Now I lay me down to Roast...

Now I lay me down to Roast...

MephitMark
MephitMark

July 17th, 2011, 7:31 am #1

Many years ago (try 25), while suffering through a miserable heat wave, I came up with the following prayer 'revisal'. And thought that with the current heat wave (at least here in Minnesota & surrounding areas), that it would be appropriate to post it for many to enjoy.

Now I lay me down to roast
I hope that I do not toast
And if I should fry before I poach
I hope I do not char-broil!
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Dulie
Dulie

July 17th, 2011, 11:25 am #2

Our practical portion is being done on a VERY black asphalt parking lot with NO shade. Right now it is 80 degrees, dew point of 76, supposed to hit 95 today. I shall be roasted and/or poached if the dew point hits 80 degrees.

I can't believe how much that takes out of a person! I hope it is a little cooler next weekend, I'm participating in Warrior Dash, and I'm running in the 3PM wave.
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Daniel Meyer
Daniel Meyer

July 17th, 2011, 3:45 pm #3

It builds character! (right before it incinerates it ala "Chronicles of Riddik")

(grins)

Good luck on the MSF course!

CUAgain,
Daniel Meyer
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Renegade_Azzy
Renegade_Azzy

July 18th, 2011, 12:06 am #4

Our practical portion is being done on a VERY black asphalt parking lot with NO shade. Right now it is 80 degrees, dew point of 76, supposed to hit 95 today. I shall be roasted and/or poached if the dew point hits 80 degrees.

I can't believe how much that takes out of a person! I hope it is a little cooler next weekend, I'm participating in Warrior Dash, and I'm running in the 3PM wave.
My MSC was taken in very hot heat, until the thunderstorm for the final skills test.
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Ian
Ian

July 18th, 2011, 12:10 pm #5

Was raining, during an eclipse, over a 100 degrees with snow on the ground back in the day I took my course... backwards and uphill.

Heh, Monday morning mental meandering, carry on...

FIRST YORKSHIREMAN:
Aye, very passable, that, very passable bit of risotto.

SECOND YORKSHIREMAN:
Nothing like a good glass of Château de Chasselas, eh, Josiah?

THIRD YORKSHIREMAN:
You're right there, Obadiah.

FOURTH YORKSHIREMAN:
Who'd have thought thirty year ago we'd all be sittin' here drinking Château de Chasselas, eh?

FIRST YORKSHIREMAN:
In them days we was glad to have the price of a cup o' tea.

SECOND YORKSHIREMAN:
A cup o' cold tea.

FOURTH YORKSHIREMAN:
Without milk or sugar.

THIRD YORKSHIREMAN:
Or tea.

FIRST YORKSHIREMAN:
In a cracked cup, an' all.

FOURTH YORKSHIREMAN:
Oh, we never had a cup. We used to have to drink out of a rolled up newspaper.

SECOND YORKSHIREMAN:
The best we could manage was to suck on a piece of damp cloth.

THIRD YORKSHIREMAN:
But you know, we were happy in those days, though we were poor.

FIRST YORKSHIREMAN:
Because we were poor. My old Dad used to say to me, "Money doesn't buy you happiness, son".

FOURTH YORKSHIREMAN:
Aye, 'e was right.

FIRST YORKSHIREMAN:
Aye, 'e was.

FOURTH YORKSHIREMAN:
I was happier then and I had nothin'. We used to live in this tiny old house with great big holes in the roof.

SECOND YORKSHIREMAN:
House! You were lucky to live in a house! We used to live in one room, all twenty-six of us, no furniture, 'alf the floor was missing, and we were all 'uddled together in one corner for fear of falling.

THIRD YORKSHIREMAN:
Eh, you were lucky to have a room! We used to have to live in t' corridor!

FIRST YORKSHIREMAN:
Oh, we used to dream of livin' in a corridor! Would ha' been a palace to us. We used to live in an old water tank on a rubbish tip. We got woke up every morning by having a load of rotting fish dumped all over us! House? Huh.

FOURTH YORKSHIREMAN:
Well, when I say 'house' it was only a hole in the ground covered by a sheet of tarpaulin, but it was a house to us.

SECOND YORKSHIREMAN:
We were evicted from our 'ole in the ground; we 'ad to go and live in a lake.

THIRD YORKSHIREMAN:
You were lucky to have a lake! There were a hundred and fifty of us living in t' shoebox in t' middle o' road.

FIRST YORKSHIREMAN:
Cardboard box?

THIRD YORKSHIREMAN:
Aye.

FIRST YORKSHIREMAN:
You were lucky. We lived for three months in a paper bag in a septic tank. We used to have to get up at six in the morning, clean the paper bag, eat a crust of stale bread, go to work down t' mill, fourteen hours a day, week-in week-out, for sixpence a week, and when we got home our Dad would thrash us to sleep wi' his belt.

SECOND YORKSHIREMAN:
Luxury. We used to have to get out of the lake at six o'clock in the morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of 'ot gravel, work twenty hour day at mill for tuppence a month, come home, and Dad would thrash us to sleep with a broken bottle, if we were lucky!

THIRD YORKSHIREMAN:
Well, of course, we had it tough. We used to 'ave to get up out of shoebox at twelve o'clock at night and lick road clean wit' tongue. We had two bits of cold gravel, worked twenty-four hours a day at mill for sixpence every four years, and when we got home our Dad would slice us in two wit' bread knife.

FOURTH YORKSHIREMAN:
Right. I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night half an hour before I went to bed, drink a cup of sulphuric acid, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad and our mother would kill us and dance about on our graves singing Hallelujah.

FIRST YORKSHIREMAN:
And you try and tell the young people of today that ..... they won't believe you.

ALL:
They won't!
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Skreemer
Skreemer

July 18th, 2011, 4:49 pm #6

Our practical portion is being done on a VERY black asphalt parking lot with NO shade. Right now it is 80 degrees, dew point of 76, supposed to hit 95 today. I shall be roasted and/or poached if the dew point hits 80 degrees.

I can't believe how much that takes out of a person! I hope it is a little cooler next weekend, I'm participating in Warrior Dash, and I'm running in the 3PM wave.
I'm an MSF instructor. While the students to get to ride about (albeit only at 12 - 18 mph), I have to stand there and make comments about what I see. It's weekends like this that make me very glad I have an inside desk job for my full time employment.

you can take the sample test here:http://msf-usa.org/CourseReview/Questionframe.htm

There's 50 questions on the real test versus the 48 in the sample one.


If anyone has any general questions about the course or riding in general please feel free to ask.
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Dulie
Dulie

July 20th, 2011, 11:46 am #7

It builds character! (right before it incinerates it ala "Chronicles of Riddik")

(grins)

Good luck on the MSF course!

CUAgain,
Daniel Meyer
and jeans soaker. I just wanted to get home so I could change out of my clothes each day, soaked the jeans all the way from waist to bottom hem.

Built character all right...now I know what it'll be like to go through hell with jeans on.
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Dulie
Dulie

July 20th, 2011, 11:48 am #8

My MSC was taken in very hot heat, until the thunderstorm for the final skills test.
but it gave us a chance to get through more of our indoor stuff. The rain did help reinforce proper braking too
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Squirlly
Squirlly

July 20th, 2011, 2:46 pm #9

I'm an MSF instructor. While the students to get to ride about (albeit only at 12 - 18 mph), I have to stand there and make comments about what I see. It's weekends like this that make me very glad I have an inside desk job for my full time employment.

you can take the sample test here:http://msf-usa.org/CourseReview/Questionframe.htm

There's 50 questions on the real test versus the 48 in the sample one.


If anyone has any general questions about the course or riding in general please feel free to ask.
And I have NEVER rode a motorcycle or even held a study guide for a motorcycle license and I got a 75% which when I went to school would have been mid "C" but that's prolly a solid "B+" now

-Tim
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Skreemer
Skreemer

July 20th, 2011, 8:36 pm #10

Generally meaning there's at least one guy out of every two or three classes that just doesn't get it.
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