Share A Pleasant Moment!

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by stringertom, May 16, 2014.

  1. stringertom

    stringertom G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Messages:
    13,119
    Location:
    In a sureshsian vortex
    All style, no substance. Would you really trust your personal safety with someone idiotic enough to wear those shoes? If she can't make proper decisions when doing something simple like getting dressed properly for work, I'm betting on a "fail" when she's moving in traffic.

    I think you want a different type of ride. Go for it!
     
  2. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2005
    Messages:
    35,093
    I would prefer her any day over a 58 year old hunk showing part of his butt to me as he pedals along
     
  3. heninfan99

    heninfan99 Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2008
    Messages:
    7,549
    You just ruined my pleasant moment. THANKS.
     
  4. heninfan99

    heninfan99 Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2008
    Messages:
    7,549
    To be cast as The Penguin in the new Batman.

    [​IMG][/QUOTE]
     
  5. stringertom

    stringertom G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Messages:
    13,119
    Location:
    In a sureshsian vortex
    Nothing against her looks, but the only adjoining beds you'll occupy are in the ER after she crashes on your "ride".

    And, as I told you, my valuable assets are protectively layered...no buttcrack ever visible. And it's 61-years-old now, if you haven't figured it out yet.

    But you did get the "hunk" part right...ladies like the old guy!
     
  6. Sentinel

    Sentinel Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    30,451
    Location:
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Tom, are the Brits always "sloshed" ? :D No offense to Batz and his brethren but i keep reading of drunken football fans, and hooligan smashing shops, etc.
     
  7. stringertom

    stringertom G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Messages:
    13,119
    Location:
    In a sureshsian vortex
    Let's see...youth, vacation, warm temperatures, nightclubs; makes a nice cocktail for letting it all go! My crowd here aren't hooligans but I get to know the ones that appreciate a change of pace. They can always walk or take the buses but it's nice when they want to ride and chat (or non-chat...thanks buddy for never inviting me to CC's place BTW).

    VCore is British...shouldn't it be VCore and his brethren if it's O&E?
     
  8. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2005
    Messages:
    35,093
    I used to live in Orlando. Is the International Zone near the amusement parks off I4? Does your rickshaw err human-powered pedi bike taxicab have a cover in case of rain, which must be quite frequent?

    How do the passengers know how much to tip? Are there any posted guidelines?
     
  9. stringertom

    stringertom G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Messages:
    13,119
    Location:
    In a sureshsian vortex
    I-4 exit Sand Lake Rd. and you're there. Anything between Universal and Sea World is my turf, particularly the massive Orange County Convention Center.

    Rain is the enemy...even with a canopy, passengers get soaked so a good golf umbrella works more efficiently. I choose never to ride in the hard or steady rain...the amenity you are offering is taken away.

    Some sharks out here charge a "rate"...my passengers pay me what they're comfortable with so everyone is happy at the end! Monday, I picked up a young Brit dad and his 6-or-so-year-old daughter for a shortish ride and got $20 when I could have been happy with $5. When I asked him if he needed change for the $20 bill, he declined and said, "No, I rather enjoyed that! Keep it!" That was a pleasant moment! I told the daughter she was lucky to have such a nice Dad! She smiled and said, "I know!" That was even more pleasant!
     
  10. heninfan99

    heninfan99 Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2008
    Messages:
    7,549
    ^^If even hlaf of your story is true you have the strength of 10 LeeDs in your legs.
     
  11. rommil

    rommil Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2004
    Messages:
    7,740
    Location:
    CT
    Suresh would have to pay double plus medical bills of driver.

    You? Tip?:)
     
  12. stringertom

    stringertom G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Messages:
    13,119
    Location:
    In a sureshsian vortex
    Come see and find out! Dogs lie at my feet (crippled as they are...de feet that is) but I only lie to sleep.
     
  13. Vcore89

    Vcore89 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,902
    Location:
    The synapse
    In reference to Sirs Tom and Sentinel, as a kid in Flushing (moved around a lot), coach always told be to drink fluids even if I am not thirsty (and I always remembered that) because the moment you feel thirsty it might be too late. So I sloshed around running for 20 forehand and 20 backhands at a time (no two-handers allowed).
     
  14. stringertom

    stringertom G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Messages:
    13,119
    Location:
    In a sureshsian vortex
    We'll change your name to USOCore, only fitting as you sometimes prefer that combo of Wilson's and shbh's that have combined for 40% of the men's singles titles there in 25 years.
     
  15. Vcore89

    Vcore89 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,902
    Location:
    The synapse
    ncodeBLXCore?:)

    Btw, most of my mates are done with one Boilermaker (or two), no sloshing around.
     
  16. r2473

    r2473 Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2006
    Messages:
    7,028
    The gift that keeps on giving..........
     
  17. r2473

    r2473 Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2006
    Messages:
    7,028
    Sorry Tom, where you saying something? I must been distracted :twisted:

     
  18. kiki

    kiki Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2010
    Messages:
    18,714
    Any doubs match with Hingis and Kournikova
    specially in 2010
     
  19. dParis

    dParis Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2004
    Messages:
    1,694
    [​IMG]

    I know. I can't believe The Hard Rock has that much meeting space. 40,000sq/ft is a BIG room.
     
  20. stringertom

    stringertom G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Messages:
    13,119
    Location:
    In a sureshsian vortex
    sureshsian space...he'll be booking his "forehand of evil" pyramid marketing scheme with cohort LeeD taking the smaller room to accommodate lefty kick serve technique.
     
  21. Vcore89

    Vcore89 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,902
    Location:
    The synapse
    Just curious, are you are Ralph or Rodge (1h or 2h), not that it matters; you string with both hands naturally?:)
     
  22. stringertom

    stringertom G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Messages:
    13,119
    Location:
    In a sureshsian vortex
    I am Mats...the 2-hander who added a nice 1-handed slice to win 3 slams one year.

    I am the anti-Nads...a natural lefty who learned all sports righty. I curse the day I put my big bro's baseball mitt on my left hand and started that unnatural spiral away from my leftyness. It's hurt me in other sports too (baseball, bowling).

    Give me time and money and I would go back to square one and become a shbh lefty. Years ago, I did photography for the New York Apples WTT franchise and I have images indelibly engraved in my mind's eye of Apples' Ray Ruffels, a poor man's Rod Laver. Aussie, lefty, S&V shbh. Visualization is key when learning and what I saw over and again won't fade from the brain like images on photo paper.
     
  23. Vcore89

    Vcore89 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,902
    Location:
    The synapse
    Thanks sir, I can relate to visualization, learned a lot from relatives in the medical profession and also from my own research and scouring of old back issues of related magazines that I won't elaborate.

    A natural lefty who inevitably learns to do it right with his right are natural born geniuses as my uncles in the medical profession would always say to me.
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2014
  24. heninfan99

    heninfan99 Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2008
    Messages:
    7,549
    How did you end up in Oralndo?
     
  25. r2473

    r2473 Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2006
    Messages:
    7,028
    Prison's were full. This was the next closest thing.
     
  26. stringertom

    stringertom G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Messages:
    13,119
    Location:
    In a sureshsian vortex
    HS & college in Tallahassee, worked in NY for a dozen years but came back to FL for what I thought was a couple of weeks when my father fell ill and now I'm here 29 years, the last few without either parent. I hadn't explored the tourist side of Orlando until 3 years ago and I love it for the cosmopolitan atmosphere exuded by visitors from all over the globe.

    Just gave a ride to a couple from Bristol in the UK. Gr8 chat while I got them over to Wal-Mart for provisions for the room. They will be here 3 weeks and have my e-mail to meet again. They were the very first people I saw on the sidewalk...that happens once a year!
     
  27. Vcore89

    Vcore89 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,902
    Location:
    The synapse
    Finally, my lady boss summoned me to her office this morning. She was the one who left the form guide (earlier in the week) for The Epsom Derby this Saturday and ask me if I can help pick some random thoroughbreds. Hmm, I said, it's easy to pick but winners! She insisted anyway. I noticed many of the thoroughbreds are sired by ''Galileo'' so I pick an (unbacked--pays big if;)...) offspring of ''Galileo''. Now, I'm thinking whether to ask my girlfriend to come with me and my boss!:idea:
     
  28. Bdarb

    Bdarb Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2012
    Messages:
    1,536
    Location:
    New England
    Is she like Jennifer Anniston in horrible bosses? If so.. no lol.
     
  29. Vcore89

    Vcore89 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,902
    Location:
    The synapse
    She is actually pretty good looking, 45-ish, Paige Turco-ish.;)
     
  30. Bdarb

    Bdarb Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2012
    Messages:
    1,536
    Location:
    New England
    yeah.. no gf ;) haha
     
  31. Vcore89

    Vcore89 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,902
    Location:
    The synapse
    Enjoy LIFE first, remember?;) ''With freedom, books, flowers and the moon, who could not be happy?'' -- Oscar Wilde
     
  32. stringertom

    stringertom G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Messages:
    13,119
    Location:
    In a sureshsian vortex
    Oh so painfully close to the truth...the "next closest" part, at least when it rains and rainy season is coming for the next 4 months.:twisted:
     
  33. stringertom

    stringertom G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Messages:
    13,119
    Location:
    In a sureshsian vortex
    I was about to call it a night late yesterday but right before making the turn towards the storage lot I asked a couple if they would like a ride. They were staying right across the street but got on and the gentleman said, "Take us on a tour before heading to the hotel". I asked him how long he had in mind. "Oh, how about half-an-hour?"

    In 30 minutes you can see my whole area and round-trip to their hotel so I did just that. What a nice time we had and they learned a lot! At the end, he asked how much he owed and I said, "Sir, I'll let you decide what that was worth and I'll trust your judgement". That was my fourth $100+ ride in my career!:)
     
  34. Sentinel

    Sentinel Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    30,451
    Location:
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Today went out for a run, 47C was the max and it was showing 43 at that time ! I had to go early-ish so as not to miss the W final. It's 46-47C this entire week so no respite.

    47 is around 116F if you do Fahrenheit.
     
  35. Sentinel

    Sentinel Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    30,451
    Location:
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Chaps, do you recommend Game of Thrones. I read something that it is the most popular or something (after Sopranos, or maybe even higher that S).
     
  36. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2005
    Messages:
    35,093
    Did Rafa win the Wimbledon final?
     
  37. Tennis sensation

    Tennis sensation Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2010
    Messages:
    4,481
    Location:
    Lost
    I would highly recommend Games of Thrones. It is amazing.
     
  38. Sentinel

    Sentinel Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    30,451
    Location:
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    I am having pleasant moments just looking at the thread titles, and this is before the M final (M=men's for suresh's benefit). Just imagine how hilarious this place will be after the match!

    And I just had some fantastic home-made Idlis and coconut chutney (with extra green and red chillis, i can feel the burn in the tummy!) and sambar :)

    Now for a pleasant nap before the men's final.

    Mira beat Simmi/Seema in 3 sets, haha.
     
  39. stringertom

    stringertom G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Messages:
    13,119
    Location:
    In a sureshsian vortex
    I'm about to share some unpleasant moments... I'm buying a saxophone mouthpiece and will try to learn my embouchures this summer during my idle moments (and there will be many!) at work. Once the mouthpiece is mastered, I'll really screech by adding the horn and learning the fingering and some "melodies".

    Wish those surrounding me luck!
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2014
  40. Vcore89

    Vcore89 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,902
    Location:
    The synapse
    Good luck my friend and should I be seeing you then by 2015 at the horn section of Stephen Colbert's show?
     
  41. stringertom

    stringertom G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Messages:
    13,119
    Location:
    In a sureshsian vortex
    Only if it's a monsoon of a summer! It's starting that way...ready to roll at 3pm when the skies just opened up with God's version of "Hi there!" crackling every few minutes. It's 4+ hours later now...no work and all play makes Tommy Boy a little antsy!
     
  42. OTMPut

    OTMPut Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Messages:
    2,326
    A morning at the cafe overlooking "quiet ocean, bracketed by green mountains" and shapely legs of the HK summer inspired this:

    Lips red and full as cherry
    Love can’t wait hurry
    Legs carved from gold
    Never get you old
    Sad will be garden of weeds
    Plant some eager seeds
    Care not young or old
    Just be bold


    I hope you enjoy it!
     
  43. stringertom

    stringertom G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Messages:
    13,119
    Location:
    In a sureshsian vortex
    A moment to belatedly mourn the loss of an actress I shared moments of pleasure watching...Ann B. Nelson (Alice the maid on "The Brady Bunch") passed away at 86 on June 1. She fell in her bathtub and succumbed to a subdural hematoma.:cry:
     
  44. OTMPut

    OTMPut Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Messages:
    2,326
    Another beautiful morning. Early morning sun is the cherry on the cake.

    [​IMG]

    Cafe is quiet today with just one other gentleman busy reading.

    [​IMG]
     
  45. stringertom

    stringertom G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Messages:
    13,119
    Location:
    In a sureshsian vortex
    ^^^Come on over to the Bistro! We're quite non-chatty at times!
     
  46. OTMPut

    OTMPut Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Messages:
    2,326
    On my way ...
     
  47. Vcore89

    Vcore89 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,902
    Location:
    The synapse
    No more mysterious form guide this time, lady boss just handed me the King's Stand Stakes race card for Tuesday, directly. I guess I have to study it over the weekend (or later in the night while under the influence).:-|

    A while late I said: ''Due Diligence'' for King's Stand Stakes!:lol: She took a long draw, exhaled and smiled, then wished me a great weekend!
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2014
  48. OTMPut

    OTMPut Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Messages:
    2,326
    played a league match today against a very good player. i could not get a look on his serve for first 30 min. down 0-4 in a jiffy, i was fighting to avoid a bagel. finished the first pro set at 3-8.
    went down 1-3 in no time.
    then something happened. tennis gods smiled. i clawed back into the match and won the second set 8-5.

    i am still grinning.
     
  49. Sentinel

    Sentinel Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    30,451
    Location:
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    OTM
    Strangely your second pic is showing upside down. And your pics posted the other day were also rotated. But when i save the pic and see it on my laptop, it shows fine.

    Nice place, and lovely morning.

    Due to yesterday's rain, there were cool breezes in the evening today, had a nice run today, legs felt nice.

    Just finished watching Berdy vs Lopez, now its Stan coming up.
     
  50. Vcore89

    Vcore89 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,902
    Location:
    The synapse
    I wasn't shocked at the outcome of the Lopez versus Berdy match.
     

Share This Page