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13 hours ago, rct said:

The Julep Garden was in full bloom this morning.

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My wife made one with some mint from the garden. We watched the race.

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Well, I watched an ant crawl across my front porch, which is far more interesting to me than a horse race.  Never understood the attraction. [confused]

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29 minutes ago, Whitefang said:

Well, I watched an ant crawl across my front porch, which is far more interesting to me than a horse race.  Never understood the attraction. [confused]

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It's all the rich people that can afford to own a fast horse and the southern belles in those big hats.

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On 5/2/2021 at 9:42 AM, Whitefang said:

Well, I watched an ant crawl across my front porch, which is far more interesting to me than a horse race.  Never understood the attraction. [confused]

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But did that ant cross your front porch in two minutes racing against other ants?

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4 minutes ago, Mr. Natural said:

But did that ant cross your front porch in two minutes racing against other ants?

With a really small guy on its back beating it with a stick?

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4 minutes ago, Mr. Natural said:

But did that ant cross your front porch in two minutes racing against other ants?

Nah, a jay swooped in and snapped him up!  [cool]

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On 5/2/2021 at 3:42 PM, Whitefang said:

Well, I watched an ant crawl across my front porch, which is far more interesting to me than a horse race.  Never understood the attraction. [confused]

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When you're watching from the finish line and they round the corner into the home straight....you start to hear it and feel it, literally feel it through the ground. 

I am not a 'punter' at all, nor do I ride, but the power and speed of a thoroughbred at full stretch is just so impressive IMO. 

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12 minutes ago, Mr. Natural said:

Okay, maybe a jay snapping up an ant IS more interesting than a horse race.

Yeah, "circle of life" thing and all.....  [wink]

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2 minutes ago, Whitefang said:

Yeah, "circle of life" thing and all.....  [wink]

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Yeah.  Every living thing on the planet exists at the expense of other living things.

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1 hour ago, jdgm said:

When you're watching from the finish line and they round the corner into the home straight....you start to hear it and feel it, literally feel it through the ground. 

I am not a 'punter' at all, nor do I ride, but the power and speed of a thoroughbred at full stretch is just so impressive IMO. 

This.  Long ago in another life we had the Atlantic City Race Course.  It was an awesome date night, 8 - 10 races, throw down two dollars each of us on something to win, enjoy some food and beverage.  Even hit it once in a while.  There is nothing like being on the fence when they come around that last turn.

It's been rotting into the ground for decades now.  Pathetic.

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5 hours ago, rct said:

This.  Long ago in another life we had the Atlantic City Race Course.  It was an awesome date night, 8 - 10 races, throw down two dollars each of us on something to win, enjoy some food and beverage.  Even hit it once in a while.  There is nothing like being on the fence when they come around that last turn.

It's been rotting into the ground for decades now.  Pathetic.

rct

In 1981 when I visited my relatives in Clifton , NJ we went to the track one night in East Rutherford where the old Giant Stadium was and the Brendon Byrne Arena. Me and my cousin saw Styx at the Byrne Arena on the Paradise Theater Tour when I was out there. We had killer floor seats. That trip was the first time I ever had White Castle's.

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On 5/2/2021 at 8:47 AM, fortyearspickn said:

For some reason, Bourbon gives me heartburn.  Scotch, Irish, Tequila, even Canadian go down fine.    

Soda used to do that with me so I gave it up. Now, I'm starting to get heartburn back again once in awhile, not sure what causes it?  Maybe caffein? Coffee? 

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1 hour ago, Retired said:

Now, I'm starting to get heartburn back again once in awhile, not sure what causes it?  Maybe caffein? Coffee? 

If you really want to know, make an appointment with a  Gastrointestinal doctor.  Be prepared to possibly come back for an EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy) which is when they basically stick a camera down your throat to look at the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract.   It's like a colonoscopy, but coming from the other side. 

GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a very common cause of the symptom you know as "heartburn".   If not treated, the acid can begin to erode your esophagus.  A lot of people don't even know it's happening while they are sleeping and over time it can become a bigger problem.  The good news is there is a whole category of medications they can use to treat GERD.   Some of those meds are over-the-counter.  They are called PPIs (proton pump inhibitors).  Some of them I'm sure you have heard of:

Types of PPIs
Omeprazole (Prilosec), also available over-the-counter (without a prescription)
Esomeprazole (Nexium), also available over-the-counter (without a prescription)
Lansoprazole (Prevacid), also available over-the-counter (without a prescription)
Rabeprazole (Aciphex)
Pantoprazole (Protonix)

Source: I worked in a GI Doctors office for 3 years.  

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11 hours ago, ghost_of_fl said:

If you really want to know, make an appointment with a  Gastrointestinal doctor.  Be prepared to possibly come back for an EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy) which is when they basically stick a camera down your throat to look at the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract.   It's like a colonoscopy, but coming from the other side. 

GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a very common cause of the symptom you know as "heartburn".   If not treated, the acid can begin to erode your esophagus.  A lot of people don't even know it's happening while they are sleeping and over time it can become a bigger problem.  The good news is there is a whole category of medications they can use to treat GERD.   Some of those meds are over-the-counter.  They are called PPIs (proton pump inhibitors).  Some of them I'm sure you have heard of:

Types of PPIs
Omeprazole (Prilosec), also available over-the-counter (without a prescription)
Esomeprazole (Nexium), also available over-the-counter (without a prescription)
Lansoprazole (Prevacid), also available over-the-counter (without a prescription)
Rabeprazole (Aciphex)
Pantoprazole (Protonix)

Source: I worked in a GI Doctors office for 3 years.  

I used to suffer from heartburn/GERD.  Now I take 40mg of Pantoprazole every day and don't lie down within two hours of eating; no more heartburn.

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Cripes!  PROTONIX?  [omg]

When I left the hospital after my "mini" stroke, I was given a small fistful of prescriptions.  Protonix was among them.  I had no idea what it was or what it was for, and a nurse simply said it was for GERD.  I had no idea what THAT was either, but left anyway and turned it in to my local pharmacy.  Upon picking it(and the others) up I was informed that, with insurance coverage, the co-pay for it was $95!!   THEN I decided to ask what it was and what for and was told "acid reflux".  Something  I NEVER experienced and still haven't(knock wood!  [wink] ).  So I left it there.  All the other prescriptions (four in all) were only $5-$10 each. 

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38 minutes ago, Whitefang said:

Cripes!  PROTONIX?  [omg] .......Upon picking it(and the others) up I was informed that, with insurance coverage, the co-pay for it was $95!!  

I remember at the time Protonix was the most expensive - they could have easily given you a prescription for one that would be covered by your insurance.  I used to have all kinds of promotional knickknacks from these companies.  I had a little stuffed "GERD Monster" from Protonix, and this mug:

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On 5/5/2021 at 10:17 AM, Mr. Natural said:

I used to suffer from heartburn/GERD.  Now I take 40mg of Pantoprazole every day and don't lie down within two hours of eating; no more heartburn.

Well I got that covered Lol. I eat dinner around 5:30 and don't lay down to sleep till around midnight. Haha. 

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My maternal grandmother was from Louisville. I was willed a set of four silver mint julep cups. Every year I make mint juleps on Derby Day and toast her memory. I've moved away from Woodford Reserve to Basil Hayden as my bourbon of choice.

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