purbeast

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  • Birthday 11/27/1981

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  1. Scuba Diving

    Yeah I'm not really too concerned about it at this point considering the doctor I talked to 7 years ago and my asthma is the same if not better now. As mentioned I've done SCUBA already and was fine and I probably will do 1 dive while in Grand Cayman even without my certification. I'm just trying to look at the schedule for the classes and they are all on weekends that the Redskins play on Sunday except on September 29th/30th. That is their bye week so I may try to take it that weekend, which is the weekend after I get back from Grand Cayman so that will be a few busy weeks for me. Then I may try to take the trip to Grand Cayman with the class in mid October to get certified, IF my wife is cool with that, but I don't know how she'll like that if I did that lol. I just got my chest X-ray and my PFT tests at the Shady Grove hostpital are schedule for next Wednesday which was the earliest they could get me in.
  2. Scuba Diving

    Well I went to the pulmonoligist yesterday but unfortunately he didn't sign the waiver (yet) because he is requiring me to get 3 different PFT's at the hospital as well as chest X-rays. I did this 6 minute walking test which I easily passed but he needs more. I am pretty confident that as long as my tests come back good he will sign off, he seemed very reasonable about it all and printed this sheet out for me (which I had read before): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25666876 He said that his goal is to get me a signed waiver with verbal promises by me that - 1, I don't SCUBA having used my inhaler less than 48 hours prior (which shouldn't be a problem since I haven't used it in 10 years) and 2, to not use a hookah less than 48 hours prior (which I do maybe once or twice a month with friends) so that won't be an issue. That said, I unfortunately will not be able to sign up to the class this weekend, which means I won't be able to do my checkout dives when in Grand Cayman next month, so it's a bit disappointing, but I'm thinking I will take the class in October and maybe go with the class on a trip to Grand Cayman in December, if my wife is okay with that lol.
  3. Better Call Saul - Season 4

    Yeah last night's episode was pretty awesome. The chick that plays Kim is such a great actress, that scene where she went off on Howard is one of the best acted scenes I've seen on TV. Very well done. And holy hell Gus at the end ... WOW!
  4. All things Sports Talk Radio - DMV (met)

    Jesus talking about taking major steps backwards.
  5. I'm talking about this tweet from that dude... This dude has no clue WTF he's talking about. You don't just "make" offices into SCIF's if you oh so feel like it.
  6. I don't know who Yashar Ali is but his response to the above tweets is just flat out false. He says the oval office is a SCIF but I really cannot believe that at all, because when I took a WH tour years ago we had access to the Oval Office and it just had it's doors wide open. That's just not how SCIF's work.
  7. Keep in mind last night who his offensive line was too...
  8. All things Sports Talk Radio - DMV (met)

    I like Chad Dukes show quite a bit actually. I hated him when he was with Lavar, but I also hated Lavar. Those 2 guys were like listening to fingernails on the chalkboard. He grew on me a bit with his solo show and is what I listen to when I leave work at 2pm. He has much better guests than the 980 shows at that time. Chad Dukes has some great guests on there too.
  9. Xbox One Vs Ps4

    Nah I didn't finish it I did not play it much probably because I had a big time GTA bias going into it and it felt like "more of the same" but in the WWW.
  10. Xbox One Vs Ps4

    Was never a fan of RDR just because it was basically GTA in the wild wild west. That game looks kinda cool though but I just don't care about all the side stuff like playing cards, fishing, etc. I'd rather have a straight up linear wild wild west game with the quality of The Last of Us than an open world game like RDR2. Depending on how the combat holds up in that game though I may check it out. The combat in all of the Rockstar games has always been very weak IMO. But it looks like they tried to address that.
  11. Scuba Diving

    I went to my current asthma/allergy doc and did the PFT and other stuff, and she wasn't really aware of this medical waiver so she would not immediately sign it. She said she could recommend me to a pulmonary specialist though and that I could also do an exercise challenge (where you do PFT before and after treadmill running) and that she would do a bit more research on the subject. Well the next day (yesterday) she called me and said that even if I was fine on the exercise test she wouldn't clear me simply because she doesn't fully understand and know the risks involved. Rather she said she'd give a note or something saying that my asthma symptoms do not affect exercise and that I'm fit in that sense, so that if I go to a pulmonary specialist and do some tests there that it would kind of just be more evidence. She did recommend a pulmonary doctor to see though and I now have an appointment next Wednesday with them, and I explained to them that I want to get SCUBA certified and they have some tests they will run. I actually even found my old post on the SCUBA boards from 2011 when I got my initial dive physical, which was an interested read with details I did not remember, if anyone is interested in reading lol. https://www.scubaboard.com/community/threads/asthmatic-looking-to-scuba-dive-had-a-dive-physical-today.366381/ Looking back on that it pisses me off even more that the doc didn't medically clear me, and it pisses me off that I never went back after my first successful SCUBA dive. I believe the methadone test is the one that I'm going to have next week though, or at least part of it.
  12. All things Sports Talk Radio - DMV (met)

    I must be in the minority but literally every time I tune to 980 (and 1067) and hear Nationals talk, I instantly change the station. I have absolutely zero interest in baseball. If they are both talking about baseball I flip to music until it's something other than baseball.
  13. All things Sports Talk Radio - DMV (met)

    I would listen to Smoot regularly. He's just entertaining and hilarious for the most part. Maybe I'd get annoyed of his schtick quickly I'm not sure, but so far I have been liking what I hear about him. JP Finlay and him were pretty good today. The Nats were on 1067 and I'd rather listen to pain dry so I was stuck checking out 980.
  14. He's right though. Sitting down in my home theater on a Friday night to watch a movie with a captain and coke in hand after I get off of work after a long week of working, working out, doing yardwork, working on side projects, etc, feels really ****ing good. It feels a lot better than it did before we had our kid and we lived in an apartment and my wife worked every weekend, sometimes until 9pm, where I would basically **** around all day every weekend since I had way less responsibilities. As I've gotten older I've definitely needed to be "doing something" more than I used to have to, otherwise I feel like I'm wasting time if there is stuff that needs to be done. But don't get me wrong, I love when I have nothing to do and can relax, but that is just not nearly as often as it used to be, and as he mentions, it feels better now.