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Happy Birthday Pink!

Postby cooran » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:28 am

Hello Pink,

According to an all-knowing source, it is your birthday today.

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Happy Birthday!

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Re: Happy Birthday Pink!

Postby thornbush » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:45 am

Shucks :rolleye:
Chris beat me to this :tongue:

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Have a great birthday :toast:
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Re: Happy Birthday Pink!

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:48 am

Happy birthday Mr. Trike!

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Retro. :)
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Re: Happy Birthday Pink!

Postby Fede » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:04 am

I add my very best wishes for you, PT.... Hope you have a good one!
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Happy Birthday Pink!

Postby zavk » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:21 am

Yeah, have a good one!
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Re: Happy Birthday Pink!

Postby christopher::: » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:27 am

Happy Birthday Pink T...!! May this be a really good year for you...

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Re: Happy Birthday Pink!

Postby Ben » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:14 am

Congratulations Jeff!
I'm still hoping you'll make good that threat of coming 'down under' for a visit!
Take care good friend!
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Re: Happy Birthday Pink!

Postby floating_abu » Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:10 pm

Happy Birthday pink_trike :smile:
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Re: Happy Birthday Pink!

Postby Mexicali » Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:56 pm

Happy birthday, amigo.
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Re: Happy Birthday Pink!

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:42 pm

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Re: Happy Birthday Pink!

Postby pink_trike » Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:54 pm

:smile: Thanks, everyone. :smile:

This sure is a nice place here...
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Re: Happy Birthday Pink!

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:19 pm

Happy Birthday!!!

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Re: Happy Birthday Pink!

Postby davcuts » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:00 pm

Have a Happy B-Day Pink
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Re: Happy Birthday Pink!

Postby pink_trike » Fri May 01, 2009 6:19 am

Thanks, Davcuts. :smile:

Thanks, TheDhamma. I've been thinking about maybe getting a three-wheeler like that for a while (in pink, naturally). I'm through with my Evel Knievel two-wheeler days. :smile:
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Re: Happy Birthday Pink!

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri May 01, 2009 6:19 pm

pink_trike wrote:Thanks, TheDhamma. I've been thinking about maybe getting a three-wheeler like that for a while (in pink, naturally). I'm through with my Evel Knievel two-wheeler days. :smile:

Hi Pink,

That's why I put that photo of the trike up; I was wondering if you were a fellow biker - triker. I only owned motorcycles and drove them more than cars during my single days. After getting married, my wife sold the bike and said if I wanted a motorcycle it had to be a trike. So we bought one that looks just like the one in that photo.

It had the Harley mufflers on it it and was very loud, so we sold it. The next trike we buy will probably be a yellow (partial to yellow) with the big luggage area in the back, most likely a Honda Goldwing trike -- they are very quiet.
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Re: Happy Birthday Pink!

Postby pink_trike » Fri May 01, 2009 6:51 pm

"Trike" in my username refers to the three jewels and the three vehicles (pink refers to the union of red and blue which represents the union of wisdom and compassion - actually lavender, but too long to type all the time). Not into biker culture - I like that the energy footprint is very low, they're easy to find parking for, and in the past I've used riding a motorcycle as Chod practice - looking danger and impermanence spang in the eye with every ride (though I'm pretty much through with testing speed limits). :smile:

This is the one that catches my eye - Honda 1800 Spyder
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Re: Happy Birthday Pink!

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri May 01, 2009 7:24 pm

Okay, cool. I was wrong about the meaning of trike in your username, but you actually like trikes anyway.

They look great. I also like the low carbon footprint of motorcycles and trikes. But now some of the hybrid cars can get as good of a gas mileage as our motorcycles! But it is still more fun to ride a bike over a car.
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Re: Happy Birthday Pink!

Postby Tex » Sat May 02, 2009 1:53 am

Happy belated, hope you had a great one.
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Re: Happy Birthday Pink!

Postby pink_trike » Sat May 02, 2009 5:44 am

Thanks, Tex. Thanks, again everyone. :thanks:

I had a great birthday. The older I get, the better they are. I was just sitting here thinking about birth - since that's what birthdays point at...and concluded that birth and life are just phenomenal, in every sense of the word. What an opportunity our lives give us.
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