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Off-Topic / Islamic holidays
« on: May 22, 2020, 04:36:42 pm »Message ID: 1325701
I mean no disrespect by this question, but does anyone know how I would go about removing islamic holidays from my iPhone calendar? I am not really all that interested in getting notifications, but for whatever reason they are included by default and pop up as notification reminders. I never asked for them to be added and cannot find any way to turn them off.

It looks like they are included in the default "US Holidays" calendar for whatever reason.

Off-Topic / Surprise Wedding
« on: May 15, 2020, 06:36:09 pm »Message ID: 1325028
Our daughter got married this afternoon in a short informal ceremony. She was originally supposed to get married in October, but then this corona virus mess hit and tossed a nice sized wrench into their plans! Rather than wait, they decided to move things up and just do something small with all of the social distancing in place.

It was kept secret from the rest of the family. Daughter and son-in-law live in Florida and we are in Ohio. A few months ago they hatched the plan to get married in Florida (the original October wedding was supposed to be here in Ohio). But about a month ago, that plan was changed to do a wedding in Ohio as a late Mother’s Day surprise for my wife. So outside of a couple of our daughter’s friends and myself, mostly everyone else was completely in the dark until the actual ceremony. She streamed it live on Facebook for other friends and family to attend remotely.

We built up a ruse to get mom and little sister to the wedding – the bride and many of her friends all work in food service and many of the local servers and bartenders are currently out of work. Thankfully our daughter is in management and has been able to stay working through all of this. But one of her out of work friends does photography on the side, so our daughter paid for a family portrait photo shoot as a way to help out her friend and for me to get mom and little sister all gussied up and delivered to the wedding none the wiser!

It POURED down rain (was supposed to be an outdoor wedding) and we got pretty soaked even with umbrellas, but it the end, it was a perfect day!

Off-Topic / We've lost another legend to COVID-19 - R.I.P. Tom Dempsey
« on: April 05, 2020, 03:09:50 pm »Message ID: 1319809
Tom Dempsey died yesterday from coronavirus complications. He was the NFL kicker born without fingers and toes on his right hand and foot and held the record for the longest field goal in NFL history for many years until that record was recently broken.

He is not any more important that the thousands of others who have died from this pandemic, but for those who haven't experienced a friend or family member dying from the virus, it does hit home a bit more when someone famous falls victim.

Off-Topic / Searching for non Corona related topics of interest...
« on: March 17, 2020, 11:13:28 am »Message ID: 1317219
I am searching for forum topics to read and comment on that are not related to viruses, lock downs, toilet paper, or hand sanitizer - and topics of interest that I have something to write about. Anybody have any suggestions?   ;)

Off-Topic / Ohio schools are going on Virus break
« on: March 12, 2020, 12:56:13 pm »Message ID: 1316675
It looks like here in Ohio, the governor has just announced that all schools state-wide will soon be on a three week break to help combat the spread of the virus. Not sure if there will be contingency plans for online classes or just a really long spring break.  It is supposed to start after Monday and continue through April 3rd.

Have any other states followed suit? Not sure if this was an independent decision of if Ohio looked to any contingency plans in place elsewhere.

Offers / Super Easy Task 4˘
« on: February 18, 2020, 04:05:33 am »Message ID: 1313335
15392256 Question Test Democratic Presidential Candidate Recognition D-14 cents

This one was very easy to complete for a quick 4˘... Just had to tell whether you recognized some of the Democratic Presidential candidates by face and whether you would vote for them.

Off-Topic / Does anyone watch The Bachelor?
« on: January 29, 2020, 08:11:41 am »Message ID: 1310646
Any fans of the show? Let me start right out by saying I am not a fan. Until Monday night I had never seen any episodes of The Bachelor - I only occasionally saw clips as commercial teasers or on other news or pop culture shows that referenced it. I never watched it because of what I perceived it to be = fake or manufactured drama on a scripted 'reality' show promoting promiscuity.

So I finally sat down to watch an episode of it on Monday and I think all of my pre-conceptions were verified! Was that a typical episode?

But my POINT for starting the topic (and for finally watching the show) was because my neck of the woods was prominently featured in the first part of the episode this week. After the entire cast went to Cleveland, which I live about an hour away from, the Bachelor and his Bimbo went on a date at Cedar Point, to ride the best collection of thrill rides on the planet. My current avatar here in the forum is taken from a Cedar Point ride photo with my daughter on Magnum XL200

That had to have been a cold and dreary day to be riding rollercoasters - I think it was shot sometime after the park closed for daily operations - they are only open on weekends after Labor Day through Halloween. But when it is wet and rainy late in the season and you are riding speeding coasters right there on the Lake... BRRRRR!!!

I almost felt bad for them.

Then the manufactured drama cropped up and I tuned out. The national spotlight on Cedar Point was over, so I got what I tuned in for!

Off-Topic / TRUMP in Toledo
« on: January 10, 2020, 10:36:51 am »Message ID: 1308580
So NRAJoe... did you go?    ;)

Off-Topic / Wisdom teeth
« on: January 08, 2020, 06:38:04 am »Message ID: 1308327
Looking for others' experiences with wisdom tooth removal.  I was told 25 years ago that I had two wisdom teeth in the top (lucky for me, I never developed any lowers). I decided to just leave them alone since they weren't bothering me. There they sat for 25 years until the upper right one finally decided to make an appearance last summer.

I had it removed last Friday without much difficulty in the actual procedure itself. Worst part was the pre-procedure shots. The oral surgeon was able to do it with just a local anesthetic and I didn't need to be put fully out.

But ever since the numbness wore off Friday afternoon, I've been having a lot of sinus issues - which I knew beforehand could be a possibility. I went back to the oral surgeon on Monday and he confirmed that the tooth roots had likely infiltrated into my sinus. He gave me a prescription for amoxicillin to prevent infection and I go back in two weeks for a followup.

Has anyone else had this type of reaction and how long did it take you to feel back to normal? He told me to not blow my nose for 2-3 weeks - just snort it back up my nose. And if I have to sneeze to do it open mouth.  So I have to remember to carry a hanky with me everywhere!

My sinus headaches get pretty rough and are very light sensitive. But thankfully they are not constant.
Not looking for sympathy - just looking for shared experience and an ETA on the light at the end of my tunnel. (Right now, dark places are my friend and the light is evil!)

Off-Topic / "Related Topics"
« on: December 16, 2019, 09:50:20 am »Message ID: 1305361
How many of you after reading through a particular thread click on one or more of the "related topics" listing at the bottom of the page? Usually these are topics where the thread title is very similar. Sometimes the new thread and the 'related thread' have absolutely nothing to do with each other, but there is a common word in the titles that somehow flagged the relation. (I always find those ironic when they are not a related discussion at all!) Almost always the 'related topics' are several years old or more and have been closed to new posts long ago.

I don't do this very often, but on occasion... It is always interesting to see the topics that were exactly the same and just rehashed. It is also interesting to see some of the current long-time members/posters who voiced opinions previously - or to see some users who used to be very active in the forums and have since disappeared.

Debate & Discuss / Joe Biden - No Malarkey Tour
« on: December 08, 2019, 01:07:24 pm »Message ID: 1304409
Is it just me or has this man completely lost his marbles after the latest incident in Ohio, I mean Iowa. Calling a man "fat" and a "damn liar" and challenging him to a push up contest -- what is his obsession with push ups? And then sucking on his wife's finger while she is introducing him at a campaign stop.

Nope. No Malarkey in any of that...

Off-Topic / Planet Fitness
« on: November 14, 2019, 08:11:39 am »Message ID: 1301376
I am looking for some feedback and tips from any current Planet Fitness members. My wife and I just joined earlier this week after she heard an ad for a special rate for new memberships. We had discussed it in the past, but this finally caused her to pull the trigger.

I actually enjoy walking outdoors in the winter - as long as I am bundled up, but with the winter ice and darkness (I usually walk prior to sunrise) it can be dangerous. My wife has back issues and isn't able to tolerate the cold weather walking outdoors. 

I also do regular 3x weekly workouts on my own in my basement. I enjoy going at my own pace using my own equipment - a decent weight bench and some dumbbells with interchangeable weight plates. I prefer the privacy of doing my own thing and listening to my own background noise (whether music or news/podcasts) without needing earphones to avoid disturbing other people around me.

This kind of exercise is also something my wife isn't able to physically endure. We have an unfinished/wet basement which she never likes to set foot in anyway. So - bonus for me - it's a literal man cave.

So I am generally able to fulfill my exercise needs and expectations without Planet Fitness, whereas she is unlikely to have many wintertime opportunities without it. We are both trying to drop a few pounds and get into better shape prior to our daughter's wedding next October and I want to do whatever I can to help with her motivation and give positive reinforcement.

Initially, she was going to just get a solo membership, but I let her talk me into a minimal one to just try it out. So I got up early this morning to go in with her and did about 30 minutes on the treadmill. She went in by herself yesterday morning before I was signed up. I think that she preferred having me there with her as opposed to going alone, and I have to say that it was kind of neat to walk and plug my headphones into the machine while picking the audio to match whichever TV screen captured my attention.

My wife is off work on Fridays for the remainder of the year and has scheduled an appointment with a trainer tomorrow to talk about workout routines that won't aggravate her back. I suppose maybe I should do the same if I really want to get my money's worth.  But is it really a waste of money to just go in with her periodically to walk on a treadmill or elliptical if it is providing her with moral support? 

Can any existing Planet Fitness members sell me on the prospect of doing more?

Support / Avatar size
« on: October 23, 2019, 12:43:00 pm »Message ID: 1298142
Does anyone know where the forum avatar size restrictions are posted or what they happen to be? I was trying to change my pic and I keep getting an error message. I think it might be due to the size and I am trying to determine how far down I need to reduce it.

Payment Pictures / My $27.03 PayPal cashout payment
« on: August 31, 2019, 11:05:08 am »Message ID: 1290732

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Off-Topic / Locked Topics
« on: August 28, 2019, 12:34:44 pm »Message ID: 1290202
How is it that a user is permitted to create a topic and repeatedly lock and unlock it so that only the OP can write new posts in that topic to the exclusion of everyone else?  (I am thinking specifically about the latest bible verse thread).

Isn't this meant to be a discussion board? How can that happen if nobody else is permitted to post a response or reaction?

I don't expect the rules to change necessarily, but I think admins should make it a rule that after the second time a thread is locked - it should remain locked forever. The manipulation that occurs on some of these boards is bordering on ridiculous!

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