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  1. CONGRATS on remaining employed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also congrats on the money stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I also started a little acorns account (invests spare change in $5 increments, etc) in January. Through their little pulls and my weekly contributions, I've managed 500$ to date. Also...kinda managed to get married YAY 2020...sorta...
  2. how about that moment when you regret the decision before you even finish shaving :-D. Couple years ago....
  3. I'd honestly say leave it alone, maybe do different lifts or skip a day until its healed. People smarter than me always yell, preach, lecture me for picking scabs or popping blisters. They go on and on about infection risks and what not. Even if you pop that sucker today, my guess is that it'd still be tender tomorrow, especially when you add weight to the bar
  4. If you're going for a liquid that can work in hot beverage, try a non-dairy creamer, they work fairly well and taste pretty much like milk (and even kinda act like it). As far as consistency of the almond milk (never tried oat milk)...so milk alternatives, they are primarily water. If you want a thicker consistency try adding a little avocado or peanut butter to your smoothie, the avocado will add more creaminess and adds little to no flavor (you were on the right thought track with needing the fat). On another noted, if you are a baker, don't expect almond/oat/cat/coconut milks to work like milk in cooking applications. It is primarily due to the aforementioned lack of fat. Jello pudding won't set, cookies don't act right, etc. Milk is magical, it makes many things in the kitchen go right. You'll have to get creative with substitutions if you utilize milk in cookie (ex-wife was sensitive to dairy so I had to get creative with alternate methods of baking). In the meantime, if dairy is truly a large portion of your diet...please forward all the cheese in your possession to my address!
  5. Stuff with onions, carrots, celery, garlic, bay leaves. Agreement with @bigm141414 on the injection process. I have used two 'juices' before: 1) mango orange juice simmered with salt, pepper, rosemary, onion, and garlic 2) cranberry juice, onion, salt, pepper, garlic (just warn folks/yourself that it's got cranberry juice in it, kinda freaks people out when they get a purpley red piece of turkey meat...but it is kinda funny to see reactions)
  6. Never a dumb idea to squat in the power/squat rack (I'm assuming the problem set was done in a squat rack that has 'fixed' safety bars?). I'm wonder why the left side hit safetys while the right side didn't. How wide is your grip? Typically when I squat, the bar doesn't tilt much, when I've hit safetys its been pretty much both sides. The main thing, just get back in there. I've had a few spectacular failures over the past couple years, which led to a beet red face on me and much laughter from others (and me too once we all realized I was alright). Make sure you know how to bail correctly and just stick to it.
  7. Answer the first: I trim out the 'scraggly' if they are sparse, long, weird hairs. I tend to put the guard on my beard trimmer to the longest setting and hit my whole jawline and cheeks. A moisturizing facial cleanser is a good help (I think Bad Dog (maybe big dog) makes one I get from walgreens/CVS. Works pretty well, sometimes I'll use a T-gel if I'm getting flaky). Answer the second: honestly, the beard should end where ever you deem it to end. If it were me, I still have hair on top, I'd leave beard where ever beard was. On my noggin, that'd be near the top of the junction of ear to head (where there is a little break between hair hanging down and where it starts to 'grow' down). I ran a full goatee for awhile, went full beard cause I hate shaving
  8. In the examples provided: class, contests, business idea....there isn't any real significant risk, at least nothing at risk as far as your person is concerned. Sure, there are professional risks and the risk of mild embarrassment, but not the soul searching, soul crushing risk of sharing deep/personal information with some you care deeply about.... That is truly challenging and scary. Basically, going to someone, even if you trust them, and pretty much saying: "hey, here is a really sensitive thought/feeling, and I'm opening the door for you to crush my soul, hopes, and dreams, but I love you and don't think you'd do something like that..."
  9. I love fat...it's tasty... but yea, sometimes it can be a bit much depending on what you're cooking. I know when I do my pork shoulders I tend to skim off the fat or at least skim it off before storing in the fridge. I'll have to google this sofrito thing, never heard of it. Experimentation is the spice of life, takes notes while you cook (rough estimates) and try to add notes after eating to record what you think needs to change for next time (even if it's 'never make again')
  10. Braising is a combination-cooking method that uses both wet and dry heats: typically, the food is first sautéed or seared at a high temperature, then finished in a covered pot at a lower temperature while sitting in some amount of liquid. (not my definition, looked into google rather than pulled from memory, but I was close). Braising implies (to my belief) that the meat is NOT covered in the liquid (covered in my mind = boiling). Most braiser lids have little points (stalagtites) scattered on the underside to help the liquid drip back down onto the meat your cooking. Huzzah for recipeless cooking! A great resource is alton brown (good eats). On of the few show hosts (in my opinion) that actually teaches you to COOK rather than just follow recipes. Plus he's funny and educational. How'd it taste!
  11. Makes complete sense...if you're completely out of ....to give...it's kinda hard to assign an appropriate facial expression...you're out, you truly don't care anymore
  12. On a random side note... It's currently spring break for students this week. Admin/12 month staff have to work monday thru wednesday. Basically, we are all visiting/bitching/catching up on paperwork for 3 days without having to go out to the schools to test/chase students/teachers basic feeling in the office right now (unsafe language, listen with headphones...you've been warned)
  13. If I recall correctly (IIRC) there is actually some evidence (historically) that berserkers (shock troops) did tend to drink some concoction prior to battle. I contained a lot of hallucinagenic compounds that would dull pain, stimulate adrenaline, and make them basically immune to fear and good decision making
  14. I was wrong...it wasn't sinus infection...it is Upper respiratory infection. 'doc in the box' (i.e. FNP at a pharmacy) did an exam, recommended some elderberry syrup/tonic stuff that's supposed to help with viral infections (tastes pretty good) and a non-opiod (read: no fun) cough syrup that kinda works. Recommended no gym for the week to divert all resources to healing...which sucks cause I'm outta town next week for four days...so no gym for two weeks! WTF life... So lets recap...since I'm "working" Goals 1) Keep focus on the gym, actually asked coach for "more" recently. I'm going to follow-up on the check my mouth decided to cash. -sticking with coach, I'm asking questions, not really "are you sure" questions, but more "can you explain why" questions. Trying to learn from this process 2) Stick to budgeting goals and plans -Not really any major unforseen obstacles over this challenge. I'm running pretty close to the line right now as I'm throwing A LOT of 'disposable' income towards debt, also student loan servicer f-ed up my income driven repayment plan request on a BS reason...so I get another payment based off married income (340/month) when I don't really have that, but haven't had to charge anything and haven't had to steal/beg/borrow from anyone...so passing grade...but not stellar 3) Talk to coach about tightening up nutritional content -another one that kinda fell under the radar. Will be taking PB outta my morning breakfast just to see what happens (I know not a major thing, but its something) 4) Keep spirits up through the grind -spirit really hasn't had much to do with it...its just what I do now, I gym, I gym 5 days a week, I like gym...It's more habit than motivation at this point 5) Stay in touch with fellow nerds -check...check....check. I've reopened a facebook profile, staying in touch with folks, not on instagram or whatever else is out there. so I'm starting slow. Not sure how to link my stuff to hear yet, I'm sure one of you other smart peoples can help me with this bookface thing Supplemental goals 1a) cleaner language-feels like an improvement, didn't really think of a way to track it, but I'm definitely more mindful 2b) general socialization-on the improvement
  15. I used to whole heartedly agree with this on any sort of cardio machine, but for some reason, I seem to be able to tolerate the rower better than the others. Maybe because there is a little bit of form and thought required, buts it's one of the few machines I can tolerate and almost enjoy
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