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24 March 2012 - 1:56pm

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Yesterday was one of those days where it would have been better to be quiet at home.

Woke up with a hunch that would win something at the casino. Made 2 deposits on Bet365 - 75€ (lost both), 1 deposit on Betvictor $150 and lost it in 5 minutes. Went to Lucky red casino with $50 deposit and it was a failure. I guess i was wrong about that lucky felling.

Later, on my way back home from work, at 4PM was driving on the freeway at 180 kms/k and the police fined me at 120€. The police man told that i was lucky not to be fined in 300€, because that´s the fine for speeds over the 190 kms/h. Well, i suppose i' m a very lucky man. Angry

Went to bed really pissed off and as if it wasn´t enough, the the alarm clock reminded not to awaken and I arrived 45 minutes late to work.

What a wonderful day!

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24 March 2012 - 7:24pm
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Sorry to hear about your "chitty" day. We all have them, but that is no consolation when it is happening to you, right? I have often felt like I have "bad luck" and sometimes seems as if a black cloud is hanging over me. That is why I love the word "hope," because there is always tomorrow and there is always hope. Maybe take your deposits and a play a bit slower. I try to make mine last a long time, like if I am losing I sign out for a while and do something else.

As we all know there are no guarantees with gambling, and I have never been lucky at the casino. I always feel like everyone is winning around me while I am donating my money to the casino, lol. When I start to get angry, that is when I take a break. My friend, on the other hand, wins hand pays quite often! She is truly one of the "lucky" ones. We have to try really hard to keep those POSITIVE thoughts, too. I truly believe that helps to a degree. Your hunch was not correct yesterday, but maybe it will be next time.

May Lady Luck start shining down on you, 'paulo!

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24 March 2012 - 10:21pm
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What a crappy day. Sometimes our hunches are wrong. When I have a ay that starts out badly, it seems to continue for the whole day. It seems like no matter what I do, things go wrong. Hope, I do believe a positive attitude draws positive towards us. I try to readjust my attitude and think positive thoughts.

Maybe the cop stopping you saved you from being in an accident. I hope the next time you gamble that you win big!

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25 March 2012 - 10:45am
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Thanks for the warm words.
The police was not there for reasons of road safety. They were there only to hunt fines, because I live in a country where there is money to pay holiday wages. How can i have an accident in a straight line with 1.5 kms in length? Max velocity is 120 kms. Don't know if makes any difference to crash my car at 180 kms instead of at 120 kms.

Anyway, I don't have an alternative and I will continue to drive fast. My baby is not in a kindergarten and we (me and my wife) share our time to take care of him. And the time is very tight between our working hours.

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28 March 2012 - 4:02am
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Please be careful. I was rear-ended by a driver while sitting at a stop light. The car was probably only going about 10 miles per hour. That small accident had me going to the chiropractor for over eight months. Who would have thought being hit at such a low impact could cause such problems.

It seems like most of us are rushed because we have little time to do the things we want.

I understand about the police wanting to fine people. We see them parked all over places here hiding. They will face traffic and turn off their lights. They hide behind signs, or the park a street over. We just go the speed limit or slightly under because we don't want a fine.

There are days when I fantasize about going as fast as I want, with no traffic in the way, and no cops around!

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29 March 2012 - 6:07am
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180... that is fast! I don't know if my car can even go that fast! lol

I drove on the autobahn in Germany once and it scared the crap out of me. I was going along in the slow lane doing 130 (The highest speed limit on the roads here is 110 or 120) and everyone was overtaking me easily.

Sorry to hear you had such a bad day.

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29 March 2012 - 7:14pm
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Sorry to hear about your bad day there buddy! At least any future days can't get too much worse, right!

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Ha! I have been ticketed for going 95mph before, but that is really nothing. One time I was in Nebraska and there was a line of BAD storms with tornadoes all around my Dad and I. We were in a Subaru and were driving 90 mph in a 70 with semi trucks driving the same speed as us!

My Dad wouldn't allow this to happen, as he MUST drive faster than the trucks on the highway and proceeded to drive 120mph until we started getting golf ball sized hail hitting us. It cracked the windshield and dented the roof. We had a bad day in that we got our car damaged, but a good day in that we weren't hit by the string of several tornadoes that hit all around us.

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29 March 2012 - 9:29pm
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Slim, I have been in a tornado before and they are definitely scary. I can understand getting the heck out of Dodge. I think the fastest I have ever driven was probably about 95 and that was probably 30 years ago. I doubt I could drive that fast now. The speed limit around here is 65.

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29 March 2012 - 9:56pm
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Driving fast is an old habit. Worked 1 and a half year as a security inspector for many businesses located far apart. Don't forget that 180kms/h is about 110 miles an hour Smile . Another reason to drive fast is because our portuguese roads are not very good and when in a good road, many drivers take advantage to drive fast.

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29 March 2012 - 11:04pm
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180... that is fast! I don't know if my car can even go that fast! lol

I drove on the autobahn in Germany once and it scared the crap out of me. I was going along in the slow lane doing 130 (The highest speed limit on the roads here is 110 or 120) and everyone was overtaking me easily.

Sorry to hear you had such a bad day.

CL-Ed, are you saying the highest LEGAL speed limits there are 110 to 120? I never realized that, if I am understanding correctly. Here the highest posted speed limits on the freeways are typically 65 to 70 mph. Years ago, they had some campaign after studies indicated that there were fewer fatalities going 55 mph (and some busy roads still have that speed limit posted). The campaign slogan was "drive 55 and stay alive," lol. The fastest I drive is five miles above the posted limit.

I used to pride myself that I never had a speeding ticket. Then I got one years ago. It was such a set up. I was in a construction zone without realizing it. Only four or five orange cones sitting there and no workers and I saw no signs. I was in a county that is notorious for cops pulling people over, even going two mph above the speed limit. I was so angry, but he would not let me off without a warning. Told me I was "lucky" he didn't double it for being in a construction zone. If I was rich or had the time I would have fought that one, but it was easier to just pay up.

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30 March 2012 - 3:56am
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Hope, there are several speed traps in Ohio. Also in Indiana, friends who drive that way weekly, say people are being fined for going one mile over the speed limit. What a rip off.

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30 March 2012 - 4:55am
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Yeah. They know how to get ya and meet their quotas. Sad

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30 March 2012 - 7:13am
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hope777 wrote:

CL-Ed, are you saying the highest LEGAL speed limits there are 110 to 120? I never realized that, if I am understanding correctly. Here the highest posted speed limits on the freeways are typically 65 to 70 mph.

Don't forget that us folks living in the modern world measure things in metric! 110 kmh = 68 mph

But yeah in Germany on the autobahn there is pretty much no enforced speed limit at all.

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CL-Ed wrote:

Don't forget that us folks living in the modern world measure things in metric! 110 kmh = 68 mph

But yeah in Germany on the autobahn there is pretty much no enforced speed limit at all.

Awwwww......duh. lol I did hear about the autobahn. I just never thought of what speed limits may be in other countries, etc. Thanks for clearing that up, lol.

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31 March 2012 - 5:01am
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I had relatives who were stationed in Germany. They talked about how scary it was to drive on the autobahn. It's scary enough driving on the freeways here. There are many people who always drive 20 or more mph over the speed limit.

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