bill horton

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About bill horton

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  • Birthday 05/23/1961

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    Some sort of train, I think. I just hopped aboard.
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    Male
  • Springsteen fan since?
    1981
  • Does Mary's dress wave or sway?
    It waves. It's called a near rhyme.
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    Family and friends, music, movies, art forms of all kinds, disc golf, food, riding roller coasters, laying on the couch, sleeping, drinking, reading, sex, philosophy, religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.
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    Sure!

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  1. Mine too, Early North Jersey [brushes tears]. Mine too.
  2. Diane, one of these days I'm going to not be careful and post something like this almost-hit-the-send-button replay to bushmanj's "Have you met many women?":

    Sorry you've had problems, bud.  Perhaps looking inward and attempting not to come on like a know-it-all free bird trying to hoard words as if they were the last two shotgun shells in the woods of Caroline would help?

     

  3. This Braves fan is thrilled for you and your Cubs!

  4. You, a triathlete, are going to laugh at this, I know.  But since you asked:

    Last year was my first run, a 5k, at age 54.  Finished 49 out of 149 overall and 4 out of 7 in my age bracket (Males 50-54) with a time of 30:47.  Didn't know it beforehand, but there was an award ceremony afterward where the top 3 in each age bracket got a little commemoration award on a piece of one of the wood barrels used to age Jack Daniel's whiskey.  The 3rd place finisher in my bracket finished 38 seconds ahead of me.  So I remember thinking, "Man, just 39 seconds faster.  Next year. . .  ."

    This year, a year later, all my practice runs leading up to this run were in the 34-35 min range.  I was pessimistic going in, but I guess there's just something about the adrenaline and competitiveness that comes in play when running with lots of other people because this year my time was 29:42, which was 1:05 faster than my last year's time in the same event.  And this time I was 40 out of 158.  

    I was just happy to get my coveted barrel piece.  

    The guy who finished ahead of me in first place, a friend of mine who plays on my trivia team, finished 4th overall with a time around 21:30, more than 8 minutes faster than me.  He's the same age as me, lol.  

    It's fun, I enjoy it, and it gives me added encouragement to stay in reasonable shape.  An impressive runner is something I'll never be.  The ones I read about in Runner's World and those who can even complete the longer distance events are amazing to me.  But given my age and the fact that I had a silent heart attack 6 years ago, I'm happy with myself. 

  5. Just send a friend request to Mark Crowson.  But I gotta tell ya, I'm really boring in real life. ;)

  6. Hey Diane -- I read this and figured you could use a little bit of reassurance.  It's an interview with a guy whose political acumen is second to none.  Gonna call and talk to you soon.  Take care.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/interrogation/2016/09/david_plouffe_barack_obama_s_campaign_manager_is_confident_clinton_will.html

     

     

  7. Diane, your detailed, nuanced, and thoughtful explanation/analysis of why you like Bernie Sanders is just so completely different from anyone else's around here.  No one else comes close to explaining their own particular attraction toward their preferred candidates in such depth.  

    But that just underscores, again, how intelligence tends to gravitate toward intelligence. ;)

  8. Okay, Diane, your retort to redwire gave me my laugh of the day. :lol:

  9. Hey Karsten -- I still plan to make a donation even though the fundraising drive seems to have ended.  But I was wondering what is up with the post counts?  I seems to have gone from over 5000 to around 300.