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Offline Stan Back

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7620 on: April 10, 2020, 02:28:56 PM »
Hopefully you took a torch to the lens on that phone.
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7621 on: April 10, 2020, 03:02:27 PM »
Happy birthday, good to see you back. Rock on :cheers:
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7622 on: April 10, 2020, 04:08:38 PM »
so, when I rang you the other day it was actually your birthday here...so, what, are you keeping secrets from me now....?

Life, man o man, what a thing, what a world, what a long strange trip it's been...

Anyway judging by all the carry on this is a big birthday...

It was good talking at you and great to hear that you're feeling better than you have for a long time... Keep at it.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7623 on: April 10, 2020, 04:09:49 PM »
Eat cake, lots of cake.
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7624 on: April 10, 2020, 06:33:43 PM »
When I saw my picture on the side of a milk carton, I figured I should probably check in with my friends.
I thought I saw it on a recycled oil jug at the surplus store!  :-P :lol:
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7625 on: April 10, 2020, 07:29:46 PM »
Chris,

Just to let you know that life begins at age 60 - - at least it has for me !

Shortly after my 60th birthday in 2007, I was undergoing my 2nd chemotherapy regime in a little over a year, and trying to sell my business.  I successfully negotiated a sale, as I was being told that I needed bone marrow transplant.  Within a few months, I was again having a nearly life ending chemo on one day whilst my brother was having stem cells harvested from his immune system, and an hour later I had his stem cells transfused into my system.  That was 12 years ago, and I have been to the Salt Flats every year since 2009 except 2015, setting records from 2011 thru 2019, so this year, if it happens will be my 10th anniversary.

So keep up your spirit and get on with that project!

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7626 on: April 11, 2020, 06:36:39 AM »
DUDE! ! ! !       WTH? ? ? ?

The selfie from hell?

Hopefully you took a torch to the lens on that phone.

I seem to remember that Mrs. Midget is like . . . . . a PROFESSIONAL QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHER!

Tell you what, before you take and post another "selfie from hell", I'll cross the cheddar Curtain to meet you with a cure that is smooth, cool and malty.   Or the "libation" of your choice.

I'm walkin', talkin', limpin' proof that there IS life after 60.    It's about the "journey" dog, focus on the "journey" . . . . . .  (and the speed on the salt . . . )

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7627 on: April 11, 2020, 06:41:49 AM »
Eat cake, lots of cake.

Listen to the Dr.

AND, it's my advice also.


Since I turned 60, it's all about dessert and liquor, not necessarily in that order . . . . .

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7628 on: April 13, 2020, 06:25:21 AM »
Well . . . .

April 12, 2020 . . . . . goes down as a black day for MG, and for motor racing in general.

With the passing of Sir Stirling Moss, Motor Racing loses one of the last, great "gentleman" racers.



"To achieve anything, you must be prepared to dabble on the boundary of disaster."


It is drivers of the caliber of Sir Sterling Moss, that have elevated the "art" of race car driving to one of: "Magic, not Science".    A skill level very, very few ever approach, let achieve.



Godspeed Sir.   And may all your further endeavors provide challenges you can overcome, to provide a perpetual sense of accomplishment and satisfaction . . . . . . .

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Science, NOT Magic . . . .

I used to be a people person.  But people changed that relationship.

"There is nothing permanent except change."    Heraclitus

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7629 on: April 18, 2020, 02:42:17 PM »
Chris

Its' good to see you back hope you had a great Birth day and will soon be back at the midget
Its always good therapy.

Bud :cheers:

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7630 on: June 28, 2020, 12:06:15 PM »
Sequestered south of the Cheddar Curtain is my 4 year old friend whom I've known for about 8 years.

We're both virus hiding, but neither of us wants to make our wives widows just yet.

Happy Birthday, Mark!  :cheers:

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Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7631 on: June 28, 2020, 12:59:28 PM »
So Markus O'Really-Us completes another solar orbit!  :cheers:
Happy B-day Mark!  :clap :clap
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7632 on: June 28, 2020, 11:18:47 PM »
I'll throw in on that.... Happy Birthday Mark

Stay healthy my friends  :cheers:
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7633 on: June 29, 2020, 11:05:20 AM »
Here are my best wishes to Mark on putting another year behind him despite all that's been going on over the last few months.

At the same time Chris I'd also like to comment on how good it is to see a posting from you. I hope your health is continuing to improve. I'm hoping you're able to spend some constructive time with the Midget and your search for employment is moving forward. If anything, this thread should offer a really good picture of the type of person you are to any future employer.  :clap :clap

Drop in more often!  :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #7634 on: June 29, 2020, 11:26:48 AM »
Thanks, PJ.

The heck of it is, if they won't take the time to glean through my resume, what chance have I got of them researching this tome?

 :-(

Just a head's up, I'm feeling the best I have in years, and while I've been silent on the boards, I am COMMITTED to getting the Midget back into fighting shape.



"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

GOD SAVE MG - The Queen can take care of herself!