probably lose a bunch right up front and then level off later on and maybe even have a day or two with a net gain in weight.  I think that leveling off is what caused me to quit last February.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: АverroŽs 🦉 on November 24, 2012, 11:05:36 pm
Here's a guide on how many calories you need to maintain weight (meaning to lose, you need to eat less than the magic number).  I'm guessing you fall somewhere between the first and second one:

You exercise: Almost never
Multiply your current weight by: 12

You exercise: Lightly, one to three days a week
Multiply your current weight by: 13.5

You exercise: Moderately, three to five days a week
Multiply your current weight by: 15.5

You exercise: Vigorously, six to seven days a week
Multiply your current weight by: 17

You exercise: Vigorously, daily, and you have a physical job
Multiply your current weight by: 19

Just how loose a guide is this? It's telling me that I need to consume <1500 calories per day to maintain my current weight if I maintain my current exercise regime.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 24, 2012, 11:10:26 pm
Here's a guide on how many calories you need to maintain weight (meaning to lose, you need to eat less than the magic number).  I'm guessing you fall somewhere between the first and second one:

You exercise: Almost never
Multiply your current weight by: 12

You exercise: Lightly, one to three days a week
Multiply your current weight by: 13.5

You exercise: Moderately, three to five days a week
Multiply your current weight by: 15.5

You exercise: Vigorously, six to seven days a week
Multiply your current weight by: 17

You exercise: Vigorously, daily, and you have a physical job
Multiply your current weight by: 19

Just how loose a guide is this? It's telling me that I need to consume <1500 calories per day to maintain my current weight if I maintain my current exercise regime.

I mean, it's not exact, but when I was wrestling, our coach said multiply by 17, which matches up with this.  Which exercise category did you fall under?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: АverroŽs 🦉 on November 24, 2012, 11:35:16 pm
Almost never. I have a desk job and a car, I don't have a weight set or a gym membership, and I rarely walk anywhere between late October and mid-April.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: King on November 25, 2012, 12:08:16 am
I just got back from walking nearly 2.5 miles (40 minutes).  I walked to work and back.  Work is 1.25 miles from my apartment.  I am exhausted and completely out of breath.  I will be sore by morning.

Congrats.  I guarantee you after any soreness heals you'll be able to do that same walk with much less effort. 


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: tmthforu94 on November 25, 2012, 12:08:28 am
Good for you! :)

When I was out in Utah, I was more motivated to walk and get outdoors - the air is much cleaner, and there's always pretty scenery to look at.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 25, 2012, 12:17:55 am
Almost never. I have a desk job and a car, I don't have a weight set or a gym membership, and I rarely walk anywhere between late October and mid-April.

Well then if you only weigh 125 pounds, yeah, you only need about 1,500 calories a day.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 25, 2012, 01:07:19 am
I just got back from walking nearly 2.5 miles (40 minutes).  I walked to work and back.  Work is 1.25 miles from my apartment.  I am exhausted and completely out of breath.  I will be sore by morning.

Congrats.  I guarantee you after any soreness heals you'll be able to do that same walk with much less effort. 

I plan to get out there again Monday evening before MNF and walk about 40 minutes.

I'm not as sore right now except in my ankles.  I feel good, though, about walking and consuming only about 2,700 calories when its all said and done.  I did have a couple bowls of Crispix cereal this evening as a little snack, but I still came out roughly 500 calories shy of my target.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on November 25, 2012, 08:37:46 am
***JEFF READ THIS***

Jeffy, when you go to walmart next, look for the Healthy Choice meals in the frozen food area. They are usually under 3 bucks each, and almost all of them are under 400 calories.. most of the ones I get are about 300 calories. They are cheap, filling, and surprisingly tasty. I usually buy about 2 or 3 of them when I go shopping, just so when I don't feel like cooking something for dinner, I have a good alternate to eating out. They all come with veggies too.

Are they they best meals? No... not as healthy as making your own meal, but it's better than burritos and frozen pizzas.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Oakvale on November 25, 2012, 09:09:48 am
Bushie, I'm not as up to date as some so I don't know your weight, but 2,700 calories is an awful lot for anyone. That's that kind of diet you'd be eating if you were lifting weights and trying to bulk up.

Remember, exercise doesn't give you a license to eat whatever you want - it's important, but unless you're Michael Phelps you're not going to be burning enough calories through exercise to offset a poor diet.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on November 25, 2012, 09:52:26 am
Bushie, I'm not as up to date as some so I don't know your weight, but 2,700 calories is an awful lot for anyone. That's that kind of diet you'd be eating if you were lifting weights and trying to bulk up.

Remember, exercise doesn't give you a license to eat whatever you want - it's important, but unless you're Michael Phelps you're not going to be burning enough calories through exercise to offset a poor diet.

http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm (http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm)

I don't know his height, but let's say he's 175 cm just for the sake of argument....then he should be consuming 2611 calories for weight maintenance. (Assuming little to no exercise, which is certainly true in his case.)

Bushie should be aiming for 2000 calories or so.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 25, 2012, 10:53:07 am
Bushie, I'm not as up to date as some so I don't know your weight, but 2,700 calories is an awful lot for anyone. That's that kind of diet you'd be eating if you were lifting weights and trying to bulk up.

Remember, exercise doesn't give you a license to eat whatever you want - it's important, but unless you're Michael Phelps you're not going to be burning enough calories through exercise to offset a poor diet.

http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm (http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm)

I don't know his height, but let's say he's 175 cm just for the sake of argument....then he should be consuming 2611 calories for weight maintenance. (Assuming little to no exercise, which is certainly true in his case.)

Bushie should be aiming for 2000 calories or so.

Using Inks formula, I should shoot for 3,200 calories.  I am 5'8" weighing 270.  Take 270 * 12 and you get 3,240 using the first category.

Today, I weigh 269.6 which is a loss of 0.6 lbs. Water weight to be sure.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on November 25, 2012, 11:02:07 am
Bushie, I'm not as up to date as some so I don't know your weight, but 2,700 calories is an awful lot for anyone. That's that kind of diet you'd be eating if you were lifting weights and trying to bulk up.

Remember, exercise doesn't give you a license to eat whatever you want - it's important, but unless you're Michael Phelps you're not going to be burning enough calories through exercise to offset a poor diet.

http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm (http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm)

I don't know his height, but let's say he's 175 cm just for the sake of argument....then he should be consuming 2611 calories for weight maintenance. (Assuming little to no exercise, which is certainly true in his case.)

Bushie should be aiming for 2000 calories or so.

Using Inks formula, I should shoot for 3,200 calories.  I am 5'8" weighing 270.  Take 270 * 12 and you get 3,240 using the first category.

Today, I weigh 269.6 which is a loss of 0.6 lbs. Water weight to be sure.

What does the calculator on the website I linked to give you? Not saying it's necessarily correct, but you might want to check different sources. The 3,200 really sounds too high to me.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Oakvale on November 25, 2012, 11:05:27 am
Bushie, I'm not as up to date as some so I don't know your weight, but 2,700 calories is an awful lot for anyone. That's that kind of diet you'd be eating if you were lifting weights and trying to bulk up.

Remember, exercise doesn't give you a license to eat whatever you want - it's important, but unless you're Michael Phelps you're not going to be burning enough calories through exercise to offset a poor diet.

http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm (http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm)

I don't know his height, but let's say he's 175 cm just for the sake of argument....then he should be consuming 2611 calories for weight maintenance. (Assuming little to no exercise, which is certainly true in his case.)

Bushie should be aiming for 2000 calories or so.

Using Inks formula, I should shoot for 3,200 calories.  I am 5'8" weighing 270.  Take 270 * 12 and you get 3,240 using the first category.

Today, I weigh 269.6 which is a loss of 0.6 lbs. Water weight to be sure.

What does the calculator on the website I linked to give you? Not saying it's necessarily correct, but you might want to check different sources. The 3,200 really sounds too high to me.

Yeah, Bushie, I don't know what formula Inks is using but there's no way that you can be eating 3,200 calories a day and lose weight.

Try to aim for around 2,000 a day. At your weight that's a fairly reasonable goal which'll allow you to keep your weight down while still feeling satiated.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on November 25, 2012, 12:12:04 pm
Finding healthy food in Salt Lake City really should not be remotely difficult.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 25, 2012, 03:21:12 pm
Bushie, I'm not as up to date as some so I don't know your weight, but 2,700 calories is an awful lot for anyone. That's that kind of diet you'd be eating if you were lifting weights and trying to bulk up.

Remember, exercise doesn't give you a license to eat whatever you want - it's important, but unless you're Michael Phelps you're not going to be burning enough calories through exercise to offset a poor diet.

http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm (http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm)

I don't know his height, but let's say he's 175 cm just for the sake of argument....then he should be consuming 2611 calories for weight maintenance. (Assuming little to no exercise, which is certainly true in his case.)

Bushie should be aiming for 2000 calories or so.

Using Inks formula, I should shoot for 3,200 calories.  I am 5'8" weighing 270.  Take 270 * 12 and you get 3,240 using the first category.

Today, I weigh 269.6 which is a loss of 0.6 lbs. Water weight to be sure.

What does the calculator on the website I linked to give you? Not saying it's necessarily correct, but you might want to check different sources. The 3,200 really sounds too high to me.

It says for Maintenance, I need in the ballpark of 2,975 calories.  For Fat Loss, in the vicinity of 2,400 calories and extreme fat loss just over 2,100.  This is with 3 days/week exercise which is what I plan on doing.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 25, 2012, 03:29:46 pm
Interesting note, if I add an extra day per week to my exercise from 3 days to 4 days, it buys me an extra 80-100 calories a day.

Right now, I am sitting at 1,100 calories today.  I may get out and walk about 15 minutes a little later on.  Nothing much, but something to keep me active.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: SUSAN CRUSHBONE on November 25, 2012, 05:23:32 pm
Interesting note, if I add an extra day per week to my exercise from 3 days to 4 days, it buys me an extra 80-100 calories a day.


With that kind of outlook, Bushie, you won't get anywhere.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 25, 2012, 07:20:47 pm
Interesting note, if I add an extra day per week to my exercise from 3 days to 4 days, it buys me an extra 80-100 calories a day.


With that kind of outlook, Bushie, you won't get anywhere.

Hey, i'm just regurgitating what the link that Franzl provided told me.  For an extra day of exercise, I can have an extra 75-100 calories a day and be fine.  There's not a whole lot you can get for under 100 calories, so its not a big increase.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Alcon on November 25, 2012, 07:28:26 pm
the fact that you choose to unnecessarily increase your daily calorie in count, instead of increase your calorie out count, shows that you don't sincerely care about this.  It shows that you prioritize getting away with increasing your calories out over the equivalent reduction in calories.

Don't write me a three-paragraph emotive response to this, because I won't read that noise.  If you can't show that this prioritizes calories out over calories in, it's bullsh**t.  Stop deluding yourself, and stop wasting everyone's time.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 25, 2012, 07:31:49 pm
the fact that you choose to unnecessarily increase your daily calorie in count, instead of increase your calorie out count, shows that you don't sincerely care about this.  It shows that you prioritize getting away with increasing your calories out over the equivalent reduction in calories.

Don't write me a three-paragraph emotive response to this, because I won't read that noise.  If you can't show that this prioritizes calories out over calories in, it's bullsh**t.  Stop deluding yourself, and stop wasting everyone's time.

I'm just telling what the link shows.  It doesn't mean I'm going to milk the extra calories for all they are worth.  I guess you've also missed the post that I have started exercising.  I guess the 2.5 miles yesterday doesn't even show up?  What do I have to do? Exercise and starve?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Alcon on November 25, 2012, 07:49:18 pm
the fact that you choose to unnecessarily increase your daily calorie in count, instead of increase your calorie out count, shows that you don't sincerely care about this.  It shows that you prioritize getting away with increasing your calories out over the equivalent reduction in calories.

Don't write me a three-paragraph emotive response to this, because I won't read that noise.  If you can't show that this prioritizes calories out over calories in, it's bullsh**t.  Stop deluding yourself, and stop wasting everyone's time.

I'm just telling what the link shows.  It doesn't mean I'm going to milk the extra calories for all they are worth.  I guess you've also missed the post that I have started exercising.  I guess the 2.5 miles yesterday doesn't even show up?  What do I have to do? Exercise and starve?

Again, your anecdote-laden three-paragraph explanations are of no use to me.  You accomplish things by setting standards and then following through on them.  When I see you writing something like this...

"For an extra day of exercise, I can have an extra 75-100 calories a day and be fine."

...it's a red flag you're not doing that.  If you are exercising and reducing your calories as much as you can without doing greater damage to your quality of life, great.  If not, start.  The rest is noise, and I think you abuse that noise to rationalize and to get attention, and I'm not indulging it.  I'm interested in the standard-setting and the follow-through and little else.

Also, bro, I never told you to "exercise and starve."  Check yourself.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 25, 2012, 07:56:23 pm
the fact that you choose to unnecessarily increase your daily calorie in count, instead of increase your calorie out count, shows that you don't sincerely care about this.  It shows that you prioritize getting away with increasing your calories out over the equivalent reduction in calories.

Don't write me a three-paragraph emotive response to this, because I won't read that noise.  If you can't show that this prioritizes calories out over calories in, it's bullsh**t.  Stop deluding yourself, and stop wasting everyone's time.

I'm just telling what the link shows.  It doesn't mean I'm going to milk the extra calories for all they are worth.  I guess you've also missed the post that I have started exercising.  I guess the 2.5 miles yesterday doesn't even show up?  What do I have to do? Exercise and starve?

Again, your anecdote-laden three-paragraph explanations are of no use to me.  You accomplish things by setting standards and then following through on them.  When I see you writing something like this...

"For an extra day of exercise, I can have an extra 75-100 calories a day and be fine."

...it's a red flag you're not doing that.  If you are exercising and reducing your calories as much as you can without doing greater damage to your quality of life, great.  If not, start.  The rest is noise, and I think you abuse that noise to rationalize and to get attention, and I'm not indulging it.  I'm interested in the standard-setting and the follow-through and little else.

Also, bro, I never told you to "exercise and starve."  Check yourself.

If you want to check the link that Franzl provided for yourself, you will see exactly what I'm talking about.  I'm not going to use the extra 75-100 calories, but I'm not making it up.

Yesterday, I had 2,700 calories using Inks' model.  Today, so far, I've had 1,100 calories and about ready to have dinner.

I know you didn't say "exercise and starve", I just got frustrated that nobody was bothering to check the link that Franzl provided and was lambasting me for just saying what it shows.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 25, 2012, 08:23:24 pm
After dinner, I am at 2,000 calories on the day.  With it getting later in the day, I doubt I'll have anything else tonight.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 25, 2012, 09:17:28 pm
Bushie, I'm not as up to date as some so I don't know your weight, but 2,700 calories is an awful lot for anyone. That's that kind of diet you'd be eating if you were lifting weights and trying to bulk up.

Remember, exercise doesn't give you a license to eat whatever you want - it's important, but unless you're Michael Phelps you're not going to be burning enough calories through exercise to offset a poor diet.

http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm (http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm)

I don't know his height, but let's say he's 175 cm just for the sake of argument....then he should be consuming 2611 calories for weight maintenance. (Assuming little to no exercise, which is certainly true in his case.)

Bushie should be aiming for 2000 calories or so.

Using Inks formula, I should shoot for 3,200 calories.  I am 5'8" weighing 270.  Take 270 * 12 and you get 3,240 using the first category.

Today, I weigh 269.6 which is a loss of 0.6 lbs. Water weight to be sure.

What does the calculator on the website I linked to give you? Not saying it's necessarily correct, but you might want to check different sources. The 3,200 really sounds too high to me.

Yeah, becasue 270 is really heavy.  3,200 sounds about right to maintain that high of a weight.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 25, 2012, 09:32:58 pm
Bushie, I'm not as up to date as some so I don't know your weight, but 2,700 calories is an awful lot for anyone. That's that kind of diet you'd be eating if you were lifting weights and trying to bulk up.

Remember, exercise doesn't give you a license to eat whatever you want - it's important, but unless you're Michael Phelps you're not going to be burning enough calories through exercise to offset a poor diet.

http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm (http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm)

I don't know his height, but let's say he's 175 cm just for the sake of argument....then he should be consuming 2611 calories for weight maintenance. (Assuming little to no exercise, which is certainly true in his case.)

Bushie should be aiming for 2000 calories or so.

Using Inks formula, I should shoot for 3,200 calories.  I am 5'8" weighing 270.  Take 270 * 12 and you get 3,240 using the first category.

Today, I weigh 269.6 which is a loss of 0.6 lbs. Water weight to be sure.

What does the calculator on the website I linked to give you? Not saying it's necessarily correct, but you might want to check different sources. The 3,200 really sounds too high to me.

Yeah, becasue 270 is really heavy.  3,200 sounds about right to maintain that high of a weight.

Is 3,200 calories weight maintenance or is it weight loss?  The reason I ask is I fell 500 calories shy of that yesterday and still only lost 3/4 pound.  Right now, I am sitting at only 1,980 for today, and its already 7:30 pm.  I'm thinking about getting something light, maybe Malt-o-Meal hot cereal for a snack, but I still won't get anywhere near 3,200.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: patrick1 on November 25, 2012, 09:44:43 pm
Bushie, we generally naturally underestimate how many calories we are taking in.  Honestly, if you are serious about losing weight shoot for about 2000 calories.  If you choose the rights foods, you will be full and get all of your nutritional needs. You are also probably eating around 2600-2700 in actuality.

Also re: doing activity 3 times a week.  For a man in your position that is crap. Do you think our hunter gatherer ancestors, or er Adam and Eve, sat on their a$$ 4 days a week? No, they were out walking constantly trying to get food.  This is how we are built genetically.  If you are serious about this make it a daily thing as part of your lifestyle.  Walk everywhere and be active.  It is only recently that we as a species, and mainly only those in the west,  are generally sedentary for extended periods of time throughout the day. We were stalking deer, plowing fields or even working at a factory until recently.   Going out daily and getting an hour or so of exercise a day won't kill you. Eating ding dongs and watching football all day without any activity will.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 25, 2012, 09:48:38 pm
Bushie, I'm not as up to date as some so I don't know your weight, but 2,700 calories is an awful lot for anyone. That's that kind of diet you'd be eating if you were lifting weights and trying to bulk up.

Remember, exercise doesn't give you a license to eat whatever you want - it's important, but unless you're Michael Phelps you're not going to be burning enough calories through exercise to offset a poor diet.

http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm (http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm)

I don't know his height, but let's say he's 175 cm just for the sake of argument....then he should be consuming 2611 calories for weight maintenance. (Assuming little to no exercise, which is certainly true in his case.)

Bushie should be aiming for 2000 calories or so.

Using Inks formula, I should shoot for 3,200 calories.  I am 5'8" weighing 270.  Take 270 * 12 and you get 3,240 using the first category.

Today, I weigh 269.6 which is a loss of 0.6 lbs. Water weight to be sure.

What does the calculator on the website I linked to give you? Not saying it's necessarily correct, but you might want to check different sources. The 3,200 really sounds too high to me.

Yeah, becasue 270 is really heavy.  3,200 sounds about right to maintain that high of a weight.

Is 3,200 calories weight maintenance or is it weight loss?  The reason I ask is I fell 500 calories shy of that yesterday and still only lost 3/4 pound.  Right now, I am sitting at only 1,980 for today, and its already 7:30 pm.  I'm thinking about getting something light, maybe Malt-o-Meal hot cereal for a snack, but I still won't get anywhere near 3,200.

Maintenance.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 25, 2012, 10:15:29 pm
Bushie, I'm not as up to date as some so I don't know your weight, but 2,700 calories is an awful lot for anyone. That's that kind of diet you'd be eating if you were lifting weights and trying to bulk up.

Remember, exercise doesn't give you a license to eat whatever you want - it's important, but unless you're Michael Phelps you're not going to be burning enough calories through exercise to offset a poor diet.

http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm (http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm)

I don't know his height, but let's say he's 175 cm just for the sake of argument....then he should be consuming 2611 calories for weight maintenance. (Assuming little to no exercise, which is certainly true in his case.)

Bushie should be aiming for 2000 calories or so.

Using Inks formula, I should shoot for 3,200 calories.  I am 5'8" weighing 270.  Take 270 * 12 and you get 3,240 using the first category.

Today, I weigh 269.6 which is a loss of 0.6 lbs. Water weight to be sure.

What does the calculator on the website I linked to give you? Not saying it's necessarily correct, but you might want to check different sources. The 3,200 really sounds too high to me.

Yeah, becasue 270 is really heavy.  3,200 sounds about right to maintain that high of a weight.

Is 3,200 calories weight maintenance or is it weight loss?  The reason I ask is I fell 500 calories shy of that yesterday and still only lost 3/4 pound.  Right now, I am sitting at only 1,980 for today, and its already 7:30 pm.  I'm thinking about getting something light, maybe Malt-o-Meal hot cereal for a snack, but I still won't get anywhere near 3,200.

Maintenance.

That's what I thought.  I'm going to focus on staying right around 2,500 calories a day and walking 3-5 times a week.

Patrick, while I do eventually want to get to an hour a day every day, I am not going to start that much immediately.  I'm going to work up to it.

You may have noticed, but I burn out extremely easy.  What profit would it be if I started full throttle right off the bat and burn out a week, two weeks, a month down the road?  Rather, the proper course of action, is to pace myself initially and work myself up to 60-75 minutes a day.  Plus, 3 days a week at 45 minutes each is a whole lot better than doing absolutely nothing for 7 days a week.  The burn out fear is also why I'm not going to drop to 2,000 calories immediately.  First off, the link that Franzl provided tells me to stay between 2,300-2,500 and that anything below 2,150 is borderline dangerous for my weight, especially on the days I walk.  So, I'm going to start off at 2,500 and as my weight drops, I'll lower the calorie intake.  If I aim for 2,000 calories immediately, I will have stronger cravings for junk food and it is too easy for me to give in to the cravings.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: АverroŽs 🦉 on November 25, 2012, 11:01:46 pm
It's a shame that equivocating doesn't burn calories.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: patrick1 on November 25, 2012, 11:23:29 pm
You will find out what works and doesn't work for you.  And the thing is, it is all up to you. You arent in the Marine Corps with some DI screaming at you to run.  You succeed and fail on your own.

Let me give you a brief insight into what worked for me:

I receive motivation from results and tend toward the extreme on either side of things.  I was tired of feeling and looking like hell and eager to get back to a semblance of my athletic past.  So I started out doing a lot and restricting calories to around 1900.  In retrospect I overdid it but seeing consistent 5lbs off every week kept me into it.  The more weight I lost the easier it got to walk, exercise, live.

A key for long term health is that you should identify what trips you up, where you want to get to and why.  My roadblocks were that I was/am an alcoholic.  I drank too much, got lazy, ate too much, got depressed etc etc.  I plateaued for some months because I tried to be fit and a not very functioning drunk at the same time.   I sought out some therapy/help and got my life in order again. Excess- Food and drink had helped me deal with unresolved personal issues.

And it really does help to examine why we keep making the same mistakes over and again.  From what you post it seems you could use serious introspection and some hard truth telling to yourself on this topic. I'm still neurotic as hell with plenty of faults but I am more self aware of them and the traps I set for myself. Basically; and forgive me for the presumptuousness: your career and weight loss issues are linked.  I'd like you to accomplish your goals so I think you should find out why you are continually sabotaging and/or deluding yourself.  Stop playing dumb on here and sort it out.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 25, 2012, 11:35:06 pm
Good post, Patrick, thank you.  I will definitely be figuring out what works best for me and what triggers cause me to do such things.  I am not in the Marine Corps, so I'm not under any real time crunch here, other than my life clock which is going to tick down and eventually expire whether I lose weight or not.  So, if my first attempt doesn't succeed, I can come back for a second attempt and a third attempt and so on until I find out exactly what works for me.  You and I have something in common, we are driven by results.  When I started losing weight a year ago, I was dropping like 3-4 lbs a week.  I gave up when I leveled off a couple of months later.  Then, I went to Kenya, and never got back to it.  I've made a few half hearted attempts since then, but nothing that really stuck.  I'm hoping and praying and determined that this attempt will be different.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: patrick1 on November 25, 2012, 11:41:24 pm
Well then as our friend Nix alluded to just above, why even describe it as an attempt.  As the great philosopher once said.  Do or do not, there is no try.  Set a goal, then accomplish that goal. Nice and simple.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ4yd2W50No


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on November 25, 2012, 11:51:24 pm
2,500 sounds alright, actually. It's certainly low enough for gradual wait loss at the moment.

(I'm not sure that link knows everything, it's numbers just seem plausible. And work for me.)


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 26, 2012, 12:03:44 am
I finished the day in the 2,500-2,600 calorie range, so I should be okay by morning.  I'm well shy of the 3,200 maintenance calories and I'm closer to my 2,500 goal.  We'll see if I can drop just a bit by morning.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on November 26, 2012, 12:44:18 am
I finished the day in the 2,500-2,600 calorie range, so I should be okay by morning.  I'm well shy of the 3,200 maintenance calories and I'm closer to my 2,500 goal.  We'll see if I can drop just a bit by morning.

It's a slow process. You have to consume 3,500 calories less than maintenance to lose just 1 pound.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 26, 2012, 07:11:04 pm
I am very low on my calorie intake for the day.  I'm sitting at a grand total of 500 calories.  I had no breakfast, and just had a Lunchable for lunch.  I'm about ready to find something for dinner after the 5:00 pm newscast.  I probably should find a few more calories.

Edit:  I'm closer to 400 calories than 500.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on November 26, 2012, 07:17:18 pm
Lunchable? How old are you, seven? But you needn't starve yourself. Eat a lot of celery, it's good for you and has a lot of water in it- very filling.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 26, 2012, 08:49:55 pm
Lunchable? How old are you, seven? But you needn't starve yourself. Eat a lot of celery, it's good for you and has a lot of water in it- very filling.

It's all about convenience and cheap.  I finally did get some supper, so I'm sitting at about 1,700 calories on the day.  Its still low, but I'm not starving right now.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 26, 2012, 09:00:59 pm
I am very low on my calorie intake for the day.  I'm sitting at a grand total of 500 calories.  I had no breakfast, and just had a Lunchable for lunch.  I'm about ready to find something for dinner after the 5:00 pm newscast.  I probably should find a few more calories.

Edit:  I'm closer to 400 calories than 500.

If you're going to skip a meal, don't make it breakfast - that's what jump starts your metabolism.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: АverroŽs 🦉 on November 26, 2012, 09:01:51 pm
Establishing healthful habits is more important than closely tracking your daily calorie intake. Don't eat a "lunchable." Have an apple and some yogurt tomorrow instead. Keep doing whatever is easiest and cheapest and you'll be dead before you're 60.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 26, 2012, 09:03:12 pm
Establishing healthful habits is more important than closely tracking your daily calorie intake. Don't eat a "lunchable." Have an apple and some yogurt tomorrow instead. Keep doing whatever is easiest and cheapest and you'll be dead before you're 60.

Exactly.  If your calories are all from high sodium crap like lunchables (which I have never had... not even one), you're going to end up with other problems.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 26, 2012, 09:04:50 pm
I am very low on my calorie intake for the day.  I'm sitting at a grand total of 500 calories.  I had no breakfast, and just had a Lunchable for lunch.  I'm about ready to find something for dinner after the 5:00 pm newscast.  I probably should find a few more calories.

Edit:  I'm closer to 400 calories than 500.

If you're going to skip a meal, don't make it breakfast - that's what jump starts your metabolism.

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, yet it is the meal I most often skip.  I guess it wouldn't hurt me to get up a half hour earlier to fix a little something.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: АverroŽs 🦉 on November 26, 2012, 09:06:03 pm
Establishing healthful habits is more important than closely tracking your daily calorie intake. Don't eat a "lunchable." Have an apple and some yogurt tomorrow instead. Keep doing whatever is easiest and cheapest and you'll be dead before you're 60.

Exactly.  If your calories are all from high sodium crap like lunchables (which I have never had... not even one), you're going to end up with other problems.

That's not actually true. Eating breakfast doesn't change your metabolism, but it does have other beneficial effects. (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/food-and-nutrition/AN01119) You'll have more energy and you're less likely to gorge yourself on on junk food later in the day.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 26, 2012, 09:36:07 pm
Establishing healthful habits is more important than closely tracking your daily calorie intake. Don't eat a "lunchable." Have an apple and some yogurt tomorrow instead. Keep doing whatever is easiest and cheapest and you'll be dead before you're 60.

Exactly.  If your calories are all from high sodium crap like lunchables (which I have never had... not even one), you're going to end up with other problems.

That's not actually true. Eating breakfast doesn't change your metabolism, but it does have other beneficial effects. (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/food-and-nutrition/AN01119) You'll have more energy and you're less likely to gorge yourself on on junk food later in the day.

My problem is I tend to eat breakfast at the wrong end of the day.  I enjoy it for the first meal of the day, and I also enjoy breakfast for dinner.  That's one habit I will have to significantly reduce if I want to be successful at losing weight.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: patrick1 on November 26, 2012, 09:40:31 pm
Establishing healthful habits is more important than closely tracking your daily calorie intake. Don't eat a "lunchable." Have an apple and some yogurt tomorrow instead. Keep doing whatever is easiest and cheapest and you'll be dead before you're 60.

Nix, an important thing to note is that there are short term and long term goals. You know who eats a lot of apples and yogurt and assorted health food, fat chicks.  The denial of comfort food altogether eventually leads people to gorge themselves on cake and completely stop altogether. You are not going to break 30 years of poor eating habits quickly.  By tracking his calorie count and exercising, he will run a deficit and he will lose weight. By losing weight and getting active his blood pressure will go down and his energy level will increase.  It will eventually get to where he will lose his taste for some of the artery clogging foods.  I really think you have to build up to certain things; you just don't flip a switch and start liking healthy food over Arby's overnight.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 26, 2012, 09:52:22 pm
Establishing healthful habits is more important than closely tracking your daily calorie intake. Don't eat a "lunchable." Have an apple and some yogurt tomorrow instead. Keep doing whatever is easiest and cheapest and you'll be dead before you're 60.

Nix, an important thing to note is that there are short term and long term goals. You know who eats a lot of apples and yogurt and assorted health food, fat chicks.  The denial of comfort food altogether eventually leads people to gorge themselves on cake and completely stop altogether. You are not going to break 30 years of poor eating habits quickly.  By tracking his calorie count and exercising, he will run a deficit and he will lose weight. By losing weight and getting active his blood pressure will go down and his energy level will increase.  It will eventually get to where he will lose his taste for some of the artery clogging foods.  I really think you have to build up to certain things; you just don't flip a switch and start liking healthy food over Arby's overnight.

As they say, old habits die hard.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on November 26, 2012, 09:54:50 pm
Well machine gun them, then.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 26, 2012, 09:59:05 pm

Wouldn't that be nice!!  If I could flip a master switch and all the old habits be dead, I would have done that years ago.  However, such as they may, I am having to go to the Old West Shootouts with each one of them.  I've encountered several wounds and had to take a leave of absence for 9 months, but I'm back with guns loaded!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on November 26, 2012, 10:00:19 pm
Jeff, again when you go to Walmart check out the Healthy Choice meals. They are cheap, filling, and really easy to make. I have about 4 in my freezer here, and about 3 in my freezer in work in case I don't want to go out for lunch, and at home for if I don't get a chance to cook an actual dinner.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 26, 2012, 10:05:47 pm
Jeff, again when you go to Walmart check out the Healthy Choice meals. They are cheap, filling, and really easy to make. I have about 4 in my freezer here, and about 3 in my freezer in work in case I don't want to go out for lunch, and at home for if I don't get a chance to cook an actual dinner.

I will definitely be looking into Healthy Choice meals.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: patrick1 on November 26, 2012, 10:13:42 pm
Jeff, again when you go to Walmart check out the Healthy Choice meals. They are cheap, filling, and really easy to make. I have about 4 in my freezer here, and about 3 in my freezer in work in case I don't want to go out for lunch, and at home for if I don't get a chance to cook an actual dinner.

I will definitely be looking into Healthy Choice meals.

Agree with Andrew.  Yes, they tend to be very high in salt but they are generally low in calories, taste good and are quick and easy. There are a range of different brands lean cuisine, weight watchers etc (hint: don't bother with 'lean' pockets) just start checking the labels on back and buy some when they are on sale.

Back to the quick thing, I know this forum is loaded with college kids and youngs but I dont know where some of you get the time to make all these gourmet meals.  I cook most every night but I save the labor intensive crap to the weekends. Id rather squeeze in a workout than stir some sauce for hours.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 27, 2012, 02:29:59 am
Establishing healthful habits is more important than closely tracking your daily calorie intake. Don't eat a "lunchable." Have an apple and some yogurt tomorrow instead. Keep doing whatever is easiest and cheapest and you'll be dead before you're 60.

Exactly.  If your calories are all from high sodium crap like lunchables (which I have never had... not even one), you're going to end up with other problems.

That's not actually true. Eating breakfast doesn't change your metabolism, but it does have other beneficial effects. (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/food-and-nutrition/AN01119) You'll have more energy and you're less likely to gorge yourself on on junk food later in the day.

Actually, it is true (assuming you're getting recommended amounts of sleep and don't eat very late at night).  Lack of eating on a regular basis causes the body to produce less enzymes that metabolize fat.  If you eat at 5:00, and don't eat again until 12:00, that's going 19 hours without eating, which is a fairly long time.  Obviously, if you eat dinner at a late time, and lunch earlier, this won't apply.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on November 27, 2012, 08:48:16 am
I'm really amazed at how people can actually enjoy all the junk food. Isn't a nice fresh salad more enjoyable to eat than a Lunchable or a cheeseburger?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on November 27, 2012, 08:55:06 am
Establishing healthful habits is more important than closely tracking your daily calorie intake. Don't eat a "lunchable." Have an apple and some yogurt tomorrow instead. Keep doing whatever is easiest and cheapest and you'll be dead before you're 60 40.

Fixed.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: АverroŽs 🦉 on November 27, 2012, 09:32:20 am
Establishing healthful habits is more important than closely tracking your daily calorie intake. Don't eat a "lunchable." Have an apple and some yogurt tomorrow instead. Keep doing whatever is easiest and cheapest and you'll be dead before you're 60.

Exactly.  If your calories are all from high sodium crap like lunchables (which I have never had... not even one), you're going to end up with other problems.

That's not actually true. Eating breakfast doesn't change your metabolism, but it does have other beneficial effects. (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/food-and-nutrition/AN01119) You'll have more energy and you're less likely to gorge yourself on on junk food later in the day.

Actually, it is true (assuming you're getting recommended amounts of sleep and don't eat very late at night).  Lack of eating on a regular basis causes the body to produce less enzymes that metabolize fat.  If you eat at 5:00, and don't eat again until 12:00, that's going 19 hours without eating, which is a fairly long time.  Obviously, if you eat dinner at a late time, and lunch earlier, this won't apply.

Huh, I'd thought that I had remembered reading that it was a myth, but after completing a bit of research, it seems that you're correct (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21562233). I should have trusted you.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: SUSAN CRUSHBONE on November 27, 2012, 10:43:42 am
Regarding the breakfast thing... if time really is the issue here, go get yourself some of those flavoured instant oatmeal thingies.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on November 27, 2012, 01:21:05 pm
Oatmeal is one of my fav things for breakfast. I just get the original, and add my own mixed fruit to it. Maybe one day it's apple, the next is strawberry.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: SUSAN CRUSHBONE on November 27, 2012, 01:24:47 pm
Oatmeal is one of my fav things for breakfast. I just get the original, and add my own mixed fruit to it. Maybe one day it's apple, the next is strawberry.

That'd be even better, of course, but this is Bushie. Baby steps, Andrew, baby steps.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Lief 🐋 on November 27, 2012, 04:42:47 pm
The idea that people find it difficult not to eat 3000 calories per day is really, really baffling to me. Maybe I'm under-estimating how many calories I do actually consume, but I think I would find it challenging (and expensive!) to eat that much daily. Do they eat ten extra donuts for snacks randomly throughout the day or something?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on November 27, 2012, 04:48:02 pm
The idea that people find it difficult not to eat 3000 calories per day is really, really baffling to me. Maybe I'm under-estimating how many calories I do actually consume, but I think I would find it challenging (and expensive!) to eat that much daily. Do they eat ten extra donuts for snacks randomly throughout the day or something?

You weigh 5 pounds, Lief, of course it's foreign to you what fats do daily.  :)


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on November 27, 2012, 04:49:45 pm
I had sweet potato casserole today at my favorite deli that changed names and it was SOOOO good. My god. I bet it was 3000 calories itself!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Oakvale on November 27, 2012, 05:17:20 pm
This is going to sound excruciatingly lame and self-help but if you want to lose weight it's not so much changing habits as changing who you are. Don't become someone who passes up junk food for a salad, become someone who doesn't even consider the junk food as an option.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Boris on November 27, 2012, 06:47:18 pm
The idea that people find it difficult not to eat 3000 calories per day is really, really baffling to me. Maybe I'm under-estimating how many calories I do actually consume, but I think I would find it challenging (and expensive!) to eat that much daily. Do they eat ten extra donuts for snacks randomly throughout the day or something?

I'm with you on this. I'm currently at ~1000 calories for the day, with a target goal of ~3500-4000. That leaves 2500-3000 calories left for dinner and subsequent snacks. It's impossible to hit without binge drinking, but Bushie doesn't even do that!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: © tweed on November 27, 2012, 06:50:30 pm
I eat 3-4k calories per day without counting what is often a 1.5-2k calorie hit worth of beer.  I have hardly been exercising yet thanks to a blessed metabolism I am barely overweight.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on November 27, 2012, 06:51:43 pm
I can definitely put away the calories when I'm drinking bourbon or PBR. Otherwise, yeah, I could never eat 4000 calories in a day, especially during exams when stress causes me to hardly eat anything.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Paul Kemp on November 27, 2012, 07:02:45 pm
I try to stay under 1800 calories a day. There was a time where I was trying to stay under 1400-1500 but I would go to bed starving.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 27, 2012, 07:10:25 pm
I've got a bit more calories in me today, around 1,200 currently through breakfast and lunch.  I'm still contemplating what to have for dinner.  As of this morning, I am down to 268 which puts me down 2 1/2 pounds total since Saturday.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: © tweed on November 27, 2012, 07:10:28 pm
I find it hard to get alone without a 1500-2000 calorie 'shot' of food around 5-6pm.  I also have a bad habit of waking up in the middle of the night and eating + re-upping on sleeping pills... no paragon of health, here.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Lief 🐋 on November 27, 2012, 07:45:56 pm
What meal do you eat that is 1500-2000 calories?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: © tweed on November 27, 2012, 07:53:40 pm
What meal do you eat that is 1500-2000 calories?

yesterday I had two tacos and two slices of meatball pizza.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on November 28, 2012, 12:23:40 am
The idea that people find it difficult not to eat 3000 calories per day is really, really baffling to me. Maybe I'm under-estimating how many calories I do actually consume, but I think I would find it challenging (and expensive!) to eat that much daily. Do they eat ten extra donuts for snacks randomly throughout the day or something?
Yes, it is extremely challenging to eat an amount different than what your brain is telling you to eat. Most people can do it for a short period of time, but after a while will go back to what they are used to. Which is why just about everybody who loses weight unrelated to severe illness or age will gain it back. Until we treat the brain, fighting obesity will not be effective.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on November 28, 2012, 07:57:45 am
I usually find it hard to even have 2000 calories a day. I'm the weirdest fat person you'd ever meet. I don't get hungry often, I don't eat chocolate..hell I don't like sweets, an I dont get junk food.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on November 28, 2012, 08:07:32 am
I usually find it hard to even have 2000 calories a day. I'm the weirdest fat person you'd ever meet. I don't get hungry often, I don't eat chocolate..hell I don't like sweets, an I dont get junk food.

So why are you fat? Liquor? :)


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: afleitch on November 28, 2012, 08:31:17 am
They key for men is exercise exercise exercise. Don't consume what you can't burn off. I eat about 5 or 6 good meals a day because I go to the gym. When I took a few weeks off from the gym (as you should do now and then) my hunger faded and I didn't eat as much. If you're a big eater because you're big, but not 'healthy big' then exercise and not just aerobically either.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on November 28, 2012, 08:38:44 am
I usually find it hard to even have 2000 calories a day. I'm the weirdest fat person you'd ever meet. I don't get hungry often, I don't eat chocolate..hell I don't like sweets, an I dont get junk food.

So why are you fat? Liquor? :)

Yeah... :( lol


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 28, 2012, 08:27:45 pm
Good news to report.  As of this morning, I have lost 3 pounds since last Saturday.  Its nothing to write home about, but it is an accomplishment.  I'm just keeping my calories under my goal of 2,500 and its working out fine for me.  I'm not losing weight rapidly, which is probably a good thing as it gives my body time to catch up, but I am losing.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 29, 2012, 05:22:05 pm
As of this morning, I have now lost 5 pounds.  Again, I'm limiting my calories to 2,500 a day.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on November 29, 2012, 07:56:10 pm
As of this morning, I have now lost 5 pounds.  Again, I'm limiting my calories to 2,500 a day.

Given that calorie intake, it should be 1 pound or so (which is alright for 1 week). Don't expect to maintain the pound a day.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 29, 2012, 09:52:25 pm
As of this morning, I have now lost 5 pounds.  Again, I'm limiting my calories to 2,500 a day.

Given that calorie intake, it should be 1 pound or so (which is alright for 1 week). Don't expect to maintain the pound a day.

Considering weight maintenance for me is in excess of 3,000 calories, 2,500 calories is not much.  I don't expect to maintain the 3/4 - 1 pound a day for a long time.  I know there will be times where I lose less, lose more, hold steady, or even gain just a bit, despite my best efforts to lose the day before.  I just can't let the steady weight days or the small gains to deter me from my ultimate goal, which is to be down to 250 by my 31st birthday 5 months from today.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: King on November 29, 2012, 11:30:36 pm
According to McDonalds' website, a daily diet of a Sausage and Egg McMuffin with a Fruit and Yogurt Parfait for breakfast and a Big Mac with Medium Fries combo for lunch and dinner, with a diet coke to drink for all three meals, adds up to only 2450 calories for the day

So yeah, Bushie, if you're struggling to fall below 3000... I... I don't know what to say.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 29, 2012, 11:35:11 pm
Ahem... You looked at the wrong menu items.  I always get 2 bacon, egg, & cheese biscuits for breakfast and a Double Quarter w/ cheese.  Since they took away my Diet Dr Pepper, I have to get a Coke.  I havent developed a taste for Diet Coke.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: King on November 29, 2012, 11:41:07 pm
Ahem... You looked at the wrong menu items.  I always get 2 bacon, egg, & cheese biscuits for breakfast and a Double Quarter w/ cheese.  Since they took away my Diet Dr Pepper, I have to get a Coke.  I havent developed a taste for Diet Coke.

Well, perhaps you should get a Sausage and Egg McMuffin with a Fruit and Yogurt Parfait for breakfast and a Big Mac with Medium Fries combo for lunch and dinner, with a water or Coke Zero to drink for all three meals.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: SUSAN CRUSHBONE on November 30, 2012, 12:38:55 am
Ahem... You looked at the wrong menu items.  I always get 2 bacon, egg, & cheese biscuits for breakfast and a Double Quarter w/ cheese.  Since they took away my Diet Dr Pepper, I have to get a Coke.  I havent developed a taste for Diet Coke.

Well, perhaps you should get a Sausage and Egg McMuffin with a Fruit and Yogurt Parfait for breakfast and a Big Mac with Medium Fries combo for lunch and dinner, with a water or Coke Zero to drink for all three meals.

No, no, no. Artificial sweeteners are the last thing Bushie should be ingesting.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: rejectamenta on November 30, 2012, 03:58:11 am
I'm with you on this. I'm currently at ~1000 calories for the day, with a target goal of ~3500-4000. That leaves 2500-3000 calories left for dinner and subsequent snacks. It's impossible to hit without binge drinking, but Bushie doesn't even do that!

I had this problem until I just started drinking 16 ounces of milk with everything. Peanut butter is a miracle, too.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Mr. Morden on November 30, 2012, 04:11:12 am
Wait, did I miss something here?  Does Bushie actually eat 3 meals a day at McDonald's?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on November 30, 2012, 04:18:58 am
Since they took away my Diet Dr Pepper, I have to get a Coke.  I havent developed a taste for Diet Coke.

http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/food/product_nutrition.beverages.160.dasani-water.html

That is all.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on November 30, 2012, 04:22:09 am
Wait, did I miss something here?  Does Bushie actually eat 3 meals a day at McDonald's?


No, I think he goes to Golden Corral and Pizza Hut alternatively. Or to be very healthy, I think frozen burritos at home have been mentioned.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on November 30, 2012, 07:54:16 am
I still don't understand what is so difficult about drinking water. I almost never drink soda. I currently have a 12 pack of diet ginger ale in my fridge. I think I've had 3 in the past month and a half, and it's just usually when I'm not feeling well.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on November 30, 2012, 02:25:49 pm
Ahem... You looked at the wrong menu items.  I always get 2 bacon, egg, & cheese biscuits for breakfast and a Double Quarter w/ cheese.  Since they took away my Diet Dr Pepper, I have to get a Coke.  I havent developed a taste for Diet Coke.
This is VanderBlubb hacking his account, right? I was really feeling sorry for Bushie until I read this.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on November 30, 2012, 02:27:29 pm
death wish


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on November 30, 2012, 02:28:18 pm

Yep, suicide by food.  Note to memphis  - I wish it was the Blubb saying this stuff to throw us off.  :(


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 30, 2012, 03:00:37 pm
Ahem... You looked at the wrong menu items.  I always get 2 bacon, egg, & cheese biscuits for breakfast and a Double Quarter w/ cheese.  Since they took away my Diet Dr Pepper, I have to get a Coke.  I havent developed a taste for Diet Coke.
This is VanderBlubb hacking his account, right? I was really feeling sorry for Bushie until I read this.

Come on guys, I was trying to be funny.  Of course I don't eat at Mickeys all 3 meals.  I was just mmentioning what I usually get when I do go.  Learn to take a joke.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Oakvale on November 30, 2012, 03:05:40 pm
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Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on November 30, 2012, 04:01:50 pm
Ok, so be honest. How often do you get a double whatever? Hamburgers are super easy to cook. You can buy them already shaped at the grocery. Cook on stovetop at medium heat until done. Flip once. Ultimate bachelor food I like to throw in some chopped onions in the pan, but you don't have to do that. And it's much better than fast food burgers, which always have a strange fluffy consistency. You can get frozen fries also, which bake in about 15 minutes.  Much less grease than fast food. You'll save a few dollars too.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on November 30, 2012, 04:57:12 pm
Ok, so be honest. How often do you get a double whatever? Hamburgers are super easy to cook. You can buy them already shaped at the grocery. Cook on stovetop at medium heat until done. Flip once. Ultimate bachelor food I like to throw in some chopped onions in the pan, but you don't have to do that. And it's much better than fast food burgers, which always have a strange fluffy consistency. You can get frozen fries also, which bake in about 15 minutes.  Much less grease than fast food. You'll save a few dollars too.

I do that with my George Forman. I put veggies in my ground beef and cook it in it.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 30, 2012, 07:08:18 pm
Ok, so be honest. How often do you get a double whatever? Hamburgers are super easy to cook. You can buy them already shaped at the grocery. Cook on stovetop at medium heat until done. Flip once. Ultimate bachelor food I like to throw in some chopped onions in the pan, but you don't have to do that. And it's much better than fast food burgers, which always have a strange fluffy consistency. You can get frozen fries also, which bake in about 15 minutes.  Much less grease than fast food. You'll save a few dollars too.

I do that with my George Forman. I put veggies in my ground beef and cook it in it.

I didn't have room in my car to bring my George Foreman in September.  I'm seriously thinking about buying another one.  They're not that expensive are they?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on November 30, 2012, 08:17:22 pm
Just get a cheap frying pan at WalMart. Less than $5.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 30, 2012, 08:34:39 pm
Just get a cheap frying pan at WalMart. Less than $5.

I already have a skillet.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on November 30, 2012, 09:55:28 pm

You can cook it in the skillet.. just keep an eye on it.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Mr. Morden on November 30, 2012, 11:18:54 pm
Ahem... You looked at the wrong menu items.  I always get 2 bacon, egg, & cheese biscuits for breakfast and a Double Quarter w/ cheese.  Since they took away my Diet Dr Pepper, I have to get a Coke.  I havent developed a taste for Diet Coke.
This is VanderBlubb hacking his account, right? I was really feeling sorry for Bushie until I read this.

Come on guys, I was trying to be funny.  Of course I don't eat at Mickeys all 3 meals.  I was just mmentioning what I usually get when I do go.  Learn to take a joke.

Out of curiosity, what do you eat for breakfast and lunch on a normal workday?  Because I normally just have cereal (not the super sugary kind) for breakfast, then make a sandwich and eat that and an apple for lunch (sometimes substitute grapes or something in place of the apple).  I have no idea how many calories that is, but can't be that huge an amount.  Dinner's the only meal that I cook (or go out to a restaurant for, on the occasions when I do that).

Are you consuming a lot of calories already with breakfast and lunch, or is it mostly dinner + snacks?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on November 30, 2012, 11:19:39 pm
Try eating cornflakes. They're delicious. I even put a sprinkle, just a sprinkle, of sugar on mine.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on November 30, 2012, 11:25:25 pm
Ahem... You looked at the wrong menu items.  I always get 2 bacon, egg, & cheese biscuits for breakfast and a Double Quarter w/ cheese.  Since they took away my Diet Dr Pepper, I have to get a Coke.  I havent developed a taste for Diet Coke.
This is VanderBlubb hacking his account, right? I was really feeling sorry for Bushie until I read this.

Come on guys, I was trying to be funny.  Of course I don't eat at Mickeys all 3 meals.  I was just mmentioning what I usually get when I do go.  Learn to take a joke.

Out of curiosity, what do you eat for breakfast and lunch on a normal workday?  Because I normally just have cereal (not the super sugary kind) for breakfast, then make a sandwich and eat that and an apple for lunch (sometimes substitute grapes or something in place of the apple).  I have no idea how many calories that is, but can't be that huge an amount.  Dinner's the only meal that I cook (or go out to a restaurant for, on the occasions when I do that).

Are you consuming a lot of calories already with breakfast and lunch, or is it mostly dinner + snacks?


On a work day, I generally don't eat breakfast and only an extremely light lunch like a couple ham sandwiches.  My main calorie heap is at dinner and the very light snacks I have in the day time or at bed time.  I generally will eat at home during the week and go to a sit down restaurant Friday night and occasionally Saturday morning.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Smash255 on December 01, 2012, 12:22:36 am
Ahem... You looked at the wrong menu items.  I always get 2 bacon, egg, & cheese biscuits for breakfast and a Double Quarter w/ cheese.  Since they took away my Diet Dr Pepper, I have to get a Coke.  I havent developed a taste for Diet Coke.
This is VanderBlubb hacking his account, right? I was really feeling sorry for Bushie until I read this.

Come on guys, I was trying to be funny.  Of course I don't eat at Mickeys all 3 meals.  I was just mmentioning what I usually get when I do go.  Learn to take a joke.

Out of curiosity, what do you eat for breakfast and lunch on a normal workday?  Because I normally just have cereal (not the super sugary kind) for breakfast, then make a sandwich and eat that and an apple for lunch (sometimes substitute grapes or something in place of the apple).  I have no idea how many calories that is, but can't be that huge an amount.  Dinner's the only meal that I cook (or go out to a restaurant for, on the occasions when I do that).

Are you consuming a lot of calories already with breakfast and lunch, or is it mostly dinner + snacks?


On a work day, I generally don't eat breakfast and only an extremely light lunch like a couple ham sandwiches.  My main calorie heap is at dinner and the very light snacks I have in the day time or at bed time.  I generally will eat at home during the week and go to a sit down restaurant Friday night and occasionally Saturday morning.

Do you purposely try to f*** up your metabolism?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 01, 2012, 01:15:04 am
Ahem... You looked at the wrong menu items.  I always get 2 bacon, egg, & cheese biscuits for breakfast and a Double Quarter w/ cheese.  Since they took away my Diet Dr Pepper, I have to get a Coke.  I havent developed a taste for Diet Coke.
This is VanderBlubb hacking his account, right? I was really feeling sorry for Bushie until I read this.

Come on guys, I was trying to be funny.  Of course I don't eat at Mickeys all 3 meals.  I was just mmentioning what I usually get when I do go.  Learn to take a joke.

Out of curiosity, what do you eat for breakfast and lunch on a normal workday?  Because I normally just have cereal (not the super sugary kind) for breakfast, then make a sandwich and eat that and an apple for lunch (sometimes substitute grapes or something in place of the apple).  I have no idea how many calories that is, but can't be that huge an amount.  Dinner's the only meal that I cook (or go out to a restaurant for, on the occasions when I do that).

Are you consuming a lot of calories already with breakfast and lunch, or is it mostly dinner + snacks?


On a work day, I generally don't eat breakfast and only an extremely light lunch like a couple ham sandwiches.  My main calorie heap is at dinner and the very light snacks I have in the day time or at bed time.  I generally will eat at home during the week and go to a sit down restaurant Friday night and occasionally Saturday morning.

Do you purposely try to f*** up your metabolism?

Not purposely.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Lief 🐋 on December 01, 2012, 01:19:54 am

wut


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Smash255 on December 01, 2012, 01:20:44 am
Ahem... You looked at the wrong menu items.  I always get 2 bacon, egg, & cheese biscuits for breakfast and a Double Quarter w/ cheese.  Since they took away my Diet Dr Pepper, I have to get a Coke.  I havent developed a taste for Diet Coke.
This is VanderBlubb hacking his account, right? I was really feeling sorry for Bushie until I read this.

Come on guys, I was trying to be funny.  Of course I don't eat at Mickeys all 3 meals.  I was just mmentioning what I usually get when I do go.  Learn to take a joke.

Out of curiosity, what do you eat for breakfast and lunch on a normal workday?  Because I normally just have cereal (not the super sugary kind) for breakfast, then make a sandwich and eat that and an apple for lunch (sometimes substitute grapes or something in place of the apple).  I have no idea how many calories that is, but can't be that huge an amount.  Dinner's the only meal that I cook (or go out to a restaurant for, on the occasions when I do that).

Are you consuming a lot of calories already with breakfast and lunch, or is it mostly dinner + snacks?


On a work day, I generally don't eat breakfast and only an extremely light lunch like a couple ham sandwiches.  My main calorie heap is at dinner and the very light snacks I have in the day time or at bed time.  I generally will eat at home during the week and go to a sit down restaurant Friday night and occasionally Saturday morning.

Do you purposely try to f*** up your metabolism?

Not purposely.

The bolded part says otherwise...


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: King on December 01, 2012, 01:29:40 am
How many ham sandwiches constitutes a big lunch?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 01, 2012, 01:37:22 am
How many ham sandwiches constitutes a big lunch?

Considering two sandwiches don't even come close to filling me up and I'm left hungry after just 30 minutes, I don't consider sandwiches in general except hamburgers, sub sandwiches, or hoagies to be a big lunch.  A big lunch is only slightly smaller than a big dinner since lunch food and dinner food are interchangeable.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Lief 🐋 on December 01, 2012, 01:42:18 am
How many ham sandwiches do you eat for lunch per day? Also please describe these sandwiches in greater detail.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 01, 2012, 02:03:41 am
How many ham sandwiches do you eat for lunch per day? Also please describe these sandwiches in greater detail.

I only eat 2 sandwiches, mainly for time and money's sake, and they only consist of bread, mustard, Oscar Meyer or Deli ham, and a slice of cheese.  Occasionally, I will substitute turkey for ham.  I don't get too fancy with my sandwiches.  I may include a few pickles if I'm eating them at home, but if I'm taking them to work, I will not include pickles because I don't want the pickle juice making the bread soggy.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: SPC on December 01, 2012, 04:08:34 am
Have you ever looked into Atkins or Paleo? My freshman 15 has so far been negative thanks to not eating bread, pasta, rice, or sweets.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on December 01, 2012, 05:30:50 am
Your eating patterns are a disaster...

Firstly, the purpose of a meal is not to fill you up... it's to satisfy. Now.. most importantly how much water do you drink?

Most people's hunger-pangs, have more to do with a lack of water, than lack of food.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 01, 2012, 05:47:44 am
Have you ever looked into Atkins or Paleo? My freshman 15 has so far been negative thanks to not eating bread, pasta, rice, or sweets.

Atkins can be dangerous if you don't do it right... I don't think Jeff could actually do Atkins right.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: rejectamenta on December 01, 2012, 08:38:24 am
Two sandwiches isn't unreasonable. It depends on the type of bread you use, but generally a bagged white/wheat/potato/etc. bread is 80 calories per slice, so you're at 320 for 4. One 2oz serving of ham or turkey is about 60, so now you're at 440. Cheese is much more calorie dense, and a lot of people will unintentionally go overboard with it, but one slice per sandwich is only a single serving of about 95-110. So now you're at.. 540 or thereabouts, maybe 570+ if you're using a more artisan style bread. Pickles and mustard are negligible. Consider them free vitamins. That's very easy to work into an 1800 calorie diet, let alone a 2500 calorie diet.

That's assuming your serving sizes for the meal are actually in order. They probably are, but to be sure of this stuff, consider purchasing a food scale. They're pretty cheap at amazon (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=food+scale) and eliminate all doubt about what you're actually consuming.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 01, 2012, 12:18:15 pm
Two sandwiches isn't unreasonable. It depends on the type of bread you use, but generally a bagged white/wheat/potato/etc. bread is 80 calories per slice, so you're at 320 for 4. One 2oz serving of ham or turkey is about 60, so now you're at 440. Cheese is much more calorie dense, and a lot of people will unintentionally go overboard with it, but one slice per sandwich is only a single serving of about 95-110. So now you're at.. 540 or thereabouts, maybe 570+ if you're using a more artisan style bread. Pickles and mustard are negligible. Consider them free vitamins. That's very easy to work into an 1800 calorie diet, let alone a 2500 calorie diet.

That's assuming your serving sizes for the meal are actually in order. They probably are, but to be sure of this stuff, consider purchasing a food scale. They're pretty cheap at amazon (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=food+scale) and eliminate all doubt about what you're actually consuming.

I typically just have regular store bought bread.  I used to eat the Wonder bread brand, but since Hostess closed its doors, I'm finding myself going to Walmart's Great Value Bread.

Polnut,

I will admit, I don't drink near as much water as I should.  Once in a while, I will have a glass, but I don't come anywhere near the 6-8 recommended glasses a day.

I know the purpose of a meal is not to fill me up, but sandwiches barely even satisfy, but I still stop at two. sandwiches every time I have them.

SPC and Inks,

The only diet I will even get anywhere close to touching is Weight Watchers, but even then I prefer to do things on my own terms.  I've lost 6 pounds in the past 7 days, so I'm not doing too terrible.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on December 01, 2012, 12:43:41 pm
Eat whole wheat.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Oakvale on December 01, 2012, 12:45:33 pm
Have you ever looked into Atkins or Paleo? My freshman 15 has so far been negative thanks to not eating bread, pasta, rice, or sweets.

Atkins can be dangerous if you don't do it right... I don't think Jeff could actually do Atkins right.
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Maybe not Atkins, but taking a look at some low carb thing - more of the lean meats & vegetables variety than the unlimited bacon & cream variety - might actually work. Strict rules to follow could be a good idea for Bushie.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Torie on December 01, 2012, 01:01:44 pm
I told Jeff how to lose weight  with a minimum of fuss. He ignored me. My pet theory is that at some level Jeff wants to be a fat - either to be a "victim," avoid the entanglements of sex and/or a serious relationship, etc. I do not find Jeff's protestations to the contrary to be persuasive.

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Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 01, 2012, 01:11:21 pm
Changing the subject, but,

As the temperatures warm up this Spring and Summer, I am starting to plan out adventures around the Western United States. I plan to make a trip to Lake Powell on the Utah/Arizona state line at Page, AZ, I will make a trip to California both near Los Angeles and San Francisco, and I even make a trip to my brother's birth place in San Diego, I will have friends from high school who are moving from Florida to Spokane, Washington for military relocation, so I may make a trip into Washington State to either Spokane, maybe even Seattle. I may venture east into the Black Hills of Western South Dakota. Not all of these will happen in the Spring/Summer of 2013, and some will have to wait until 2014. I've got several places to go in the next 2-3 years!

I won't do anything until at least April 1, as the Winter is too unpredictable and too volatile around here.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on December 01, 2012, 01:15:53 pm
I told Jeff how to lose weight  with a minimum of fuss. He ignored me. My pet theory is that at some level Jeff wants to be a fat - either to be a "victim," avoid the entanglements of sex and/or a serious relationship, etc. I do not find Jeff's protestations to the contrary to be persuasive.

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Torie, you make it sound like can just casually have sex. We're not all wealthy retired men, you know. And don't play the old card- you're two years younger than my dad.

No, I think Bushie is just lazy.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 01, 2012, 01:27:50 pm
I told Jeff how to lose weight  with a minimum of fuss. He ignored me. My pet theory is that at some level Jeff wants to be a fat - either to be a "victim," avoid the entanglements of sex and/or a serious relationship, etc. I do not find Jeff's protestations to the contrary to be persuasive.

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Torie, you make it sound like can just casually have sex. We're not all wealthy retired men, you know. And don't play the old card- you're two years younger than my dad.

No, I think Bushie is just lazy.

Im losing weight and thats all that matters right now.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on December 01, 2012, 01:29:31 pm
I told Jeff how to lose weight  with a minimum of fuss. He ignored me. My pet theory is that at some level Jeff wants to be a fat - either to be a "victim," avoid the entanglements of sex and/or a serious relationship, etc. I do not find Jeff's protestations to the contrary to be persuasive.

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Torie, you make it sound like can just casually have sex. We're not all wealthy retired men, you know. And don't play the old card- you're two years younger than my dad.

No, I think Bushie is just lazy.

Im losing weight and thats all that matters right now.

No, your weight is naturally fluctuating.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: opebo on December 01, 2012, 03:24:37 pm
The ham sandwiches Bushie described did sound very small. 


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 01, 2012, 03:52:23 pm
I told Jeff how to lose weight  with a minimum of fuss. He ignored me. My pet theory is that at some level Jeff wants to be a fat - either to be a "victim," avoid the entanglements of sex and/or a serious relationship, etc. I do not find Jeff's protestations to the contrary to be persuasive.

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Torie, you make it sound like can just casually have sex. We're not all wealthy retired men, you know. And don't play the old card- you're two years younger than my dad.

No, I think Bushie is just lazy.

Im losing weight and thats all that matters right now.

No, your weight is naturally fluctuating.

Oh come on.  6 pounds is not naturally fluctuating.  This forum is acting like 2,500 calories is gigantic.  DID ANYBODY NOT READ THAT MY WEIGHT MAINTENANCE IS 3,000+ AND 2,000 IS DANGEROUS???  This forum has no right to condemn me for every food choice I make.

We are NOT talking about this ANYMORE!!!  I changed the subject, but nobody is following my lead.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: CLARENCE 2015! on December 01, 2012, 03:57:31 pm
Bush- what matters more then weight is your happiness. If eating a carload of ham makes you happy- let it be... I know it makes me happy. Your happiness and enjoyment of life matter far more to your health then counting calories...


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 01, 2012, 03:58:31 pm
Bush- what matters more then weight is your happiness. If eating a carload of ham makes you happy- let it be... I know it makes me happy. Your happiness and enjoyment of life matter far more to your health then counting calories...

The rest of the forum doesn't believe that, or at least haven't mentioned it.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: CLARENCE 2015! on December 01, 2012, 04:13:17 pm
Bush- what matters more then weight is your happiness. If eating a carload of ham makes you happy- let it be... I know it makes me happy. Your happiness and enjoyment of life matter far more to your health then counting calories...

The rest of the forum doesn't believe that, or at least haven't mentioned it.
They also do not enjoy the photographs I send them- except for a few who do admit to liking a full-bodied woman


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 01, 2012, 04:20:20 pm
Bush- what matters more then weight is your happiness. If eating a carload of ham makes you happy- let it be... I know it makes me happy. Your happiness and enjoyment of life matter far more to your health then counting calories...

The rest of the forum doesn't believe that, or at least haven't mentioned it.
They also do not enjoy the photographs I send them- except for a few who do admit to liking a full-bodied woman

It's alright, though, because there is a better chance than not that I will never see any of my forum friends in person.  I've only seen Jamespol once since I've been here and that was 3 days after I got here on September 7, and I still have yet to see TexasIndy.  So, while I do value the advice of the forum, it is a matter of doing what is best for me in all aspects of my life, physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally.  I am losing weight, but by no means is that going to consume me.  If I want to go out to eat, I will go out to eat and not feel guilty about it.  I'll just hop back on the diet when I'm at home.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on December 01, 2012, 05:26:30 pm
Just a heads up. I was in San Fran this summer. Walking around is pretty strenuous there because of the hills. And driving is very tricky due to density and lack of parking.  And hotels are crazy expensive.  Just a word of caution. The national parks in the Western states are fantastic though!!!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on December 01, 2012, 05:34:46 pm
Just a heads up. I was in San Fran this summer. Walking around is pretty strenuous there because of the hills. And driving is very tricky due to density and lack of parking.  And hotels are crazy expensive.  Just a word of caution. The national parks in the Western states are fantastic though!!!

The parks are great....but not if you only sit in your car.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 01, 2012, 05:40:39 pm
Just a heads up. I was in San Fran this summer. Walking around is pretty strenuous there because of the hills. And driving is very tricky due to density and lack of parking.  And hotels are crazy expensive.  Just a word of caution. The national parks in the Western states are fantastic though!!!

I'll probably start out by going to Las Vegas then down to Los Angeles and San Diego.  Then, I'll venture up toward Seattle and Portland.

I know SF will be very interesting, but I do plan on going there, if not in 2013, then maybe in 2014.  I do want to see the coastline whether that's in San Fran, LA, or San Diego.

I figure I will have 6 good months a year to do some sight seeing and traveling, April-September.  April could still be a little tricky especially early on with lingering snow chances in Salt Lake, but according to Jamespol, it warms up rapidly in April, so by mid month, I should be fine.

My 31st Birthday is on a Monday this year, so I may take a weekend drive somewhere to celebrate my birthday.  I won't be able to go home to Oklahoma for my birthday since I hope to be going home in June for a few days as my sister-in-law and niece may be coming down there in June.  My brother will be out to sea in June.  The thing is I can get to most places on the West Coast in a long day's drive.  Its about 750 miles to San Fran, 730 to San Diego, and 850 to Seattle.  I'm only 413 miles from Las Vegas, so I may go there for my birthday.  (No, I will not gamble).


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on December 01, 2012, 05:52:57 pm
Bush- what matters more then weight is your happiness. If eating a carload of ham makes you happy- let it be... I know it makes me happy. Your happiness and enjoyment of life matter far more to your health then counting calories...

Life as a morbidly obese person would be hell on Earth for me. I can't imagine being able to enjoy bad tasting fast food would be more important to someone than being able to walk a mile without getting a heart attack.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on December 01, 2012, 06:14:03 pm
Just a heads up. I was in San Fran this summer. Walking around is pretty strenuous there because of the hills. And driving is very tricky due to density and lack of parking.  And hotels are crazy expensive.  Just a word of caution. The national parks in the Western states are fantastic though!!!

The parks are great....but not if you only sit in your car.
I would prefer to get out and hike, but the scenery, even from the car, is spectacular. The National Park Service does a phenomenal job at making things accessible for people of all fitness levels. I will never forget taking the Beartooth Highway into Yellowstone and seeing the snow fall in July. Even a youtube clip of it is insane! 


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 01, 2012, 06:18:15 pm
Just a heads up. I was in San Fran this summer. Walking around is pretty strenuous there because of the hills. And driving is very tricky due to density and lack of parking.  And hotels are crazy expensive.  Just a word of caution. The national parks in the Western states are fantastic though!!!

The parks are great....but not if you only sit in your car.
I would prefer to get out and hike, but the scenery, even from the car, is spectacular. The National Park Service does a phenomenal job at making things accessible for people of all fitness levels. I will never forget taking the Beartooth Highway into Yellowstone and seeing the snow fall in July. Even a youtube clip of it is insane! 

Yellowstone and Yosemite are on my places to go, as well, and I do not plan on sitting in the car.  I plan on parking somewhere and either walk, or take a tram, or something so I can feel the air be outside in God's creation.  That's part of the reason I'm trying to lose a little bit now, so when I do walk, I won't be huffing and puffing after 1/4 mile.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Torie on December 01, 2012, 06:24:08 pm
I told Jeff how to lose weight  with a minimum of fuss. He ignored me. My pet theory is that at some level Jeff wants to be a fat - either to be a "victim," avoid the entanglements of sex and/or a serious relationship, etc. I do not find Jeff's protestations to the contrary to be persuasive.

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Torie, you make it sound like can just casually have sex. We're not all wealthy retired men, you know. And don't play the old card- you're two years younger than my dad.

No, I think Bushie is just lazy.

Not that I am not all in favor of casual sex, but I am not sure what casual sex has to do with the pursuing of intimate relationships to which I referred.  Casual sex even if Jeff were buffed city is not in accordance with his faith in any event - a faith which despite backsliding here and there he takes seriously.  It's apples and oranges.

By the way being buffed and 30 without much money is a much more effective calling card for sex than being buffed and 61 and with money. Time is a harsh mistress. Get it while you can is my motto. Money is not the universal solvent for all those little hurdles one faces in life. Who knew?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 01, 2012, 06:29:21 pm
I told Jeff how to lose weight  with a minimum of fuss. He ignored me. My pet theory is that at some level Jeff wants to be a fat - either to be a "victim," avoid the entanglements of sex and/or a serious relationship, etc. I do not find Jeff's protestations to the contrary to be persuasive.

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Torie, you make it sound like can just casually have sex. We're not all wealthy retired men, you know. And don't play the old card- you're two years younger than my dad.

No, I think Bushie is just lazy.

Not that I am not all in favor of casual sex, but I am not sure what casual sex has to do with the pursuing of intimate relationships to which I referred.  Casual sex even if Jeff were buffed city is not in accordance with his faith in any event - a faith which despite backsliding here and there he takes seriously.  It's apples and oranges.

By the way being buffed and 30 without much money is a much more effective calling card for sex than being buffed and 61 and with money. Time is a harsh mistress. Get it while you can is my motto. Money is not the universal solvent for all those little hurdles one faces in life. Who knew?

I am losing weight not for the sexual attractiveness, but for just being able to live and be able to walk in those national parks and on the streets of San Francisco without too much worry.  True, I would like to get married and have sexual relations with her someday, but even love is not a top priority for me right now, even though I am nearly 31.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: King on December 01, 2012, 06:44:14 pm


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Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on December 01, 2012, 06:44:41 pm
WHO IS "HER"!?!?!?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: PR on December 01, 2012, 06:49:59 pm
All I can say is...

...no, I can't say. There are no words.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 01, 2012, 07:33:04 pm
Torie's right. You need to hone it to a point. gotten to the point where I decide "well, I want to have sex tonight," I can go out and get it done. What you need to do, bushie, is decide you want to lose weight. Why because you will die. Why don't I believe you? Because you've lied to us before. It doesn't affect me anymore, doesn't affect us- only you bushie can do it. Multiple sandwiches is not a light lunch. Wonder bread is not healthy. Go out, run,

have you had a walk since you last told us??

Sim, what part of changing the conversation do you not understand?  I'm not going to answer these questions, because the conversation has changed.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 01, 2012, 07:38:44 pm
Torie's right. You need to hone it to a point. gotten to the point where I decide "well, I want to have sex tonight," I can go out and get it done. What you need to do, bushie, is decide you want to lose weight. Why because you will die. Why don't I believe you? Because you've lied to us before. It doesn't affect me anymore, doesn't affect us- only you bushie can do it. Multiple sandwiches is not a light lunch. Wonder bread is not healthy. Go out, run,

have you had a walk since you last told us??

Sim, what part of changing the conversation do you not understand?  I'm not going to answer these questions, because the conversation has changed.

No Bushie, it has not. We are talking about your weight. I assume you haven't walked, are eating cakes. We are not talking about you going to see male hookers in the tenderloin before passing out and rolling down a hill in San Francisco and hitting a trolley.

I don't want to talk about my weight, though.  This is my thread, so I have the right to change the conversation.  No, I have not walked.  Period. End of Story.  Move on.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on December 01, 2012, 07:40:47 pm
We can all agree you gained twelve pounds then, right. Good. Okay.

BE IT RESOLVED:

BUSHIE HAS GAINED TWELVE POUNDS!!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 01, 2012, 07:42:39 pm
We can all agree you gained twelve pounds then, right. Good. Okay.

BE IT RESOLVED:

BUSHIE HAS GAINED TWELVE POUNDS!!

I have lost 6 pounds.  Good grief.  Is it true that NOTHING I say or do will please the forum?

THE CONVERSATION HAS MOVED ON!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on December 01, 2012, 07:45:10 pm
You can't win the text war, twelve pounds-gainer!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 01, 2012, 07:47:04 pm
You can't win the text war, twelve pounds-gainer!

[size=125pt]Oh yeah?[/size]

Crap.  Fail....


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on December 01, 2012, 09:20:48 pm
Walking around San Francisco kicked my Inks last summer.  It's like being on one of those stair stepper machines.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 01, 2012, 09:48:16 pm
Walking around San Francisco kicked my Inks last summer.  It's like being on one of those stair stepper machines.

I would consider it a challenge!  Of course, I won't take the challenge until I make sure I can handle the challenge!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Smash255 on December 01, 2012, 10:56:01 pm
One thing that hasn't been discussed and really is more important than weight is body fat.  Weight can fluctuate, and if you are primarily just dropping water weight, it really doesn't mean much.  Its body fat that you really should be concerned with rather than just the pounds.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 01, 2012, 11:24:01 pm
Jeff, did you really lose 6 pounds?  Because the last time the forum convinced you to diet, you magically started losing weight really easily, but then we found out that you lied about the weight loss.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 01, 2012, 11:27:24 pm
Jeff, did you really lose 6 pounds?  Because the last time the forum convinced you to diet, you magically started losing weight really easily, but then we found out that you lied about the weight loss.

Yes, I have lost 6 pounds.  This is no lie.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 01, 2012, 11:31:46 pm
Jeff, did you really lose 6 pounds?  Because the last time the forum convinced you to diet, you magically started losing weight really easily, but then we found out that you lied about the weight loss.

Yes, I have lost 6 pounds.  This is no lie.

That's what you told us before...


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 01, 2012, 11:33:30 pm
Jeff, did you really lose 6 pounds?  Because the last time the forum convinced you to diet, you magically started losing weight really easily, but then we found out that you lied about the weight loss.

Yes, I have lost 6 pounds.  This is no lie.

That's what you told us before...

I've gone from 270-264.  I know what I saw on the scale this morning, and it really doesn't matter if anyone here believes me or not.

I'll probably resurface just a bit by morning, probably back to 4 or 5 pounds because I fell off the wagon today, but I will be hopping back on it tomorrow.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: patrick1 on December 01, 2012, 11:36:49 pm
Jeff, did you really lose 6 pounds?  Because the last time the forum convinced you to diet, you magically started losing weight really easily, but then we found out that you lied about the weight loss.

Yes, I have lost 6 pounds.  This is no lie.

That's what you told us before...

Might be taking the Clarence Darrow routine a bit far, Inks.

Someone stretched the truth or lied on the internet. The HORROR....


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Lief 🐋 on December 01, 2012, 11:45:07 pm
Jeff, did you really lose 6 pounds?  Because the last time the forum convinced you to diet, you magically started losing weight really easily, but then we found out that you lied about the weight loss.

Yes, I have lost 6 pounds.  This is no lie.

That's what you told us before...

Might be taking the Clarence Darrow routine a bit far, Inks.

Someone stretched the truth or lied on the internet. The HORROR....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWdD206eSv0


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 01, 2012, 11:49:34 pm
Jeff, did you really lose 6 pounds?  Because the last time the forum convinced you to diet, you magically started losing weight really easily, but then we found out that you lied about the weight loss.

Yes, I have lost 6 pounds.  This is no lie.

That's what you told us before...

Might be taking the Clarence Darrow routine a bit far, Inks.

Someone stretched the truth or lied on the internet. The HORROR....

I'll defend Inks here.  He has the right to believe what he wants to believe.  I can do nothing about what he believes, especially given my history.  All I can do is state what has happened and its up to him whether to believe it or not.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Smash255 on December 02, 2012, 12:47:05 am
Jeff, did you really lose 6 pounds?  Because the last time the forum convinced you to diet, you magically started losing weight really easily, but then we found out that you lied about the weight loss.

Yes, I have lost 6 pounds.  This is no lie.

That's what you told us before...

I've gone from 270-264.  I know what I saw on the scale this morning, and it really doesn't matter if anyone here believes me or not.

I'll probably resurface just a bit by morning, probably back to 4 or 5 pounds because I fell off the wagon today, but I will be hopping back on it tomorrow.

Was the 270 also measured in the morning?  Weight an fluctuate several pounds during the same day and you are typically at your lowest in the morning, that is generally because you tend to lose more water weight when you sleep but losing water weight doesn't actually mean you lost any weight.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 02, 2012, 12:53:40 am
Jeff, did you really lose 6 pounds?  Because the last time the forum convinced you to diet, you magically started losing weight really easily, but then we found out that you lied about the weight loss.

Yes, I have lost 6 pounds.  This is no lie.

That's what you told us before...

I've gone from 270-264.  I know what I saw on the scale this morning, and it really doesn't matter if anyone here believes me or not.

I'll probably resurface just a bit by morning, probably back to 4 or 5 pounds because I fell off the wagon today, but I will be hopping back on it tomorrow.

Was the 270 also measured in the morning?  Weight an fluctuate several pounds during the same day and you are typically at your lowest in the morning, that is generally because you tend to lose more water weight when you sleep but losing water weight doesn't actually mean you lost any weight.

Yes, it is all measured in the morning before I get dressed.  I also occasionally weigh myself before bed time to see what the morning may look like.  I don't record the evening measurements.  My typical procedure in the mornings is go to the bathroom, weigh, then shower and get dressed.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: АverroŽs 🦉 on December 02, 2012, 02:09:39 am
Jeff, did you really lose 6 pounds?  Because the last time the forum convinced you to diet, you magically started losing weight really easily, but then we found out that you lied about the weight loss.

Yes, I have lost 6 pounds.  This is no lie.

That's what you told us before...

It's not a lie, if you believe it... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn_PSJsl0LQ&list=PL6aF2Uryk6iM_VL3P32l05v8KLy6T2AMv&index=3&feature=plpp_video)


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on December 02, 2012, 08:27:56 am
LIES LIES LIES YEAH!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 02, 2012, 12:26:48 pm
Just as I thought, I did gain 2 pounds this morning thanks to overdoing it yesterday.  I allowed myself to eat foods I enjoy, and that was my mistake.  Back to it, today.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on December 02, 2012, 01:07:13 pm
Just as I thought, I did gain 2 pounds this morning thanks to overdoing it yesterday.  I allowed myself to eat foods I enjoy, and that was my mistake.  Back to it, today.

Unless you consumed 7,000 calories more than maintenence, you haven't actually gained 2 pounds.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: SUSAN CRUSHBONE on December 02, 2012, 01:17:45 pm
Just as I thought, I did gain 2 pounds this morning thanks to overdoing it yesterday.  I allowed myself to eat foods I enjoy, and that was my mistake.  Back to it, today.

Unless you consumed 7,000 calories more than maintenence, you haven't actually gained 2 pounds.

Water weight?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on December 02, 2012, 01:34:43 pm
Just as I thought, I did gain 2 pounds this morning thanks to overdoing it yesterday.  I allowed myself to eat foods I enjoy, and that was my mistake.  Back to it, today.

Unless you consumed 7,000 calories more than maintenence, you haven't actually gained 2 pounds.

Water weight?

Yes. He "gained" 2 pounds now just as he "lost" 6 pounds in 1 week (in other words, virtually impossible)


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Smash255 on December 02, 2012, 02:35:39 pm
Just as I thought, I did gain 2 pounds this morning thanks to overdoing it yesterday.  I allowed myself to eat foods I enjoy, and that was my mistake.  Back to it, today.

Unless you consumed 7,000 calories more than maintenence, you haven't actually gained 2 pounds.

Water weight?

Likely, probably also explains a good portion of the six pound loss.  Many people don't really understand natural fluctuations in weight


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 02, 2012, 04:50:14 pm
The reason I don't think the 6 pounds is water weight, is I've been down this road before.  When I started losing the 25 pounds 13 months ago, I went down pretty rapidly, and I believe I had lost 6-7 pounds in the first week.  Some of it could be water weight, but I think a good portion of it is legitimate weight loss.  The 2 pound weight gain this morning could be either water weight or legitimate weight game.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on December 02, 2012, 04:52:58 pm
The reason I don't think the 6 pounds is water weight, is I've been down this road before.  When I started losing the 25 pounds 13 months ago, I went down pretty rapidly, and I believe I had lost 6-7 pounds in the first week.  Some of it could be water weight, but I think a good portion of it is legitimate weight loss.  The 2 pound weight gain this morning could be either water weight or legitimate weight game.

Calories matter. The 3,500 per pound are not just an estimate.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: politicus on December 02, 2012, 04:54:14 pm
How do you play that?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: patrick1 on December 02, 2012, 04:57:23 pm
Bushie, if you were reading this thread at all this was already explained to you- ad nauseum almost.

To lose an actual lb of fat you need to burn off about 3500 calories in excess of weight maintenance caloric levels. The way you were doing it you might have been running a deficit of 500 or so on food side. If you didnt increase your activity, you were on pace for a 1lb a week actual weight loss. 7x500

My first month I lost a lb a day of actual weight but I was exercising 3 hours a day and eating 1800 calories. Running 3500 calorie deficits a day. This isnt typically recommended but neither is better super fat.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 02, 2012, 04:58:29 pm
The reason I don't think the 6 pounds is water weight, is I've been down this road before.  When I started losing the 25 pounds 13 months ago, I went down pretty rapidly, and I believe I had lost 6-7 pounds in the first week.  Some of it could be water weight, but I think a good portion of it is legitimate weight loss.  The 2 pound weight gain this morning could be either water weight or legitimate weight game.

Calories matter. The 3,500 per pound are not just an estimate.

Most days this past week, I stuck with the 2,400-2,600 vicinity (hence, the weight loss).  Yesterday, I know I probably came closer to 4,000 if not a little more.  I had a big breakfast and a big dinner yesterday.  My weight maintenance is 3,240 according to Inks formula, and I probably exceeded that by at least 750, if not 1,000 yesterday.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: SUSAN CRUSHBONE on December 02, 2012, 04:58:35 pm
Loses weight ==> legitimate.
Gains weight ==> ehh, who knows?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 02, 2012, 04:59:57 pm

Oops.  Sorry, I'm not feeling good right now. :)


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on December 02, 2012, 05:01:14 pm
The reason I don't think the 6 pounds is water weight, is I've been down this road before.  When I started losing the 25 pounds 13 months ago, I went down pretty rapidly, and I believe I had lost 6-7 pounds in the first week.  Some of it could be water weight, but I think a good portion of it is legitimate weight loss.  The 2 pound weight gain this morning could be either water weight or legitimate weight game.

Calories matter. The 3,500 per pound are not just an estimate.

Most days this past week, I stuck with the 2,400-2,600 vicinity (hence, the weight loss).  Yesterday, I know I probably came closer to 4,000 if not a little more.  I had a big breakfast and a big dinner yesterday.  My weight maintenance is 3,240 according to Inks formula, and I probably exceeded that by at least 750, if not 1,000 yesterday.

Then it's impossible that you gained 2 pounds of fat overnight. Just as it's impossible you lost 6 pounds of fat...

These are just basic nuttitional facts.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 02, 2012, 05:03:49 pm
The reason I don't think the 6 pounds is water weight, is I've been down this road before.  When I started losing the 25 pounds 13 months ago, I went down pretty rapidly, and I believe I had lost 6-7 pounds in the first week.  Some of it could be water weight, but I think a good portion of it is legitimate weight loss.  The 2 pound weight gain this morning could be either water weight or legitimate weight game.

Calories matter. The 3,500 per pound are not just an estimate.

Most days this past week, I stuck with the 2,400-2,600 vicinity (hence, the weight loss).  Yesterday, I know I probably came closer to 4,000 if not a little more.  I had a big breakfast and a big dinner yesterday.  My weight maintenance is 3,240 according to Inks formula, and I probably exceeded that by at least 750, if not 1,000 yesterday.

Then it's impossible that you gained 2 pounds of fat overnight. Just as it's impossible you lost 6 pounds of fat...

These are just basic nuttitional facts.


Whatever it is, I just know the scales show 4 pounds less than what they did 8 days ago.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on December 02, 2012, 05:04:46 pm

Make sh**t up as you go along, like Bushie does with us.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: patrick1 on December 02, 2012, 05:05:32 pm
Stop being lazy and do this work yourself: You can add up your activity on a site like this:

http://www.caloriesperhour.com/

Shockingly you can also use the computer to google things to find how many calories are in what you eat. They even have it printed on the side of what you buy these days.  You can then use a thing called addition to add it all up...
There are hundreds or thousands of sites with this on there.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on December 02, 2012, 05:08:22 pm
The reason I don't think the 6 pounds is water weight, is I've been down this road before.  When I started losing the 25 pounds 13 months ago, I went down pretty rapidly, and I believe I had lost 6-7 pounds in the first week.  Some of it could be water weight, but I think a good portion of it is legitimate weight loss.  The 2 pound weight gain this morning could be either water weight or legitimate weight game.

Calories matter. The 3,500 per pound are not just an estimate.

Most days this past week, I stuck with the 2,400-2,600 vicinity (hence, the weight loss).  Yesterday, I know I probably came closer to 4,000 if not a little more.  I had a big breakfast and a big dinner yesterday.  My weight maintenance is 3,240 according to Inks formula, and I probably exceeded that by at least 750, if not 1,000 yesterday.

Then it's impossible that you gained 2 pounds of fat overnight. Just as it's impossible you lost 6 pounds of fat...

These are just basic nuttitional facts.


Whatever it is, I just know the scales show 4 pounds less than what they did 8 days ago.

Bushie...this isn't that difficult to understand. The scale isn't showing you legitimate fat loss.

3,500 calories = 1 pound.

In other words, if you have a 500 calorie deficit per day for 1 week...you lose ONE (1) pound of fat. Why? 7*500 = 3500 !

Likewise, having a 1000 calorie surplus does NOT correspond to an actual 2 pound gain.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Smash255 on December 02, 2012, 05:45:52 pm
The reason I don't think the 6 pounds is water weight, is I've been down this road before.  When I started losing the 25 pounds 13 months ago, I went down pretty rapidly, and I believe I had lost 6-7 pounds in the first week.  Some of it could be water weight, but I think a good portion of it is legitimate weight loss.  The 2 pound weight gain this morning could be either water weight or legitimate weight game.

Calories matter. The 3,500 per pound are not just an estimate.

Most days this past week, I stuck with the 2,400-2,600 vicinity (hence, the weight loss).  Yesterday, I know I probably came closer to 4,000 if not a little more.  I had a big breakfast and a big dinner yesterday.  My weight maintenance is 3,240 according to Inks formula, and I probably exceeded that by at least 750, if not 1,000 yesterday.

Then it's impossible that you gained 2 pounds of fat overnight. Just as it's impossible you lost 6 pounds of fat...

These are just basic nuttitional facts.


Whatever it is, I just know the scales show 4 pounds less than what they did 8 days ago.

That might be true, but from a health perspective it doesn't mean anything if your body fat level didn't change.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 02, 2012, 09:39:35 pm
I ended today right around 2,300-2,400 calories, so we'll see how tomorrow morning turns out.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on December 02, 2012, 11:08:47 pm
More importantly... STOP WEIGHING YOURSELF!

Just do the right thing, increase activity, reduce caloric intake, increase your water intake... and use a tape measure instead. Weight is something that can fluctuate wildly in a day... but every 3/4 days, as soon as you get up, measure your chest, arms (at bicep level), waist (at the navel) and thighs (about half way up). If you're doing the right thing, you should start to see the numbers changing positively in about 2 weeks. 


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 03, 2012, 12:14:31 am
Final total for the day.  I ended in the 2,500-2,600 calorie range.  I had a bowl of Malt-O-Meal for a late evening snack (worth roughly 200 calories).


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 03, 2012, 12:16:25 am
Final total for the day.  I ended in the 2,500-2,600 calorie range.  I had a bowl of Malt-O-Meal for a late evening snack (worth roughly 200 calories).

How are you getting your calories that precise?  Are you really measuring everything out?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 03, 2012, 12:19:28 am
Final total for the day.  I ended in the 2,500-2,600 calorie range.  I had a bowl of Malt-O-Meal for a late evening snack (worth roughly 200 calories).

How are you getting your calories that precise?  Are you really measuring everything out?

Yes, and going online to Nutrition counters.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Insula Dei on December 03, 2012, 02:56:03 pm
Final total for the day.  I ended in the 2,500-2,600 calorie range.  I had a bowl of Malt-O-Meal for a late evening snack (worth roughly 200 calories).

How are you getting your calories that precise?  Are you really measuring everything out?

To be fair, this seems like exactly the sort of thing Bushie's designed to be good at.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 03, 2012, 03:17:02 pm
Final total for the day.  I ended in the 2,500-2,600 calorie range.  I had a bowl of Malt-O-Meal for a late evening snack (worth roughly 200 calories).

How are you getting your calories that precise?  Are you really measuring everything out?

To be fair, this seems like exactly the sort of thing Bushie's designed to be good at.

Numbers and statistics have always been a couple of my strengths.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 03, 2012, 04:12:40 pm
Today, Monday, December 3, 2012, begins my fourth month away from home.  I left Oklahoma at 4:00 am CST on Monday, September 3, 2012.  This has been a really good experience.  I've only had that one bout of homesickness that was on the first page or two of this thread back in mid to late October.  I've got a good job now.  It is a call center, but it is making me money and it is only 1.25 miles from my apartment.  I'm getting to the point that I can call Utah home.  I will be making one more trip home for a brief Christmas vacation December 22-25, but my next trip to Oklahoma probably won't be until at least late May or June.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on December 03, 2012, 05:53:00 pm
You're almost a man now!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on December 03, 2012, 06:35:28 pm
With your job so close, you should walk or bike to work.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on December 03, 2012, 06:46:53 pm
With your job so close, you should walk or bike to work.

I think I know what the answer to this will be.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on December 03, 2012, 06:51:43 pm
With your job so close, you should walk or bike to work.

I think I know what the answer to this will be.

One word... snow.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 03, 2012, 10:30:23 pm
At least with my job so close, I won't have to blow money on a hotel!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: King on December 03, 2012, 11:35:44 pm
At least with my job so close, I won't have to blow money on a hotel!

You never had to in the fi-- oh forget it.

Yes, that's great news, Bushie.  Truly the Lord has blessed you with a fine employment situation this time.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 03, 2012, 11:40:41 pm
At least with my job so close, I won't have to blow money on a hotel!

You never had to in the fi-- oh forget it.


Nice!

Quote

Yes, that's great news, Bushie.  Truly the Lord has blessed you with a fine employment situation this time.

It doesn't pay the greatest, but when you are able to go 12 days between fill ups and that just from a half tank, it sure saves on money.  If I can fill up 3 times a month as opposed to 5-6 times with each tank being ~$25, that is anywhere between $50-$75 a month that I save, which can definitely add up.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Mr. Morden on December 04, 2012, 12:08:27 am
With your job so close, you should walk or bike to work.

Indeed.  1.25 miles is nothing.  Ideally, Bushie should either be walking or biking to and from work every day that the weather doesn't preclude it.  Or at the very least, if it's on a bus route, walk one way and take the bus back the other way or vice versa.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on December 04, 2012, 11:37:43 am
Today, Monday, December 3, 2012, begins my fourth month away from home.  I left Oklahoma at 4:00 am CST on Monday, September 3, 2012.  This has been a really good experience.  I've only had that one bout of homesickness that was on the first page or two of this thread back in mid to late October.  I've got a good job now.  It is a call center, but it is making me money and it is only 1.25 miles from my apartment.  I'm getting to the point that I can call Utah home.  I will be making one more trip home for a brief Christmas vacation December 22-25, but my next trip to Oklahoma probably won't be until at least late May or June.

What about your other home, Kenya?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 04, 2012, 06:51:11 pm
Today, Monday, December 3, 2012, begins my fourth month away from home.  I left Oklahoma at 4:00 am CST on Monday, September 3, 2012.  This has been a really good experience.  I've only had that one bout of homesickness that was on the first page or two of this thread back in mid to late October.  I've got a good job now.  It is a call center, but it is making me money and it is only 1.25 miles from my apartment.  I'm getting to the point that I can call Utah home.  I will be making one more trip home for a brief Christmas vacation December 22-25, but my next trip to Oklahoma probably won't be until at least late May or June.

What about your other home, Kenya?

I'll likely be to my Kenyan home for a visit in March or possibly June/July.  As far as moving there, that looks like 2017.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on December 04, 2012, 07:41:04 pm
That's a lot of time to be taking off less than a year into a job.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 04, 2012, 08:38:52 pm
That's a lot of time to be taking off less than a year into a job.

I agree it is, and I probably wouldn't spring for Kenya in 2013, but since that generous donor paid $2400 last May so I could go again, I feel obligated to take them up on the offer and go.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on December 04, 2012, 08:44:43 pm
That's a lot of time to be taking off less than a year into a job.

I agree it is, and I probably wouldn't spring for Kenya in 2013, but since that generous donor paid $2400 last May so I could go again, I feel obligated to take them up on the offer and go.

You should feel obligated to the people who hired you over other needy people, and not take all this time of right away.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 04, 2012, 10:00:17 pm
My career in Kenya is becoming a bit clearer.  I now have an idea of how I will work and support myself without becoming another mouth to feed.  I will work directly with the Maisha International Orphanage and live in their volunteer home that will be built in 2015.  I will be financially supported mainly through stipends from Maisha and grants through various sources.  Like I said, it will be at least 4 years before I leave, probably closer to 4 1/2 - 5 years.  I want to be down there by January 1, 2018.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 04, 2012, 11:19:06 pm
My career in Kenya is becoming a bit clearer.  I now have an idea of how I will work and support myself without becoming another mouth to feed.  I will work directly with the Maisha International Orphanage and live in their volunteer home that will be built in 2015.  I will be financially supported mainly through stipends from Maisha and grants through various sources.  Like I said, it will be at least 4 years before I leave, probably closer to 4 1/2 - 5 years.  I want to be down there by January 1, 2018.

It became clearer today?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 04, 2012, 11:25:51 pm
My career in Kenya is becoming a bit clearer.  I now have an idea of how I will work and support myself without becoming another mouth to feed.  I will work directly with the Maisha International Orphanage and live in their volunteer home that will be built in 2015.  I will be financially supported mainly through stipends from Maisha and grants through various sources.  Like I said, it will be at least 4 years before I leave, probably closer to 4 1/2 - 5 years.  I want to be down there by January 1, 2018.

It became clearer today?

Not just today necessarily, its been a process of communication with my coordinator who is going home to Kenya (she was born there) next week for Kenyan Independence and Christmas.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on December 05, 2012, 01:10:16 am
That's a lot of time to be taking off less than a year into a job.

I agree it is, and I probably wouldn't spring for Kenya in 2013, but since that generous donor paid $2400 last May so I could go again, I feel obligated to take them up on the offer and go.

Even if you lose your job (again)?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on December 05, 2012, 01:34:23 pm
My career in Kenya is becoming a bit clearer.  I now have an idea of how I will work and support myself without becoming another mouth to feed.  I will work directly with the Maisha International Orphanage and live in their volunteer home that will be built in 2015.  I will be financially supported mainly through stipends from Maisha and grants through various sources.  Like I said, it will be at least 4 years before I leave, probably closer to 4 1/2 - 5 years.  I want to be down there by January 1, 2018.
What will you be doing in Kenya specifically? I very much admire your good intentions, but I don't understand how you hope to be of service. Do you know anything about international development?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 05, 2012, 07:19:54 pm
My career in Kenya is becoming a bit clearer.  I now have an idea of how I will work and support myself without becoming another mouth to feed.  I will work directly with the Maisha International Orphanage and live in their volunteer home that will be built in 2015.  I will be financially supported mainly through stipends from Maisha and grants through various sources.  Like I said, it will be at least 4 years before I leave, probably closer to 4 1/2 - 5 years.  I want to be down there by January 1, 2018.
What will you be doing in Kenya specifically? I very much admire your good intentions, but I don't understand how you hope to be of service. Do you know anything about international development?

I will be in the Administration of the Orphanage.  I will be coordinating sponsorships for the children from American and European homes, I will be coordinating mission trips with American churches who come down for a week or however long, and I will be coordinating those who choose to come alone.  Currently, on the ground at Maisha there are only 3 men overseeing 450 orphans and 150 widows.  One of the men is going to University, so he's only part time. As you can see 2 1/2 men overseeing 600 people plus ministering to those in the slums is quite a daunting task.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on December 06, 2012, 12:11:12 am
My career in Kenya is becoming a bit clearer.  I now have an idea of how I will work and support myself without becoming another mouth to feed.  I will work directly with the Maisha International Orphanage and live in their volunteer home that will be built in 2015.  I will be financially supported mainly through stipends from Maisha and grants through various sources.  Like I said, it will be at least 4 years before I leave, probably closer to 4 1/2 - 5 years.  I want to be down there by January 1, 2018.
What will you be doing in Kenya specifically? I very much admire your good intentions, but I don't understand how you hope to be of service. Do you know anything about international development?

I will be in the Administration of the Orphanage.  I will be coordinating sponsorships for the children from American and European homes, I will be coordinating mission trips with American churches who come down for a week or however long, and I will be coordinating those who choose to come alone.  Currently, on the ground at Maisha there are only 3 men overseeing 450 orphans and 150 widows.  One of the men is going to University, so he's only part time. As you can see 2 1/2 men overseeing 600 people plus ministering to those in the slums is quite a daunting task.
So you essentially want to work in their call center?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 06, 2012, 12:43:21 am
My career in Kenya is becoming a bit clearer.  I now have an idea of how I will work and support myself without becoming another mouth to feed.  I will work directly with the Maisha International Orphanage and live in their volunteer home that will be built in 2015.  I will be financially supported mainly through stipends from Maisha and grants through various sources.  Like I said, it will be at least 4 years before I leave, probably closer to 4 1/2 - 5 years.  I want to be down there by January 1, 2018.
What will you be doing in Kenya specifically? I very much admire your good intentions, but I don't understand how you hope to be of service. Do you know anything about international development?

I will be in the Administration of the Orphanage.  I will be coordinating sponsorships for the children from American and European homes, I will be coordinating mission trips with American churches who come down for a week or however long, and I will be coordinating those who choose to come alone.  Currently, on the ground at Maisha there are only 3 men overseeing 450 orphans and 150 widows.  One of the men is going to University, so he's only part time. As you can see 2 1/2 men overseeing 600 people plus ministering to those in the slums is quite a daunting task.
So you essentially want to work in their call center?

They have no call center.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on December 06, 2012, 01:01:30 am
My career in Kenya is becoming a bit clearer.  I now have an idea of how I will work and support myself without becoming another mouth to feed.  I will work directly with the Maisha International Orphanage and live in their volunteer home that will be built in 2015.  I will be financially supported mainly through stipends from Maisha and grants through various sources.  Like I said, it will be at least 4 years before I leave, probably closer to 4 1/2 - 5 years.  I want to be down there by January 1, 2018.
What will you be doing in Kenya specifically? I very much admire your good intentions, but I don't understand how you hope to be of service. Do you know anything about international development?

I will be in the Administration of the Orphanage.  I will be coordinating sponsorships for the children from American and European homes, I will be coordinating mission trips with American churches who come down for a week or however long, and I will be coordinating those who choose to come alone.  Currently, on the ground at Maisha there are only 3 men overseeing 450 orphans and 150 widows.  One of the men is going to University, so he's only part time. As you can see 2 1/2 men overseeing 600 people plus ministering to those in the slums is quite a daunting task.
So you essentially want to work in their call center?

They have no call center.
Right, but you want to do call center sort of things. Seems like it's a telephone sort of job. Seems like you could do any of it via skype from anywhere in the world.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on December 06, 2012, 08:45:00 am
My career in Kenya is becoming a bit clearer.  I now have an idea of how I will work and support myself without becoming another mouth to feed.  I will work directly with the Maisha International Orphanage and live in their volunteer home that will be built in 2015.  I will be financially supported mainly through stipends from Maisha and grants through various sources.  Like I said, it will be at least 4 years before I leave, probably closer to 4 1/2 - 5 years.  I want to be down there by January 1, 2018.
What will you be doing in Kenya specifically? I very much admire your good intentions, but I don't understand how you hope to be of service. Do you know anything about international development?

I will be in the Administration of the Orphanage.  I will be coordinating sponsorships for the children from American and European homes, I will be coordinating mission trips with American churches who come down for a week or however long, and I will be coordinating those who choose to come alone.  Currently, on the ground at Maisha there are only 3 men overseeing 450 orphans and 150 widows.  One of the men is going to University, so he's only part time. As you can see 2 1/2 men overseeing 600 people plus ministering to those in the slums is quite a daunting task.
So you essentially want to work in their call center?

They have no call center.
Right, but you want to do call center sort of things. Seems like it's a telephone sort of job. Seems like you could do any of it via skype from anywhere in the world.

Ahem, memphis, get the f[inks] with it....his kids are in Kenya.  That is all. :P


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Kutasoff Hedzoff on December 06, 2012, 09:06:19 am
My career in Kenya is becoming a bit clearer.  I now have an idea of how I will work and support myself without becoming another mouth to feed.  I will work directly with the Maisha International Orphanage and live in their volunteer home that will be built in 2015.  I will be financially supported mainly through stipends from Maisha and grants through various sources.  Like I said, it will be at least 4 years before I leave, probably closer to 4 1/2 - 5 years.  I want to be down there by January 1, 2018.
What will you be doing in Kenya specifically? I very much admire your good intentions, but I don't understand how you hope to be of service. Do you know anything about international development?

I will be in the Administration of the Orphanage.

Poor, poor orphans :(


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 06, 2012, 06:50:09 pm
My career in Kenya is becoming a bit clearer.  I now have an idea of how I will work and support myself without becoming another mouth to feed.  I will work directly with the Maisha International Orphanage and live in their volunteer home that will be built in 2015.  I will be financially supported mainly through stipends from Maisha and grants through various sources.  Like I said, it will be at least 4 years before I leave, probably closer to 4 1/2 - 5 years.  I want to be down there by January 1, 2018.
What will you be doing in Kenya specifically? I very much admire your good intentions, but I don't understand how you hope to be of service. Do you know anything about international development?

I will be in the Administration of the Orphanage.  I will be coordinating sponsorships for the children from American and European homes, I will be coordinating mission trips with American churches who come down for a week or however long, and I will be coordinating those who choose to come alone.  Currently, on the ground at Maisha there are only 3 men overseeing 450 orphans and 150 widows.  One of the men is going to University, so he's only part time. As you can see 2 1/2 men overseeing 600 people plus ministering to those in the slums is quite a daunting task.
So you essentially want to work in their call center?

They have no call center.
Right, but you want to do call center sort of things. Seems like it's a telephone sort of job. Seems like you could do any of it via skype from anywhere in the world.

No, its face to face administration.  Think 50 years ago in America, but with computers.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 07, 2012, 08:45:55 pm
So, I just made my Walmart run.  A week later than I had planned, but I had to go tonight as we've got literally 4 chances of snow in the next 8 days.

I did get stuff for Spaghetti, Tacos, and Hamburgers.  I will fix a hamburger tonight.  I won't get the hamburger meat needed for the Spaghetti or Tacos until the day I plan to eat them, which I haven't decided yet.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Eraserhead on December 08, 2012, 12:45:31 am
So, I just made my Walmart run.  A week later than I had planned, but I had to go tonight as we've got literally 4 chances of snow in the next 8 days.

lol


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 08, 2012, 01:19:27 am
He makes it sound like he's going to be snowed in or something...

Courtesy of the NWS:

Overnight Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. South wind 7 to 9 mph.
Saturday Snow likely, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Light northwest wind increasing to 12 to 17 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday Night Snow likely, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. North northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Sunday A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 30. North northeast wind 5 to 8 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 19. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph after midnight.
Monday A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Monday Night A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Tuesday Partly sunny, with a high near 38.
Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Wednesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44.
Wednesday Night A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Thursday A chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 41.
Thursday Night A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Friday A slight chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 39.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 08, 2012, 01:25:11 am
He makes it sound like he's going to be snowed in or something...

Courtesy of the NWS:

Overnight Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. South wind 7 to 9 mph.
Saturday Snow likely, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Light northwest wind increasing to 12 to 17 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday Night Snow likely, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. North northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Sunday A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 30. North northeast wind 5 to 8 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 19. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph after midnight.
Monday A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Monday Night A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Tuesday Partly sunny, with a high near 38.
Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Wednesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44.
Wednesday Night A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Thursday A chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 41.
Thursday Night A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Friday A slight chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 39.

None of the 4 systems will be very heavy and probably only an inch or two will fall with each system.  This first system may have the heaviest snowfall at 3-5" including lake effect.  But, it happened to coincide with a regular trip to Walmart.  I just threw in the 4 snow systems for dramatic effect. :)


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on December 08, 2012, 01:26:43 am
If Bushie's a bad winter driver, I prefer his abundance of caution to people who keep driving the same way they do in August. Similarly, I've made my peace with my mother's super slow old lady driving. Beats crashing into somebody trying to keep up.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 08, 2012, 01:31:35 am
Here is Weather Underground's forecast for Midvale, Utah.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy in the evening, then overcast with a chance of snow. Low of 30F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 60%.
Saturday

Overcast with a chance of snow and rain, then snow and rain in the afternoon. High of 39F with a windchill as low as 21F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70%.
Saturday Night

Overcast with snow in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Low of 23F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 60%.
Sunday

Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. High of 28F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 30%.
Sunday Night

Partly cloudy with a chance of snow after midnight. Low of 19F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SSE after midnight. Chance of snow 20%.
Monday

Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 37F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 30% .
Monday Night

Overcast with a chance of snow and rain showers in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 21F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 20%.
Tuesday

Partly cloudy. High of 41F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night

Overcast. Low of 25F with a windchill as low as 16F. Winds from the SE at 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday

Clear in the morning, then overcast with a chance of rain. High of 43F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Wednesday Night

Overcast with a chance of snow. Low of 27F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 60% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.
Thursday

Overcast with a chance of snow. High of 36F with a windchill as low as 21F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%.
Thursday Night

Overcast. Low of 18F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Friday

Mostly cloudy. High of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Friday Night

Partly cloudy. Low of 16F with a windchill as low as 9F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday

Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 41F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Saturday Night

Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 27F with a windchill as low as 19F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Sunday

Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. High of 41F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 20%.
Sunday Night

Partly cloudy. Low of 25F with a windchill as low as 18F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday

Partly cloudy. High of 41F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night

Partly cloudy. Low of 23F with a windchill as low as 14F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

Our local ABC affiliate has been saying 1-3" with tomorrow's storm with lake effect snow Saturday night that could dump up to another 3-5" mainly in central Salt Lake County west to eastern Tooele County.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 08, 2012, 01:32:59 am
He makes it sound like he's going to be snowed in or something...

Courtesy of the NWS:

Overnight Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. South wind 7 to 9 mph.
Saturday Snow likely, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Light northwest wind increasing to 12 to 17 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday Night Snow likely, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. North northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Sunday A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 30. North northeast wind 5 to 8 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 19. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph after midnight.
Monday A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Monday Night A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Tuesday Partly sunny, with a high near 38.
Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Wednesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44.
Wednesday Night A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Thursday A chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 41.
Thursday Night A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Friday A slight chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 39.

None of the 4 systems will be very heavy and probably only an inch or two will fall with each system.  This first system may have the heaviest snowfall at 3-5" including lake effect.  But, it happened to coincide with a regular trip to Walmart.  I just threw in the 4 snow systems for dramatic effect. :)

That's not an inch or two with each system.  That's at most an inch total.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 08, 2012, 01:36:47 am
He makes it sound like he's going to be snowed in or something...

Courtesy of the NWS:

Overnight Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. South wind 7 to 9 mph.
Saturday Snow likely, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Light northwest wind increasing to 12 to 17 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday Night Snow likely, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. North northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Sunday A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 30. North northeast wind 5 to 8 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 19. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph after midnight.
Monday A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Monday Night A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Tuesday Partly sunny, with a high near 38.
Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Wednesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44.
Wednesday Night A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Thursday A chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 41.
Thursday Night A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Friday A slight chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 39.

None of the 4 systems will be very heavy and probably only an inch or two will fall with each system.  This first system may have the heaviest snowfall at 3-5" including lake effect.  But, it happened to coincide with a regular trip to Walmart.  I just threw in the 4 snow systems for dramatic effect. :)

That's not an inch or two with each system.  That's at most an inch total.

I'm going with our local meteorologists and they all say 1-3" with this first one plus 3-5" lake effect (though some make it only an inch additional for lake effect).  They are also saying 1-2" on Monday, as well.  Nothing has been said for Thursday or Saturday because its still a bit early for accumulations.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 08, 2012, 01:45:26 am
That forecast has to be for further north than you... you won't get that much snow from lake effect snow with wind pattern out there.  You're too far south (if you are in Midvale / Sandy).


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 08, 2012, 01:52:19 am
That forecast has to be for further north than you... you won't get that much snow from lake effect snow with wind pattern out there.  You're too far south (if you are in Midvale / Sandy).

We got 22.7" in Sandy with the November storm.  No, we're not too far south.  In fact, the lake effect can extend as far south as Orem and Provo and as far east as Park City.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 08, 2012, 01:54:14 am
That forecast has to be for further north than you... you won't get that much snow from lake effect snow with wind pattern out there.  You're too far south (if you are in Midvale / Sandy).

We got 22.7" in Sandy with the November storm.  No, we're not too far south.  In fact, the lake effect can extend as far south as Orem and Provo and as far east as Park City.

Yes, CAN, but not with this system... the wind direction is not right for it.  At most, you'll get an inch.  After the system is through, I'd love to hear how much you actually got.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 08, 2012, 01:58:14 am
That forecast has to be for further north than you... you won't get that much snow from lake effect snow with wind pattern out there.  You're too far south (if you are in Midvale / Sandy).

We got 22.7" in Sandy with the November storm.  No, we're not too far south.  In fact, the lake effect can extend as far south as Orem and Provo and as far east as Park City.

Yes, CAN, but not with this system... the wind direction is not right for it.  At most, you'll get an inch.  After the system is through, I'd love to hear how much you actually got.

Alright, will do.  The direction of the storm and the overall flow is coming directly from the North-Northwest from Alaska and the Yukon Territory which puts Murray, Midvale, and Sandy all in a direct path of the Great Salt Lake.

Whatever we get, though, will be paltry by Salt Lake City standards.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Cigarettes & Saints on December 08, 2012, 02:00:11 am
So the guy who stays in a hotel near work if there's 1" of snow on the ground is in SLC now? Hmmmm....


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: tmthforu94 on December 08, 2012, 02:12:57 am
Have you been up to Snow Basin yet?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 08, 2012, 02:29:00 am
This sums up these update threads:

I just threw in [Fill in the blank] for dramatic effect. :)


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 08, 2012, 02:33:06 am

I havent been to any of the ski resorts, yet.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on December 08, 2012, 09:32:29 am

Resident liar Bushie at his best!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 08, 2012, 11:41:43 am

In this case, it was true.

Anyway, its just about to start snowing.  The snow is spreading down slope of the Wasatch and should be approaching the I-15 corridor and then points west.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on December 08, 2012, 11:56:16 am
I would love to ski in Utah.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 08, 2012, 11:58:46 am

I wouldnt mind learning!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 08, 2012, 02:00:06 pm
The snow has started to fall in the Midvale/Sandy area.  It took a while for it to make its way down the mountain and cross I-15, but now we have light snow falling.  Temperatures are still at 35 in Midvale, 38 in Salt Lake City, but we are supposed to drop to the low 20s across the Valley by morning.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 08, 2012, 04:19:43 pm
The snow is now falling moderately heavy and the temperature has dropped to 31.  We started at 40 at 9:00 this morning (5 hours ago).  The rooftops and the grass are turning white.  It is so beautiful.  At this rate, it won't take long for an inch or two to fall.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 08, 2012, 05:26:32 pm
The temperature has dropped to 28 with a WCI of 16 and a light NE breeze of 17 mph.  We've got an easy inch on the ground now with moderate and heavy snow.  We'll probably get another inch before the lake effect machine cranks up later this evening.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: patrick1 on December 08, 2012, 05:33:43 pm
Hey Roker.  Go out and get some exercise.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 08, 2012, 09:37:02 pm
A light snow shower is currently falling right now.  SLC Airport has had around 2.5 inches this afternoon.  Midvale has had about 1.5 inches.  The lake effect band is starting to set up bringing another 3-5" mainly to the central and western Salt Lake Valley and the eastern Tooele Valley.  We will be  just on the edge of it, so we might get 2" of lake effect.  Temperatures are down to 25 in Midvale with a WCI in the middle teens.

The snow on Monday is expected to drop about an inch, and now Weather Underground is saying the system Thursday night into Friday is supposed to drop 2-3", which is higher than what was previously forecast.  Its too early to talk about next Sunday's snow accumulations.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 08, 2012, 11:31:11 pm
Latest totals are 2" in West Jordan (1/4 mile due west of my apartment) with light snow continuing to fall..  I can expect another inch to inch and a half by noon tomorrow.  We'll have tomorrow afternoon dry before more snow comes in on Monday that could deliver another 1-2".  We'll warm up back into the low 40's Tuesday and Wednesday before we get another storm in here Thursday night and Friday that could bring another 1-3".  We'll take Saturday off before yet another storm comes in next Sunday.  These totals are all according to our local meteorologists.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Eraserhead on December 08, 2012, 11:37:51 pm
Hey Roker.  Go out and get some exercise.

If you think this is bad, check out his facebook feed. It goes a little something like this:

"Thirty minutes ago we had two snowflakes on the ground, now we have an easy three!"


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 08, 2012, 11:42:37 pm
Hey Roker.  Go out and get some exercise.

If you think this is bad, check out his facebook feed. It goes a little something like this:

"Thirty minutes ago we had two snowflakes on the ground, now we have an easy three!"

Yeah, I know, I'm still a kid when it comes to snow.  I get excited about snow.  I don't go out and play in the snow, although I do want to learn how to ski, but I do get giddy when it comes to snow.  That's one of the reasons I jumped at the chance to move to Salt Lake City.  We get a measley 8-10" a year in Oklahoma and quite a bit of ice.  In Salt Lake, our average is 61" of snow a year and there's relatively little ice.  I'm not as fond of sleet or freezing rain, but I am a kid at heart when it comes to snow.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 08, 2012, 11:46:54 pm
According to our local Fox affiliate on their 9:00 news, the roads are getting extremely slick and there have been numerous car wrecks in Weber, Davis, and Salt Lake Counties.  With snow forecast to continue to fall overnight, I will be staying home from church.  I live 16 miles from church, and temps are supposed to be around 20 degrees and the snow will just be ending by 9:00 am when I would leave.  I want to make sure I'm fully intact to go to work on Monday, so I will be staying home from church tomorrow.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 08, 2012, 11:55:20 pm
I just went outside and measured and we have 3" on the ground and its still coming down nice and steady.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 09, 2012, 12:53:37 am
4 inches and still coming down moderately!!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on December 09, 2012, 12:55:36 am
Now Bushie, make that the inches you lose on your waist!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 09, 2012, 01:12:37 am
It is snow storms like these that make me thankful I live only 1.25 miles from work. It will make it so much easier to get to work Monday that I only have to drive what is usually a 3-4 minute drive on normal conditions. I have 13 days of work remaining in 2012 and I want to make all 13 count and I am not about to let a little snow storm get in my way. I like this job too much!

Simfan, if the roads are still slick Monday morning, I'll be walking to work.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 09, 2012, 01:28:42 am
5" and counting!!  1 more inch and we'll have a half a foot!!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on December 09, 2012, 02:08:42 am
Made any preparation for Christmas yet?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 09, 2012, 02:24:08 am
Made any preparation for Christmas yet?

I'm headed home to Oklahoma City on December 22 and headed back to Salt Lake City on December 25.  Because of that, we will have our family Christmas Dinner on Christmas Eve.  We won't have a gift unwrapping ceremony this year as we've already given each other our Christmas gifts.  We might have a very tiny ceremony, but nothing like years past.  Plus, I'm not taking a suitcase with me as US Airways charges bag fees.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 09, 2012, 02:37:48 am
Looks like unless any more snow falls this morning, we'll end up at about 5-5 1/2" of snow.  It seems that our local meteorologists generally underestimate the snow accumulation forecast.  They said 5-6" with the storm in November and SLC Airport got 15" and Sandy got 22.7".  They said 3" including lake effect for this storm, we got 5-6".


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 09, 2012, 02:51:23 am
The winds shifted more than I thought they would.  I stand corrected.  (To be fair, the NWS made the same error that I did.)


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 09, 2012, 03:01:42 am
The winds shifted more than I thought they would.  I stand corrected.  (To be fair, the NWS made the same error that I did.)

No harm in your thought, as the NWS/NOAA is a very reliable source for weather and climate.  It just happened a little differently than even I thought.  I thought we'd stop at 3, maybe 4, inches.  I didn't imagine we'd get nearly a half foot.

Of course, all the weather forecasts are are educated guesses by men and women.  Nobody knows for sure what God (or Mother Nature if you don't believe in God) is going to bring weather wise.  So many forecasts are completely false, by the NWS, TWC, WU, Accu, and local experts, because God had some other idea in mind.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 09, 2012, 03:06:00 am
The winds shifted more than I thought they would.  I stand corrected.  (To be fair, the NWS made the same error that I did.)

No harm in your thought, as the NWS/NOAA is a very reliable source for weather and climate.  It just happened a little differently than even I thought.  I thought we'd stop at 3, maybe 4, inches.  I didn't imagine we'd get nearly a half foot.

Of course, all the weather forecasts are are educated guesses by men and women.  Nobody knows for sure what God (or Mother Nature if you don't believe in God) is going to bring weather wise.  So many forecasts are completely false, by the NWS, TWC, WU, Accu, and local experts, because God had some other idea in mind.

That's not why forecasts fail...


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 09, 2012, 03:10:12 am
The winds shifted more than I thought they would.  I stand corrected.  (To be fair, the NWS made the same error that I did.)

No harm in your thought, as the NWS/NOAA is a very reliable source for weather and climate.  It just happened a little differently than even I thought.  I thought we'd stop at 3, maybe 4, inches.  I didn't imagine we'd get nearly a half foot.

Of course, all the weather forecasts are are educated guesses by men and women.  Nobody knows for sure what God (or Mother Nature if you don't believe in God) is going to bring weather wise.  So many forecasts are completely false, by the NWS, TWC, WU, Accu, and local experts, because God had some other idea in mind.

That's not why forecasts fail...

Ultimately, it is.  I believe that God controls every single dimension and aspect of this universe and of this world and He alone controls the weather.  There may be climate change, but ultimately, God is always the One in charge calling the shots, always has been, always will be.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Meeker on December 09, 2012, 03:12:55 am
Why did God send Hurricane Sandy to the East Coast?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 09, 2012, 03:21:53 am
I don't know, to be perfectly honest.  I don't know what His purpose was for Hurricane Sandy, Katrina, or any other natural disaster.  All I know is He is God and I am not.  Sometimes, no, often my definition of good does not match up with His definition of good.  His way is perfect, no matter how devastating the situation seems.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 09, 2012, 03:50:30 am
The winds shifted more than I thought they would.  I stand corrected.  (To be fair, the NWS made the same error that I did.)

No harm in your thought, as the NWS/NOAA is a very reliable source for weather and climate.  It just happened a little differently than even I thought.  I thought we'd stop at 3, maybe 4, inches.  I didn't imagine we'd get nearly a half foot.

Of course, all the weather forecasts are are educated guesses by men and women.  Nobody knows for sure what God (or Mother Nature if you don't believe in God) is going to bring weather wise.  So many forecasts are completely false, by the NWS, TWC, WU, Accu, and local experts, because God had some other idea in mind.

That's not why forecasts fail...

Ultimately, it is.  I believe that God controls every single dimension and aspect of this universe and of this world and He alone controls the weather.  There may be climate change, but ultimately, God is always the One in charge calling the shots, always has been, always will be.

OK, but that's not why forecasts are wrong.  If you attempt to estimate the speed of a travelling car, the failure of that estimation lies with the person estimating the speed, not the one driving the car.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: tmthforu94 on December 09, 2012, 04:09:10 am
I appreciate all of these weather updates on the forum, Bushie. I have a nephew and niece out there, so now I know to be expecting snow pictures in the next few days! :)


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on December 09, 2012, 08:33:13 am
Ugh, you're no fun anymore. Go meet a girl


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 09, 2012, 07:31:27 pm
I finally cooked dinner tonight!  I fried up some hamburger patties and had homemade hamburgers.  It may not have been the healthiest, but it sure was better than going out to McDonald's or Burger King.  The dishes have been cleaned up and now I can settle into a Sunday evening!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Oh Jeremy Corbyn! on December 09, 2012, 07:38:44 pm
Why did God send Hurricane Sandy to the East Coast?

God doesn't like librulz, you should know that


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 09, 2012, 07:51:34 pm
Why did God send Hurricane Sandy to the East Coast?

God doesn't like librulz, you should know that

If God doesn't like librulz, I'm not in good shape myself.  Why?  I wholeheartedly support Obamacare and I voted for President Obama which are two big no-no's amongst my facebook friends.  Any time I post anything even remotely saying some good thing about my President, I get lit up like a Christmas Tree!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on December 09, 2012, 08:46:33 pm
I finally cooked dinner tonight!  I fried up some hamburger patties and had homemade hamburgers.  It may not have been the healthiest, but it sure was better than going out to McDonald's or Burger King.  The dishes have been cleaned up and now I can settle into a Sunday evening!

...That's cooking dinner? Wow, okay
Why did God send Hurricane Sandy to the East Coast?

God doesn't like librulz, you should know that

If God doesn't like librulz, I'm not in good shape myself. 

BAM! lulz


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Lief 🐋 on December 09, 2012, 09:00:20 pm
I finally cooked dinner tonight!  I fried up some hamburger patties and had homemade hamburgers.  It may not have been the healthiest, but it sure was better than going out to McDonald's or Burger King. 

Is it actually healthier than McDonald's? I guess you're not eating fries and a giant carbonated syrup drink with it, so that's good.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 09, 2012, 09:22:38 pm
Why am I being attacked for doing something different?  Am I not allowed to even touch a single hamburger ever again?

Yes, it is cooking.  It is getting the skillet out, spraying it with PAM, shaping ground beef into patties and throwing them in the skillet.  It involves standing over the stove until they are done.  So, yes, IT IS COOKING!!!!!!!!  At the very least, its better than blowing money at a fast food joint.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: АverroŽs 🦉 on December 09, 2012, 09:36:31 pm
Did you use organic, locally-sourced ground beef?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 09, 2012, 09:42:36 pm
Did you use organic, locally-sourced ground beef?

Walmart brand ground beef


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: patrick1 on December 09, 2012, 09:56:48 pm

I like Chinese food too. 


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 09, 2012, 10:00:40 pm

LOL!!!!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 09, 2012, 10:11:03 pm
Why did God send Hurricane Sandy to the East Coast?

God doesn't like librulz, you should know that

If God doesn't like librulz, I'm not in good shape myself. 

BAM! lulz


Its funny that compared to this forum, I am a Bible-thumpin' conservative.  Compared to my facebook friends, I am a flamin' liberal.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 09, 2012, 10:14:31 pm
Yes, it's cooking in its absolute bare form... I guess it's slightly better than "cooking" toast.  But real cooking involves more than shaping something and flipping it over in a pan.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: politicus on December 09, 2012, 10:14:44 pm
Why did God send Hurricane Sandy to the East Coast?

God doesn't like librulz, you should know that

If God doesn't like librulz, I'm not in good shape myself.  

BAM! lulz


Its funny that compared to this forum, I am a Bible-thumpin' conservative.  Compared to my facebook friends, I am a flamin' liberal.
You are that rare species: a Bible-thumpin' Liberal.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 09, 2012, 10:28:48 pm
Yes, it's cooking in its absolute bare form... I guess it's slightly better than "cooking" toast.  But real cooking involves more than shaping something and flipping it over in a pan.

I'll agree its not cooking a huge meal, and whether it is actually healthier or not is immaterial to this one main thing, and this is a biggie in its own right, it SAVES MONEY!! It saves me about on average $7-$9 for a fast food meal that is a lot worse than what I had.  Tomorrow after work, I plan to go to the grocery store and get another pound of ground beef and fix the spaghetti.  I may get two pounds of meat so I can fix tacos either Tuesday or Wednesday night.  If I can spend about $5 for 2 pounds of meat (hypothetically, mind you) that would end up saving me another $10.  Keep doing that and I'll suddenly get more comfortable in my finances!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 09, 2012, 10:29:14 pm
Why did God send Hurricane Sandy to the East Coast?

God doesn't like librulz, you should know that

If God doesn't like librulz, I'm not in good shape myself.  

BAM! lulz


Its funny that compared to this forum, I am a Bible-thumpin' conservative.  Compared to my facebook friends, I am a flamin' liberal.
You are that rare species: a Bible-thumpin' Liberal.

Haha, I kinda like that!

EDIT:  This is sig worthy. :)


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 09, 2012, 10:43:39 pm
Why did God send Hurricane Sandy to the East Coast?

God doesn't like librulz, you should know that

If God doesn't like librulz, I'm not in good shape myself.  

BAM! lulz


Its funny that compared to this forum, I am a Bible-thumpin' conservative.  Compared to my facebook friends, I am a flamin' liberal.
You are that rare species: a Bible-thumpin' Liberal.

Meh... he's comparative to a lot of souithern Democrats.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 09, 2012, 10:46:30 pm
Yes, it's cooking in its absolute bare form... I guess it's slightly better than "cooking" toast.  But real cooking involves more than shaping something and flipping it over in a pan.

I'll agree its not cooking a huge meal, and whether it is actually healthier or not is immaterial to this one main thing, and this is a biggie in its own right, it SAVES MONEY!! It saves me about on average $7-$9 for a fast food meal that is a lot worse than what I had.  Tomorrow after work, I plan to go to the grocery store and get another pound of ground beef and fix the spaghetti.  I may get two pounds of meat so I can fix tacos either Tuesday or Wednesday night.  If I can spend about $5 for 2 pounds of meat (hypothetically, mind you) that would end up saving me another $10.  Keep doing that and I'll suddenly get more comfortable in my finances!

You saved $7-$9 on a cheeseburger?  Goodness, how much do you spend when you eat fast food.  A half pound of hamburger meat would be what... $2, plus maybe $0.25 for the buns.  So your cost of this meal was roughly $2.25... so you're telling me that you spend $9.25-11.25 when you eat fast food?  That's like 2-3 value meals or 9-11 dollar menu items.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 09, 2012, 10:52:21 pm
Yes, it's cooking in its absolute bare form... I guess it's slightly better than "cooking" toast.  But real cooking involves more than shaping something and flipping it over in a pan.

I'll agree its not cooking a huge meal, and whether it is actually healthier or not is immaterial to this one main thing, and this is a biggie in its own right, it SAVES MONEY!! It saves me about on average $7-$9 for a fast food meal that is a lot worse than what I had.  Tomorrow after work, I plan to go to the grocery store and get another pound of ground beef and fix the spaghetti.  I may get two pounds of meat so I can fix tacos either Tuesday or Wednesday night.  If I can spend about $5 for 2 pounds of meat (hypothetically, mind you) that would end up saving me another $10.  Keep doing that and I'll suddenly get more comfortable in my finances!

You saved $7-$9 on a cheeseburger?  Goodness, how much do you spend when you eat fast food.  A half pound of hamburger meat would be what... $2, plus maybe $0.25 for the buns.  So your cost of this meal was roughly $2.25... so you're telling me that you spend $9.25-11.25 when you eat fast food?  That's like 2-3 value meals or 9-11 dollar menu items.

I spend on average about $8-$9 per meal, depending on where I go.  So, take $9 and subtract the $2.25 for the meal and that's $7 give or take.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Lief 🐋 on December 09, 2012, 10:58:19 pm
Bushie I hope you're putting some sort of vegetable on these burgers or eating them on the side or something...


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 09, 2012, 11:25:21 pm
Yes, it's cooking in its absolute bare form... I guess it's slightly better than "cooking" toast.  But real cooking involves more than shaping something and flipping it over in a pan.

I'll agree its not cooking a huge meal, and whether it is actually healthier or not is immaterial to this one main thing, and this is a biggie in its own right, it SAVES MONEY!! It saves me about on average $7-$9 for a fast food meal that is a lot worse than what I had.  Tomorrow after work, I plan to go to the grocery store and get another pound of ground beef and fix the spaghetti.  I may get two pounds of meat so I can fix tacos either Tuesday or Wednesday night.  If I can spend about $5 for 2 pounds of meat (hypothetically, mind you) that would end up saving me another $10.  Keep doing that and I'll suddenly get more comfortable in my finances!

You saved $7-$9 on a cheeseburger?  Goodness, how much do you spend when you eat fast food.  A half pound of hamburger meat would be what... $2, plus maybe $0.25 for the buns.  So your cost of this meal was roughly $2.25... so you're telling me that you spend $9.25-11.25 when you eat fast food?  That's like 2-3 value meals or 9-11 dollar menu items.

I spend on average about $8-$9 per meal, depending on where I go.  So, take $9 and subtract the $2.25 for the meal and that's $7 give or take.

What did you buy for $9?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 09, 2012, 11:29:51 pm
Yes, it's cooking in its absolute bare form... I guess it's slightly better than "cooking" toast.  But real cooking involves more than shaping something and flipping it over in a pan.

I'll agree its not cooking a huge meal, and whether it is actually healthier or not is immaterial to this one main thing, and this is a biggie in its own right, it SAVES MONEY!! It saves me about on average $7-$9 for a fast food meal that is a lot worse than what I had.  Tomorrow after work, I plan to go to the grocery store and get another pound of ground beef and fix the spaghetti.  I may get two pounds of meat so I can fix tacos either Tuesday or Wednesday night.  If I can spend about $5 for 2 pounds of meat (hypothetically, mind you) that would end up saving me another $10.  Keep doing that and I'll suddenly get more comfortable in my finances!

You saved $7-$9 on a cheeseburger?  Goodness, how much do you spend when you eat fast food.  A half pound of hamburger meat would be what... $2, plus maybe $0.25 for the buns.  So your cost of this meal was roughly $2.25... so you're telling me that you spend $9.25-11.25 when you eat fast food?  That's like 2-3 value meals or 9-11 dollar menu items.

I spend on average about $8-$9 per meal, depending on where I go.  So, take $9 and subtract the $2.25 for the meal and that's $7 give or take.

What did you buy for $9?

Usually going to Wendy's and grabbing a 1/2 pound double cheeseburger with mustard, pickles, and lettuce, medium fries, and a large coke.  Nothing which is good.  McDonald's was actually my cheapest place with my meal usually costing $6.68 with tax plus pounds of grease.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 09, 2012, 11:31:55 pm
Bushie I hope you're putting some sort of vegetable on these burgers or eating them on the side or something...

No, they were the main course.  I just had a slice of cheese on each one, no lettuce or pickles or any other vegetables.

Since I don't like tomatoes or onions, that leaves just lettuce and pickles as the normal hamburger toppings.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on December 10, 2012, 01:00:43 am
Frozen vegetables aren't difficult to find and prepare, and they taste a lot better than hamburgers. Might be worth a thought...


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Lief 🐋 on December 10, 2012, 02:33:23 am
Bushie I hope you're putting some sort of vegetable on these burgers or eating them on the side or something...

No, they were the main course.  I just had a slice of cheese on each one, no lettuce or pickles or any other vegetables.

Since I don't like tomatoes or onions, that leaves just lettuce and pickles as the normal hamburger toppings.

()

like half your plate is missing bro


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: King on December 10, 2012, 02:42:40 am
does the government actually expect me to drink milk with every meal?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Lief 🐋 on December 10, 2012, 02:48:20 am
Well, any sort of dairy. Cheese or yoghurt or whatever. Though that does seem like a lot of dairy. I know I don't eat anywhere near that amount.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Meeker on December 10, 2012, 02:53:42 am
There would be hell to pay from certain Members of Congress if the government started telling people they don't need to consume as much dairy as they have been.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 10, 2012, 03:00:14 am
Here, Jeff, you should create a profile here: https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/default.aspx


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on December 10, 2012, 03:00:40 am
Why am I being attacked for doing something different?  Am I not allowed to even touch a single hamburger ever again?

Yes, it is cooking.  It is getting the skillet out, spraying it with PAM, shaping ground beef into patties and throwing them in the skillet.  It involves standing over the stove until they are done.  So, yes, IT IS COOKING!!!!!!!!  At the very least, its better than blowing money at a fast food joint.

1. You're not being "attacked".

2. It's not cooking.

3. It's better than McDonalds, but most things are.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on December 10, 2012, 03:28:51 am
Step in the right direction. Good job! I'm a major cheapskate, so I applaud the saving money thing too. You may want to try a higher quality of beef, which will be leaner only slightly more expensive. If you use whole wheat buns, you'll get fiber which makes you feel full, makes it easier to poop, and substantially lowers your risk of colon cancer. It's bit of an acquired taste, so go with it a few times. Ditch the cheese. It's just extra fat. I like to put fresh spinach leaves on hamburgers instead of lettuce. More flavor and more vitamins.
New recipe for you. Only slightly more difficult than hamburgers. Put some uncooked chicken parts on a baking sheet along with cut up pieces of potato and carrots. Pour a small amount of bbq sauce on top. A little bit goes a long way. Bake at 350 for about half an hour. Boom. Cheap, tasty meal. Leftovers microwave very well. I would also boil some broccoli (just for a minute) seperately just to get a veggie in, but I'm willing to see you take baby steps.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 10, 2012, 03:33:50 am
Step in the right direction. Good job! I'm a major cheapskate, so I applaud the saving money thing too. You may want to try a higher quality of beef, which will be leaner only slightly more expensive. If you use whole wheat buns, you'll get fiber which makes you feel full, makes it easier to poop, and substantially lowers your risk of colon cancer. It's bit of an acquired taste, so go with it a few times. Ditch the cheese. It's just extra fat. I like to put fresh spinach leaves on hamburgers instead of lettuce. More flavor and more vitamins.
New recipe for you. Only slightly more difficult than hamburgers. Put some uncooked chicken parts on a baking sheet along with cut up pieces of potato and carrots. Pour a small amount of bbq sauce on top. A little bit goes a long way. Bake at 350 for about half an hour. Boom. Cheap, tasty meal. Leftover microwave very well. I would also boil some broccoli (just for a minute) seperately just to get a veggie in, but I'm willing to see you take baby steps.

Wouldn't the carrots and potatoes be vegetables? (Although some classify "starches" as non-vegetables, but that's a minor debate).


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on December 10, 2012, 03:40:57 am
Step in the right direction. Good job! I'm a major cheapskate, so I applaud the saving money thing too. You may want to try a higher quality of beef, which will be leaner only slightly more expensive. If you use whole wheat buns, you'll get fiber which makes you feel full, makes it easier to poop, and substantially lowers your risk of colon cancer. It's bit of an acquired taste, so go with it a few times. Ditch the cheese. It's just extra fat. I like to put fresh spinach leaves on hamburgers instead of lettuce. More flavor and more vitamins.
New recipe for you. Only slightly more difficult than hamburgers. Put some uncooked chicken parts on a baking sheet along with cut up pieces of potato and carrots. Pour a small amount of bbq sauce on top. A little bit goes a long way. Bake at 350 for about half an hour. Boom. Cheap, tasty meal. Leftover microwave very well. I would also boil some broccoli (just for a minute) seperately just to get a veggie in, but I'm willing to see you take baby steps.

Wouldn't the carrots and potatoes be vegetables? (Although some classify "starches" as non-vegetables, but that's a minor debate).
Well, there's no scientific definition of what counts as veggie. I don't "count" corn, peas, potatoes and such. I like to have spinach, broccoli, asperagus, or brussel sprouts with any decent meal that I make for myself. Although, to be honest, I'm just a likely to have ramen noodles or a bowl of cereal for dinner.  Too lazy to cook everyday :P


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 10, 2012, 04:08:26 am
Well, there's no scientific definition of what counts as veggie.

Well, that's not true, but now we're getting off topic. ;)


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on December 10, 2012, 09:28:30 am
Did you use organic, locally-sourced ground beef?

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Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on December 10, 2012, 09:59:51 am

You saved $7-$9 on a cheeseburger?  Goodness, how much do you spend when you eat fast food.  A half pound of hamburger meat would be what... $2, plus maybe $0.25 for the buns.  So your cost of this meal was roughly $2.25... so you're telling me that you spend $9.25-11.25 when you eat fast food?  That's like 2-3 value meals or 9-11 dollar menu items.

NASO


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Grand Mufti of Northern Virginia on December 10, 2012, 11:21:42 pm
I just read a few pages, and unless I'm missing something I do not understand why so many here consider this enrapturing.  :P


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Lief 🐋 on December 10, 2012, 11:22:57 pm
The same reason The Sims is one of the most popular games of all time, I suspect.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Cigarettes & Saints on December 10, 2012, 11:23:54 pm
I just read a few pages, and unless I'm missing something I do not understand why so many here consider this enrapturing.  :P

You missed the earlier seasons. Those were the real classics. Summer of 2010 was too amazing for words.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 10, 2012, 11:25:18 pm
I just read a few pages, and unless I'm missing something I do not understand why so many here consider this enrapturing.  :P

Don't you get it?  This is Young and the Restless, General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, the Bold and the Beautiful, As the World Turns, and Guiding Light all mixed together with a little Fear Factor sprinkled in!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Torie on December 10, 2012, 11:28:46 pm
You're a "liberal" now Jeff?  I think a more apt description might be "confused."  I would suggest just "growing up," but then I have a Peter Pan syndrome myself, so that would be "projecting," and that would be just so wrong, so I won't!  :)


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 10, 2012, 11:34:08 pm
You're a "liberal" now Jeff?  I think a more apt description might be "confused."  I would suggest just "growing up," but then I have a Peter Pan syndrome myself, so that would be "projecting," and that would be just so wrong, so I won't!  :)

Compared to my facebook friends, I am extremely liberal.  Compared to this forum, I'm a Bible-thumpin' Conservative.  So, our friend and fellow poster politicus, I am a "Bible-thumpin' Liberal".  I sigged it and made it my profile name.

You are that rare species: a Bible-thumpin' Liberal.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Grand Mufti of Northern Virginia on December 10, 2012, 11:40:07 pm
I just read a few pages, and unless I'm missing something I do not understand why so many here consider this enrapturing.  :P

Don't you get it?  This is Young and the Restless, General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, the Bold and the Beautiful, As the World Turns, and Guiding Light all mixed together with a little Fear Factor sprinkled in!

Not in my eyes. 


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: ilikeverin on December 11, 2012, 12:01:00 am
The same reason The Sims is one of the most popular games of all time, I suspect.

Nah, I love The Sims, but I can't micromanage Bushie's life.  Autonomy is on full :'(


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: King on December 11, 2012, 12:26:21 am
I just read a few pages, and unless I'm missing something I do not understand why so many here consider this enrapturing.  :P

This latest novel really isn't that good.  You have to already be a fan of the series to enjoy it.  I strongly suggest you start from the beginning to see its appeal.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on December 11, 2012, 12:37:09 am
The same reason The Sims is one of the most popular games of all time, I suspect.
This is almost it, except that Bushie frequently does not do as he is told. There is also the odd duality of a strong desire to help and to ridicule all rolled up into one. It's essentially an interactive exploitative reality show. With the right polishing, it could be the next big thing in broadcast entertainment. He could very easily be rich and famous. Except that this would defeat the looking for a job subplot, which is an integral part of the show. I suppose bigger plotholes have been ignored. And Bushie is generally EXTREMELY good natured about the ridicule side except for rare occassions which blow up into serious trouble. We all have our quirks in my life. I prefer to keep mine to myself, as I know I would not handle the criticism as well.
And as others have pointed out, this season has been awful. May be time to call it quits soon. I would hate for the Update to turn into the Simpsons.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: King on December 11, 2012, 12:40:21 am
There definitely should still be a Bushie movie some day, but we haven't yet reached the thrilling ending of this story yet.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Cigarettes & Saints on December 11, 2012, 12:43:30 am
There definitely should still be a Bushie movie some day, but we haven't yet reached the thrilling ending of this story yet.

That screenplay I wanted to write would've ended before the Dell job, and completely ignore the Kenya and moving to Utah arcs. That's kind of where it jumped the shark and just became the writers reusing plotlines. Granted it's still amusing to see Bushie get caught in his lies or ignoring obvious advice he needs to follow, that never gets old. I just hope the writers come up with an original curveball of some type.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on December 11, 2012, 12:49:57 am
There definitely should still be a Bushie movie some day, but we haven't yet reached the thrilling ending of this story yet.
Don't the days of everybody's life conclude in the same way? Or is it like Titanic or Lincoln where knowing the ending is not so much a spoiler. And I very much enjoyed the Kenya arc. Moving to Utah has been a disaster though. He needs to be among his own kind. I want to hear more about his church in Utah. Church and God have been the key component of this story from the beginning. Now they have been extremely marginalized and the quality is reflective.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: King on December 11, 2012, 03:02:03 am
I guess Kenya would be a good endpoint.

Whatever it is, I see this story has a great allegory about the perils of trying to pull yourself up by your own bootstrap.  Going back to the musical thread, it has the potential to be the American Les Mis, only with one main character.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 11, 2012, 03:07:12 am
So what happened to the weight updates?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on December 11, 2012, 05:55:50 am

I generally interpret no report to mean: "I gained"


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Kutasoff Hedzoff on December 11, 2012, 06:20:10 am
There definitely should still be a Bushie movie some day, but we haven't yet reached the thrilling ending of this story yet.

I predict Scarface-esque ending.

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Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on December 11, 2012, 07:51:02 am
If Matt Damon gained another 85lbs or so.. the stache is almost creepy enough for the role.

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OOORRRR Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: MasterJedi on December 11, 2012, 08:14:38 am
How can you guys forget Milton?

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Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 11, 2012, 08:16:26 am

Yeah, he's by far the best Bushie doppleganger.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Eraserhead on December 11, 2012, 08:24:06 am
There definitely should still be a Bushie movie some day, but we haven't yet reached the thrilling ending of this story yet.

That screenplay I wanted to write would've ended before the Dell job, and completely ignore the Kenya and moving to Utah arcs. That's kind of where it jumped the shark and just became the writers reusing plotlines. Granted it's still amusing to see Bushie get caught in his lies or ignoring obvious advice he needs to follow, that never gets old. I just hope the writers come up with an original curveball of some type.

I miss Bushie's love life.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on December 11, 2012, 08:26:18 am
Yeah, proposing to a woman while on a date to IHOP would be more entertaining than this stuff.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 11, 2012, 07:37:36 pm
There definitely should still be a Bushie movie some day, but we haven't yet reached the thrilling ending of this story yet.

I predict Scarface-esque ending.

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I like it. :)


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Oh Jeremy Corbyn! on December 11, 2012, 08:01:06 pm
I'm sorry BushOklahoma but I have to ask:  is this an act?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 11, 2012, 08:10:40 pm
I'm sorry BushOklahoma but I have to ask:  is this an act?

Act IV, Scene DCCXXVII (727)

No, it is not an act


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on December 11, 2012, 09:22:29 pm
Please tell us about church in Utah? Do you attend services or activities? Anybody there catch your eye enough that you might bust out a game of Wahoo?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 11, 2012, 09:26:45 pm
It sure is warm out there today - temperature got up in the 40s today and the snow is mostly gone from Saturday. Not too worry, though, because after two more warm days tomorrow and Thursday, we have chances of snow Thursday night and Friday although most of that moisture will go to Central and Southern Utah, but we could still get a couple inches here in the Northern Valleys. Sunday-Monday we could get another 4-5", then next Wednesday morning another 40% of snow, and again next Thursday and Thursday night, another 1-2" possible. Chances are growing for a White Christmas!

Memphis - I do attend services every Sunday morning that I can.  I go every week unless I'm sick or if I'm snowed in like I was this past Sunday.  I have to save myself for work on Monday.  I've only gone to one non-Sunday activity which was the Christmas Banquet last Thursday.  Some of them may be up for games every now and then, but I don't know about Wahoo.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 12, 2012, 12:08:32 am

No, I've held steady, actually.  I'm at 268 as of this morning, which us only up 1-2 pounds.  I'm still persevering, though.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 12, 2012, 12:26:26 am

No, I've held steady, actually.  I'm at 268 as of this morning, which us only up 1-2 pounds.  I'm still persevering, though.

So what made you gain 8 pounds in a couple weeks?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: tmthforu94 on December 12, 2012, 12:29:28 am
Did you find any difficulty in finding a church service you liked? I know when my relatives moved out there, they had some problems finding a right place with a good children's program.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on December 12, 2012, 12:54:27 am
My advice for any major decision.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjy8HqrcYys


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 12, 2012, 01:07:45 am

No, I've held steady, actually.  I'm at 268 as of this morning, which us only up 1-2 pounds.  I'm still persevering, though.

So what made you gain 8 pounds in a couple weeks?

No, I was at 264-266 a couple weeks ago, so I've only risen 2-4 pounds, I can't remember what I was.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: SUSAN CRUSHBONE on December 12, 2012, 11:23:51 am
If Matt Damon gained another 85lbs or so.. the stache is almost creepy enough for the role.

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OOORRRR Philip Seymour Hoffman

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The best doppelganger is, of course, this:
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Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 12, 2012, 08:58:13 pm
I just reserved my off airport parking for my trip to Oklahoma City next weekend (Dec 21-25).  My flight leaves at 6:00 am MST Saturday, December 21, 2012, but I am going to directly after work Friday evening not for weather concerns, but for the fun of it.  I enjoyed the 15 hour airport marathon in November, so I'm sure I will enjoy this marathon, which will put me at the airport by 5:30 pm Friday and boarding at 5:30 am Saturday, so a grand total of 12 hours in this marathon, not including the time in transit to the airport and not including the time spent on the plane prior to departure.

Christmas Day will be an interesting day for me.  I leave the Oklahoma City Airport at 11:15 am CST, arrive in Denver at roughly 12:45 pm.  Take off from Denver at 2:45, arrive in Phoenix at 4:35 pm, then finally leave for Salt Lake City at 5:45 and arrive in SLC at 7:32 pm!  So, I will have 2 layovers in Denver and Phoenix just trying to get from OKC to SLC.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on December 12, 2012, 11:38:08 pm
Why do you reserve airport parking? Can't you just drive into the garage and park? And do you know nobody well enough to get a ride to the airport? No buses running that way? Have you done the math on getting a cab? Parking at airport is expensive :-(


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 12, 2012, 11:40:42 pm

No, I've held steady, actually.  I'm at 268 as of this morning, which us only up 1-2 pounds.  I'm still persevering, though.

So what made you gain 8 pounds in a couple weeks?

No, I was at 264-266 a couple weeks ago, so I've only risen 2-4 pounds, I can't remember what I was.

But you lost 6.  266 - 6 = 260 + 8 = 268.  You gained a net of 2, but you gained 8 from the point that you had lost 6.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 12, 2012, 11:41:48 pm

No, I've held steady, actually.  I'm at 268 as of this morning, which us only up 1-2 pounds.  I'm still persevering, though.

So what made you gain 8 pounds in a couple weeks?

No, I was at 264-266 a couple weeks ago, so I've only risen 2-4 pounds, I can't remember what I was.

But you lost 6.  266 - 6 = 260 + 8 = 268.  You gained a net of 2, but you gained 8 from the point that you had lost 6.

I started at 270 or 272.

EDIT:  I started at 270:

Jeff, did you really lose 6 pounds?  Because the last time the forum convinced you to diet, you magically started losing weight really easily, but then we found out that you lied about the weight loss.

Yes, I have lost 6 pounds.  This is no lie.

That's what you told us before...

I've gone from 270-264.  I know what I saw on the scale this morning, and it really doesn't matter if anyone here believes me or not.

I'll probably resurface just a bit by morning, probably back to 4 or 5 pounds because I fell off the wagon today, but I will be hopping back on it tomorrow.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 12, 2012, 11:48:21 pm
You used to be 265... when did you go up to 270?  (It's sad that I know this).


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 13, 2012, 12:03:27 am
You used to be 265... when did you go up to 270?  (It's sad that I know this).

I ballooned just a bit before I started.

I guess it was probably October or November when I got up to 270.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 13, 2012, 12:09:54 am
Why do you reserve airport parking? Can't you just drive into the garage and park? And do you know nobody well enough to get a ride to the airport? No buses running that way? Have you done the math on getting a cab? Parking at airport is expensive :-(

I reserve airport parking so my car can be under security surveillance while I'm gone.  I could just go to the garage and park, that would still have the security, but is more expensive than reserving an off airport parking.  It is $8.25 per day at the off airport parking and around $9-$10 at the airport itself.  Plus, the off airport has a shuttle service from my car door to the front door of the airport and back.

I don't know anybody well enough to take me to the airport and pick me up, especially since they would have to pick me up on Christmas Night.  Public Transportation doesn't run that early on a Saturday nor does it run that late on Christmas Day.  I've checked on the taxi service and it is $85 one way.  I'm only paying half that to stay at the airport parking.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on December 13, 2012, 09:23:27 am
I reserve airport parking so my car can be under security surveillance while I'm gone. 

SMH.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: AndrewTX on December 13, 2012, 01:43:09 pm
I just park mine in the regular lot, since I don't like wasting money.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: King on December 13, 2012, 01:46:23 pm

Do you honestly expect Bushie to leave something as mundane as a parked car up to chance?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on December 13, 2012, 01:48:10 pm
In Bushie's defence, this is what I've always done when I go to an airport.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on December 13, 2012, 01:49:03 pm

Do you honestly expect Bushie to leave something as mundane as a parked car up to chance?

Which car do you think is closer to Bushies?

1)

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or

2)

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Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: King on December 13, 2012, 01:51:57 pm
#2 is a luxury car in Oklahoma. 


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on December 13, 2012, 01:56:35 pm
#2 is a luxury car in Oklahoma. 

So 2 is 1?  Ok.  Security it is, then.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on December 13, 2012, 03:23:15 pm
#2 is a luxury car in Oklahoma. 
I can't speak for Oklahoma, but around here, lots of people have nice cars. To a rather absurd extent. Not the flashy sports car, but the Lexus/Jaguar type comfy car. People spend an hour or two every day in their vehicle and it's the primary status symbol that other people see. Lots of people overextend themselves. Contrast that to a big city where parking is a pain, and one may not drive much anyway. Or was your point merely that people in Oklahoma are poor? Because that is hilarious...


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: patrick1 on December 13, 2012, 04:55:26 pm
Bushie, why did you stop your diet and walking?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 13, 2012, 07:45:09 pm
My car is a 2006 Nissan Sentra, so a little better than picture 2.

Patrick,

If you want to know the truth, I got lazy.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on December 13, 2012, 07:59:34 pm
Wait you've already quit your diet....?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: patrick1 on December 13, 2012, 08:05:36 pm

Well, there is always tomorrow until there isnt.  A problem is that you tend to pack on even more as you age and your metabolism slows.   There are millions of Americans in worse shape than Bushie but with his related health issues he should take this more serious.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 13, 2012, 08:15:05 pm

I haven't quit, but I let myself get discouraged after a couple bad days.  I'm going to   let myself eat what I want this weekend and then go on a brief one-week diet next week before I take a break for Christmas and New Years.  I want to be able to enjoy myself the rest of the year and not be tied down to a diet, so I will start my long term diet on January 1.  I want to carry that diet through at least my 31st birthday.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on December 13, 2012, 08:26:23 pm

I haven't quit, but I let myself get discouraged after a couple bad days.  I'm going to   let myself eat what I want this weekend and then go on a brief one-week diet next week before I take a break for Christmas and New Years.  I want to be able to enjoy myself the rest of the year and not be tied down to a diet, so I will start my long term diet on January 1.  I want to carry that diet through at least my 31st birthday.

Oh boy...

That's one reason you shouldn't weigh yourself every day. And it should also show that you weren't really losing a pound a day to begin with. You don't just wave your magic wand and get skinny.

Also consider that the more you "enjoy yourself" for the reat of the year, the more you'll have to lose whenever you get around to it.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Lief 🐋 on December 13, 2012, 08:32:14 pm
I'm not sure Bushie understands how diets work. It's not something you do for a period of time and then stop and go back to your old habits. You change your diet, and your diet stays changed for the rest of your life.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on December 13, 2012, 08:34:42 pm
I'm not sure Bushie understands how diets work. It's not something you do for a period of time and then stop and go back to your old habits. You change your diet, and your diet stays changed for the rest of your life.

It's especially problematic if more weight is gained during these "breaks" then is lossed during the diets.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on December 13, 2012, 08:36:17 pm
I'm not sure Bushie understands how diets work. It's not something you do for a period of time and then stop and go back to your old habits. You change your diet, and your diet stays changed for the rest of your life.

It's especially problematic if more weight is gained during these "breaks" then is lossed during the diets.

Or gained during the diets than is gained during the break. Which is what has actually happened.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 13, 2012, 11:27:15 pm
I may be doing more snow updates this week.  The latest storm track has a small to medium snow storm moving in late tomorrow night and Saturday.  We may get a break Saturday evening before another clipper type storm moves in Sunday.  We'll get a break on Monday, but a storm is poised to move in Tuesday and Wednesday that will draw up plenty of moisture from the Pacific as well as a lot of cold air from Canada and could be a "doozy" of a storm.  That is the word used by our local Fox affiliate meteorologist on the 9:00 news.  Stay tuned!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 13, 2012, 11:50:23 pm
Its Thursday night, so that means I can stay up a little later tonight since tomorrow is Friday! I normally go to bed between 10:30-11:00, so I'll probably go to bed between 11:30-12:00. We are starting to slow down as the Forest Service Employees start burning their leave. The US Forest Service will be closed the last two weeks of the year, so we will have very few calls the rest of the year. We will pay for it, though, on January 2 when everybody comes back! I will be putting in some overtime in January!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 14, 2012, 05:43:58 pm
Some good news.  As of this morning, I am back to 5 pounds lost.  I came in at 265 today.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Lief 🐋 on December 14, 2012, 06:10:39 pm
Some good news.  As of this morning, I am back to 5 pounds lost.  I came in at 265 today.

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Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: politicus on December 14, 2012, 06:33:15 pm
Some good news.  As of this morning, I am back to 5 pounds lost.  I came in at 265 today.

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Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 14, 2012, 07:25:10 pm
We are about to get walloped with two snow storms this week.  The 'appetizer' this weekend with 1-4" and the 'main course' this Tuesday and Wednesday with over a half foot likely on the Valley Floor.  This is according to our local ABC affiliate!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on December 14, 2012, 07:29:56 pm
Walking to work then?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 14, 2012, 07:55:47 pm

Quite Possibly


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 15, 2012, 12:29:52 pm
The forecast was 1-3" of snow by Sunday night.  I just measured at 10:20 am Saturday and we already have 3" on the ground.  Our weathermen have underestimated 3 snow storms in a row.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 15, 2012, 04:30:45 pm
Forecast continues to get blown apart - I've got 5" outside my door with moderate snow still falling!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 15, 2012, 07:38:52 pm
The forecast REALLY missed the mark!  1-3 inches was the forecast by midnight Monday morning.  So far, we have had 1 foot of snow.  We are "supposed" to get 2-3" tomorrow, mix with rain on Monday, and another 5-8" Tuesday-Wednesday.  They have underestimated all 4 storms we have had this year.  Based on their recent track record, I'm guessing another foot of snow over the next 4 days.  We are supposed to get a break Wednesday afternoon through Friday evening before another storm comes in Saturday after I fly out to Oklahoma!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: SUSAN CRUSHBONE on December 16, 2012, 05:41:02 am
[facehoof]
Sample sizes, Bushie, sample sizes...


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Dave from Michigan on December 16, 2012, 05:43:02 am
I wish we would get snow but we usually don't get very much before Christmas.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 16, 2012, 02:01:41 pm
According to the latest satellite and radar images, we should be getting back into the snow by 2:00 or 2:30 and it could last most of the evening.  Right now, we have mostly cloudy skies with a few peaks of sun every now and then.  Temperatures is 36 in Midvale right now, so we are getting a little melting taking place.  I just went out to get some lunch mainly to test the roads and the roads are mostly dry and at full speed.  I probably could have gone to church today, but I didn't think about it until I went out at 11:00 to get some lunch.  I should be able to easily go to work tomorrow, unless we get socked in again, but they are only expecting 2-3" tonight, so nothing too extravagant.  We might get more melting tomorrow as temperatures are supposed to warm to near 40 and we get some rain mixing in.  Rain always melts snow as it is a warmer substance than snow.  It will cool down pretty drastically tomorrow night and turn back to all snow and get heavy for Tuesday.  High temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday staying in the 20s to near 30 and some models have our lows dropping to the single digits or low teens by Wednesday and Thursday morning.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Dave from Michigan on December 16, 2012, 05:59:31 pm
we will take some of your snow here in Michigan, I would love to have a white Christmas. Of course it needs to get significantly colder here first. It was 53 degrees today.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 16, 2012, 07:28:28 pm
It didn't do much here today, but it looks like we're not to get used to it.  We've got another major storm coming in tomorrow starting off as rain and then switching to snow as the cold front comes through.  The snow should last from Monday evening to Wednesday morning.  We could get a little as 4", and as much as 18".  The mountains could get 3 feet.  Temps again in the 20s Tuesday-Wednesday with lows in the teens.  We get a break the rest of the week with a new storm coming in just time for Christmas.  It looks like there is a storm that's supposed to begin Sunday evening, the night before Christmas Eve.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 16, 2012, 07:49:43 pm
This series has tanked about as much as Homeland Season 2.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on December 16, 2012, 08:13:25 pm
How many days work will you miss due to snow?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 16, 2012, 08:43:29 pm
With any luck, none.  I'm most concerned about Tuesday.  I can walk to work, but I'm not sure if I should with the bitterly cold conditions and heavy snow coupled with my heart.  It seems to me that would be ripe conditions for a heart attack.  That would be an extremely long 1.25 miles.  I may, and probable am, over-exaggerating the conditions, but that would be the worst case scenario.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 16, 2012, 08:56:19 pm
I'm in the work night leading up to Week 7 which begins tomorrow.  This is my final full work week of 2012 (as I believe its the last full work week for everybody!).  This should be a very slow week as the US Forest Service is closed for Christmas and New Year's.  I believe they closed up shop at the close of business on Friday.  We'll still have calls, but they will be very few and far between and they will be people working from home.  Since this is a very slow week, I may not work all day every day.  They will likely implement VTO (Voluntary Time Off) the rest of the year.  Also, my schedule could change this week.  Up until now, I've been working 8:00-4:30.  It could change to 6:00-2:30.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on December 16, 2012, 08:58:06 pm
Are you going to lose this job?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 16, 2012, 09:05:18 pm

Not if I can help it!  I'm done playing games.  I am almost 31 years old, I am not getting any younger.  I need to settle down.  I want to hold onto Xerox until 1) I move to Kenya in 2017 or 2) I retire if Kenya doesn't work out.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: MasterJedi on December 16, 2012, 09:36:10 pm
With any luck, none.  I'm most concerned about Tuesday.  I can walk to work, but I'm not sure if I should with the bitterly cold conditions and heavy snow coupled with my heart.  It seems to me that would be ripe conditions for a heart attack.  That would be an extremely long 1.25 miles.  I may, and probable am, over-exaggerating the conditions, but that would be the worst case scenario.

Or you know, you could just not be pathetic and just drive it. Would take 5-10 minutes at most in the worst snow conditions, and it would be on the lower side of that. Besies, you're in Utah, you'd be on the only person who doesn't now how to drive in snow so you should be fine.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 16, 2012, 09:38:26 pm
With any luck, none.  I'm most concerned about Tuesday.  I can walk to work, but I'm not sure if I should with the bitterly cold conditions and heavy snow coupled with my heart.  It seems to me that would be ripe conditions for a heart attack.  That would be an extremely long 1.25 miles.  I may, and probable am, over-exaggerating the conditions, but that would be the worst case scenario.

Or you know, you could just not be pathetic and just drive it. Would take 5-10 minutes at most in the worst snow conditions, and it would be on the lower side of that. Besies, you're in Utah, you'd be on the only person who doesn't now how to drive in snow so you should be fine.

I'll make it somehow.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Lief 🐋 on December 16, 2012, 09:41:11 pm
Bushie a 31-year-old man should not be afraid that he'll have a heart attack if he walks to work in the snow.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: King on December 16, 2012, 09:48:34 pm
Bushie, I crashed my car a couple of times in snowy road conditions when I lived up North here.  Even in a worst case scenario, it is highly unlikely you will be driving fast enough to be injured in a wreck during your short commute to work.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Ban my account ffs! on December 16, 2012, 09:53:38 pm
A 31 year old man should not have a problem walking 1.25 miles to work... snow or not.

Sure, a 60 year old overweight diabetic out shoveling 24" of heavy, wet snow for hours might cause a heart attack.

Walking 1.25 miles will do you good, get you some fresh air, and allow you to see the community at the pace communities are meant to be seen at... walking pace.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 16, 2012, 09:57:07 pm
I'm not really worried about it, its just the trickiest day of the week, but I'll be fine whether I walk or drive.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Dave from Michigan on December 17, 2012, 12:09:27 am
as long as your going under like 35 your not really going to get hurt if you crash. Can you take roads that are at or under this speed limit to work.  You can't be afraid of the snow. Last winter I was in a accident doing under 10 mph both of us slid on some ice it was a slow motion accident. I watched his car come at me for several seconds knowing he was going to hit me, it was weird. I also almost slid up a curb and into a stop sign barely stoping before I hit it. I also got my car stuck in the snow in a major intersection for 10 minutes. The intersection was 200 ft from my workplace. Another year I almost hit the mailbox of my work trying to floor it into the parking lot because the lot wasn't plowed and I didn't want to get stuck. Last year I hit some ice and spun around a few times in the middle of a 5 lane road lucky for me no one was on the road right by me. There were people a hundred feet or so in front of me but I stopped before I hit them, barely. Just get out there and drive. Is there a big parking lot you can practice driving in to get use to the snow? I would try that.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 17, 2012, 12:14:13 am
Both roads I drive on have a speed limit of 35 and there is just one hill in both directions.  I should be fine.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on December 17, 2012, 12:15:47 am
This series has tanked about as much as Homeland Season 2.
^^^^^^^^
Without faith, update is dead. We need a revival. As for Bushie walking to work, the greatest threat is not his heart, it's slipping and falling. Especially if conditions are icy. Make sure you have sturdy footwear.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on December 17, 2012, 12:17:33 am
as long as your going under like 35 your not really going to get hurt if you crash. Can you take roads that are at or under this speed limit to work.  You can't be afraid of the snow. Last winter I was in a accident doing under 10 mph both of us slid on some ice it was a slow motion accident. I watched his car come at me for several seconds knowing he was going to hit me, it was weird. I also almost slid up a curb and into a stop sign barely stoping before I hit it. I also got my car stuck in the snow in a major intersection for 10 minutes. The intersection was 200 ft from my workplace. Another year I almost hit the mailbox of my work trying to floor it into the parking lot because the lot wasn't plowed and I didn't want to get stuck. Last year I hit some ice and spun around a few times in the middle of a 5 lane road lucky for me no one was on the road right by me. There were people a hundred feet or so in front of me but I stopped before I hit them, barely. Just get out there and drive. Is there a big parking lot you can practice driving in to get use to the snow? I would try that.
Is it common to have so many winter weather fueled accidents? Cause you guys have snow/ice for several months, right? Do you use chains/snow tires? Are these things helpful?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 17, 2012, 12:17:40 am
This series has tanked about as much as Homeland Season 2.
^^^^^^^^
Without faith, update is dead. We need a revival. As for Bushie walking to work, the greatest threat is not his heart, it's slipping and falling. Especially if conditions are icy. Make sure you have sturdy footwear.

I don't have any snow boots, yet, and my tennis shoes are in desperate need of being replaced, so the only pair I have is my dress shoes which is not too safe on snow and ice.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on December 17, 2012, 12:20:33 am
This series has tanked about as much as Homeland Season 2.
^^^^^^^^
Without faith, update is dead. We need a revival. As for Bushie walking to work, the greatest threat is not his heart, it's slipping and falling. Especially if conditions are icy. Make sure you have sturdy footwear.

I don't have any snow boots, yet, and my tennis shoes are in desperate need of being replaced, so the only pair I have is my dress shoes which is not too safe on snow and ice.
When I was at Bed Bath and Beyond last week, they had these rubber things that stretch over your shoes with metal studs on the bottom to help walk in slippery conditions. I thought it was a pretty clever product. Too bad they were trying to sell them in Memphis.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 17, 2012, 12:24:56 am
This series has tanked about as much as Homeland Season 2.
^^^^^^^^
Without faith, update is dead. We need a revival. As for Bushie walking to work, the greatest threat is not his heart, it's slipping and falling. Especially if conditions are icy. Make sure you have sturdy footwear.

I don't have any snow boots, yet, and my tennis shoes are in desperate need of being replaced, so the only pair I have is my dress shoes which is not too safe on snow and ice.
When I was at Bed Bath and Beyond last week, they had these rubber things that stretch over your shoes with metal studs on the bottom to help walk in slippery conditions. I thought it was a pretty clever product. Too bad they were trying to sell them in Memphis.

There's a Bed Bath and Beyond just about 3-4 miles from me, so after Christmas, I may go down and see if they sell them here.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on December 17, 2012, 12:41:42 am
This series has tanked about as much as Homeland Season 2.
^^^^^^^^
Without faith, update is dead. We need a revival. As for Bushie walking to work, the greatest threat is not his heart, it's slipping and falling. Especially if conditions are icy. Make sure you have sturdy footwear.

I don't have any snow boots, yet, and my tennis shoes are in desperate need of being replaced, so the only pair I have is my dress shoes which is not too safe on snow and ice.
When I was at Bed Bath and Beyond last week, they had these rubber things that stretch over your shoes with metal studs on the bottom to help walk in slippery conditions. I thought it was a pretty clever product. Too bad they were trying to sell them in Memphis.

There's a Bed Bath and Beyond just about 3-4 miles from me, so after Christmas, I may go down and see if they sell them here.
It's cheaper on amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Sharper-Image-Traction-Slip-Ons-Stretch-On/dp/B005H2RZDG


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 17, 2012, 12:56:16 am
This series has tanked about as much as Homeland Season 2.
^^^^^^^^
Without faith, update is dead. We need a revival. As for Bushie walking to work, the greatest threat is not his heart, it's slipping and falling. Especially if conditions are icy. Make sure you have sturdy footwear.

I don't have any snow boots, yet, and my tennis shoes are in desperate need of being replaced, so the only pair I have is my dress shoes which is not too safe on snow and ice.
When I was at Bed Bath and Beyond last week, they had these rubber things that stretch over your shoes with metal studs on the bottom to help walk in slippery conditions. I thought it was a pretty clever product. Too bad they were trying to sell them in Memphis.

There's a Bed Bath and Beyond just about 3-4 miles from me, so after Christmas, I may go down and see if they sell them here.
It's cheaper on amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Sharper-Image-Traction-Slip-Ons-Stretch-On/dp/B005H2RZDG

I tend not to buy much online as I don't like being hit with the use tax come tax time.  I know its not much, but I'd rather get my tax out of the way when I purchase the product then to pay for it again later.

I may be an oldie, but I still prefer brick-and-mortar buying vs. click-and-mortar or totally online.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: patrick1 on December 17, 2012, 01:03:29 am
This series has tanked about as much as Homeland Season 2.
^^^^^^^^
Without faith, update is dead. We need a revival. As for Bushie walking to work, the greatest threat is not his heart, it's slipping and falling. Especially if conditions are icy. Make sure you have sturdy footwear.

I don't have any snow boots, yet, and my tennis shoes are in desperate need of being replaced, so the only pair I have is my dress shoes which is not too safe on snow and ice.
When I was at Bed Bath and Beyond last week, they had these rubber things that stretch over your shoes with metal studs on the bottom to help walk in slippery conditions. I thought it was a pretty clever product. Too bad they were trying to sell them in Memphis.

There's a Bed Bath and Beyond just about 3-4 miles from me, so after Christmas, I may go down and see if they sell them here.
It's cheaper on amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Sharper-Image-Traction-Slip-Ons-Stretch-On/dp/B005H2RZDG

I tend not to buy much online as I don't like being hit with the use tax come tax time.  I know its not much, but I'd rather get my tax out of the way when I purchase the product then to pay for it again later.

I may be an oldie, but I still prefer brick-and-mortar buying vs. click-and-mortar or totally online.

I, uh, huh, what...oh,  never mind.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on December 17, 2012, 01:11:20 am
Bushie, let me synthesize the top few comments: A 30-year old man should neither fear walking one-and-a-quarter miles due to heart problems, nor should he fear driving that distance due to snow.

Bushie, is gas a major expense for you? Because a 10-minute drive is hardly a major endeavour.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 17, 2012, 01:27:24 am
I may, and probable am, over-exaggerating the conditions, but that would be the worst case scenario.

To quote Clark Griswald... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxGkcC1VrhU&feature=youtu.be&t=1m43s (profanity)


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 17, 2012, 02:03:50 am
Bushie, let me synthesize the top few comments: A 30-year old man should neither fear walking one-and-a-quarter miles due to heart problems, nor should he fear driving that distance due to snow.

Bushie, is gas a major expense for you? Because a 10-minute drive is hardly a major endeavour.

You must be missing a key phrase I've mentioned over and over - I'm not worried about it.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on December 17, 2012, 02:04:53 am
Then why talk about it so much?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 17, 2012, 02:08:39 am

I've got to keep the thread going somehow. :)


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on December 17, 2012, 02:23:02 am

endeavor


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: tmthforu94 on December 17, 2012, 02:50:18 am
Bushie, how do you like being around so many kids when you're out in public? I'm sure it must be very different from Oklahoma!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 17, 2012, 07:11:53 pm
Bushie, how do you like being around so many kids when you're out in public? I'm sure it must be very different from Oklahoma!

There are kids in both places, so I'm not sure what you're referring to.

We've got rain outside currently that is in the process of changing to snow.  Salt Lake City is expecting 2-5", but the southern Salt Lake Valley and the Utah Valley (Midvale down to Provo) are expecting 5-10".  Considering they have underestimated the last 4 storms, I'm betting on the higher end of 5-10".  Either way, they are expecting the morning commute to be extremely treacherous.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on December 17, 2012, 07:19:45 pm

programa.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: tmthforu94 on December 17, 2012, 07:29:59 pm
Bushie, how do you like being around so many kids when you're out in public? I'm sure it must be very different from Oklahoma!

There are kids in both places, so I'm not sure what you're referring to.
Well, due to the high Mormon population, kids are certainly more abundant out and about than they are in Oklahoma. Have you not noticed that?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 17, 2012, 07:43:01 pm
Bushie, how do you like being around so many kids when you're out in public? I'm sure it must be very different from Oklahoma!

There are kids in both places, so I'm not sure what you're referring to.
Well, due to the high Mormon population, kids are certainly more abundant out and about than they are in Oklahoma. Have you not noticed that?

Yes, I have.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 17, 2012, 09:54:08 pm
Tomorrow is Tuesday, December 18, 2012. As most of you know, I have a very involved method of changing my calendars for the new year. With my Christmas Vacation coming up in 4 days, I will be beginning my Calendar Changing Procedures from 2012 to 2013 tomorrow night! For me, its not a matter of taking one down and hanging one up. I have a ritual I go through with each and every calendar, wall calendars and desk calendars alike. This procedure will conclude at 10:30 pm MST on Sunday, December 30, 2012.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on December 17, 2012, 09:56:34 pm
Tomorrow is Tuesday, December 18, 2012. As most of you know, I have a very involved method of changing my calendars for the new year. With my Christmas Vacation coming up in 4 days, I will be beginning my Calendar Changing Procedures from 2012 to 2013 tomorrow night! For me, its not a matter of taking one down and hanging one up. I have a ritual I go through with each and every calendar, wall calendars and desk calendars alike. This procedure will conclude at 10:30 pm MST on Sunday, December 30, 2012.

The best possible word to describe that particularly ... interesting process.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 17, 2012, 10:02:54 pm
This time of year is when my OCD really shines its brightest.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 17, 2012, 11:34:04 pm
We're just now starting to get the switch from rain to snow.  We still have light rain, but we also have some very light snow starting to mix in.  The storm track has shifted a tad north.  At the 5:00 News they were thinking the heaviest accumulations were to be in Central Utah between Provo and I-70.  Now, the cold front has stalled farther north than what they thought and now the heaviest accumulations expected in the Southern Salt Lake Valley into the Utah Valley between Murray and about Payson.  (Look on the map along I-15).  So, the storm total forecast is now 5-10" for my area!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on December 18, 2012, 12:20:51 am
Tomorrow is Tuesday, December 18, 2012. As most of you know, I have a very involved method of changing my calendars for the new year. With my Christmas Vacation coming up in 4 days, I will be beginning my Calendar Changing Procedures from 2012 to 2013 tomorrow night! For me, its not a matter of taking one down and hanging one up. I have a ritual I go through with each and every calendar, wall calendars and desk calendars alike. This procedure will conclude at 10:30 pm MST on Sunday, December 30, 2012.
Please elaborate. What does your ritual entail? Animal sacrifices?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 18, 2012, 09:32:40 am
Well, I don't have to worry about driving.  The roads are bone dry.  All the snow stayed south of us.  :(


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 18, 2012, 10:43:07 am
BushKE, you still use physical calendars in a world where they're all digital?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on December 18, 2012, 10:44:59 am
Well, I don't have to worry about driving.  The roads are bone dry.  All the snow stayed south of us.  :(

I can't figure out the frown smiley.  WTF you hate driving in snow and you'll take 2 days off work to get to the airport 2 days ahead of time if it does snow?  Are you a masochist?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 18, 2012, 10:46:50 am
I think he did wanted to see snow. You know, the "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas" type deal?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on December 18, 2012, 10:50:49 am
I think he did wanted to see snow. You know, the "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas" type deal?

He's effing paralyzed everytime it snows......I guarantee work will be missed due to snow.....guarantee.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 18, 2012, 10:53:48 am
But it's the holidays! Who wants to work then anyway?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Cigarettes & Saints on December 18, 2012, 11:25:54 am
This is one of those things where I can not tell which is worse:

-Bushie's fear he could have a heart attack in walking 1.25 miles or
-Bushie's refusal to drive to 1.25 miles because of SNOW!!!11!!!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on December 18, 2012, 12:04:51 pm
Quote from: Merry Christmas 2012 link=topic=161952.msg3558253#msg3558253
I'm most concerned ...not sure ...bitterly cold... conditions for a heart attack.  That would be an extremely long 1.25 miles... worst case scenario.

Also, Bushie, what time do you expect to be in the airport by?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Filuwaúrdjan on December 18, 2012, 12:08:01 pm
1. Buy a hat.

2. Stop moaning.

3. If you're scared of snow and/or cold weather, then perhaps you shouldn't have moved to Utah.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 18, 2012, 06:58:37 pm
Welp, my work schedule is changing.  Starting tomorrow, I will be working 6:00-14:30 instead of 8:00-16:30.  This is in preparation for the New Year.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on December 18, 2012, 08:23:11 pm
Welp, my work schedule is changing.  Starting tomorrow, I will be working 6:00-14:30 instead of 8:00-16:30.  This is in preparation for the New Year.

You won't be there to work it.....you're going to OK.....and probably that trip will cost you your job.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 18, 2012, 08:52:45 pm
I doubt it.  This is our slow time, plus I'm only taking off one extra day out of the Christmas Eve/Christmas Day voluntary work days that being Wednesday, December 26.  Other than New Years Day, I'll be there every day.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 18, 2012, 09:25:48 pm
It looks like Valentine's Day 2013 merchandise is already coming out. I'm really not surprised, though. We are less than 2 months from Valentine's Day. In the commercial industry, Christmas ends on or about December 15 not December 25. They'll gear up for the returns and exchanges on December 26, but they'll go straight into Valentine's Day and even grills, tractors, and fertilizer. Also, since Easter is in March this year, look for Easter merchandise to come very soon.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on December 18, 2012, 09:31:17 pm
Shoot. You're right. Easter is in March again- that means no steak on my birthday.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 18, 2012, 09:31:23 pm
Also, on my phone and my tablet is showing 148 hours until Christmas Day 2012 in the Mountain Time Zone.  In 148 hours (actually 147 for my phone since I'll be in Oklahoma), it will automatically reset to 8,759 hours until Christmas Day 2013.  So, immediately when Santa leaves his presents, my phone and my tablet will be preparing for Christmas 2013!!  Like owner, like device!!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on December 19, 2012, 07:00:56 am
Are you going to start the countdown to Valentine's Day on December 26, 2012 at exactly 0:01?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 19, 2012, 07:29:43 am
Are you going to start the countdown to Valentine's Day on December 26, 2012 at exactly 0:01?

Valentine's Day, Kenya, Easter, and ultimately Christmas 2013.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on December 19, 2012, 07:30:54 am
Are you going to start the countdown to Valentine's Day on December 26, 2012 at exactly 0:01?

Valentine's Day, Kenya, Easter, and ultimately Christmas 2013.

Well I do hope we receive regular updates on the time remaining until those very important events.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 19, 2012, 08:21:14 am
It looks like Valentine's Day 2013 merchandise is already coming out. I'm really not surprised, though. We are less than 2 months from Valentine's Day. In the commercial industry, Christmas ends on or about December 15 not December 25. They'll gear up for the returns and exchanges on December 26, but they'll go straight into Valentine's Day and even grills, tractors, and fertilizer. Also, since Easter is in March this year, look for Easter merchandise to come very soon.

OK... you go out to the mall on December 24 and tell me they're not still busy beyond belief with last-minute shoppers.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 19, 2012, 08:22:11 am
So, immediately when Santa leaves his presents, my phone and my tablet will be preparing for Christmas 2013!!

Should we tell him?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Northeast Rep Snowball on December 19, 2012, 12:42:28 pm
So, immediately when Santa leaves his presents, my phone and my tablet will be preparing for Christmas 2013!!

Should we tell him?
I doubt he can take it with his state of mind.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on December 19, 2012, 12:44:30 pm
So, immediately when Santa leaves his presents, my phone and my tablet will be preparing for Christmas 2013!!

Should we tell him?
I doubt he can take it with his state of mind.

He wouldn't  believe it anyway.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 19, 2012, 03:49:58 pm
So, immediately when Santa leaves his presents, my phone and my tablet will be preparing for Christmas 2013!!

Should we tell him?
I doubt he can take it with his state of mind.

He wouldn't  believe it anyway.

You mean to tell me that Santa's not real?  Wha...  No... Get ou... Oh what's the use... "You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout I'm telling you why.  Santa Clause is not coming to town..."


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Mr. Morden on December 19, 2012, 05:07:56 pm
It looks like Valentine's Day 2013 merchandise is already coming out. I'm really not surprised, though. We are less than 2 months from Valentine's Day. In the commercial industry, Christmas ends on or about December 15 not December 25. They'll gear up for the returns and exchanges on December 26, but they'll go straight into Valentine's Day and even grills, tractors, and fertilizer. Also, since Easter is in March this year, look for Easter merchandise to come very soon.

OK... you go out to the mall on December 24 and tell me they're not still busy beyond belief with last-minute shoppers.

IIRC, the biggest shopping day of the year tends to be Dec. 23 (though it depends on what day of the week Christmas lands on).

In any case, I don't think that's what Bushie meant.  He wasn't talking about Christmas presents.  He was (I think) talking about the holiday themed merchandise.  That is, Christmas decorations and the like.  While the shopping for presents might peak on Dec. 23, I presume that the sales for the decorations and such would peak considerably earlier than that, though I have no idea how much earlier.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 19, 2012, 05:17:09 pm
It looks like Valentine's Day 2013 merchandise is already coming out. I'm really not surprised, though. We are less than 2 months from Valentine's Day. In the commercial industry, Christmas ends on or about December 15 not December 25. They'll gear up for the returns and exchanges on December 26, but they'll go straight into Valentine's Day and even grills, tractors, and fertilizer. Also, since Easter is in March this year, look for Easter merchandise to come very soon.

OK... you go out to the mall on December 24 and tell me they're not still busy beyond belief with last-minute shoppers.

IIRC, the biggest shopping day of the year tends to be Dec. 23 (though it depends on what day of the week Christmas lands on).

In any case, I don't think that's what Bushie meant.  He wasn't talking about Christmas presents.  He was (I think) talking about the holiday themed merchandise.  That is, Christmas decorations and the like.  While the shopping for presents might peak on Dec. 23, I presume that the sales for the decorations and such would peak considerably earlier than that, though I have no idea how much earlier.


Indeed.  I'm not talking about Christmas gifts, but more Christmas-themed merchandise.  It does make sense, because most people who will put up a Christmas Tree don't put it up on December 22/23/24 just to take it down a week later.  Most are in late November and early December.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Eraserhead on December 19, 2012, 05:40:02 pm
Well, he left work after three hours today because his stomach was bothering him. So that's another day basically lost.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on December 19, 2012, 05:41:51 pm
Well, he left work after three hours today because his stomach was bothering him. So that's another day basically lost.

With all the junk he stuffs into it...


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on December 19, 2012, 06:07:38 pm
Well, he left work after three hours today because his stomach was bothering him. So that's another day basically lost.

With all the junk he stuffs into it...

But it's only 3500 calories worth!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 19, 2012, 08:40:13 pm
As far as the airport goes Friday night, the weather will be just fine.  It's supposed to be in the 30s and dry Friday evening.  The only reason I'm going Friday evening instead of Saturday morning is so I don't miss my alarm.  My flight takes off at 6:00, which means I need to be at the airport by 4:00 especially with it being the weekend before Christmas, the airports will be packed.  I need to be to the Airport parking by 3:30, so I would need to leave by 3:00.  This would make me wake up by 2:00.  That's dangerous territory for missing an alarm.  I'll go to the airport Friday evening so I don't miss the alarm!  I'm debating on waiting until after the bowl game Friday night to go to the airport.  The game will be over by 9:00, so I could still get to the airport by 10:00.  Security should still be open at 10:00 especially for midnight flights.  That would make it just a bit cheaper to park.  I would only be paying for 4 - 24 hour nights instead of 5.  Or, I may just leave things untampered and go to the airport at 5:00.  I'll get off at 2:30 Friday, so I'll come home for at least a couple hours before going to the airport.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Northeast Rep Snowball on December 19, 2012, 08:53:26 pm
As far as the airport goes Friday night, the weather will be just fine.  It's supposed to be in the 30s and dry Friday evening.  The only reason I'm going Friday evening instead of Saturday morning is so I don't miss my alarm.  My flight takes off at 6:00, which means I need to be at the airport by 4:00 especially with it being the weekend before Christmas, the airports will be packed.  I need to be to the Airport parking by 3:30, so I would need to leave by 3:00.  This would make me wake up by 2:00.  That's dangerous territory for missing an alarm.  I'll go to the airport Friday evening so I don't miss the alarm!  I'm debating on waiting until after the bowl game Friday night to go to the airport.  The game will be over by 9:00, so I could still get to the airport by 10:00.  Security should still be open at 10:00 especially for midnight flights.  That would make it just a bit cheaper to park.  I would only be paying for 4 - 24 hour nights instead of 5.  Or, I may just leave things untampered and go to the airport at 5:00.  I'll get off at 2:30 Friday, so I'll come home for at least a couple hours before going to the airport.
?? you and airplane times, you would got there at 17 for something at 6 the next day.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 19, 2012, 08:56:49 pm
As far as the airport goes Friday night, the weather will be just fine.  It's supposed to be in the 30s and dry Friday evening.  The only reason I'm going Friday evening instead of Saturday morning is so I don't miss my alarm.  My flight takes off at 6:00, which means I need to be at the airport by 4:00 especially with it being the weekend before Christmas, the airports will be packed.  I need to be to the Airport parking by 3:30, so I would need to leave by 3:00.  This would make me wake up by 2:00.  That's dangerous territory for missing an alarm.  I'll go to the airport Friday evening so I don't miss the alarm!  I'm debating on waiting until after the bowl game Friday night to go to the airport.  The game will be over by 9:00, so I could still get to the airport by 10:00.  Security should still be open at 10:00 especially for midnight flights.  That would make it just a bit cheaper to park.  I would only be paying for 4 - 24 hour nights instead of 5.  Or, I may just leave things untampered and go to the airport at 5:00.  I'll get off at 2:30 Friday, so I'll come home for at least a couple hours before going to the airport.
?? you and airplane times, you would got there at 17 for something at 6 the next day.

Pretty much. :)  I tend to like airports for some strange reason and I tend to like long layovers.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: King on December 19, 2012, 09:37:11 pm
Christ.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on December 19, 2012, 10:18:00 pm

My first thoughts were 'Jesus'... so that works well..


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 19, 2012, 11:50:55 pm
Like long layovers? Jesus Tapdancing Christ!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on December 20, 2012, 09:16:53 am
As far as the airport goes Friday night, the weather will be just fine.  It's supposed to be in the 30s and dry Friday evening.  The only reason I'm going Friday evening instead of Saturday morning is so I don't miss my alarm.  My flight takes off at 6:00, which means I need to be at the airport by 4:00 especially with it being the weekend before Christmas, the airports will be packed.  I need to be to the Airport parking by 3:30, so I would need to leave by 3:00.  This would make me wake up by 2:00.  That's dangerous territory for missing an alarm.  I'll go to the airport Friday evening so I don't miss the alarm!  I'm debating on waiting until after the bowl game Friday night to go to the airport.  The game will be over by 9:00, so I could still get to the airport by 10:00.  Security should still be open at 10:00 especially for midnight flights.  That would make it just a bit cheaper to park.  I would only be paying for 4 - 24 hour nights instead of 5.  Or, I may just leave things untampered and go to the airport at 5:00.  I'll get off at 2:30 Friday, so I'll come home for at least a couple hours before going to the airport.
?? you and airplane times, you would got there at 17 for something at 6 the next day.

Pretty much. :)  I tend to like airports for some strange reason and I tend to like long layovers.
This is worse than the Christmas fixation, the obesity, and the strange calendar rituals. What is there to like about airports? Is it the long lines, screaming children, repetitive security reminders, or low quality food at high prices? It's actually very impressive that something as truly amazing as traveling hundreds of miles per hour in a machine that flies many thousands of feet in the air has been made so unpleasant by all the hassle surrounding it. If I hadn't experienced it myself, I wouldn't it think it possible.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on December 20, 2012, 09:20:02 am
Going to the airport 12 hours before your flight is pure insanity.  That is all.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Northeast Rep Snowball on December 20, 2012, 09:25:50 am
Going to the airport 12 hours before your flight is pure insanity.  That is all.
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Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on December 20, 2012, 09:32:30 am
Going to the airport 12 hours before your flight is pure insanity.  That is all.
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Do you know how much fast food he'll eat in 13 hours?  Ugh.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on December 20, 2012, 09:44:40 am
Going to the airport 12 hours before your flight is pure insanity.  That is all.
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Do you know how much fast food he'll eat in 13 hours?  Ugh.

Well if it's that or walking all the way across the terminal building to get better food... You can't really expect him to attempt the walk with his lack if energy after a hard day at work.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Northeast Rep Snowball on December 20, 2012, 12:57:40 pm
Then he should stay at home.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 20, 2012, 03:42:39 pm
My Christmas Weekend will begin in 50 minutes!!  They are expecting VERY low call volume tomorrow, so they are treating tomorrow as a volunteer-only day.  Since I have not felt good yesterday and today, I did not volunteer to work tomorrow.  This means, I have a 6 day weekend coming up!!  I will be going back to work at 6:00 am on Thursday, December 27, 2012.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 20, 2012, 03:54:01 pm
Since I have been having quite a few stomach cramps the past three days, I am going to be proactive and go to the Urgent Care right after work today and try to get something to make me feel better and enjoy my Christmas Weekend.  There's probably nothing serious and it will probably have to just run its course, but I want to make absolutely sure there is nothing going on.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 20, 2012, 03:58:37 pm
Have you been eating heavy food? Two days ago I ate some habanero chicken wings and I'll be damned if my stomach didn't churn and churn until the next morning!   


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on December 20, 2012, 04:00:15 pm
Since I have been having quite a few stomach cramps the past three days, I am going to be proactive and go to the Urgent Care right after work today and try to get something to make me feel better and enjoy my Christmas Weekend.  There's probably nothing serious and it will probably have to just run its course, but I want to make absolutely sure there is nothing going on.

Here's a helpful tip

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Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 20, 2012, 04:53:36 pm
I'm sitting here at the Urgent Care waiting to see what kind of trouble I can get into.  I am next in line so shouldn't be long.  Good thing I have the next 6 days off. :)


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 20, 2012, 04:54:55 pm
Duke, I will admit, I did have some Little Caesar's Pizza Tuesday Night.  That normally doesn't cause me 2-3 days of cramps, but who knows.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 20, 2012, 04:55:00 pm
Have you tried drinking ginger ale? It helps with an upset stomach.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 20, 2012, 04:55:46 pm
Have you tried drinking ginger ale? It helps with an upset stomach.

I haven't tried that.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 20, 2012, 05:22:28 pm
Out of the Urgent Care.  I have an extended version of the stomach virus.  I wasn't given any medication and was told to just take it easy.  I did find out something interesting, though.  As he was feeling around my stomach, I experienced a little bit of pain especially on the right side.  He said it feels normal to him right now, but that I need to monitor it as I could have developing appendicitis.  He says if I start feeling sharp, shooting pains in that region to immediately get it checked out further.  The pain today was just a dull pain, but he said to really keep an eye on it.  He says its nothing to be alarmed by right now, but just need to monitor it.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 20, 2012, 05:37:17 pm
Ginger ale will cure your symptoms!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 20, 2012, 05:48:45 pm
If I weren't leaving in 29 hours, I'd go to Walmart and get some.  I like Ginger Ale.  I may get some Sprite this evening, though.  Sprite generally helps my stomach, as well.

I'm not leaving for the Airport until 9:00 tomorrow evening instead of 4:30.  I want to watch the Beef 'O' Brady's St Petersburg Bowl featuring some national powerhouses - Ball State and Central Florida.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: АverroŽs 🦉 on December 20, 2012, 08:58:56 pm
Have you been eating heavy food? Two days ago I ate some habanero chicken wings and I'll be damned if my stomach didn't churn and churn until the next morning!   

That sounds delicious. Did you complement the meal with a good drink?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 20, 2012, 09:07:41 pm
According to the Mayans, the world is supposed to end at 4:11 am MST tomorrow (the last minute of Autumn).  Since I don't have to go to work tomorrow and am not leaving for the Airport until 9:00 pm, I am thinking about staying awake until 4:30 am to make sure I'm still here....


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: King on December 20, 2012, 11:10:05 pm
Sprite is not Ginger Ale.  It has no ginger in it.  Ginger helps stomach ailments.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on December 20, 2012, 11:11:08 pm
Sprite is not Ginger Ale.  It has no ginger in it.  Ginger helps stomach ailments.

Ginger ale doesn't have ginger in it, either.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: King on December 21, 2012, 12:04:26 am
Sprite is not Ginger Ale.  It has no ginger in it.  Ginger helps stomach ailments.

Ginger ale doesn't have ginger in it, either.

Not the kind I buy.  Then again, probably the kind Bushie does so point taken.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 21, 2012, 12:08:39 am
Sprite is not Ginger Ale.  It has no ginger in it.  Ginger helps stomach ailments.

Ginger ale doesn't have ginger in it, either.

http://www.blenheimgingerale.com

This stuff does. South Carolina's finest!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 21, 2012, 12:37:42 am
Sprite is not Ginger Ale.  It has no ginger in it.  Ginger helps stomach ailments.

Ginger ale doesn't have ginger in it, either.

Not the kind I buy.  Then again, probably the kind Bushie does so point taken.

I buy Canada Dry Ginger Ale and Club Soda.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 21, 2012, 02:25:57 am
I'm headed to bed.  If the end of the world does occur in 3 hours 45 minutes, then its been fun fellow Atlasians!  If not, you're stuck with me for the foreseeable future, and thus stuck with the Update thread!!!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 21, 2012, 10:26:51 am
Well, the world continues.  That means you are stuck with me and the Update thread. :P.  I'll be leaving for the Airport in 12 1/2 hours at 9:00 pm MST.  Flight leaves in 21 1/2 hours at 6:00 am.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 21, 2012, 12:24:06 pm
I am less than 24 hours from landing in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Northeast Rep Snowball on December 21, 2012, 12:46:49 pm
Well, the world continues.  That means you are stuck with me and the Update thread. :P.  I'll be leaving for the Airport in 12 1/2 hours at 9:00 pm MST.  Flight leaves in 21 1/2 hours at 6:00 am.
Define stuck as could leave at anytime.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 21, 2012, 12:49:10 pm
You can leave anytime, but the Update thread is not leaving anytime soon.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 21, 2012, 12:58:08 pm
<------ hopes that BushKE will find a lady over Christmas. Or his car makes a return. The season in Utah is about as eventful as when the Jersey Shore cast went to Italy.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on December 21, 2012, 01:27:34 pm
Bushie, how many hours in advance will mom and dad take you to the airport to go home?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 21, 2012, 01:42:26 pm
Bushie, how many hours in advance will mom and dad take you to the airport to go home?

The typical 2.  My flight leaves Tuesday at 11:15 and I want to be there by 9:15.  We'll leave their house at 8:45.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on December 21, 2012, 01:43:11 pm
Bushie, how many hours in advance will mom and dad take you to the airport to go home?

The typical 2.  My flight leaves Tuesday at 11:15 and I want to be there by 9:15.  We'll leave their house at 8:45.

So on one of the busiest travel days you'll get their 2 hours early, but on this day, you're going for 9 hours?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 21, 2012, 01:50:21 pm
Bushie, how many hours in advance will mom and dad take you to the airport to go home?

The typical 2.  My flight leaves Tuesday at 11:15 and I want to be there by 9:15.  We'll leave their house at 8:45.

So on one of the busiest travel days you'll get their 2 hours early, but on this day, you're going for 9 hours?

I highly doubt Tuesday is going to be busy as it is Christmas Day itself.  Wednesday would be a different story.  I fully expect tonight to be very busy as it is the weekend before Christmas and there are flights that leave at midnight for various places, which tells me I can still get to the airport by 10:00 and be able to get through security before it closes for the night.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 21, 2012, 07:09:17 pm
Just got up from a nap, which I hope will prove to be beneficial as I won't get much sleep at the Airport. I am leaving for Salt Lake City International Airport in just under 4 hours at 9:00 pm right after the 2013 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St Petersburg concludes. The game begins at 5:30 and the pregame is on right now. I'll be headed to the Park N Jet to drop off my car first at 9:30 and then will go to the Airport from there and should be there by 9:45 or 10:00. I'll go on through security and camp out until my flight leaves at 6:00 am. I will be in Oklahoma in just over 16 hours!!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 21, 2012, 07:11:03 pm
Hold on. Your flight is at 6am and you're leaving for the airport at 9pm the night before? What'll you do there if there's no free wifi?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on December 21, 2012, 07:28:31 pm
There's a place called great wraps at the airport. Please eat there.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 21, 2012, 07:40:16 pm
Hold on. Your flight is at 6am and you're leaving for the airport at 9pm the night before? What'll you do there if there's no free wifi?

They had free wifi when I was there last month, so it should be the same now.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 21, 2012, 07:49:32 pm
There's a place called great wraps at the airport. Please eat there.

If its open I'll consider it.  Considering I'll be there in the overnight hours from 10:00  pm to 5:30 am, not much will be open.  By the time things open at 4:30-5:00 for breakfast, I will be focused on getting ready to board.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 21, 2012, 07:54:54 pm
I'd rip through some breakfast if I was sitting in an airport all night. I'd probably stuff my face continuously until I boarded. Or I'd just get hammered.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 21, 2012, 07:57:08 pm
I'd rip through some breakfast if I was sitting in an airport all night. I'd probably stuff my face continuously until I boarded. Or I'd just get hammered.

Good thing is I will only be 3 hours 41 minutes in route.  I take off at 6:00 am MST (7:00 am CST) and will land in Oklahoma City at 10:41 am CST, so I can get lunch in Oklahoma City.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 21, 2012, 08:19:19 pm
Oh man. What's the first place you want to eat when you first get home?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 21, 2012, 08:25:24 pm
Oh man. What's the first place you want to eat when you first get home?

To be honest, I want a nice, juicy, Braums Hamburger (Braum's is the leading local hamburger and ice cream restaurant.)  It is headquartered on a farm in Tuttle, Oklahoma and is never frozen and delivered by truck.  Thus, its only in Oklahoma, Southern Kansas and Northern Texas.  I am on vacation and it is Christmas, so I'm not even thinking about a diet, and don't ANYONE criticize me for that.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on December 21, 2012, 08:26:41 pm
  I am on vacation and it is Christmas, so I'm not even thinking about a diet, and don't ANYONE criticize me for that.

We won't because you don't think about it at any other time, why change now?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 21, 2012, 08:30:50 pm
Me either Bushie. A girl friend of mine made me a bunch of cookies yesterday, my mom is making baklava tomorrow and, well, I can't hold back this time of year. I'll come to hate myself for it come January.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 21, 2012, 08:36:06 pm
Me either Bushie. A girl friend of mine made me a bunch of cookies yesterday, my mom is making baklava tomorrow and, well, I can't hold back this time of year. I'll come to hate myself for it come January.

Exactly, Christmas is not a time for a diet.  That is being unfair to yourself.  I will be enjoying myself the next 10 days and will get started on my diet again on January 1.  In my opinion, diets should be illegal the last two weeks of December.  Enjoying yourself over Christmas is more important than taking care of your diet during that time of year.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: АverroŽs 🦉 on December 21, 2012, 09:25:12 pm
This is going to sound excruciatingly lame and self-help but if you want to lose weight it's not so much changing habits as changing who you are. Don't become someone who passes up junk food for a salad, become someone who doesn't even consider the junk food as an option.

I am on vacation and it is Christmas, so I'm not even thinking about a diet.

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Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 21, 2012, 09:29:42 pm
This is going to sound excruciatingly lame and self-help but if you want to lose weight it's not so much changing habits as changing who you are. Don't become someone who passes up junk food for a salad, become someone who doesn't even consider the junk food as an option.

I am on vacation and it is Christmas, so I'm not even thinking about a diet.

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I cannot and will not be bound to a diet on CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is not a time to torture yourself on a diet.  Its a time to ENJOY yourself and EAT WHAT YOU WANT!!!  More people agree with me than with your post.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 21, 2012, 09:34:39 pm
Well I agree but I'm not a good influence. I'm also not overweight so it's not a huge concern to splurge a bit during Christmas. :P


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: АverroŽs 🦉 on December 21, 2012, 09:35:28 pm
Whether more people agree with me or you is entirely irrelevant. My point (really, Oakvale's point) is that if you're thinking of a diet as "torture" then you've already lost.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on December 21, 2012, 09:37:30 pm
Whether more people agree with me or you is entirely irrelevant. My point (really, Oakvale's point) is that if you're thinking of a diet as "torture" then you've already lost.

Plus he's not serious the other 51 weeks either.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 21, 2012, 10:02:44 pm
Whether more people agree with me or you is entirely irrelevant. My point (really, Oakvale's point) is that if you're thinking of a diet as "torture" then you've already lost.

"Torture" may have been too strong of a word.  But, you can't be watching what you eat on Christmas, unless you have a medical condition that requires you to eat certain foods.  Obesity doesn't count, because while the possibility exists, I highly doubt I will drop dead after overdoing it on Turkey, Ham, Mashed Potatoes, all the trimmings.

Plus, I have mentioned this before, but have been brutally attacked for it, but I need to be more concerned about the health of my spiritual life than the health of my physical life.  A shocking statistic that people may not (or choose not) to be aware of: Even those who watch what they eat with minute precision still die.  Dieting and wholesale lifestyle changes may only delay the inevitable.  This is part of the reason I am not extremely concerned about it.  This body is going to die at some point no matter what I do to it.  When it dies, I'm headed home!  My former music minister said this "I would rather die young and happy than to die old and miserable."


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 21, 2012, 10:08:09 pm
On a more pleasant note.  I will be leaving for the Airport in 50 minutes...


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: АverroŽs 🦉 on December 21, 2012, 10:14:01 pm
You would never have been concerned about your weight if you didn't know that there's something very wrong with your physical health. Respecting your body is linked to your spiritual well-being.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on December 21, 2012, 10:26:14 pm
I ease off at Christmas, but I don't use it as an excuse to gorge myself. You keep treating it as a diet, as opposed to changing your diet.

This is why you'll never get it through your head... it's not supposed to be temporary and based on convenience.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 21, 2012, 10:56:32 pm
Well, folks, I am out of here in another 5 minutes!  I'll talk to you guys again at Salt Lake City International Airport!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 21, 2012, 10:57:40 pm
Oh hell yeah!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 22, 2012, 12:22:16 am
So, I am officially a doofus.  I get to the Airport only to find out that I cannot go through security until 4:00 am.   The policy is different between airlines.  Southwest let me go through security in November the prior evening.  US Airways doesn't allow previous day check-ins.  So, I am on the front side of security until 0400.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 22, 2012, 12:41:48 am
lolololol

Sorry BushKE.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: tmthforu94 on December 22, 2012, 12:49:54 am
Bushie, you just brought back a great memory.

Growing up in southern Kansas, going to Braums was a very special treat. We would usually go there after Sunday evening church - my favorite ice cream there was the caramel cookie dough. I usually went to the one in Parsons - I wonder if it still open? I'll have to check.

I'll actually be in Southern Kansas during the Holidays, so that might be a stop I make as well.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 22, 2012, 12:51:06 am
Thankfully, Jamespol is coming to take me to breakfast at Denny's so I'm not bored out of my mindfor5 hours.  He'll bring me back by 3:30.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 22, 2012, 12:54:37 am
Bushie, you just brought back a great memory.

Growing up in southern Kansas, going to Braums was a very special treat. We would usually go there after Sunday evening church - my favorite ice cream there was the caramel cookie dough. I usually went to the one in Parsons - I wonder if it still open? I'll have to check.

I'll actually be in Southern Kansas during the Holidays, so that might be a stop I make as well.

I remember Sunday evening trips to Braums!  I was never very adventurous (still not) so I would geta large vanilla malt.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: tmthforu94 on December 22, 2012, 01:04:12 am
Oh, Bushie, there was something I have been meaning to ask you...

What is your opinion of fry sauce? I don't know about you, but as a fellow Midwesterner, I hadn't heard of it until I went out there last summer, and everyone out there just raves about it! Personally, I don't care for it too much.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 22, 2012, 01:05:55 am
Oh, Bushie, there was something I have been meaning to ask you...

What is your opinion of fry sauce? I don't know about you, but as a fellow Midwesterner, I hadn't heard of it until I went out there last summer, and everyone out there just raves about it! Personally, I don't care for it too much.

Never heard of it.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: tmthforu94 on December 22, 2012, 01:44:08 am
Oh, Bushie, there was something I have been meaning to ask you...

What is your opinion of fry sauce? I don't know about you, but as a fellow Midwesterner, I hadn't heard of it until I went out there last summer, and everyone out there just raves about it! Personally, I don't care for it too much.

Never heard of it.
A lot of fast food places offer it, most notably In-And-Out (If you haven't been there, I'd recommend it. Dunno if they have it down in Oklahoma).


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 22, 2012, 01:45:26 am
Is Denny's as good as Waffle House or ihop? I went to ihops for the first time last week and I'll be damned if their hash browns aren't just wonderful with hot sauce.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on December 22, 2012, 02:13:04 am
Thankfully, Jamespol is coming to take me to breakfast at Denny's so I'm not bored out of my mindfor5 hours.  He'll bring me back by 3:30.

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Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on December 22, 2012, 03:41:15 am
You couldn't get a ride to the airport, but you got somebody to take you to breakfast at 3:30 in the morning??? What a world! I now want to try Braum's. I had never heard of it, but I like trying places recommended by locals. I was very unimpressed by In N Out burger though. Standard crappy fast food burger with extra lettuce.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Eraserhead on December 22, 2012, 04:00:55 am
Thankfully, Jamespol is coming to take me to breakfast at Denny's so I'm not bored out of my mindfor5 hours.  He'll bring me back by 3:30.

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So you really are a black?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on December 22, 2012, 04:10:03 am
Thankfully, Jamespol is coming to take me to breakfast at Denny's so I'm not bored out of my mindfor5 hours.  He'll bring me back by 3:30.

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So you really are a black?
His family immigrated recently. They're not "real" blacks.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 22, 2012, 04:25:25 am
Is Denny's as good as Waffle House or ihop? I went to ihops for the first time last week and I'll be damned if their hash browns aren't just wonderful with hot sauce.

Dennys is really good.  I think its better than either Waffle House or IHOP.  I got breakfast while James got a veggie burger with a bowl of jalapenos.  It sure was interesting eating my breakfast while smelling jalapenos at the same time.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 22, 2012, 05:31:50 am
Security opened at 3:00 instead of 4:00.  So, I am at my gate.  2 hours from boarding.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on December 22, 2012, 05:35:59 am
You would never have been concerned about your weight if you didn't know that there's something very wrong with your physical health. Respecting your body is linked to your spiritual well-being.

The Lord will provide, Nix.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 22, 2012, 06:34:55 am
1 hour away from boarding.  3 hours from landing in Denver and 5 hours from Oklahoma City.  This was a much shorter night than November.  It was even shorter thanks to Jamespol offering to drive 40 minutes one way just so I didnt have to spend all night alone.  I bought his dinner as a gesture.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 22, 2012, 11:37:52 am
Jesus Christ, that's the least you could do for him!

A veggie burger and jalapeŮos seems like a fine meal. If Denny's has bowls of hot peppers as side items then it sounds like the place for me!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on December 22, 2012, 02:45:33 pm
So, I am officially a doofus.  I get to the Airport only to find out that I cannot go through security until 4:00 am.   The policy is different between airlines.  Southwest let me go through security in November the prior evening.  US Airways doesn't allow previous day check-ins.  So, I am on the front side of security until 0400.

Next time act like a normal human and get there 2 hours ahead......LOL@going with jamespol.  Bad idea.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 22, 2012, 05:16:45 pm
So, I am officially a doofus.  I get to the Airport only to find out that I cannot go through security until 4:00 am.   The policy is different between airlines.  Southwest let me go through security in November the prior evening.  US Airways doesn't allow previous day check-ins.  So, I am on the front side of security until 0400.

Next time act like a normal human and get there 2 hours ahead......LOL@going with jamespol.  Bad idea.

James is actually a really good guy.  I enjoyed visiting with him at midnight this morning.  It provided a break from being on the front side of security for 5 solid hours.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 23, 2012, 05:03:32 pm
Its been a great day so far.  I went to two wonderful church services this morning and have a third one in two hours.  After church we'll open presents.  Tomorrow is our Christmas Dinner.  They are expecting sleet and freezing rain early Tuesday before it changes to all snow in Oklahoma City so Dad is putting me in a hotel tomorrow night so I can take a shuttle to the Airport Tuesday.  They live 25-30 miles from the Airport.  It wasn't my idea, but Dad is taking precautions.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on December 23, 2012, 05:06:22 pm
lol


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on December 23, 2012, 05:18:21 pm
Its been a great day so far.  I went to two wonderful church services this morning and have a third one in two hours.  After church we'll open presents.  Tomorrow is our Christmas Dinner.  They are expecting sleet and freezing rain early Tuesday before it changes to all snow in Oklahoma City so Dad is putting me in a hotel tomorrow night so I can take a shuttle to the Airport Tuesday.  They live 25-30 miles from the Airport.  It wasn't my idea, but Dad is taking precautions.

You're a lost cause.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 23, 2012, 05:32:26 pm
Its been a great day so far.  I went to two wonderful church services this morning and have a third one in two hours.  After church we'll open presents.  Tomorrow is our Christmas Dinner.  They are expecting sleet and freezing rain early Tuesday before it changes to all snow in Oklahoma City so Dad is putting me in a hotel tomorrow night so I can take a shuttle to the Airport Tuesday.  They live 25-30 miles from the Airport.  It wasn't my idea, but Dad is taking precautions.

You're a lost cause.

Tell me something I don't know! :P


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 23, 2012, 05:37:08 pm
Where do you get the $$$ for so many frivolous hotel adventures?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Ban my account ffs! on December 23, 2012, 06:10:58 pm
Where do you get the $$$ for so many frivolous hotel adventures?
47% of it comes from you, Duke.  ;)


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 23, 2012, 06:36:04 pm
Where do you get the $$$ for so many frivolous hotel adventures?
47% of it comes from you, Duke.  ;)

>:(


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on December 23, 2012, 07:52:48 pm


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 23, 2012, 08:58:25 pm

I will be perfectly honest, when Dad said I'm sleeping in a hotel, I lol'd myself...  It was not my idea.  I couldnt say anything because he's driving.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on December 23, 2012, 09:04:59 pm

I will be perfectly honest, when Dad said I'm sleeping in a hotel, I lol'd myself...  It was not my idea.  I couldnt say anything because he's driving.

You come by it honestly.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 23, 2012, 11:09:34 pm
I'll come by it honestly even further.  None of the weather-related hotel stays have been my decision.  Dad is so scared to death that I'll end up in a ditch or in a wreck that he urges me so strongly to stay in the hotel that I almost have to accept.  Both of the overnight Airport stays were my decision.  He urged the first one, but it was still my decision.  Either he or Grandma have paid for all the hotel stays.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 24, 2012, 12:57:55 am
Your dad sounds as paranoid as my mom. God, when I go home to visit for holidays or whatever, if I go to the grocery store she freaks out like I'm going to die on the way or something. I hate it. You have to live a little.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 24, 2012, 01:04:04 am
He's not that bad, but is so calmly paranoid (accurate description) about my safety in winter roads.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 24, 2012, 03:01:46 am

I will be perfectly honest, when Dad said I'm sleeping in a hotel, I lol'd myself...  It was not my idea.  I couldnt say anything because he's driving.

Now we know where he gets it from...


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 24, 2012, 05:12:41 pm
He is the best father in the world, just very protective of his baby boy!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 24, 2012, 05:48:43 pm
He is the best father in the world, just very protective of his baby boy!

His 30-something year old baby boy who lives in another state?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 24, 2012, 07:08:43 pm
He is the best father in the world, just very protective of his baby boy!

His 30-something year old baby boy who lives in another state?

Yes, I am his youngest son. He is very happy for me knowing I am happily employed in Utah.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 24, 2012, 07:13:47 pm
Thankfully I am at the age now where I can override most of my mother's stupid decisions and irrational actions.

Oh, and Merry Christmas, BushKE!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 24, 2012, 07:14:10 pm
I have made it to the hotel.  I brought some Christmas Dinner to the hotel with me in a disposable cake pan so I don't have to pay for dinner.  I will watch the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl tonight at 7:00.  (Oddly enough, I am staying at a Sheraton hotel).  I will probably hit the sack around 1:15 am and get up and get to the Airport by 9:00 am.  I've already got my boarding passes so I can go straight to security.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 24, 2012, 08:42:53 pm
My first flight is to Denver tomorrow.  They are getting pounded by the same storm Oklahoma City is.  I'm thinking I will get home tomorrow, but I'm not 100% positive.  The bad news is if my flight is cancelled, I am staying at the Oklahoma City Airport until I do leave, even if that is Wednesday...


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Lief 🐋 on December 24, 2012, 09:13:11 pm
Wait, Bushie has siblings? I'd love to find out what they're like.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 24, 2012, 09:21:16 pm
Wait, Bushie has siblings? I'd love to find out what they're like.

I have one older brother who is a 19-year veteran of the US Navy.  He will be retiring from the Navy in June 2014.  He is married and has a daughter who is turning 13 this Thursday.  He is aboard ship for the next 18 months so his wife and daughter are staying with his mother-in-law in Merrill, NY which is near Plattsburg and about 15 miles from the Canadian border.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 25, 2012, 12:50:31 am
Update on my plans for Christmas Morning:  I will hit the sack at 1:15 am CST and wake up by 7:45.  It will only take me 20 minutes to get ready, so I should be to the front desk waiting on my shuttle by 8:15.  I'll get to the Airport by 8:30.  As of right now, my flight to Denver is still on time.  I don't think I'll be delayed by much, if at all.  I have a 2 hour 45 minute layover in Denver before I head to Phoenix, so I have a big buffer there in case I am delayed.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 25, 2012, 01:10:23 am
My cell phone and tablet have a Christmas Countdown on them.  Since I am in Oklahoma, my cell phone is on Central time, but my tablet is on Mountain time.  My tablet shows 0 hours until Christmas Day.  My cell phone now shows 8,759 hours until Christmas Day.  My tablet will join it at 8,759 at the top of the next hour.  The devices will both be preparing for Christmas 2013 in 45 minutes!!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Cigarettes & Saints on December 25, 2012, 01:25:16 am
Imagine if Bushie was a Hollywood director.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 25, 2012, 01:30:31 am

The movie would be all about Christmas, American Flags, Christmas, Kenya, Christmas, Easter, Christmas, politics, Christmas....


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Cigarettes & Saints on December 25, 2012, 01:31:03 am
No I'm thinking more about how much of a nightmare you'd be for the cast.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 25, 2012, 01:32:43 am
No I'm thinking more about how much of a nightmare you'd be for the cast.

You wanna make a movie under my direction?  May God have mercy on your sanity!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on December 25, 2012, 01:58:24 am
Are we planning for Christmas 2013?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 25, 2012, 02:04:26 am
Are we planning for Christmas 2013?

My electronic devices sure are.  Personally, I will wait until at least Mother's Day before I begin making preliminary plans.

After New Years, I am going into full Easter mode.  Easter is March 31.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on December 25, 2012, 02:06:32 am
What are you planning for now?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 25, 2012, 02:49:14 am
Wait, Bushie has siblings? I'd love to find out what they're like.

I have one older brother who is a 19-year veteran of the US Navy.  He will be retiring from the Navy in June 2014.  He is married and has a daughter who is turning 13 this Thursday.  He is aboard ship for the next 18 months so his wife and daughter are staying with his mother-in-law in Merrill, NY which is near Plattsburg and about 15 miles from the Canadian border.

And is he more normal than you?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 25, 2012, 08:59:41 am
Wait, Bushie has siblings? I'd love to find out what they're like.

I have one older brother who is a 19-year veteran of the US Navy.  He will be retiring from the Navy in June 2014.  He is married and has a daughter who is turning 13 this Thursday.  He is aboard ship for the next 18 months so his wife and daughter are staying with his mother-in-law in Merrill, NY which is near Plattsburg and about 15 miles from the Canadian border.

And is he more normal than you?

Yes, but I hope you're not implying that my non-normalcy is somehow bad...

Anyway, I am awake on this slippery Christmas morning.  I will be headed to Will Rogers World Airport in about 15-20 minutes.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 25, 2012, 09:29:49 am
Yes, but I hope you're not implying that my non-normalcy is somehow bad...

You've lost how many jobs?  I mean, it's good that you're employed now, but don't you ever wonder where you'd have been?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: SUSAN CRUSHBONE on December 25, 2012, 10:22:42 am
Yes, but I hope you're not implying that my non-normalcy is somehow bad...

"Non-normalcy" is not bad. Your particular brand of it, however, Ö


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 25, 2012, 11:10:18 am
Yes, but I hope you're not implying that my non-normalcy is somehow bad...

You've lost how many jobs?  I mean, it's good that you're employed now, but don't you ever wonder where you'd have been?

Yes, but I don't dwell on what could have been.  I dwell on what I need to do moving forward.  I don't live life looking in the rear-view mirror.  I try to keep my eyes on the road.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 25, 2012, 03:48:34 pm
I made it to Denver about 45 minutes to an hour late.  I had to walk forever to get to my Phoenix gate.  The bird is here, so I will be on time to Phoenix.  Probably shouldnt have to worry about snow in Phoenix.  If there was snow in Phoenix I would have bigger problems on my hands!  The flight will be boarding in about 25 minutes.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 25, 2012, 11:11:59 pm
The journey is complete.  I am home in my apartment.  I landed in Salt Lake City about 7:35 and got to my apartment around 8:30.  The last flight from Phoenix felt like I was a goldfish being sloshed around in a goldfish bowl as its being walked by a toddler.  The turbulence was so bad they had to suspend beverage service.  Thankfully, I had dinner in Phoenix and took my drink with me on the plane.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on December 26, 2012, 12:46:23 am
They were going to have beverage service? Which airline was this? Were you not in coach?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 26, 2012, 12:53:25 am
They were going to have beverage service? Which airline was this? Were you not in coach?

I was on US Airways in the back of coach.  Most airlines from what I've found do offer at least something to drink complimentary and I've traveled quite a few different Airlines this past year - Delta, Southwest, United, and US Airways.  Southwest even throws in free pretzels and/or peanuts.  I haven't flown American in 4 1/2 years since I worked in Atlanta for the summer of 2008, so I don't know their beverage/snack policy, but I know the ones I mentioned do.  Of course, its been since March that I flew Delta, so they may have even changed policy over the Summer and Autumn months.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 26, 2012, 03:11:16 pm
Yes, but I hope you're not implying that my non-normalcy is somehow bad...

You've lost how many jobs?  I mean, it's good that you're employed now, but don't you ever wonder where you'd have been?

Yes, but I don't dwell on what could have been.  I dwell on what I need to do moving forward.  I don't live life looking in the rear-view mirror.  I try to keep my eyes on the road.

OK, but what lessons have you learned from the past?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: opebo on December 26, 2012, 03:39:49 pm
They were going to have beverage service? Which airline was this? Were you not in coach?

Pretty sure he means the selling of Sprites and whatnot that goes on in the horrible US airlines between takeoff and landing.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 26, 2012, 06:08:41 pm
They were going to have beverage service? Which airline was this? Were you not in coach?

Pretty sure he means the selling of Sprites and whatnot that goes on in the horrible US airlines between takeoff and landing.

Yes, they were soft drinks, mainly.  They did offer alcoholic beverages for a fee.  I stuck with the soft drinks, because I knew I had to drive home!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on December 26, 2012, 06:26:07 pm
As far as I know, domestic airlines have never given alcohol for free. I remember the old days of reheated meals and free checked bags, but cocktails were always extra. It was quite a surprise to me when I flew Lufthansas in Europe and got free alcohol.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 26, 2012, 07:53:47 pm
A storm update:  Christmas Eve delivered roughly 5" of snow to Salt Lake City.  There was a break Tuesday, but more fell today with about 2-3".  The roads are bone dry with just an occasional black ice spot.  However, the bulk of the storm is coming in overnight tonight with another 6-8" by 7:00 am Thursday.  The good news is that this is a colder storm so its ALL snow and no mix.  I should be fine getting to work in the morning, but I will be monitoring it closely.  The snow is starting to come down now.  The majority of the storm will be out of here by 7:00-8:00 am Thursday with just another inch or two the rest of the day and even that will be out by late Thursday night or early Friday morning.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on December 26, 2012, 07:57:22 pm
How about work?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 26, 2012, 07:58:31 pm

Ill get there somehow, someway!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on December 26, 2012, 10:00:40 pm
Going to church on Sunday?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 26, 2012, 10:07:44 pm

Most likely, yes, because after the storm moves out tomorrow night, we should be dry, sunny, and cold the remainder of the year.  There's another small system coming in Sunday evening with snow showers, but at most an inch out of that one.  The next storm of any consequence looks like it will arrive the first weekend of 2013.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 27, 2012, 05:28:07 am

Most likely, yes, because after the storm moves out tomorrow night, we should be dry, sunny, and cold the remainder of the year.  There's another small system coming in Sunday evening with snow showers, but at most an inch out of that one.  The next storm of any consequence looks like it will arrive the first weekend of 2013.

How could you possibly know the weather 11 days in advance?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on December 27, 2012, 06:51:02 am
As far as I know, domestic airlines have never given alcohol for free. I remember the old days of reheated meals and free checked bags, but cocktails were always extra. It was quite a surprise to me when I flew Lufthansas in Europe and got free alcohol.

They used to on transatlantic flights. A few still do, actually. I got a free beer on American.

That said, I do try to avoid US based airlines whenever possible.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 27, 2012, 12:45:02 pm
Inks,

Nobody knows the weather 10-11 days out really, but this information is based on our local meteorologists.  I'm beginning to doubt it, though, because Weather.com which has a 10-day forecast that goes through Saturday, January 5, 2013, shows dry and cold.  Then again, they rarely ever show snow for us.  Weather Underground goes through Sunday, January 6, and it also shows dry and cold.  We'll see how it pans out.  10 days out is a long time in the weather world, so anything can and probably will change, but it gives me an idea of what is to come.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 27, 2012, 02:16:39 pm
We've got a foot of snow on the ground outside with the last few flakes falling.  I was able to drive to work this morning just fine.  It normally takes me 3 minutes to get to work and it took me 7 minutes, so not bad at all.  There was a little snow on the roads, but it was a small film of snow instead of a full snow pack.  I just took it slow and easy and got there in one piece.  It was so slow at work today that I was let off work at 10:00.  It will probably be a short day tomorrow and Monday, as well.  Wednesday-Thursday, January 2-3, 2013, I will be working 2 to 2 1/2 hours overtime each evening.  Wednesday is mandatory 2 hours OT and Thursday is voluntary.  I will not work overtime next Friday and likely not the next Monday, but January 8-10, I will probably work an hour OT each night.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on December 27, 2012, 02:30:53 pm
Dude why are you calling voluntary time-off when they're telling  you to leave early?  And why aren't you working every overtime minute possible?  $$$, you see.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 27, 2012, 02:36:45 pm
Dude why are you calling voluntary time-off when they're telling  you to leave early?  And why aren't you working every overtime minute possible?  $$$, you see.

They call it VTO.  They needed volunteers to go home, and I went home.  I'll be working quite a bit of overtime in January, but I refuse to cut into my weekend!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on December 27, 2012, 02:39:24 pm
Dude why are you calling voluntary time-off when they're telling  you to leave early?  And why aren't you working every overtime minute possible?  $$$, you see.

They call it VTO.  They needed volunteers to go home, and I went home.  I'll be working quite a bit of overtime in January, but I refuse to cut into my weekend!

What, you're social life is so crucial you'll pass up on much needed money for bills?  ::)


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 27, 2012, 02:43:30 pm
Dude why are you calling voluntary time-off when they're telling  you to leave early?  And why aren't you working every overtime minute possible?  $$$, you see.

They call it VTO.  They needed volunteers to go home, and I went home.  I'll be working quite a bit of overtime in January, but I refuse to cut into my weekend!

What, you're social life is so crucial you'll pass up on much needed money for bills?  ::)

I will have 3-4 days each week to work overtime, which in a 2 week pay period that is the equivalent of an extra day's pay.

I am not going to over work myself, because I do get tired somewhat easily and I can burn out.  I need the money, yes, but I also need time to relax.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: memphis on December 27, 2012, 03:08:59 pm
Some very blunt foreshadowing here. We're due for some permanent involuntary time off very soon.http://


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 27, 2012, 07:44:43 pm
None of that on the docket, memphis.  It could happen, but I actually helped my job by leaving early, because they don't have to pay the extra man hours in pitifully slow call volume.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 27, 2012, 09:27:00 pm
One thing I noticed today at work and is a good thing is that I was called on today to help train the last batch of new employees before our January rush hits.  I was honored.  It was only for a half hour from 9:30-10:00 as I was sent home due to low call volume, but it was a little bit!


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 28, 2012, 02:01:38 am
Inks,

Nobody knows the weather 10-11 days out really, but this information is based on our local meteorologists.  I'm beginning to doubt it, though, because Weather.com which has a 10-day forecast that goes through Saturday, January 5, 2013, shows dry and cold.  Then again, they rarely ever show snow for us.  Weather Underground goes through Sunday, January 6, and it also shows dry and cold.  We'll see how it pans out.  10 days out is a long time in the weather world, so anything can and probably will change, but it gives me an idea of what is to come.

No, a 10-day winter forecast does not give you any idea of what is to come.  Other than maybe a general pattern of either a ridge or a trough, you have no idea what the weather will be that far in advance during the winter.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 28, 2012, 10:58:22 am
Well, there goes another day!  I got to work this morning at 6:00 am and took a grand total of ZERO calls before they told me to go home at 8:15.  This is a rare instance where I am actually protecting my job by leaving work early.  I am helping them out by not charging them the man hours.  I need the money, but I need the job more.  I only heard one person out of 20 agents take a single call, and that wasn't until after 8:00 am and she went home right behind me.  This week was very puny in terms of work hours, as I got a grand total of 6.33 hours on this check (I clocked out officially at 8:20 am).  Monday will likely be a bit busier so I should be able to stay longer, possibly until around Noon, but it will still be pretty slow.  I've already committed to working 2 1/2 hours overtime both Wednesday and Thursday and possibly a half hour Friday for a total of 5 hours committed, 5 1/2 hours possible of overtime.  That will help out a little.  It won't make up for all of it, but I will be working overtime the rest of January to make up for it little by little.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Franzl on December 28, 2012, 11:01:02 am
If you worked a 40 hour minimum wage Wal-Mart job, you'd make more money than with these crazy hours. And if you count the back-and-forth to Oklahoma, you'd have a lot more of your money left over...


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Simfan34 on December 28, 2012, 11:10:59 am
The end is nigh.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on December 28, 2012, 11:16:40 am
Some very blunt foreshadowing here. We're due for some permanent involuntary time off very soon.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 28, 2012, 11:23:21 am

The end of the year?  Yes, it is nigh!

The end of this job?  Not anytime soon. :)


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 28, 2012, 11:29:30 am
It has been snowing for roughly the last 60 hours!  I made it to work and back twice the past two days.  They thought 4-8" of snow.  We have 15-17" outside right now.  My car slid just a bit coming into the apartment complex, but no cars were coming and I just let off the gas, let off the brake, and let off the steering wheel and let the car come to a complete stop, before I corrected it.  It behaved the rest of the way in.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 28, 2012, 01:59:19 pm
The snow has finally stopped and the sun is starting to break through the clouds.  Its still chilly, in the high 20s, but at least the clouds are starting to break.  Its supposed to be Partly Cloudy for the next 30-33 hours before it clouds up for a small clipper system on Sunday that may drop an inch or two at best.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Eraserhead on December 28, 2012, 02:16:07 pm
I hope you're looking for a new job. Six hours worth of work on a check is pathetic.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Commrade Grumps on December 28, 2012, 02:17:56 pm
I hope you're looking for a new job. Six hours worth of work on a check is pathetic.

As Franzl noted, WalMart would pay far more.....


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 28, 2012, 02:19:20 pm
I hope you're looking for a new job. Six hours worth of work on a check is pathetic.

Yes, it is pathetic, I'll agree wholeheartedly on that, but this pay period ends next Friday, and I'll have at least 40 hours, possibly 45-46 hours on the check (including New Year's Day Holiday Pay).


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 28, 2012, 02:44:50 pm
I bought a wireless mouse and wireless keyboard for my laptop Wednesday afternoon.  So, my laptop is further away from my eyes, its still only about 2 feet from my face, but I have had to raise the zoom on the screen from 100% to 125% and I still cannot see it clearly.  My eyes were just checked last May.  Anybody have this trouble?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: MasterJedi on December 28, 2012, 02:51:35 pm
Bushie, how much do you actually make an hour/month pre-tax? It still seems you're being below market value for your job? I know I'm lucky enough that my company pays over market value (at least in the Milwaukee area) so we basically get around $18.31 an hour and get $3,000 a month pre-tax. Then again we also are expected to know and learn a LOT about insurance policies.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 28, 2012, 03:03:17 pm
Bushie, how much do you actually make an hour/month pre-tax? It still seems you're being below market value for your job? I know I'm lucky enough that my company pays over market value (at least in the Milwaukee area) so we basically get around $18.31 an hour and get $3,000 a month pre-tax. Then again we also are expected to know and learn a LOT about insurance policies.

Before taxes, I make $12 an hour and $2,016 a month before taxes based on a 21 day month.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: MasterJedi on December 28, 2012, 03:24:41 pm
Bushie, how much do you actually make an hour/month pre-tax? It still seems you're being below market value for your job? I know I'm lucky enough that my company pays over market value (at least in the Milwaukee area) so we basically get around $18.31 an hour and get $3,000 a month pre-tax. Then again we also are expected to know and learn a LOT about insurance policies.

Before taxes, I make $12 an hour and $2,016 a month before taxes based on a 21 day month.

IDK about Utah but that is definitly low for here. I think the average is about $15 an hour for most of the calls centers in the Milwaukee area.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 28, 2012, 03:54:31 pm
Bushie, how much do you actually make an hour/month pre-tax? It still seems you're being below market value for your job? I know I'm lucky enough that my company pays over market value (at least in the Milwaukee area) so we basically get around $18.31 an hour and get $3,000 a month pre-tax. Then again we also are expected to know and learn a LOT about insurance policies.

Before taxes, I make $12 an hour and $2,016 a month before taxes based on a 21 day month.

IDK about Utah but that is definitly low for here. I think the average is about $15 an hour for most of the calls centers in the Milwaukee area.

It is low for here, as well, and I could probably make more, but I don't exactly feel like starting over and over again.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on December 28, 2012, 05:23:45 pm
Bushie, how much do you actually make an hour/month pre-tax? It still seems you're being below market value for your job? I know I'm lucky enough that my company pays over market value (at least in the Milwaukee area) so we basically get around $18.31 an hour and get $3,000 a month pre-tax. Then again we also are expected to know and learn a LOT about insurance policies.

Before taxes, I make $12 an hour and $2,016 a month before taxes based on a 21 day month.

IDK about Utah but that is definitly low for here. I think the average is about $15 an hour for most of the calls centers in the Milwaukee area.

It is low for here, as well, and I could probably make more, but I don't exactly feel like starting over and over again.

Weren't you just talking about the fact that you don't regret quitting like 7 jobs right in a row?


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Scott Inman (D) OK Gov 2018 on December 28, 2012, 05:28:06 pm
Bushie, how much do you actually make an hour/month pre-tax? It still seems you're being below market value for your job? I know I'm lucky enough that my company pays over market value (at least in the Milwaukee area) so we basically get around $18.31 an hour and get $3,000 a month pre-tax. Then again we also are expected to know and learn a LOT about insurance policies.

Before taxes, I make $12 an hour and $2,016 a month before taxes based on a 21 day month.

IDK about Utah but that is definitly low for here. I think the average is about $15 an hour for most of the calls centers in the Milwaukee area.

It is low for here, as well, and I could probably make more, but I don't exactly feel like starting over and over again.

Weren't you just talking about the fact that you don't regret quitting like 7 jobs right in a row?

Regretting something and not wanting to repeat the same mistakes are two different things.


Title: Re: Days of Bushie's Life (Update Thread v4)
Post by: Queen Mum Ink