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Old September 19 2012, 02:35 AM   #2971
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Today I got my new exercise bike. It is exactly the same as my old one, actually, but my old one had started creaking, squeaking, and wobbling, and seeing as I work out at 6 in the morning it was waking my roommates, so I figured it was time to move on. According to reviews, most bikes in its price range last about a year. Mine lasted almost three, and that's with me riding it between 1 and 3 hours a day 4 to 6 days a week over most of that three year period. I figure that points to fairly good quality for the price. The list price is $250, but Amazon sells it for $135, plus I get free shipping.



I also bought a bag of chocolate covered pretzels, because, you know, I may workout like a mother-fucker, but I'm keepin' it real.
Wow. I had no idea they were so cheap on Amazon. There's also a cheap(er) elliptical machine too, for $99. I think I'm gonna have to get one or the other now.
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Old September 19 2012, 02:47 AM   #2972
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^I'd definitely recommend that model. It's easy to put together, it doesn't take up much space, and like I said, I really used it, and it lasted three years. The tension doesn't get super tight, so it doesn't offer intense resistance, but that's it's only failing, and it does offer enough resistance for a good cardio workout. The display monitors time, speed, distance, and mph.

Linky: http://www.amazon.com/Stamina-1300-M...+exercise+bike
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Old September 19 2012, 03:01 AM   #2973
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Ooh! I might save up for one. The sidewalks here are decent, but are usually blocked, and riding a bike on the road around here is dangerous, as people drive like total and utter maniacs. Plus, I no longer have a bike as we no longer have a garage. So... yeah.
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Old September 19 2012, 03:07 AM   #2974
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So I'm a total softy and have been feeding a stray cat that lives around the apartment complex. He sometimes naps on our patio furniture during the day but I don't know where he goes at night. I've been getting worried because the temperature is starting to drop at night, so I decided to buy a little kitty shelter with a self-warming pad to go inside. I don't know if this is a terrible idea but I feel so bad for the kitty.
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Old September 19 2012, 03:11 AM   #2975
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That's so sweet, Kes. That was a very cool and kind-hearted thing for you to do. I've never bought preconstructed kitty shelters for stays I've encountered, but I've put out a couple of boxes layered with soft sheets for them to use if they saw fit. It didn't work much of the time...they'd usually ignore it, but a few here and there would walk inside and use them every now and then.
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Old September 19 2012, 03:27 AM   #2976
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Yeah, I don't know if he has a better option somewhere else but I have to at least offer him something. I wanted something covered, and this one has two doors so he won't feel as threatened hopefully. I don't know if he'll like it and my husband is not going to be happy about this, but I had to do something!
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Old September 19 2012, 03:31 AM   #2977
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You did the right thing. Don't let anyone tell you differently.
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Old September 19 2012, 03:32 AM   #2978
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For what it's worth, Kestra, I think you did a good thing.
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Old September 19 2012, 03:39 AM   #2979
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Thanks guys.
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Old September 19 2012, 04:25 AM   #2980
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So I'm a total softy and have been feeding a stray cat that lives around the apartment complex. He sometimes naps on our patio furniture during the day but I don't know where he goes at night. I've been getting worried because the temperature is starting to drop at night, so I decided to buy a little kitty shelter with a self-warming pad to go inside. I don't know if this is a terrible idea but I feel so bad for the kitty.
I give this purchase a

Have you tried bringing him in?

I bought Lady Gaga's perfume because.. I am the person marketing is directed at.
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Old September 19 2012, 04:35 AM   #2981
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So I'm a total softy and have been feeding a stray cat that lives around the apartment complex. He sometimes naps on our patio furniture during the day but I don't know where he goes at night. I've been getting worried because the temperature is starting to drop at night, so I decided to buy a little kitty shelter with a self-warming pad to go inside. I don't know if this is a terrible idea but I feel so bad for the kitty.
I give this purchase a

Have you tried bringing him in?

I bought Lady Gaga's perfume because.. I am the person marketing is directed at.
Which one? Pre-teen girl or gay male twenty-something?



Kestra, I too applaud your purchase!
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Old September 19 2012, 04:52 AM   #2982
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Have you tried bringing him in?
No. We have an indoor cat so I haven't been sure if the outdoor kitty could transmit any diseases, even if they weren't in the same room at the same time. I actually have been thinking about bringing him to a vet but I'm wary of putting him in our cat carrier because it's a soft sided carrier that can't be cleaned easily. I'd really like to get him checked out at the vet.

Since we can't keep him and we're in an apartment, anything I do is a short-term solution and I'm looking for something better. All the shelters around here are full but I keep contacting them every now and then to see if they have any openings. It has to be a no-kill shelter because he's not some cute kitten that would be immediately adopted. He is a sweet cat though, so I'm sure with some socialization he'd make a great addition to someone's family.

At any rate, I feel better knowing that I can offer him a little shelter in case he wants it.

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Kestra, I too applaud your purchase!
Thanks! My husband just called so I confessed the purchase to him and he wasn't upset with me at all. I think he's come to expect this kind of behavior from me!
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Old September 19 2012, 04:53 AM   #2983
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So I'm a total softy and have been feeding a stray cat that lives around the apartment complex. He sometimes naps on our patio furniture during the day but I don't know where he goes at night. I've been getting worried because the temperature is starting to drop at night, so I decided to buy a little kitty shelter with a self-warming pad to go inside. I don't know if this is a terrible idea but I feel so bad for the kitty.
I give this purchase a

Have you tried bringing him in?

I bought Lady Gaga's perfume because.. I am the person marketing is directed at.
Which one? Pre-teen girl or gay male twenty-something?



Kestra, I too applaud your purchase!
Gay male twenty-something.

I hear there are body products too!

And yes MORE APPLAUSE for Kestra's purchase!!
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Old September 19 2012, 06:07 AM   #2984
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I got a cheap tripod for my D-SLR yesterday and today I got Borderlands 2 from the Playstation Network store.
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Old September 19 2012, 02:18 PM   #2985
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As Kestra is going to keep it up (by caring for the stray) I too applaud what you did there. But normally I'd say that you should never, ever, feed or interact with strays.

Went to the shop where I found the swing top bottles, I posted about some pages up-thread, to get a non-killing mouse-trap for a friend who's cat brought in a mouse and failed to kill...

I thought you'd like to see a snap I took in the shop:

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