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    went for a ride with Fred and Admiral

    Well, not really.

    As I came out from getting ready for the day...whatever that means these days (laid up in cast), the kids had the finger paints out and were making pictures.

    As they became less interested in the activity, I noticed there was a lot of paint left over. Grabbing a lightly used piece of paper, my daughter screams at me saying that that is hers.

    Ooops.

    My wife graciously offers me a fresh piece.

    As I am dotting a sort of circle, and then another, the wife just kid of sighs...."What's wrong with you?"

    With just kind of a smirk, I look up and ask "what?"

    The lack of advanced colors and the 1/2" brush do rear their head, but a little colored pencil help to distinguish the shape.

    Although she said it looked good, I could hear her contempt in her voice.



    The little bike may have broke me (actually, I broke myself) but my admiration for it has not been shaken.


    Sooo, I headed out for a quick ride.



    It was a good day.


    I ain't proud.


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    When I was 12 I ended up in a full leg cast. Finally one day when the parents were in town I couldn't take it anymore so I got on my motorcycle and went for a ride. It really wasn't going too bad until I clipped the neighbor's 4x4 mailbox post with the cast. Busted it good. Worse, I dislodged the two pins in my knee so I had blood seeping out around the foot area. I raced back to the house and tried to clean it off and wrap it with trainer's tape. But I couldn't get the blood out of the soft rolled part on my foot...so I knew I was busted. Strange thing was when the doctor removed the cast he noticed the holes were the pins were put in were infected and the skin becoming necrotic. Probably would have turned into a real problem if I hadn't busted the cast and they got a look at it.

    I only mention it because riding with a cast can turn out to be a good thing. Just saying.

    On the other hand, your picture sort of reminds me of therapy they do for people in the looney bin.
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    Inspirational Jeff, going to put in on the refrigerator? Hope you heal soon and get some more riding in before you get ice-bound.
    Actually very good artistry...must be Admiral's bike since I don't get much air under my purple tires.
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    Mike, remind me to never piss you off. You could have really hurt that classic Mustang.
    Last edited by Fred; 11-08-2015 at 06:38 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWilight View Post
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    ....and the second that the driver opened his door and placed one foot outside his car, and placed it on the ground, I hit that open door with all my weight, and broke his leg just above the ankle. .....
    Was this before or after you took the Hippocratic Oath?
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    oh my,
    All been there, anger on, brain off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWilight View Post
    Fair question. This incident happened 5 years after I earned my MD.

    However, for full disclosure, I have stated before, on this forum, that I never worked as a practicing MD, treating patients. My work was for DOE and NRC as a Nuclear Physicist, and DOE paid for ALL of my schooling, from the age of 13 and on. They had a need for an MD to sign off on certain inspections, and they decided that I could serve more than one purpose for them, so they sent me to Johns Hopkins to earn my MD.

    Let's just say I am better at installing kick starter kits on TWs than I am at replacing the heart on a human being.
    After your last post I figured you donated your heart in 81'.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrolives View Post



    It was a good day.
    Awesome! Like they say "pictures or it didn't happen". In this case, it happened eh!

    I saw this last night and I'm still chuckling.

    Nice painting!

    Now you can show your wife how much better you are at art than I am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWilight View Post
    You are right Tom.......I have no heart at all.

    We can just leave it at that.
    Well nobody said you didn't find a new one! Geesh...........



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