Morning Free Association, July 11

The teletype tells me that Landon Ferraro has been signed by the Blues. Or has joined a blues band. (The ink is blurry).

I guess it’s that time of year when we need to look out for poachers.

Marc Bergevin is quietly intimating that PK Subban earned his way out of town.
you! under the bus!
Come on now! You totally stole that trick from Boston’s front offices! Wait a minute… Is that our bus? Oh wait, …
I can see our bus being warmed up outside of John Farrell’s office.
almost ready

And speaking of poachers… Buffalo is trying to butter-up a certain young prospect


Hey, hey HEY! Don’t you guys dare poach that prospect, who we were planning on poaching from you next month!

Good Morning!

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Morning All!
A quiet weekend for Jo and I.
Took her mom to a comedy club Friday. Funny stuff.
Took on the new disc golf course at Rockwell Park Saturday – it kicked my ass.
We worked most of yesterday so we can have flex time this week.
Went to see the Cowboy Junkies in Hartford last night. Yeah, we saw them a few months ago, but they are our band. They were great, we were happy… still are!
The only thing missing from the weekend was the bagel! I forgot about the bagel!

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Cowboy Junkies!

I’m not a HUGE fan, but still a fan. I haven’t seen a good, live show since mid April. I need something soon.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Yup, I needed it. Thinking about the Green River Music Festival next weekend. Might have to checkit out.

The BOB
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The BOB

Random note – Novocaine tastes absolutely god-awful disgusting.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Novocaine tastes absolutely god-awful disgusting

Not for long!

Satan81
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Ironically frustrating, too, given that it’s a numbing agent.

The BOB
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The BOB

Well it did the trick for that at least. Didn’t really feel the fiber camera being crammed up my nose and then down my throat!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Thanks for THAT image. Skipping breakfast.

Satan 81's Sister
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That’s a less than fun way to start the week.

The BOB
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The BOB

Even more frustrating is the fact that I was going into the office for a different procedure. Instead, it turned out to only be a consult for that procedure and an impromptu camera cramming instead. I get to wait another ten days for the original procedure to happen

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

Morning!

First days at new jobs are always morning and confusing. So much reading. But, happy to start a new chapter!

Alright back to reading. Probably won’t be by as frequently until I’m settled in here which will probably be a few days or weeks.

Satan 81's Sister
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Morning all! No bagel for breakfast. Yogurt and a banana.

phonymahoney
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I had a granola bar type thing and two cups of coffee.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Son of bitch. I knew I forgot to eat something this weekend.

Satan 81's Sister
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Did Stripes get bagels this weekend? Inquiring minds want to know.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Stripes forgot all about the bagel thing. Now I want one!

Satan 81's Sister
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How can you people just forget about bagels?!?

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Bagels are like a big zero to me.

Satan 81's Sister
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A big, delicious zero.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

this bagel stuff is slaying me.

Satan 81's Sister
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Will it ever end? ( I hope not.)

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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BITCHING POINTS!
* Pokemon Go does not work on company wifi.
* Hockey team lost 6-4. We played poorly, but the worst thing about it was how half of the team behaved on the bench. No one enjoys being yelled at, berated and cursed at on the bench. This is not the NHL. This is not even minor league hockey. Let’s have fun even it we are losing. I left the rink in a worse mood than when I entered. They are even starting to cut playing time for the people they deem not worthy. This is fucking ridiculous.

Positive Points!
* Despite hockey, I had a lovely weekend catching Pokemon and going to farmers markets with my GF.
* My bro go a new used car and he likes it a lot. I’m happy for him.
* Our drummer and his wife welcome their first child yesterday morning. Beautiful baby girl!
* Carvinbass and his wife have some friends to take care of too!
* I played bass for two hours straight yesterday. I set up my 5 string MMEB Stingray and it plays like a champ.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I’ve played on teams like that. Fuck that. The most fun team I played on didn’t win much, but we laughed a lot and liked each other. Everyone was supportive of everyone else even if someone sucked at hockey. As long as they were fun they could be on the team.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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A lot of us are still new to hockey (such as myself.) We’re 4-2-1. Not bad at all! I feel like a lot of these guys are living out their NHL dreams in Greensboro’s C2 hockey league. The loud mouths are all in their 40s.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I see those guys a lot. Sometimes their teammates ask if I can’t get rid of them somehow. No, but I can torture them for a small fee.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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And someone started a FB thread on the team FB page. Unfortunately it’s by a player who is young and not well liked because he roams too much on the ice. Other wise he is a great teammate. I’m going to have to stick up for the kid.

carvinbass18
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I played bass for two hours straight yesterday. I set up my 5 string MMEB Stingray and it plays like a champ.

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The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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My main ax is a 1986 MM Stingray 4 string. It’s still the king, but damn, I forgot how fun a 5 string can be. I let a guy borrow it a few weeks ago after I didn’t even look at the bass for close to three months. When he gave it back, he messed with the bridge and the strings were COVERED in a cheesy poof like powder. The powder had a strong garlic scent as well.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Garlic Cheetos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Satan81
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I’m guessin’ someone got the munchies…

How’s playing a 5-string different than playing a 4-string bass? Does it have a wider range of tones, or just more tones in between the normal range?

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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OMG I forgot that sticker was there. Let’s tax the hell out of it and then I will open a pizza shop anyway…

Typically, a five string bass adds a low B string, so you’re only getting five extra low notes. I’ve found it to be more useful to play country (no joke). You get ease of access though. With an extra string, you have access to more notes without sliding your hand around.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

OMG I forgot that sticker was there. Let’s tax the hell out of it and then I will open a pizza shop anyway…

Amazing that it hasn’t happened. It’s a slow revolution.

carvinbass18
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I’m a big fan of when the low B string breaks mid show. Sounds like a gun shot.

carvinbass18
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Morning apparent ghost town this morning!
I’m gonna steal Phony’s bullet points cause STUFF HAPPENED

  • Took Friday & this week off from work because Em & I have two little friends staying with us!!!
  • That being said, we have no idea how long / what’s happening, so I’m not going to be around much for the foreseeable future. Currently they are sleeping hence laptop usage
  • Weekend was great, obviously played a lot with our new friends, despite the rain.
  • GV softball drops to 2-5 on the season after a piss poor 9am start game, losing “some big nummber – 4”
  • Our 3rd baseman showed up to the game hungover as all hell, after going to bed at 4am Sunday morning. Ha!
  • Just had a cup of hazelnut coffee and now a little calm before the storm
  • Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Best of luck with the lil friends.

    At least the 3rd baseman showed up! I’ve played hungover hockey before – i’ve played still drunk hockey, too. No bueno.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Yay for you and Em!

    phonymahoney
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    Nice! You and Em must be psyched.

    I am enjoying coconut coffee, myself. Yum!

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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    I’m not a fan of the coconut coffee. I also don’t like coconuts. Is there are relation? Hmnn…..

    carvinbass18
    Editor

    Hmmmm, i’ve never heard of coconut coffee

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    Good morning, pals!

    BULLET POINTS!

  • Everyone was on vacation last week and now the other half of everyone is on vacation this week. Guess who is in neither half of “everyone”? the phonestermahonester, that’s who!
  • Congrats on your new contract, Lando! Dr Handgrenaid and I will miss you!
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  • Wearing a dress today because GOD DAMN IT, I AM FEEING FEMININE.
  • OK, no I’m not, but I’m trying to land myself Big Red.
  • Wow, I am a mess, huh?
  • Had a nice weekend despite the rain, and hit the rink yesterday. Still quite a few miles to go in getting my skating legs back. Also need to hit the gym, methinks.
  • Coffee!
  • Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Also in the no vacay neither half is….. me. My peeps are in England this week so sort of vacation. Everything still has to get done, though on my terms and times.

    I, too will miss Lando Calrisiferrarroan

    I’ll be wearing a skirt later for roll practice (roll not role)

    Go Big Red! Cornell cheer?

    No, you’re not a mess. You’re awesome!

    Nice weekend here, as well.

    I need coffee. The power was out when we got up this morning and I haven’t had any yet. Making it now!!

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    Wearing a dress today because GOD DAMN IT, I AM FEEING FEMININE.

    :-O

    carvinbass18
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  • Yeah but you’ve got that fancy-pants cape cod thing the weekend of our party since you clearly hate all of us so much instead :-p
  • I’ll miss him too. I’ll miss the smoothest skating player in the galaxy GIFs more though. He’s one of those replaceable’s for sure, but he was fun. Best of luck Ferraro
  • You look good in a dress!
  • phonymahoney
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  • You should have told me when the damn party was! hahahahahahah
  • I’m also going to be at the Cape all next week and it’s going to be GLORIOUS.
  • Yeah, HHG and I agree we’re probably going to miss the images more.
  • Thanks – my handsome office boyfriend already saw me. EEEEEEEK.
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