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Discussion in 'Anesthesiology' started by SaltyDog, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. SaltyDog

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    The board has had a nice little renaissance lately with a few good clinical cases and not quite so much doom and gloom. I thought we could continue the trend with a thread about just what it is we all like to do when we're not busy with big back whacks on cardiac train wrecks or ERCP's on pulmonary cripples. So let's see some pics: cars, bikes, guns, fish, surf, snow, music, beer, coffee, whatever . . .

    To kick things off:

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    Local Bluefin Tuna

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    Family yak sesh in the Eastern Sierras

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    Sailing the bay with the ladies

    P.S. The above photos were taken on 3 consecutive Saturdays and required taking zero flights and zero days off work . Perfect example of why I pay the piper to live in SoCal (granted I'll never be able to retire ;))
     
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    Here's half of my ski trips this season:

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    Whitefish
     
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    aaaaaaaand some biking...
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  5. SaltyDog

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    Love that whitefish pic with the ghost trees

    I came reeeeaaaally close to taking a job in Steamboat. Gotta be either beach or mountains for me. Nowhere in between.
     
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    SaltyDog, i thought you were in OB in that first pic
     
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    Some random photos of places I've recently been. None of these are mine, but I have many similar to these.

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    Those are just some of my recent vacations outside the continental US. I like to put vacation time to good use and my passport gets a workout.
     
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    I got paid to go shoot the Atlantic Fleet & All-Navy East rifle matches in April.

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    Then I got paid to go to the nationals at Camp Perry, OH last month.

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  9. SaltyDog

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    dhb: First pic was about 30mi due west of Oceanside at the 277 (I used to live in OB though). Last pic is SD bay w/ Coronado on the right in the background and downtown SD on the left background.

    Mman: are those the Bora Bora bungalows? My wife is hounding me to do that for our 10yr anniversary coming up in a couple years.
     
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    Bora Bora is the bomb. Painful to get there. Like an 8-9 hour flight from LA and then you land in Papeete on the main island of Tahiti. Bora Bora is about a 45 minute flight on Air Tahiti from there. Then the airport is on a little "motu" mini island around the main island and you take a water taxi to your hotel. Don't go for less than 2 weeks. Bora Bora is expensive as hell with the overwater bungalow, but worth it. You can spend some of the time on the island of Moorea which has more outdoor stuff to do and is a little cheaper.
     
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    LMFAO!
     
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    Mman -

    Just got back from honeymoon in Moorea and Bora Bora; can't wait to go back.

    We liked Moorea a bit better than Bora Bora. If people can handle the flight (we flew from NY, so it was a long haul!), it should be on the bucket list.
     
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    Moorea just has a lot more to do in terms of hiking and excursions and natural beauty of the island. It's also a much bigger island. Bora Bora is that south Pacific lagoon with nothing but peace and quiet and paradise around you. I agree it should be on the bucket list.
     
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    Nice thread Salty. Nice set of pics... Moorea looks awesome.
    Here is my contribution to this thread:

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    Haha, i meant obstetrics, bad taste...
     
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    image.jpg Now that residency is over I'm excited to get out and shoot more.
     
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    These two pics look AMAZING! In what part of the country do you live?
     
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    West Coast.
     
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    It's beautiful. I need to move away from the city.
     
  20. Psai

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    Need to be an attending
     
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    Sevo. Tahoe area???
     
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    Agree with everything said above. We went to Moorea (Hilton) and Bora Bora (St. Regis) for 9 nights total back in April. Had an amazing trip. The St. Regis went above and beyond our expectations, Moorea was rather "meh" since we've been to some very nice places in the Caribbean. The OWB are definitely pretty cool. If the budget allows, go all out for Bora Bora. Since I wanted to be somewhat budget conscious, we did 5 nights Moorea and 4 nights Bora Bora. Certainly I would not go to F.P. for Moorea, you go there for Bora Bora. But don't get me wrong, you should, and will have a great time on Moorea, just not nearly as nice.

    I'd post some pics but it appears I need to do the URL deal, too lazy to do that right now.
     
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    That is quite an impressive collection. I've had my eye on that FNX-45 tactical that it appears you have. But one of those expenses I definitely don't need since I like to tote my HK45c around.
     
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    Some cool stuff there. But not a single AR? How can that be?
     
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    All the call etc is to do stuff like this.

    Sunrise on Kilimanjaro at 16000 ft, looking west at Mt Meru, and the sun casting the shadow of Kili on the clouds 8000 ft below.

    Not my photo (mine is better but too big to upload) but the image is similar
     
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    I'm OFF CALL now and will be flying out tonight at 18:00 for a Rome to Venice cruise!
     
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    You should all come to where I am! Great place to practice anesthesiology too. :)

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    Australia huh. That's the Sydney opera house in the background.
     
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    Yup. :)

    Also the 12 apostles along the Great Ocean Road (far outside of Melbourne) in the other two photos.
     
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    I got the Scar 16 a while back and never really got into the AR and to be honest I'm pretty unfamiliar with them. I'd like to get an SBR AR15 in 300 blackout and reload so it's not $20 per mag. From the videos I've seen online, they are silly-quiet while shooting subsonic ammo through a can.
     
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    They are. :)

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    This is a 9.5" 300BLK with a Surefire FA762K can. There's still some ejection port noise, but it's very quiet with 220 and 208 gr subs.
     
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    I'm not an attending but extracurricular life has been sweet even as a resident. This year have gone to Paris, Puerto Rico 2x and heading to Rome and Dublin in a couple weeks.
     
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    Really? What kind of resident salary you pulling in to afford such expensive trips? ABA only allows 60 days off during 3 years of residency anesthesia aka 20 days a year. I'm guessing you are definitely pushing that if you have traveled to all those places this year.

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    I just have a standard resident salary of ~50k. Picked up cheap tickets ($220 for Puerto Rico and $660 to Paris for example.) As for the time, it's totally doable with 15 vacation days per academic year!
     
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    Probably helps to live at a hub, my guess is Atlanta.
     
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    Not really a gun guy, but given all the mess that happens in this country and the potential zombie apocalypse, maybe I should become one...My vices include travel, musics, and more music....here are some examples....I'm using internet pic because some of my photos are too big....

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    For the day I'm lucky to play Brixton Academy :)....
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    Empire of the Sun (awesome)
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    Capital Cities (3x)
    Fitz and the Tantrums (2x)
    Gary Clark Jr (in the UK)
    Foster The People
    Tame Impala
    The 1975 (not so good)
    The Black Keys
    Jack White (loud and awesome)
    Jay Z and Justin Timberlake (yep)
    Little Dragon
    TV On The Radio
    Spoon
    Alt J/Jungle
    Tears for Fears (lol)
    Trombone Shorty
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    too name a few......

    So when work gets me down, I look at the above and just grind it out
     
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    Excellent list. Really wanna see Tame Impala - love the new album. And I've heard JT puts on one helluva show haha
     
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    Nice gear man! I've got a pretty dope setup in my basement with a PA, drumset, keyboard, a few amps, etc. I have a Les Paul, ES-335, ES-135, SG, Telecaster, and Jazzmaster ripping through a Twin Reverb and a Marshall JCM-900. It's permanently set up so friends can drop by, pick up some gear, and see where the evening takes us.

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    YES! Now that's what I'm talking about! Really digging that Tele!
     
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    For what looks to be a guitarist, you have good taste in keyboards, too.
     
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    I'm not mad at that Nord either AND I just noticed the Rickenbacker bass. THIS is exactly why I do anesthesia. For all the crap we take at work, if I can come home and shred for a while, it makes me a happy man. Thumbs up @B-Bone
     
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    I'll accept varying tastes in guitars, but not basses. there is but one bass, and all shall kneel before it: P-bass. I have a friend who traded in to a 1957 p-bass and it nearly plays itself. well.
     
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    I also strongly advise against picking up the amp bug (I guess that was an oblique pun). You'll find that after a certain point (~2K in my estimation) while the playing experience gets better by spending up on a guitar, sound doesn't improve much. That is, while a custom shop tele plays much nicer than an american tele, close your eyes as a listener and you'd often be hard-pressed to tell the difference.

    With an amp, on the other hand, you CAN hear the difference, and it's incredible. If you want to break yourself in, pick up a Dr. Z. Good entry point for a "forever" quality handmade amp.
     
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    60's Mustang short-scale for the win. Doesn't sound quite as classic as the P or Jazz, but you can totally shred on it.
     
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    Just finished this today. Silencerco Octane 45 on a CZ Scorpion Evo 9mm. Let me be clear that it has an arm brace and not a stock... It will not be shouldered and thus doesn't require the SBR stamp :sneaky:

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    Do you reload? 147 gr subs vs <124 gr supers are a world of noise difference in 9mm. :)
     
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    I've been using a .22 Sparrow and after hearing the difference in sub vs supersonics, I've pretty much decided anything going through my cans needs to be subsonic.

    No, I haven't started reloading yet. I will be getting into reloading soon though. I just bought 1000 rounds of American Eagle 147gr flat points off Gunbroker for almost the same price/round as the .22 LR I shoot. That's a big reason why I chose the scorpion over a .300 AAC SBR.

    Once I get the reloading bench rolling, all the doors will open. My next suppressor will be of the big bore variety and it'll be fun working up barely-subsonic 600+ gr loads. Wouldn't it be fun to ring a gong with those?
     
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    2015 Dove Opening Day

    When you save lives for a living sometimes you just have to go out and kill some things to help restore balance to the force :D

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    Shooting steel is very satisfying. I especially love it at distance ... bang ... wait a second ... target sways ... wait three seconds ... clank. :)

    Subsonic rifle rounds are a fun all their own, but they do limit the range you can shoot them.

    Unfortunately there are not a lot of long distance ranges on the east coast. Leaving California a year ago was a mixed blessing - I no longer have to put up with the nanny state conjuring ways to make me a felon every legislative session, but I do miss the 900 yard range near my house, and the open desert where a target could be put at a mile. Last month was the first time in a year I even took my 338 Lapua rifle out of the safe, and only because Academi (aka Blackwater) had their 1000y range open for a club match. Though I did feel a little guilty shooting it vs the guys with .308s ... Wind? What wind? :) It's just no fun shooting it at the 200y range I otherwise have access to.
     
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    You gonna eat them there critters?
     
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    Critters have been eaten (I can give a few recipes if you're interested). They don't keep well and never quite taste the same after the day they are shot. Plus they really toughen up if you freeze em (not alotta fat on an 8oz. bird that flies 40+ mph).
     

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