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Title: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: skjerva on August 21, 2009, 12:19:36 PM
chilled w/ friend at bar (skylark) after work
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Post by: Colleen on August 21, 2009, 12:28:36 PM
Spent a couple of hours with my girlfriend eating breakfast out and taking our pit mix to a dog park to run off some energy. 
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Post by: ¡Keith! on August 21, 2009, 12:29:16 PM
paid back some sleep debt
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Post by: Marbe on August 21, 2009, 06:22:01 PM
Bought tomatoes off a farm.
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Post by: FifthCityMuse on August 21, 2009, 09:01:20 PM
Organised a meeting to discuss having my short professionally graded.
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Post by: ferris on August 21, 2009, 11:01:35 PM
Took several vicaden (tooth issues!)
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Post by: Tequila on August 22, 2009, 05:16:34 AM
Probably having greek food with a friend.
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Post by: pixote on August 22, 2009, 05:36:32 AM
I didn't make fun of that cripple.

pixote
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Post by: Ronan on August 22, 2009, 07:56:30 AM
Learnt a 2nd song on guitar
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Post by: skjerva on August 22, 2009, 09:54:29 AM
was reunited with my dog :)


I didn't make fun of that cripple.

pixote

yeah you did  :(
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Post by: ¡Keith! on August 22, 2009, 12:00:45 PM
confirmed that our new study has its first patient and/or snuck into Basterds after Avatar Day.
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Post by: Colleen on August 22, 2009, 01:02:12 PM
was reunited with my dog :)



Yay!
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Post by: skjerva on August 23, 2009, 02:23:33 AM
had lunch with my girlfriend's girlfriend :)
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Post by: edgar00 on August 23, 2009, 09:58:33 AM
Watched Casino Royale with someone while we were drunk.
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Post by: Colleen on August 23, 2009, 01:03:56 PM
While I was out at the shopping center where I saw Inglourious Basterds, I picked up some supplies for Jan's work and dropped them off for her,saving her a trip and helping her get home earlier.

Also I picked up an extra job shift for a friend who wanted the night off.  Win win cuz, hello, money!
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Post by: pixote on August 23, 2009, 01:23:55 PM
I didn't kick that puppy.

pixote
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Post by: ferris on August 23, 2009, 08:52:16 PM
had lunch with my girlfriend's girlfriend :)

Trying to pull off the switch?  A la Seinfeld?  It can't be done :)
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Post by: ferris on August 23, 2009, 08:53:18 PM
Learnt a 2nd song on guitar

Nice!  Keep it up!  :)
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Post by: facedad on August 24, 2009, 02:03:09 PM
Ate the chef's menu at Chu Chai.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on August 24, 2009, 02:52:51 PM
came from behind twice while playing cornhole.
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Post by: pixote on August 24, 2009, 03:36:25 PM
Watched School's Out.

pixote
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Post by: ferris on August 24, 2009, 06:39:29 PM
avoided the temptation of the clock tower once again.  But it does call out to me
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Post by: pixote on August 24, 2009, 06:41:23 PM
Stay strong, ferris.  (You're scaring me, Milton.)

pixote
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Post by: ses on August 24, 2009, 06:43:59 PM
came from behind twice while playing cornhole.

nice  :)
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Post by: diffland on August 25, 2009, 01:05:46 AM
watched a bird struggle against the wind (it's outrageously windy at the moment down here in Melbourne) for about 10 minutes until it gave up and walked the 50 metres to it's nest.
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Post by: skjerva on August 25, 2009, 01:49:48 AM
came from behind twice while playing cornhole.

:)

had lunch with my girlfriend's girlfriend :)

Trying to pull off the switch?  A la Seinfeld?  It can't be done :)

and no interest or intention to try anything of the sort :)
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Post by: ferris on August 25, 2009, 10:53:25 AM
Helped a guy move. 
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Post by: facedad on August 25, 2009, 01:00:30 PM
Drank a litre of water before bed. Well, and the phone thing.
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Post by: ses on August 29, 2009, 10:28:37 PM
signed my dad up for a gmail account, his first email address
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Post by: oneaprilday on August 29, 2009, 10:32:14 PM
signed my dad up for a gmail account, his first email address

Nice.  :)  I wish I could get my mom to do that. Computers + my mom = paralysis
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 30, 2009, 01:16:18 AM
Hung out w/ my girlfriend, Dani and the pups...laff a minute...
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Post by: ¡Keith! on August 30, 2009, 01:19:09 AM
danced in the rain.
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Post by: mañana on August 30, 2009, 11:31:54 AM
danced in the rain.

hippie.
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Post by: Kevin Shields on August 30, 2009, 03:32:04 PM
Getting some pre-chapter stuff on NIN20 done.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on August 31, 2009, 02:52:47 AM
danced in the rain.

hippie.
(http://i25.tinypic.com/2ilijva.png)
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Post by: smirnoff on August 31, 2009, 10:37:17 AM
I walked in the door and flung my wallet 15ft across the room and it landed on my coffee table just where I wanted it to land. I felt like James Bond or something.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on August 31, 2009, 10:43:40 AM
nice



I slept for a good 3.5 hours. Also more dancing.
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Post by: 'Noke on August 31, 2009, 10:46:21 AM
ummm...

I don't know.
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Post by: NedMeier on August 31, 2009, 10:50:24 AM
intercourse  :o
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Post by: smirnoff on August 31, 2009, 10:53:25 AM
intercourse  :o

Where's the "best thing I did last year" thread. :D
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Post by: alexarch on August 31, 2009, 11:51:23 AM
Either a cannonball into the deep end or puppy-barge: dragging a miniature dauchsand on a raft around the pool.
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Post by: Colleen on August 31, 2009, 12:16:54 PM
I can't say.  This is a family board.  But I can report that a good time was had by all.
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Post by: mañana on August 31, 2009, 01:19:04 PM
I walked in the door and flung my wallet 15ft across the room and it landed on my coffee table just where I wanted it to land. I felt like James Bond or something.
I have no reason to not think you're Batman.
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Post by: smirnoff on August 31, 2009, 01:25:20 PM
I can assure you, my belt does nothing but hold my pants up. :)
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Post by: mañana on August 31, 2009, 01:30:21 PM
I can assure you, my belt does nothing but hold my pants up. :)
And apparently doing too good of a job of it. (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=6395.msg313788#msg313788)
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Post by: ¡Keith! on August 31, 2009, 01:31:06 PM
I can assure you, my belt does nothing but hold my pants up. :)
And apparently doing too good of a job of it. (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=6395.msg313788#msg313788)

BURN!
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Post by: smirnoff on August 31, 2009, 01:36:56 PM
I can assure you, my belt does nothing but hold my pants up. :)
And apparently doing too good of a job of it. (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=6395.msg313788#msg313788)
What's funny is I actually meant the joke to sound self-deprecating. Now I can totally see how it looks like something else :)
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Post by: mañana on August 31, 2009, 01:39:59 PM
 :)
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Post by: ferris on August 31, 2009, 05:05:11 PM
Turned off the Bills-Pittsburgh preseason game at halftime.

Ugh
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Post by: ¡Keith! on September 01, 2009, 09:31:56 AM
took a nap in the car during lunch... i could really get used to that.
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Post by: Colleen on September 01, 2009, 10:57:43 AM
Snuggle time.
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Post by: alexarch on September 01, 2009, 12:12:30 PM
took a nap in the car during lunch... i could really get used to that.
I've done that. Can't get over feeling like a homeless person, so I can never really get to sleep.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 01, 2009, 12:26:52 PM
took a nap in the car during lunch... i could really get used to that.
I've done that. Can't get over feeling like a homeless person, so I can never really get to sleep.

Hang your hand out the window with a cup and maybe you can collect some extra change in the process...
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Post by: jbissell on September 01, 2009, 01:36:04 PM
took a nap in the car during lunch... i could really get used to that.
I've done that. Can't get over feeling like a homeless person, so I can never really get to sleep.

I used to do that every day at my old job when I had an hour lunch.  The worst part is when people would get into cars around me and their door slamming would totally startle me.

Also, I was expecting more "your mom" comments.
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Post by: pixote on September 11, 2009, 06:59:26 AM
Made someone cry.

pixote
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Post by: 'Noke on September 11, 2009, 02:29:05 PM
Martial arts! I also did charity work.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on September 16, 2009, 02:42:36 PM
parked the car on the front yard, came in thru the window and fell asleep with my clothes on... at least I think that was me.
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Post by: pixote on September 16, 2009, 02:47:25 PM
parked the car on the front yard, came in thru the window and fell asleep with my clothes on... at least I think that was me.

I always knew you were my own worst enemy.

pixote
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Post by: ¡Keith! on September 16, 2009, 02:48:12 PM
parked the car on the front yard, came in thru the window and fell asleep with my clothes on... at least I think that was me.

I always knew you were my own worst enemy.

pixote

not really a surprise to me either.
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Post by: Colleen on September 16, 2009, 05:02:25 PM
parked the car on the front yard, came in thru the window and fell asleep with my clothes on... at least I think that was me.

Was it your house at least?
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 16, 2009, 05:39:03 PM
Missed Jon's...ahem...display.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 16, 2009, 06:05:41 PM
Oops - I will repost this:

Missed Jon's...ahem...display.

Tomorrow.
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Post by: skjerva on September 16, 2009, 08:03:51 PM
i could give you a taste
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Post by: Basil on September 18, 2009, 09:34:39 PM
Stole ice cream from the set of House.
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Post by: Tim on September 18, 2009, 11:16:33 PM
Stole ice cream from the set of House.
You were on the set of House? I bet it was good ice cream :)

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Post by: Basil on September 18, 2009, 11:37:07 PM
With sprinkles!
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Post by: mañana on September 18, 2009, 11:49:53 PM
Did you see Cuddy?
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Post by: Basil on September 19, 2009, 12:13:44 AM
Nah, most of the talent had cleared out by the time I swung by today.
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Post by: skjerva on September 19, 2009, 12:26:00 AM
went to the dog beach with zelda
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Post by: ferris on September 19, 2009, 03:34:23 AM
took my 13-year-old and his three friends to laser tag.  I kid you not, I heard the word "dude" 423 times.  
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Post by: Bill Thompson on September 19, 2009, 08:49:15 AM
took my 13-year-old and his three friends to laser tag.  I kid you not, I heard the word "dude" 423 times.  

You'd probably hear it more if you were ever around my friends and I, or my brothers and I. We're all at least over 17 and we still utter the word dude every other sentence.
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Post by: 'Noke on September 20, 2009, 05:44:15 AM
took my 13-year-old and his three friends to laser tag.  I kid you not, I heard the word "dude" 423 times. 

You'd probably hear it more if you were ever around my friends and I, or my brothers and I. We're all at least over 17 and we still utter the word dude every other sentence.

Is this you?

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_PuZoLkvmBbc/SalerKCPoQI/AAAAAAAAC1o/RuazDOn-nHM/s320/Jeffrey+The+Dude+Lebowski.bmp)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on September 20, 2009, 09:37:45 AM
There is a chance I am headed in that direction, I'm a bit of a nut, say dude all the time, have a great beard and am really lazy.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 20, 2009, 11:20:42 AM
took my 13-year-old and his three friends to laser tag.  I kid you not, I heard the word "dude" 423 times. 

You'd probably hear it more if you were ever around my friends and I, or my brothers and I. We're all at least over 17 and we still utter the word dude every other sentence.

Is this you?

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_PuZoLkvmBbc/SalerKCPoQI/AAAAAAAAC1o/RuazDOn-nHM/s320/Jeffrey+The+Dude+Lebowski.bmp)

That's not Bill, that's duder....
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Post by: ¡Keith! on September 20, 2009, 12:52:38 PM
shots of Jameson
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Post by: skjerva on September 20, 2009, 01:45:39 PM
about 20miles of biking
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Post by: Colleen on September 20, 2009, 04:34:49 PM
Picked up an overtime shift.  Pocket money!
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Post by: pixote on September 20, 2009, 04:52:59 PM
Did you get some free food at Ruby Tuesdays, too?

pixote
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Post by: Tim on September 21, 2009, 12:43:19 AM
I went to a fantastic electroacoustic concert featuring 3 top electronic Australian composers. I was sitting in the middle of a 16 speaker array enjoying sound coming at me from all around :)
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Post by: pixote on September 21, 2009, 06:52:35 AM
I'm not sure, but it was disappointly minor.  I had a dream!

pixote
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Post by: alexarch on September 21, 2009, 06:55:11 AM
I'm not sure, but it was disappointly minor.  I had a dream!

pixote
Of time gone by? When dreams were made and used and wasted?
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Post by: Corndog on September 21, 2009, 08:21:17 AM
enjoyed the day at the flea market. A different but objectively awesome experience every time.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on September 21, 2009, 09:49:51 AM
played a little bocce
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Post by: ferris on September 21, 2009, 10:18:38 AM
bought a straw hat for a dollar at a flea market.  Can you see me in a straw hat?
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Post by: 'Noke on September 21, 2009, 11:19:54 AM
hmmmm.... slept. Ooh, I saw inglourious basterds again.
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Post by: Melvil on September 21, 2009, 11:33:59 AM
bought a straw hat for a dollar at a flea market.  Can you see me in a straw hat?

(http://i35.tinypic.com/2s77zaa.jpg)
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Post by: pixote on September 21, 2009, 02:02:47 PM
:D

pixote
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Post by: smirnoff on September 21, 2009, 02:05:15 PM
that works. :)
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Post by: mañana on September 21, 2009, 03:50:51 PM
Very cool, Melvil.
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Post by: ferris on September 21, 2009, 03:56:27 PM
bought a straw hat for a dollar at a flea market.  Can you see me in a straw hat?

(http://i35.tinypic.com/2s77zaa.jpg)

Nice.  That's it exactly.  I've been staring at the oil painting so long that I just felt the need to fit it better.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on September 21, 2009, 04:00:14 PM
Watched the Bears beat the Steelers.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on September 22, 2009, 10:31:34 AM
booked plane tix for japan.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on September 22, 2009, 10:36:33 AM
booked plane tix for japan.

Where to? My buddy is moving there next year for his final two years of college, I may head over there with him for a few weeks.
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Post by: smirnoff on September 22, 2009, 10:41:08 AM
booked plane tix for japan.

(http://i36.tinypic.com/nyitlz.jpg)

Have fun!
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Post by: ¡Keith! on September 22, 2009, 10:53:37 AM
haha - srsly, they are just plain nutty.

A friend moved to Okinawa at the begining of August as his wife is a doctor in the Navy and she was stationed there.  So now that they're settled in, me & another friend are going over to hang out with them for a week (didn't realize Okinawa was A - so far south & B) a pretty awesome beach type place) then we're take another week and see Tokyo.  Now I just need to see what kinda magic Hilton can work for me for a 6 night stay in Shinjuku. 
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Post by: ¡Keith! on September 22, 2009, 11:35:01 AM
Also, this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naha_Tug-of-war) is going on in Okinawa while I'm there and its gonna be so awesome
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Post by: smirnoff on October 02, 2009, 05:03:58 PM
I bet 6$ on a horse @ 1000:1 and it came in second. It was worth six bucks for the excitement though.
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Post by: edgar00 on October 02, 2009, 05:19:21 PM
I bet 6$ on a horse @ 1000:1 and it came in second. It was worth six bucks for the excitement though.

watup.
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Post by: chesterfilms on October 02, 2009, 10:09:21 PM
i bought this t-shirt, and i kind of love it.

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f186/chesterfilms1980/herzog.jpg)
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Post by: Basil on October 02, 2009, 10:21:49 PM
Yeah, I want that one. And all the others.
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Post by: Kevin Shields on October 02, 2009, 11:15:36 PM
Selecting Derek & the Dominos' Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs as my 1500th review
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Post by: Corndog on October 02, 2009, 11:24:09 PM
Selecting Derek & the Dominos' Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs as my 1500th review

quite possibly my favorite album of all time
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Post by: Tim on October 03, 2009, 01:59:56 AM
Went to the Filmspotter Melbourne movie meetup and had a great time!
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Post by: roujin on October 03, 2009, 09:16:34 AM
Talked to people.
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Post by: Tequila on October 03, 2009, 11:20:29 AM
A friend moved to Okinawa at the begining of August as his wife is a doctor in the Navy and she was stationed there.  So now that they're settled in, me & another friend are going over to hang out with them for a week (didn't realize Okinawa was A - so far south & B) a pretty awesome beach type place) then we're take another week and see Tokyo.  Now I just need to see what kinda magic Hilton can work for me for a 6 night stay in Shinjuku. 
Woah, color me jealous. I'm hoping to get to Okinawa sometime over the next few years, supposed to be quite a bit different from the 'mainland'. Also, when in Tokyo, go visit the Alcatraz ER (http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fg20070427jb.html). We didn't have the guts to do it.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on October 03, 2009, 12:35:18 PM
A friend moved to Okinawa at the begining of August as his wife is a doctor in the Navy and she was stationed there.  So now that they're settled in, me & another friend are going over to hang out with them for a week (didn't realize Okinawa was A - so far south & B) a pretty awesome beach type place) then we're take another week and see Tokyo.  Now I just need to see what kinda magic Hilton can work for me for a 6 night stay in Shinjuku. 
Woah, color me jealous. I'm hoping to get to Okinawa sometime over the next few years, supposed to be quite a bit different from the 'mainland'. Also, when in Tokyo, go visit the Alcatraz ER (http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fg20070427jb.html). We didn't have the guts to do it.

WOW.
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Post by: Tequila on October 08, 2009, 04:13:39 PM
Removing all the cent coins from my wallet.
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Post by: chesterfilms on October 08, 2009, 04:14:44 PM
birthday party in santa monica late last night. yummy food and drink.
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Post by: ferris on October 08, 2009, 05:05:32 PM
I resisted the temptation to completely overreact to something.
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Post by: UberGeekyGirl on October 08, 2009, 05:14:08 PM
I resisted the temptation to completely overreact to something.

I wish I could do that more often.
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Post by: pixote on October 10, 2009, 01:55:35 AM
Told the truth.

pixote
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Post by: 'Noke on October 10, 2009, 10:24:42 AM
I resisted the temptation to completely overreact to something.

I wish I could do that more often.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on October 10, 2009, 05:11:04 PM
I can't really remember that far back.
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Post by: Corndog on October 10, 2009, 05:21:39 PM
Saw comedian Sean Cullen perform stand-up, then went out to dinner with him.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on October 10, 2009, 11:01:10 PM
ripped the ish outta karaoke & fed some penguins whilst drinking jamesons
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Post by: 'Noke on October 11, 2009, 07:55:27 AM
I won a wii in a raffle.
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Post by: Basil on October 12, 2009, 12:25:51 PM
It's hard to decide between coming, seeing, and conquering.
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Post by: roujin on October 12, 2009, 12:26:42 PM
Went out in the rain.
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Post by: pixote on October 12, 2009, 02:48:37 PM
lol, I can't decide.  :D

pixote
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Post by: ferris on October 12, 2009, 02:56:52 PM
Did some trail work up on Mount Hood.  brrrrrrrr 20 degree and windy!
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Post by: ¡Keith! on October 13, 2009, 07:12:34 AM
paid this bill: (http://i38.tinypic.com/6p0wo7.jpg)
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Post by: Fantastix on October 13, 2009, 07:38:58 AM
Theatrepractise and it went quite well. So as soon my lines are clear to me then it´s time for the premier.
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Post by: UberGeekyGirl on October 13, 2009, 10:40:17 AM
Played video games with my boyfriend all day long.
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Post by: winrit on October 13, 2009, 10:55:15 AM
Nothing. :)
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Post by: mañana on October 13, 2009, 11:22:13 AM
Kept it together.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: smirnoff on October 13, 2009, 12:09:24 PM
I answered the phone by saying "hey dude" because I thought it was my buddy calling about the Monday nighter. It turned out to be my parents calling to wish me a Happy Thanksgiving. :D
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: 'Noke on October 13, 2009, 12:13:18 PM
I did most of my project of me.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 18, 2009, 11:36:20 AM
rang up a $137.32 tab... on my own.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Corndog on October 18, 2009, 05:17:46 PM
climbed a mountain
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: DrKimble on October 18, 2009, 05:19:33 PM
I picked the right number for the lottery and won $54.

rang up a $137.32 tab... on my own.
You either pay too much for booze or you better start saving money for a new liver! Sheesh!  :o
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 18, 2009, 08:40:59 PM
I picked the right number for the lottery and won $54.

rang up a $137.32 tab... on my own.
You either pay too much for booze or you better start saving money for a new liver! Sheesh!  :o

this city is crazy expensive... though the japanese whiskey was mostly tasty.  one of the hotel's menus has a $200 cut of steak on it.  obscene.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: pixote on October 18, 2009, 08:42:55 PM
I ignored a depressed friend's ban on creating laughter.

pixote
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 18, 2009, 08:44:24 PM
I ignored a depressed friend's ban on creating laughter.

pixote

depressed people shouldn't make rules like that - they don't know what's best for them.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on October 19, 2009, 01:31:53 AM
Nothing. :)
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Tequila on October 19, 2009, 05:28:12 AM
this city is crazy expensive... though the japanese whiskey was mostly tasty.  one of the hotel's menus has a $200 cut of steak on it.  obscene.
Come on, you're not seriously eating in the hotel, are you? Go out and get yourself some Shabu-shabu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shabu-shabu). It's awesome.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 19, 2009, 09:31:44 AM
this city is crazy expensive... though the japanese whiskey was mostly tasty.  one of the hotel's menus has a $200 cut of steak on it.  obscene.
Come on, you're not seriously eating in the hotel, are you? Go out and get yourself some Shabu-shabu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shabu-shabu). It's awesome.

of course not, but the exec lounge has the menus out for yr perusal - we did shabu-shabu the last night in Okinawa, fan-tastic.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ferris on October 19, 2009, 10:29:37 AM
climbed a mountain

Good!  Here's to many more.

In Ohio?


EDIT: I see now in another post that you were on Cold Mountain in Virginia.  Yeah.  I think that counts :)
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Kevin Shields on October 19, 2009, 02:57:22 PM
Release 2 reviews in one day for both Where the Wild Things Are and its soundtrack and later that night, record Vampyr by Carl Theoden Dryer. 
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: 'Noke on October 19, 2009, 03:45:34 PM
Strange video chat with friend from SF.

"What's the difference between a duck?" Ah, good times.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Corndog on October 19, 2009, 04:33:43 PM
climbed a mountain

Good!  Here's to many more.

In Ohio?


EDIT: I see now in another post that you were on Cold Mountain in Virginia.  Yeah.  I think that counts :)
(http://i37.tinypic.com/a04dx.jpg)

I got's my proof right here
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: saltine on October 20, 2009, 02:41:06 AM
Even though we're Boeing lovers, I must say that our trip from LAX to Sydney in the Airbus A380 was remarkable.  I loved the tail-mounted camera, especially for the take-off and the landing. The seats were bigger than we're accustomed to on trans-Pacific flights, and the take-off and landing were incredibly smooth and seemingly effortless (although I doubt the take-off was effortless with so much fuel and weight aboard).

If you get the chance to take the A380, go for it.  It's a flying experience you'll love.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: oldkid on October 20, 2009, 02:45:37 PM
To gather with some homeless and people concerned about homeless to determine how to create opportunities for homeless to work to at least partly sustain themselves.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: 'Noke on October 20, 2009, 04:01:01 PM
I believe I cant think of anything great. Maybe discovering Tracy Chapman.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Corndog on October 20, 2009, 04:08:25 PM
I believe I cant think of anything great. Maybe discovering Tracy Chapman.

That's pretty great.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: 'Noke on October 20, 2009, 04:09:33 PM
I believe I cant think of anything great. Maybe discovering Tracy Chapman.

That's pretty great.

Tis, but the album is downloading incredibly slow. its annoying.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Basil on October 20, 2009, 04:10:32 PM
Junior.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: alexarch on October 20, 2009, 04:19:28 PM
Junior.
Explain.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Junior on October 20, 2009, 04:20:00 PM
Hey oh!
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 22, 2009, 08:42:22 AM
spent 40 hours or so in Wednesday, the 21st of October.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ferris on October 22, 2009, 09:24:01 AM
Finished writing 17 pages of software documentation in about 5 hours.

Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: mañana on October 22, 2009, 12:39:20 PM
spent 40 hours or so in Wednesday, the 21st of October.
That's some crazy Quantum Leap shit. Did you right a historical wrong?
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ferris on October 22, 2009, 12:40:56 PM
spent 40 hours or so in Wednesday, the 21st of October.


How many times did you hear "I got you babe" ?
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 22, 2009, 01:17:15 PM
Didn't have any run-ins with Dean Stockwell. Wish i'd taken the time to learn piano or get my doctorate or something... I did drive angry for a bit though!
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: 'Noke on October 23, 2009, 05:45:38 PM
Did some photography at night.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: DrKimble on October 26, 2009, 03:01:49 AM
Got my girlfriend to sing I'm a Little Teapot to me.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: 'Noke on October 26, 2009, 06:49:31 AM
Got my girlfriend to sing I'm a Little Teapot to me.

To the What song is stuck in your head thread!!
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ferris on October 26, 2009, 11:43:11 AM
Watched a football game in it's entirity.  It's getting harder and harder to do as the kids get older.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 26, 2009, 11:49:59 AM
Watched a football game in it's entirity.  It's getting harder and harder to do as the kids get older.

Aren't they supposed to turn into fans along with you as they get older?
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ferris on October 26, 2009, 11:56:19 AM
Watched a football game in it's entirity.  It's getting harder and harder to do as the kids get older.

Aren't they supposed to turn into fans along with you as they get older?

They have a funny way of developing their own opinions.  I have to figure out how to stop that before it gets out of hand ;)
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 26, 2009, 11:56:54 AM
Watched a football game in it's entirity.  It's getting harder and harder to do as the kids get older.

Guess who the Bills get to lose to this week? The Good Guys! Go Texans!
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ferris on October 26, 2009, 11:58:44 AM
Watched a football game in it's entirity.  It's getting harder and harder to do as the kids get older.

Guess who the Bills get to lose to this week? The Good Guys! Go Texans!

Yeah I'm thinking the same thing.  Actually at this point I hope they do.   It'll help in the Colt McCoy / Jake Locker sweepstakes
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 26, 2009, 11:59:44 AM
Watched a football game in it's entirity.  It's getting harder and harder to do as the kids get older.

Aren't they supposed to turn into fans along with you as they get older?

They have a funny way of developing their own opinions.  I have to figure out how to stop that before it gets out of hand ;)

I guess I was lucky with my one brother. The more he became involved in sports the more he became a fan of what I was a fan of. He loves the Cubs, Red Wings, Bulls, the same fighters I like and while he's a big Bears fan he likes the Patriots as well. Haven't been able to get him interested in Man U soccer or Edmonton Eskimos football yet though.

My youngest brother on the other hand could care less about sports, so he's a no go.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ferris on October 26, 2009, 12:02:26 PM
Watched a football game in it's entirity.  It's getting harder and harder to do as the kids get older.

Aren't they supposed to turn into fans along with you as they get older?

They have a funny way of developing their own opinions.  I have to figure out how to stop that before it gets out of hand ;)

I guess I was lucky with my one brother. The more he became involved in sports the more he became a fan of what I was a fan of. He loves the Cubs, Red Wings, Bulls, the same fighters I like and while he's a big Bears fan he likes the Patriots as well. Haven't been able to get him interested in Man U soccer or Edmonton Eskimos football yet though.

My youngest brother on the other hand could care less about sports, so he's a no go.

In my kids's defense....I am a Bills fan.  So you can understand their lack of excitement!   
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: UberGeekyGirl on October 26, 2009, 02:18:58 PM
Got my girlfriend to sing I'm a Little Teapot to me.

I'm denying this one.  :-\
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Colleen on October 26, 2009, 11:28:06 PM
Despite not going to bed until 0630 in the morning, I got up at noon and was actually productive before work, making a big pot of salmon corn chowder and a pan of cornbread (soup was from scratch and is a "clean eating" recipe, which I'm trying to do more of; bread was a mix, not-so-clean but oh well).

Also did not drink any Coca cola at all today, and drank a lot of water.  Need to flush out the junk and get back to eating healthy like I was a few months ago, and jump start the second half of my weight loss (plus get rid of the 5 or so pounds I gained back slacking off).
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: saltine on October 26, 2009, 11:51:08 PM

I'm sitting on my ass eating Cadbury Carmello chocolate while I read this, Colleen.  I need to join you in the pledge.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on October 27, 2009, 08:45:38 AM
Stayed late at work and reconnected with my 2nd shift peeps.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: oldkid on October 27, 2009, 11:55:38 AM
Watched Ponyo with my kids for my birthday!  Yea!
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: oneaprilday on October 27, 2009, 04:35:27 PM
Watched Ponyo with my kids for my birthday!  Yea!

Happy (belated) birthday!!!
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ferris on October 27, 2009, 08:35:06 PM
Watched Ponyo with my kids for my birthday!  Yea!

Yeah no doubt! Happy birthday!  :)
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: 'Noke on October 27, 2009, 08:36:02 PM
Watched Ponyo with my kids for my birthday!  Yea!

Happy (belated) birthday!!!
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: 'Noke on October 27, 2009, 08:48:40 PM
Hung out with friends in town, which is a very rare occurence for me. I'm sorry guys, I have real friends now.


This post has been brought to you by the 'noke foundation for scaring filmspotters, ro something. We need a better verb then scaring.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: oldkid on October 27, 2009, 11:10:52 PM
Thanks, folks!

Write up on Ponyo to come.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ferris on October 28, 2009, 12:50:00 PM
Hung out with friends in town, which is a very rare occurence for me. I'm sorry guys, I have real friends now.


I'm jealous of your real friends even if they are owls or something. (either you get that reference or you will get that reference eventually)
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: 'Noke on October 28, 2009, 01:56:38 PM
Hung out with friends in town, which is a very rare occurence for me. I'm sorry guys, I have real friends now.


I'm jealous of your real friends even if they are owls or something. (either you get that reference or you will get that reference eventually)

I probably shouldnt have listened to the filmspotting review, but I did get that reference. I'm so excited to see it. Just have to wait till Dec.11th.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ferris on October 28, 2009, 02:20:38 PM
Hung out with friends in town, which is a very rare occurence for me. I'm sorry guys, I have real friends now.


I'm jealous of your real friends even if they are owls or something. (either you get that reference or you will get that reference eventually)

I probably shouldnt have listened to the filmspotting review, but I did get that reference. I'm so excited to see it. Just have to wait till Dec.11th.

Aww did they spoil that?  I did listen to the review but I didn't remember that.  Dang it's much better not knowing ahead of time.   They do that from time to time.  My only knock on the show
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: 'Noke on October 28, 2009, 02:36:27 PM
Hung out with friends in town, which is a very rare occurence for me. I'm sorry guys, I have real friends now.


I'm jealous of your real friends even if they are owls or something. (either you get that reference or you will get that reference eventually)

I probably shouldnt have listened to the filmspotting review, but I did get that reference. I'm so excited to see it. Just have to wait till Dec.11th.

Aww did they spoil that?  I did listen to the review but I didn't remember that.  Dang it's much better not knowing ahead of time.   They do that from time to time.  My only knock on the show

I think they did. I know about the owls and filmaspotting was the only review I read/heard so...yes I guess that was them. Kind of sucks, should really have avoided it.  :-\
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: pixote on October 28, 2009, 02:45:22 PM
I bowled 178?  No, that wasn't it.

pixote
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: DrKimble on October 28, 2009, 04:21:38 PM
I bowled 178?  No, that wasn't it.

pixote

You must have had a great day if bowling 178 wasn't the best thing.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: 'Noke on October 28, 2009, 06:23:43 PM
Hard rock Cafe. They make damn good burgers.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 28, 2009, 11:45:20 PM
Hard rock Cafe. They make damn good burgers.

huh, didn't know anyone but traveling americans ever frequented those.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ses on October 29, 2009, 11:51:33 PM
visited my niece
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: saltine on October 29, 2009, 11:53:11 PM
visited my niece

Has she grown?  or still bathing in the sink? :D
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ses on October 29, 2009, 11:55:28 PM
visited my niece

Has she grown?  or still bathing in the sink? :D

still bathing in the sink, in fact I gave her a bath today  :) (then she peed on me)
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ferris on October 29, 2009, 11:56:33 PM
visited my niece

Has she grown?  or still bathing in the sink? :D

still bathing in the sink, in fact I gave her a bath today  :) (then she peed on me)

yeah.  You gotta cover things up.   THis is why you paint the nursery with Egg Shell finish
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: oneaprilday on October 30, 2009, 12:10:57 AM
visited my niece

Has she grown?  or still bathing in the sink? :D

still bathing in the sink, in fact I gave her a bath today  :) (then she peed on me)

yeah.  You gotta cover things up.   THis is why you paint the nursery with Egg Shell finish
:D

Sigh. Sweet newborns. My Aoife's growing up too fast.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: pixote on November 01, 2009, 11:29:02 AM
Survived.

pixote
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: mañana on November 01, 2009, 11:32:37 AM
I didn't hit that guy. That could also be the worst thing I did yesterday.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Bill Thompson on November 01, 2009, 11:34:55 AM
I didn't hit that guy. That could also be the worst thing I did yesterday.

As someone who has been called all kinds of stuff for his unwillingness to get into street fights, I can tell you this much at least, it's never worth it.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Colleen on November 01, 2009, 06:03:51 PM
Was extremely sweet and patient with a sudden change in plans.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: oldkid on November 02, 2009, 12:55:53 AM
Played Risk with my daughter when I felt like being alone.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: saltine on November 02, 2009, 01:07:42 AM
That's nice, stevekimes.

I got my holiday cards ready to order.  I usually put this off, and the Aus people receive theirs around Valentine's Day.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ferris on November 02, 2009, 01:38:25 AM
Played Risk with my daughter when I felt like being alone.

Good for you.  I know how hard this can be sometimes...My kids always want me to play the second I turn the football game on.  God bless Tivo.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: mañana on November 02, 2009, 01:41:21 AM
I love board games. I figure the best part about having kids is that is means more people to play board games with. I'm right, right?
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: oldkid on November 02, 2009, 01:43:23 AM
I love board games. I figure the best part about having kids is that is means more people to play board games with. I'm right, right?

That and having someone else clean the bathrooms for you :-)
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: mañana on November 02, 2009, 01:44:19 AM
I love board games. I figure the best part about having kids is that is means more people to play board games with. I'm right, right?
That and having someone else clean the bathrooms for you :-)
Oh man, kids are gonna be great!  :)
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: oldkid on November 02, 2009, 01:45:24 AM
I love board games. I figure the best part about having kids is that is means more people to play board games with. I'm right, right?
That and having someone else clean the bathrooms for you :-)
Oh man, kids are gonna be great!  :)

Easy for us to say.  We don't have to do the birthing bit.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: DrKimble on November 02, 2009, 07:09:43 AM
I love board games. I figure the best part about having kids is that is means more people to play board games with. I'm right, right?
That and having someone else clean the bathrooms for you :-)
Oh man, kids are gonna be great!  :)
Easy for us to say.  We don't have to do the birthing bit.
YEAH, ISN'T IT GREAT?!  :D
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 02, 2009, 08:32:07 AM
I did not stop and stare at the woman having a sob filled breakdown in the frozen food isle.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Corndog on November 02, 2009, 08:41:14 AM
ate cake
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Junior on November 02, 2009, 08:43:06 AM
I love board games. I figure the best part about having kids is that is means more people to play board games with. I'm right, right?

I'm pretty sure that's the only reason my parents had me. Thay were lucky hat that gene was passed down to me.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: oldkid on November 02, 2009, 09:19:40 AM
I love board games. I figure the best part about having kids is that is means more people to play board games with. I'm right, right?
That and having someone else clean the bathrooms for you :-)
Oh man, kids are gonna be great!  :)
Easy for us to say.  We don't have to do the birthing bit.
YEAH, ISN'T IT GREAT?!  :D

UGG, don't you think you should hit him for the sake of your whole gender?
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: skjerva on November 02, 2009, 09:49:21 AM
stopped having the Antichrist exchange with Clovis  ;D
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: UberGeekyGirl on November 02, 2009, 10:12:47 AM
I love board games. I figure the best part about having kids is that is means more people to play board games with. I'm right, right?
That and having someone else clean the bathrooms for you :-)
Oh man, kids are gonna be great!  :)
Easy for us to say.  We don't have to do the birthing bit.
YEAH, ISN'T IT GREAT?!  :D

UGG, don't you think you should hit him for the sake of your whole gender?

Hehe I would if I didn't think the same way. I don't plan on having kids so... haha... giving birth must suck.  :)
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ferris on November 02, 2009, 10:14:43 AM
I did not stop and stare at the woman having a sob filled breakdown in the frozen food isle.

She was probably listening to that "films that made us cry" episode of filmspotting a few weeks back on her Ipod.  I'm thinking it was the song from Young@Heart.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Clovis8 on November 02, 2009, 10:34:04 AM
I love board games. I figure the best part about having kids is that is means more people to play board games with. I'm right, right?

Ever play Carcassonne? I am addicted to that game.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: oldkid on November 02, 2009, 10:42:10 AM
I love board games. I figure the best part about having kids is that is means more people to play board games with. I'm right, right?
That and having someone else clean the bathrooms for you :-)
Oh man, kids are gonna be great!  :)
Easy for us to say.  We don't have to do the birthing bit.
YEAH, ISN'T IT GREAT?!  :D

UGG, don't you think you should hit him for the sake of your whole gender?

Hehe I would if I didn't think the same way. I don't plan on having kids so... haha... giving birth must suck.  :)

Giving birth was awful the first time for my wife-- 36 hours.  But, believe it or not, her pregnancy was worse.  But most women don't have it as bad as my wife did.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ferris on November 02, 2009, 10:45:52 AM
Giving birth was awful the first time for my wife-- 36 hours.  But, believe it or not, her pregnancy was worse.  But most women don't have it as bad as my wife did.

32 here and ended in a C-Section. UGH  I bet filmspotters are overjoyed we've gotten on this topic :)
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: oldkid on November 02, 2009, 10:47:22 AM
Giving birth was awful the first time for my wife-- 36 hours.  But, believe it or not, her pregnancy was worse.  But most women don't have it as bad as my wife did.

32 here and ended in a C-Section. UGH  I bet filmspotters are overjoyed we've gotten on this topic :)

My wife's first ended with a c-section too. 

Hey, we could have a thread of terrible births!  I've got two stories, myself.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: oneaprilday on November 02, 2009, 12:45:45 PM
Giving birth was awful the first time for my wife-- 36 hours.  But, believe it or not, her pregnancy was worse.  But most women don't have it as bad as my wife did.

32 here and ended in a C-Section. UGH  I bet filmspotters are overjoyed we've gotten on this topic :)

My wife's first ended with a c-section too. 

Hey, we could have a thread of terrible births!  I've got two stories, myself.
I've had three bad births, two ended in c-sections. Two of the pregnancies were worse though (does your wife get hyperemesis, too, steve?). No more kids for me - pregnancy and birth are hellish.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: pixote on November 02, 2009, 02:09:51 PM
Said hi.

pixote
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Clovis8 on November 02, 2009, 02:11:02 PM
Said hi.

pixote

That's a pretty uneventful day!
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: pixote on November 02, 2009, 02:13:24 PM
That's a pretty uneventful day!

Well, I went to the gym, the Packers lost, the Yankees won (boo!), I had Mentos for dinner, I watched a movie, I didn't meet James Spader, I wasn't hungover, I listened to some good music, I cheered up a friend...

Yep, said hi.

pixote
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Clovis8 on November 02, 2009, 02:15:10 PM
I had Mentos for dinner

Awesome!

Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: oldkid on November 02, 2009, 02:15:38 PM
Giving birth was awful the first time for my wife-- 36 hours.  But, believe it or not, her pregnancy was worse.  But most women don't have it as bad as my wife did.

32 here and ended in a C-Section. UGH  I bet filmspotters are overjoyed we've gotten on this topic :)

My wife's first ended with a c-section too. 

Hey, we could have a thread of terrible births!  I've got two stories, myself.
I've had three bad births, two ended in c-sections. Two of the pregnancies were worse though (does your wife get hyperemesis, too, steve?). No more kids for me - pregnancy and birth are hellish.

Yep, in all three pregnancies.  In her first pregnancy, she lost weight for seven months because she couldn't keep any food down.  The second two weren't as bad, but almost.  Whenever we have a friend who has a wonderful pregnancy, a short uneventful labor and a quiet, sleep-through-the-night baby, I stare at them and say, "If there is justice in this world, your child will have monstrous teen years."
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Post by: pixote on November 02, 2009, 02:16:15 PM
I had Mentos for dinner

Awesome!

I went with strawberry over tropical, though.  That's what took it out of best thing contention.

pixote
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Post by: Kevin Shields on November 02, 2009, 03:08:43 PM
Getting rid of some leaves from the roof and rain gutters in the backyard.  I just went ahead and did it.  As mundane as it is.  There's a good feeling in getting something done.
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Post by: oneaprilday on November 02, 2009, 04:06:46 PM
Giving birth was awful the first time for my wife-- 36 hours.  But, believe it or not, her pregnancy was worse.  But most women don't have it as bad as my wife did.

32 here and ended in a C-Section. UGH  I bet filmspotters are overjoyed we've gotten on this topic :)

My wife's first ended with a c-section too. 

Hey, we could have a thread of terrible births!  I've got two stories, myself.
I've had three bad births, two ended in c-sections. Two of the pregnancies were worse though (does your wife get hyperemesis, too, steve?). No more kids for me - pregnancy and birth are hellish.

Yep, in all three pregnancies.  In her first pregnancy, she lost weight for seven months because she couldn't keep any food down.  The second two weren't as bad, but almost.  Whenever we have a friend who has a wonderful pregnancy, a short uneventful labor and a quiet, sleep-through-the-night baby, I stare at them and say, "If there is justice in this world, your child will have monstrous teen years."
Ugh, I so feel for her. Sounds like she had it longer than I did; I suffered for about 5 months with two of my pregnancies - significant weight loss, dehydration, all that horrible stuff. My three sisters-in-law have wonderful pregnancies and very short labors, (the longest was 8 hours, and one delivered her baby about 10 minutes after she set foot in the hospital), and I'm so envious. Worse though is the attitude that so many people have that somehow difficult pregnancies/labors are the woman's fault. A friend of mine who has had to have emergency c-sections with her 5 children, recently ran into a woman who said when my friend mentioned she'd had c-sections, "Didn't you even try to have a natural birth?" I just want to smack those people.



ANYWAY, best thing I did yesterday? Visited my parents-in-law (because Uri wanted to) even though I was exhausted after being out all day with the children - and I managed to be pleasant.
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Post by: Corndog on November 02, 2009, 04:13:54 PM
made two deliveries at work, netting me 6 additional dollars.
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Post by: mañana on November 02, 2009, 08:06:30 PM
made two deliveries at work, netting me 6 additional dollars.
So I guess the best thing you'll do tomorrow is retire.  :)
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Post by: Melvil on November 02, 2009, 08:38:08 PM
I didn't fall in the lake!
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Post by: Bill Thompson on November 02, 2009, 08:40:49 PM
I didn't fall in the lake!

How about a koi pond?
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Post by: Colleen on November 02, 2009, 10:16:42 PM
Stayed at work til 3 AM getting a sexual assault report properly handled and driving the victim home in the next county.  What is it about late Sunday night and sexual assault reports? 
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Post by: ferris on November 02, 2009, 11:45:50 PM
Stayed at work til 3 AM getting a sexual assault report properly handled and driving the victim home in the next county.  What is it about late Sunday night and sexual assault reports?  

Football + team loses + alcohol
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Post by: Colleen on November 02, 2009, 11:56:42 PM
Stayed at work til 3 AM getting a sexual assault report properly handled and driving the victim home in the next county.  What is it about late Sunday night and sexual assault reports?  

Football + team loses + alcohol

Here's the thing:  most of the time the assault happened anywhere from 12 hours to 2 weeks previously.  Last night was unusual in that it was a stranger assault and the victim reported it immediately after it happened.

Most often it happened early in the day on Sunday or over Saturday night but they decide to report it (or go to an ER for treatment, and the hospital calls us because of mandatory reporting laws) after 9PM on Sunday night.  Maybe it's because it's the first chance they've had to catch their breath all week or think about it and/or talk to friends and decide it wasn't their fault after all and should be reported.

I also see a low correlation between Sunday night reports and willingness of the victim to continue on with the case after that.  Even the ones who reported themselves (as opposed to ER nurses) and say that they want to prosecute drop off the face of the earth and don't return calls etc.  Depressing.
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Post by: pixote on November 16, 2009, 07:55:58 AM
Watched two movies in the same day for the first time in ten weeks.

pixote
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Post by: mañana on November 16, 2009, 11:10:31 AM
I actually saw a movie in the theater.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on November 16, 2009, 11:27:25 AM
I actually saw a movie in the theater.

starring ryan reynolds & sandra bullock?
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Post by: mañana on November 16, 2009, 11:29:15 AM
I actually saw a movie in the theater.
starring ryan reynolds & sandra bullock?
Very funny, Mr.  :)
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Post by: ¡Keith! on November 16, 2009, 11:35:23 AM
 ;)
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Post by: oneaprilday on November 28, 2009, 06:23:29 PM
Went a-Christmas-treeing with the fam. (And it wasn't raining!)
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Post by: OmNom on November 28, 2009, 06:38:37 PM
Went a-Christmas-treeing with the fam. (And it wasn't raining!)

Oh, I love that.  I'm there! 

Yesterday was Thanksgiving up at my parents' house.  So I got to hang out with my family, especially all my brothers.  My youngest bro flew in from Atlanta, so we were all together for the first time in a year.  So from a "me-me-me" perspective, the best thing I did was pounce on my little bro and punch him and tease him and ruffle his hair... 

But from any other perspective, the best thing I did was clean up all the table, etc, afterwards, and direct traffic getting my brothers to put the furniture back properly and vacuum everything and all the dishes and stuff that has to be done so that Mom doesn't have to do it.  Because she's 63 and she has four grown sons!  She shouldn't have to do those things anymore.
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Post by: ferris on November 28, 2009, 06:44:02 PM
Went a-Christmas-treeing with the fam. (And it wasn't raining!)

Did you cut your own?

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Post by: oneaprilday on November 28, 2009, 06:53:42 PM
Went a-Christmas-treeing with the fam. (And it wasn't raining!)

Oh, I love that.  I'm there! 
Me, too!  I never think I'm ready for Christmas, but then the day after Thanksgiving, we all pile in the car and drive to this little place run by a retired guy who grows Christmas trees (and who can't be making any money). I love the place - he has it set up so that you take a saw and one of the wooden carts he's made and trundle down a path through a small section of a proper forest until you reach his field of Christmas trees. It's all green and lovely, and there are usually a few other families poking around trying to decide on a tree, too. It never fails to put me in a holiday mood. :)

Did you cut your own?
So, yes. :)
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Post by: ferris on November 28, 2009, 06:55:56 PM
Went a-Christmas-treeing with the fam. (And it wasn't raining!)

Oh, I love that.  I'm there! 
Me, too!  I never think I'm ready for Christmas, but then the day after Thanksgiving, we all pile in the car and drive to this little place run by a retired guy who grows Christmas trees (and who can't be making any money). I love the place - he has it set up so that you take a saw and one of the wooden carts he's made and trundle down a path through a small section of a proper forest until you reach his field of Christmas trees. It's all green and lovely, and there are usually a few other families poking around trying to decide on a tree, too. It never fails to put me in a holiday mood. :)

Did you cut your own?
So, yes. :)


One of the many reasons I'll never voluntarily leave the Pacific Northwest :D

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Post by: OmNom on November 28, 2009, 07:43:04 PM
Went a-Christmas-treeing with the fam. (And it wasn't raining!)

Oh, I love that.  I'm there! 
Me, too!  I never think I'm ready for Christmas, but then the day after Thanksgiving, we all pile in the car and drive to this little place run by a retired guy who grows Christmas trees (and who can't be making any money). I love the place - he has it set up so that you take a saw and one of the wooden carts he's made and trundle down a path through a small section of a proper forest until you reach his field of Christmas trees. It's all green and lovely, and there are usually a few other families poking around trying to decide on a tree, too. It never fails to put me in a holiday mood. :)

Did you cut your own?
So, yes. :)


One of the many reasons I'll never voluntarily leave the Pacific Northwest :D



We lived in Oregon from 2003-2008.  It was beautiful, and I understand why you'd never want to leave.  We were introduced to the tradition of Christmas-treeing there; we had a group of friends who would make chili and hot chocolate and we'd all make a day of it.  It's a fun thing to do.  I can almost smell those trees from here!   :)
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on November 29, 2009, 11:49:09 AM
Loved my little niece - she is with us all weekend!
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Post by: oldkid on November 29, 2009, 12:34:29 PM
Yesterday was totally awesome.

First, I finished writing the first draft of a book I'd been working on for years-- yea!

Then I got awesome snacks and my family and I-- all five of us-- played games all day.  We played Kaboodle, Farkle, Clue, Whoonu, and Risk II.  Game names can be it's own language after a while.

Then, to it all off, we watched Porco Rosso in our Miyazaki Marathon.  How awesome is that!   :D :D :D
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Post by: mañana on November 29, 2009, 01:21:03 PM
First, I finished writing the first draft of a book I'd been working on for years-- yea!
Awesome!
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Post by: pixote on December 15, 2009, 02:59:47 AM
Scored a goal.

pixote
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Post by: pixote on January 03, 2010, 03:17:44 AM
Saw some movies.  Just like the old days!

Still mopey though.  Can't win them all, I guess.

pixote
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Post by: oldkid on January 04, 2010, 01:45:09 PM
Led a training session for about 20 folks in a suburban city about how to work for and with the homeless.  It was great, they were really interested and asked thoughtful questions.
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Post by: skjerva on January 04, 2010, 01:52:57 PM
Saw some movies.  Just like the old days!

Still mopey though.  Can't win them all, I guess.


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Post by: oldkid on January 04, 2010, 02:01:19 PM
Saw some movies.  Just like the old days!

Still mopey though.  Can't win them all, I guess.



You guys should check out the movies on Corndog's Recovery Marathon-- that will solve all ills.
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Post by: pixote on January 06, 2010, 06:03:37 AM
Beat the third level of Ghosts 'n Goblins without losing my armor.

pixote
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 06, 2010, 11:29:05 AM
Ate Chipotle.
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Post by: Colleen on January 06, 2010, 02:10:29 PM
Got a stalled case moving to the point where i'm going to be able to write up an arrest warrant today.
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Post by: UberGeekyGirl on January 06, 2010, 03:43:42 PM
Needed to find the Tom Tom in a mass of boxes stored in my parent's garage. Found it in the 1st box. Yay!
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Post by: ¡Keith! on January 06, 2010, 04:40:59 PM
Beat the third level of Ghosts 'n Goblins without losing my armor.

pixote

liar!
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Post by: pixote on January 06, 2010, 04:49:09 PM
Beat the third level of Ghosts 'n Goblins without losing my armor.

liar!

I know, right?  But it's true!  Granted, it was like my 150th try...but still!

pixote
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Post by: pixote on January 06, 2010, 06:05:40 PM
Beat the third level of Ghosts 'n Goblins without losing my armor.

liar!

I know, right?  But it's true!  Granted, it was like my 150th try...but still!

I was also four under par in mini golf ... but that doesn't even begin to compare, ya know?

pixote
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Post by: ¡Keith! on January 06, 2010, 06:37:20 PM
Beat the third level of Ghosts 'n Goblins without losing my armor.

liar!

I know, right?  But it's true!  Granted, it was like my 150th try...but still!

I was also four under par in mini golf ... but that doesn't even begin to compare, ya know?

pixote

oh, i know.
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Post by: ferris on January 06, 2010, 07:21:18 PM
Beat a 2nd grader at Dog Fighting in Wii Resort.  I was unusually happy about this!
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Post by: Colleen on January 06, 2010, 07:31:17 PM
Dog Fighting????  what is this, Mike Vick's Sports Resort?

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Post by: ferris on January 06, 2010, 07:33:54 PM
Dog Fighting????  what is this, Mike Vick's Sports Resort?

...yeah, but we don't allow wagering...so it's ok.



"dogfight" in the Snoopy/Red Baron sense of the word!
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Post by: Colleen on January 06, 2010, 07:42:55 PM
Let all the dogs sleep in the bed last night instead of crating/couching them.  They were better than an electric blanket!
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Post by: mañana on January 15, 2010, 11:52:44 AM
I was early for my interview. Early!
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Post by: oldkid on January 16, 2010, 11:36:00 AM
Ate dark chocolate almond Sandies and watched an episode of 30 Rock after a stressful 12 hour work day.
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Post by: oneaprilday on January 18, 2010, 12:15:49 AM
Witnessed the birth of my newest nephew.
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Post by: Emiliana on January 18, 2010, 06:47:53 AM
That's so cool, oad! Is everybody doing well?

Me: Watched what is most likely going to be the best German film of 2010 (yes, why not call it now? It's Friendship! (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1247657/), by the way).
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Post by: ferris on January 18, 2010, 08:53:23 AM
Witnessed the birth of my newest nephew.

You were in the room!?  What a good sister (in-law?) you are!   Name?  Weight? 
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 18, 2010, 09:16:53 AM
Congrats, oad. I would have to turn my head away if I was in the room though. I saw one of those birthing videos in middle school health class. Yuckzilla.

Yesterday I watched a few episodes of Jersey Shore with my mom and brother. I don't think they 'get' the 'show.' I also let my roommate borrow a video game.
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Post by: oneaprilday on January 18, 2010, 10:07:13 AM
That's so cool, oad! Is everybody doing well?

You were in the room!?  What a good sister (in-law?) you are!   Name?  Weight? 

Congrats, oad. I would have to turn my head away if I was in the room though. I saw one of those birthing videos in middle school health class. Yuckzilla.
Thanks! Yes, everybody's very well. This is my sister-in-law's 4th home birth, the second one I've been able to attend. (She was my closest college friend before she became my sister-in-law.) There's no name yet (they were rather expecting a girl!), but he was a healthy 8 lbs. 4 oz. And FLY, the yuck factor is minuscule compared to the gratitude I feel in being a watcher/helper not a doer. ;)
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Post by: oldkid on January 18, 2010, 10:22:19 AM
Home births are nice and the yuck factor is reduced from a hospital birth.  That's my experience. Much more friendly, less formally sterile context.
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Post by: oneaprilday on January 18, 2010, 10:27:44 AM
Home births are nice and the yuck factor is reduced from a hospital birth.  That's my experience. Much more friendly, less formally sterile context.
Yes, true. Something about being in a home makes the whole thing normal - I love my sister-in-law's midwife, too; she's a serene, warm presence.
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Post by: ferris on January 18, 2010, 11:14:44 AM
Home births are nice and the yuck factor is reduced from a hospital birth.  That's my experience. Much more friendly, less formally sterile context.
Yes, true. Something about being in a home makes the whole thing normal - I love my sister-in-law's midwife, too; she's a serene, warm presence.

Good to hear!  We'll be expecting pictures!
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Post by: oneaprilday on January 18, 2010, 12:42:40 PM
Home births are nice and the yuck factor is reduced from a hospital birth.  That's my experience. Much more friendly, less formally sterile context.
Yes, true. Something about being in a home makes the whole thing normal - I love my sister-in-law's midwife, too; she's a serene, warm presence.

Good to hear!  We'll be expecting pictures!
I was just downloading some. :)

Just born:                                                                            Happy mom and dad (dad is Uri's brother, btw):
(http://i50.tinypic.com/2qbugau.jpg)                          (http://i49.tinypic.com/jzwfv6.jpg) 

Grandpa, grandma and auntie (Uri's parents and sister):                 I love this one of sister in law and brother in law:
(http://i45.tinypic.com/154dkbs.jpg)                            (http://i50.tinypic.com/30bn2fm.jpg) 

 (http://i50.tinypic.com/123a9ew.jpg)                     (http://i47.tinypic.com/14l7vp3.jpg)

And me with my beautiful sister in law and babe:
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2j0gghw.jpg)
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Post by: pixote on January 20, 2010, 06:07:07 PM
Awesome!

pixote
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 20, 2010, 08:39:04 PM
Followed you, until you loved me.
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Post by: ferris on January 20, 2010, 11:00:00 PM
Awesome!

pixote

So great!  Thanks for sharing these!  Love to see how many smiling faces a baby can bring to a room! :)
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Post by: ses on January 20, 2010, 11:01:04 PM
Beautiful pictures OAD!
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Post by: oneaprilday on January 20, 2010, 11:06:55 PM
Thanks, all! It was a pretty special day. :)
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Post by: ses on January 20, 2010, 11:09:00 PM
Thanks, all! It was a pretty special day. :)

I understand, I spent yesterday with my niece, who is getting so big.  She is 4 months and already 26 3/4 inches long and weighs 15 lbs.  She was off the charts for height at her age.
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Post by: oldkid on January 20, 2010, 11:16:13 PM
Just as we were about to get the spaghetti ready for 50 people, and a showing of The Gods Must Be Crazy, the power went out (on our block only).  It was an hour and a half before the power company got it all settled, but we served our meal with candles and flashlights, anyway.  After the lights came on, a number of people begged me to show the movie, even though it was late, so I caved in.  It was a lot of fun. 

Somehow, I think that possibly the electricity was objecting to me playing "Sunshine Superman".  I was just trying to change it!  Sheesh, no patience!

It all reminded me so much of time I spent in Calcutta.  The more time I am among the poor in the U.S., the more I feel like we are really a hidden third world country.
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Post by: oneaprilday on January 20, 2010, 11:17:25 PM
Thanks, all! It was a pretty special day. :)

I understand, I spent yesterday with my niece, who is getting so big.  She is 4 months and already 26 3/4 inches long and weighs 15 lbs.  She was off the charts for height at her age.
Oh, wow! So big already - I'll bet she's a cutie. :)
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Post by: ses on January 20, 2010, 11:18:52 PM
Thanks, all! It was a pretty special day. :)

I understand, I spent yesterday with my niece, who is getting so big.  She is 4 months and already 26 3/4 inches long and weighs 15 lbs.  She was off the charts for height at her age.
Oh, wow! So big already - I'll bet she's a cutie. :)

(http://i49.tinypic.com/t9z5mx.png)
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Post by: oneaprilday on January 20, 2010, 11:19:46 PM
Awwwwww.  Bet won!
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Post by: ¡Keith! on February 05, 2010, 10:42:32 AM
spent way too much money on toys.
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Post by: Colleen on February 05, 2010, 11:21:44 AM
Noticed that Jan had put Season 1 of Will & Grace in the Netflix queue, so went on Amazon and found that used was selling for less than $10.  Bought it for her.

We don't do "official" stuff like Valentine's Day, but I love little surprise gifts at random times.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on February 05, 2010, 11:59:32 AM
Went to the doctor and took control of my health.
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Post by: Colleen on February 05, 2010, 12:03:50 PM
Went to the doctor and took control of my health.

Good for you, Martin!  Had you been feeling badly or was this just a regular checkup?
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on February 05, 2010, 12:19:13 PM
Went to the doctor and took control of my health.

Good for you, Martin!  Had you been feeling badly or was this just a regular checkup?


It was a follow-up visit because we have been discussing some weight loss alternatives. Ever since I moved out here I have gained a lot of weight and have been only temporarily successful at losing it. I am currently fullfilling my insurance company's criteria in order to get bariatric lap-band surgery. This was not my first choice but I have history of diabetes in both sides of my family - I am not HUGE but I need to lose the weight and nothing has worked so far. I am actually working really hard to change how I eat now (X's a day, portion control and healthier food) so when I get the surgery I will be successful and the transition won't be as drastic.

Yes - I do exercise also - although not nearly as much as I would like to - after a 12 hour day - it's hard to find the motivation to go work out. :-[
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Post by: pixote on February 05, 2010, 05:35:36 PM
Owned the place.

pixote
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 05, 2010, 05:36:16 PM
GTL
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Post by: Corndog on February 06, 2010, 12:31:23 AM
Ate a pie
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Post by: mañana on February 06, 2010, 12:49:53 AM
I'm proud of nothing I did yesterday.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on February 06, 2010, 01:03:15 AM
introduced my uncle, aunt & cousin to Blu-Ray.  they liked it.
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Post by: skjerva on February 06, 2010, 02:18:48 AM
made a list of films i want to check out at True/False, just waiting on their schedule to be released
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Post by: ferris on February 06, 2010, 06:09:00 PM
Built the entity relationship diagram for my film rankings database in SQL 2008.  This is going to be fun building the front-end for this! :)
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Post by: Corndog on February 06, 2010, 06:10:56 PM
Built the entity relationship diagram for my film rankings database in SQL 2008.  This is going to be fun building the front-end for this! :)

This sounds awesome and exciting. Yet at the same time I have no idea what you're talking about.
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Post by: Melvil on February 06, 2010, 06:15:20 PM
Built the entity relationship diagram for my film rankings database in SQL 2008.  This is going to be fun building the front-end for this! :)

Sounds neat! Do you have a way around entering movie info manually? I'm still mad that IMDB doesn't have any sort of API for their database.
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Post by: ferris on February 06, 2010, 06:23:24 PM
Built the entity relationship diagram for my film rankings database in SQL 2008.  This is going to be fun building the front-end for this! :)

Sounds neat! Do you have a way around entering movie info manually? I'm still mad that IMDB doesn't have any sort of API for their database.

Yeah it's going to be basically all manual.  I'm not trying to make an exhaustive list like IMDB or Flickchart is doing.  Just a way to catalog all the films I've got in my various spreadsheets now and it will grow with every movie I see.  I want to make ranking easier and do some photo/screenshot tagging (like you would in facebook) so you can enter an actor's name and get all the graphics you have on file with that actor in it.  It'll also help me track movies I've seen and movies by year and track my home library better. 

It's mostly an excersize in getting better at web development.  I've been mainly a client-server guy.

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Post by: Melvil on February 06, 2010, 06:31:37 PM
Built the entity relationship diagram for my film rankings database in SQL 2008.  This is going to be fun building the front-end for this! :)

Sounds neat! Do you have a way around entering movie info manually? I'm still mad that IMDB doesn't have any sort of API for their database.

Yeah it's going to be basically all manual.  I'm not trying to make an exhaustive list like IMDB or Flickchart is doing.  Just a way to catalog all the films I've got in my various spreadsheets now and it will grow with every movie I see.  I want to make ranking easier and do some photo/screenshot tagging (like you would in facebook) so you can enter an actor's name and get all the graphics you have on file with that actor in it.  It'll also help me track movies I've seen and movies by year and track my home library better.  

It's mostly an excersize in getting better at web development.  I've been mainly a client-server guy.

Yeah, that sounds cool. I wanted an API so I could do something similar, but where my rankings would correlate to IMDB title IDs, that way I would have the benefit of things like year, director, genres, cast, etc. without having to manually enter anything but the title. It was a nice idea at least.

What are you writing the front end in?
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Post by: ferris on February 06, 2010, 06:44:07 PM
Yeah, that sounds cool. I wanted an API so I could do something similar, but where my rankings would correlate to IMDB title IDs, that way I would have the benefit of things like year, director, genres, cast, etc. without having to manually enter anything but the title. It was a nice idea at least.

Yeah- I've been curious to see if there is some kind of webservice/API they have published.  I was so certain they wouldn't have an easy way to dump their raw intellectual property I didn't even look.  

I'm totally overdoing with a 4 tiered-architecture:  inline table functions, SP's, middle tier in c# and I haven't decided on the front end yet.  I was going to use ASP.net and xaml.  But I'm thinking maybe I want something a bit more cutting edge.  Any suggestions?
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on February 06, 2010, 07:07:11 PM
Speaky da engrish prease!

lol

I have no idea what you guys are saying! ;)
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Post by: Melvil on February 06, 2010, 07:10:38 PM
Yeah- I've been curious to see if there is some kind of webservice/API they have published.  I was so certain they wouldn't have an easy way to dump their raw intellectual property I didn't even look.
IMDB does actually have a few ways to interface (http://www.imdb.com/interfaces) with their database, including plain text database files, but they're more or less useless for my purposes.

I'm totally overdoing with a 4 tiered-architecture:  inline table functions, SP's, middle tier in c# and I haven't decided on the front end yet.  I was going to use ASP.net and xaml.  But I'm thinking maybe I want something a bit more cutting edge.  Any suggestions?
Heh, that's far more complex than anything I've done. :) I'm a PHP developer, don't really have a lot of experience outside of it, and it's more of a workhorse language than what you'd call cutting edge. ;)
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Post by: ferris on February 06, 2010, 07:26:41 PM
Yeah- I've been curious to see if there is some kind of webservice/API they have published.  I was so certain they wouldn't have an easy way to dump their raw intellectual property I didn't even look.
IMDB does actually have a few ways to interface (http://www.imdb.com/interfaces) with their database, including plain text database files, but they're more or less useless for my purposes.

I'm totally overdoing with a 4 tiered-architecture:  inline table functions, SP's, middle tier in c# and I haven't decided on the front end yet.  I was going to use ASP.net and xaml.  But I'm thinking maybe I want something a bit more cutting edge.  Any suggestions?
Heh, that's far more complex than anything I've done. :) I'm a PHP developer, don't really have a lot of experience outside of it, and it's more of a workhorse language than what you'd call cutting edge. ;)

It's like anything else with programming, it sounds complicated until you work with it for a week and then it's just like everything else.

I have the opposite problem.  Lots of backend experience, but very little on the front-end. 

What do you know about Ruby on Rails? 
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Post by: ferris on February 06, 2010, 07:28:14 PM
IMDB does actually have a few ways to interface (http://www.imdb.com/interfaces) with their database, including plain text database files, but they're more or less useless for my purposes.


oh....so cool.  Not sure why I never looked.  Why do I have this endless pessimism?  Thanks Melvil.  

If I am able to download and parse it, is there a format that would be useful to you?  
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Post by: Melvil on February 06, 2010, 08:19:50 PM
What do you know about Ruby on Rails? 
Supposed to be one of the better/slicker application frameworks. Since I don't use Ruby I couldn't tell you much more than that. It was all the rage for a while at least, but it did have some backlash. Not sure where it stands now.

IMDB does actually have a few ways to interface (http://www.imdb.com/interfaces) with their database, including plain text database files, but they're more or less useless for my purposes.
Ideally I wouldn't want to have to store the database locally at all, just make calls to it through the non-existent API. :) But I'd like to hear if you can make anything useful from this.
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Post by: pixote on February 07, 2010, 05:29:47 AM
Courted trouble.  Stayed out of trouble.1  Had a good time.

pixote

________________________

1 For now.
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Post by: FifthCityMuse on February 12, 2010, 10:13:31 PM
Attended a sex party.



















The brass band I play in was invited to perform (invited? perhaps commissioned is a better term) and so I went along. The performance itself was playing a march, and we were then invited back in to experience it for ourselves. I mostly watched from afar with the rest of the band, but it was certainly an interesting experience.

I may have seen a sex act. There was also one guy in particular who was doing interpretive dance in his jocks.
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Post by: smirnoff on February 12, 2010, 10:30:42 PM
Damn ferris, this sounds like some pretty elite stuff you're working on. So when can I download it? ;)
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Post by: Tequila on February 14, 2010, 04:35:46 PM
Reaching World 4 in New Super Mario Bros Wii.
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Post by: ses on February 14, 2010, 08:17:52 PM
Went for a hike in the snow
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Post by: oneaprilday on February 14, 2010, 11:21:55 PM
Went for a hike in the snow
Awesome!
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 15, 2010, 07:59:21 AM
Not die from congestion.  :P
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Post by: Corndog on February 15, 2010, 08:12:45 AM
homework
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Post by: Colleen on February 15, 2010, 08:19:53 AM
Played a LOT of Ticket to Ride online.  I'm addicted!

We had snow on Friday and since I am no longer considered an "essential" employee, I got to leave at 2 when the city closed its offices.  On Saturday, 2 of the 3 morning employees at Jan's job didn't show and Jan had to go in (at 6 AM!) on her day off.  She thought one or both would turn up, just late, due to weather, but both were no call/no shows and she ended up working the whole shift.  Since she thought she might be right back home, she didn't eat breakfast or take any food with her.  When I woke up a couple of hours later I went to Waffle House and brought food to her and her co-worker.  They were very happy!
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Post by: ¡Keith! on February 15, 2010, 10:32:17 AM
Decided i'm going to the Olympics.
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Post by: oldkid on February 15, 2010, 10:34:26 AM
Played a LOT of Ticket to Ride online.  I'm addicted!

We had snow on Friday and since I am no longer considered an "essential" employee, I got to leave at 2 when the city closed its offices.  On Saturday, 2 of the 3 morning employees at Jan's job didn't show and Jan had to go in (at 6 AM!) on her day off.  She thought one or both would turn up, just late, due to weather, but both were no call/no shows and she ended up working the whole shift.  Since she thought she might be right back home, she didn't eat breakfast or take any food with her.  When I woke up a couple of hours later I went to Waffle House and brought food to her and her co-worker.  They were very happy!

You are so good to her!  :) :) :)
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Post by: Colleen on February 15, 2010, 12:28:49 PM
Played a LOT of Ticket to Ride online.  I'm addicted!

We had snow on Friday and since I am no longer considered an "essential" employee, I got to leave at 2 when the city closed its offices.  On Saturday, 2 of the 3 morning employees at Jan's job didn't show and Jan had to go in (at 6 AM!) on her day off.  She thought one or both would turn up, just late, due to weather, but both were no call/no shows and she ended up working the whole shift.  Since she thought she might be right back home, she didn't eat breakfast or take any food with her.  When I woke up a couple of hours later I went to Waffle House and brought food to her and her co-worker.  They were very happy!

You are so good to her!  :) :) :)


Yep, she said that was the best Valentine ever.  :)  Who needs flowers when you have a double order of WH hashbrowns, scattered capped & chunked?
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Post by: oldkid on February 15, 2010, 08:05:36 PM
I can't decide...

Having a memorial service for one of our friends that died on the street...

Or not freaking out when all the people for the memorial service took over our worship service...

Or spending about an hour talking to my daughter on her birthday (after getting all the church to sing happy birthday to her!)

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Post by: pixote on February 16, 2010, 05:25:27 AM
Managed not to faint.

pixote
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Post by: FifthCityMuse on February 20, 2010, 07:10:30 PM
Went to the theatre.

I went and saw a one woman play by Will Eno called Lady Grey. It was totally meta and clever and wonderful and funny, and there was a Q&A with the writer after which I totally didn't expect.

The play has three different levels of narrative going on - the actor plays an actor who is on a stage, and speaks to the audience, asks them of their expectations and the like. That actor plays a woman who recounts a story of an ex-lover who:

"said he was leaving forever and came back with cigarettes. When he said he was going out for cigarettes I thought I had ti figured out. He came back with milk and bread."

That woman then tells the story of a girl, "Jennifer, Jen" who is paralysed, and tied in with that is a recounting of show and tell within the school system. It's funny and beautiful and was surprisingly touching. I'm really glad I went, and it just felt so new and interesting and alive, and I found that really fantastic. I enjoyed it a whole lot.
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Post by: Colleen on February 20, 2010, 10:37:44 PM
Made pizza and sat on the couch with my sweetie and watched Doctor Who.  Which was pretty much my idea of domestic bliss when I was a teen.  One of the things in adult life that turned out to be as cool as I thought it would be.
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Post by: oldkid on February 21, 2010, 12:48:46 AM
Made pizza and sat on the couch with my sweetie and watched Doctor Who.  Which was pretty much my idea of domestic bliss when I was a teen.  One of the things in adult life that turned out to be as cool as I thought it would be.

At least there's ONE thing.
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Post by: Corndog on February 25, 2010, 12:34:56 AM
played Euchre way too late into the night while using ridiculous accents the entire time. I had 3 loners, for those that know what that is, and my team won easily. I love my friends.
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Post by: ferris on February 25, 2010, 02:27:01 AM
played Euchre way too late into the night while using ridiculous accents the entire time. I had 3 loners, for those that know what that is, and my team won easily. I love my friends.

Three loners oughta do the trick (pun intended).  My how I miss playing Euchre.

As my friend would always say "If you've never been Echre'd on a loner, you don't know how to play the game"
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Post by: Corndog on February 25, 2010, 07:51:38 AM
"If you've never been Echre'd on a loner, you don't know how to play the game"

So true
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Post by: ses on February 25, 2010, 07:53:15 AM
ate dinner with my dad
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Post by: Colleen on February 25, 2010, 07:58:38 AM
Got the hell outta dodge before I picked a real fight.
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Post by: ferris on February 25, 2010, 10:14:48 AM
Got the hell outta dodge before I picked a real fight.

good call. It wasn't worth it, I'm sure.
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Post by: Colleen on February 25, 2010, 11:04:29 AM
No it was mostly me being irritable.  We were having family dinner next door and everything was rubbing me the wrong way.  Came home and played some Wii with Jan and felt better.
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Post by: ferris on February 25, 2010, 11:07:42 AM
No it was mostly me being irritable.  We were having family dinner next door and everything was rubbing me the wrong way.  Came home and played some Wii with Jan and felt better.

what did you play?
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Post by: Colleen on February 25, 2010, 11:14:47 AM
Just Dance.

Hilarity ensued.
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Post by: ferris on February 25, 2010, 11:21:08 AM
Just Dance.

Hilarity ensued.

Nice :)
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Post by: Corndog on February 25, 2010, 11:50:42 AM
Just Dance.

Hilarity ensued.

classic Colleen
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Post by: joker on February 25, 2010, 12:46:11 PM
Vagina
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on February 25, 2010, 01:28:14 PM
played Euchre way too late into the night while using ridiculous accents the entire time. I had 3 loners, for those that know what that is, and my team won easily. I love my friends.

Three loners oughta do the trick (pun intended).  My how I miss playing Euchre.

As my friend would always say "If you've never been Echre'd on a loner, you don't know how to play the game"

I love playing euchre.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on February 25, 2010, 01:38:54 PM
played Euchre way too late into the night while using ridiculous accents the entire time. I had 3 loners, for those that know what that is, and my team won easily. I love my friends.

Three loners oughta do the trick (pun intended).  My how I miss playing Euchre.

As my friend would always say "If you've never been Echre'd on a loner, you don't know how to play the game"

I love playing euchre.

Bob Euchre?
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on February 25, 2010, 03:32:30 PM
I must be in the front rooooow....
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Post by: Tequila on February 27, 2010, 09:08:15 PM
Successfully separated Siamese gummi bears.
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Post by: ferris on February 27, 2010, 09:32:01 PM
Successfully separated Siamese gummi bears.

Surgery that can performed with the teeth is probably not covered by most HMOs
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Post by: 'Noke on March 01, 2010, 08:38:59 AM
I lost my edge. But only for about two seconds.
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Post by: Colleen on March 01, 2010, 08:49:13 AM
Changed my playing strategy in Ticket to Ride and brought my win average up significantly.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 01, 2010, 11:54:56 AM
Fell in the mud...right after I took a shower.
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Post by: Colleen on March 01, 2010, 01:05:32 PM
Also, when I was watching movies last night, I spread out an old beach towel next to me on the sofa and let Tyler sit up there with me.  He gets really lonely away from everyone else and starved for affection because he has a bad skin infection going on that makes him stinky.  It's finally clearing up tho (after $300+ at the vet).  So I lived in the Tyler-cloud for a couple of hours and scritched him.  He was really happy about it.
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Post by: pixote on March 02, 2010, 12:40:27 PM
/ X X X X / / / / /

pixote
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Post by: pixote on March 08, 2010, 12:32:12 PM
Earned many confused stares in a crowded bar by loudly booing The Cove's win for Best Documentary.

pixote
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Post by: Clovis8 on March 08, 2010, 12:32:45 PM
Earned many confused stares in a crowded bar by booing The Cove's win for Best Documentary.

pixote

lol me too :D
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Post by: Colleen on March 08, 2010, 12:34:24 PM
Earned many confused stares in a crowded bar by loudly booing The Cove's win for Best Documentary.

pixote

I would love to have seen this (you booing in a crowded bar, not the movie.)
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Post by: ¡Keith! on March 08, 2010, 01:42:02 PM
Earned many confused stares in a crowded bar by loudly booing The Cove's win for Best Documentary.

pixote

but, but... Fisher Stevens!!!
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Post by: FroHam X on March 08, 2010, 01:45:43 PM
Earned many confused stares in a crowded bar by loudly booing The Cove's win for Best Documentary.

pixote

but, but... Fisher Stevens!!!

Hack the Gibson!
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Post by: ¡Keith! on March 08, 2010, 01:50:41 PM
Earned many confused stares in a crowded bar by loudly booing The Cove's win for Best Documentary.

pixote

but, but... Fisher Stevens!!!

Hack the Gibson!

Kid, don't threaten me. There are worse things than death, and uh, I can do all of them.
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Post by: StarCarly on March 08, 2010, 11:19:13 PM
Earned many confused stares in a crowded bar by loudly booing The Cove's win for Best Documentary.

pixote

but, but... Fisher Stevens!!!

The best thing I did yesterday was IMDB who Fisher Stevens is. He was Phoebe's boyfriend Roger on Friends! I knew I recognized him from somewhere awesome.
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Post by: Lola on March 09, 2010, 07:56:04 AM
John Hughes tribute was like playing the movie soundtrack of my youth. I hope studio execs dont ever make any remakes with the twighlight young hollywood
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 09, 2010, 11:25:07 AM
Ignored these boards because of all the inevitable Oscar chatter.
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Post by: UberGeekyGirl on March 10, 2010, 12:54:24 PM
got married and had sex only to have my husband call the guards on me when I was in his shop. (I was playing Fable 2)
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Post by: Colleen on March 15, 2010, 02:12:47 PM
Scored DVD sets of all 7 seasons of Buffy and all 5 seasons of Angel for $120.
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Post by: smirnoff on March 15, 2010, 07:45:04 PM
Wow, that's some serious bang for your buck.
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Post by: Corndog on March 15, 2010, 08:26:31 PM
I went to the library to write a paper (first time in my collegiate career), and I am now sitting at my desk on my laptop as opposed to on my couch.

Something must be going on today...

It must have something to do with the ellipse
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Post by: Colleen on March 15, 2010, 09:53:47 PM
Wow, that's some serious bang for your buck.

I know!  And I have a couple of random seasons that I picked up on impulse (Buffy season 1 & 3, Angel season 1 so I can sell those and recoup some of my cost, even.

Craigslist roolz.
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Post by: jdc on March 16, 2010, 03:47:51 AM
Attended 3 live jazz performances...good way to start a week though I know I will be tired the rest of the week now..
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Post by: ferris on March 16, 2010, 09:18:53 AM
Finally watched last week's Lost
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Post by: Colleen on March 16, 2010, 09:33:21 AM
Did a bunch of household chores even tho I was dog-tired, including fresh sheets on the bed, which felt delightful and made my girlfriend really happy when she got home.
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Post by: Basil on March 17, 2010, 10:24:09 AM
Watched Lost live and uninterrupted.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on March 17, 2010, 10:34:21 AM
Watched Lost live and uninterrupted.

imma do that one of these days.
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Post by: joker on March 17, 2010, 10:51:25 AM
drank 5 pints within an hour
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 17, 2010, 11:17:56 AM
Made a slideshow to Peter Gabriel's In Your Eyes. I put my own personal blend of irony and humor in it.  ;D

Watched Lost live and uninterrupted.

imma do that one of these days.
I've done it twice. Doubt it will happen again.

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Post by: 'Noke on March 17, 2010, 12:28:15 PM
(I was playing Fable 2)

Sure you were.  :P
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Post by: jdc on March 18, 2010, 02:38:43 AM
Best thing yesterday was finding a new condo to move into next week. Actually found 2 that I really liked but for completely different reasons and then had to spend the night deciding which one to make a rental offer on.  Hopefully it works out and then I will have a very hectic week to get my stuff out, a few things fixed so that I can rent out the condo that I own to somebody by next weekend.

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Post by: UberGeekyGirl on March 18, 2010, 11:59:42 AM
talked about weddings and cooked corned beef and cabbage
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Post by: Bill Thompson on March 18, 2010, 12:20:50 PM
At temped to cheer up a friend who isn't exactly feeling her best lately, it temporarily worked, so there is that.
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Post by: Melvil on March 19, 2010, 05:46:53 PM
I did this today, but I'm assuming I won't do anything cooler for the rest of the night.

During work, I got to go through the (the? a? not sure) Ford stamping plant. A .25 square mile warehouse where they make the body panels for their cars. That stuff is crazy cool.
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Post by: smirnoff on March 21, 2010, 11:53:18 PM
I think I made roujin laugh. I'm pretty pleased about that. :)
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Post by: oldkid on March 22, 2010, 12:08:50 AM
Took my daughters to the arcade and to see the Princess and the Frog.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 22, 2010, 07:50:47 AM
Unexpectedly beat Morrowind.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on March 22, 2010, 09:35:49 AM
got invited to climb Mt. Fuji (GET THE PICS TOGETHER!) for my bud's 30th.
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Post by: ferris on March 22, 2010, 09:56:43 AM
got invited to climb Mt. Fuji (GET THE PICS TOGETHER!) for my bud's 30th.

cool!  you thinkin' of going?
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Post by: ¡Keith! on March 22, 2010, 10:07:36 AM
got invited to climb Mt. Fuji (GET THE PICS TOGETHER!) for my bud's 30th.

cool!  you thinkin' of going?

yeah, the my other friend J lives state side has a BDay the day after Matt (who's in Japan) so i'm trying to see if I have the miles to get him a ticket as well.  Watching the sunrise over the mountain (with 8000 other people but still) seems like a very awesome birthday...  also i have to see if we can bring sake bombs up there with us.
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Post by: smirnoff on March 22, 2010, 10:35:37 AM
got invited to climb Mt. Fuji (GET THE PICS TOGETHER!) for my bud's 30th.

cool!  you thinkin' of going?

yeah, the my other friend J lives state side has a BDay the day after Matt (who's in Japan) so i'm trying to see if I have the miles to get him a ticket as well.  Watching the sunrise over the mountain (with 8000 other people but still) seems like a very awesome birthday...  also i have to see if we can bring sake bombs up there with us.

That sounds fantastic :)
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Post by: mañana on March 22, 2010, 11:52:49 AM
That's awesome, Keith.
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Post by: UberGeekyGirl on March 22, 2010, 12:02:10 PM
cooked schweinseintopf (swiss pork stew) and lemon poppyseed scones
did lots of gardening. Go herbs and veggies!
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Post by: Corndog on March 23, 2010, 09:15:44 AM
I don't think this belongs anywhere else. While I was driving in Cincinnati this morning on the interstate, I was literally surrounded by 5 different Lexus RX 300-350s. It was ridiculous. They were all different colors too!
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Post by: Melvil on March 23, 2010, 09:20:14 AM
Was it like the automotive equivalent of feeling under-dressed?
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Post by: Bill Thompson on March 23, 2010, 12:04:21 PM
Watched Wall-E with a woman I am very, very fond of, in the process realized that we currently have a Jim/Pam from season 1-2 thing going on, which gives me hope because if I stay the course she'll eventually come around, or I'll meet someone else, who knows.
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Post by: 'Noke on March 23, 2010, 12:09:48 PM
Watched Wall-E with a woman I am very, very fond of, in the process realized that we currently have a Jim/Pam from season 1-2 thing going on, which gives me hope because if I stay the course she'll eventually come around, or I'll meet someone else, who knows.

I saw this. Facebook tells me everything. Hope this works out.
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Post by: StarCarly on March 23, 2010, 12:15:57 PM
So everyone is friends on Facebook except me?
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Post by: 'Noke on March 23, 2010, 12:18:55 PM
So everyone is friends on Facebook except me?

I am friends only with bill, ferris, keith, blake and froham. Add me!
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Bill Thompson on March 23, 2010, 12:19:29 PM
Watched Wall-E with a woman I am very, very fond of, in the process realized that we currently have a Jim/Pam from season 1-2 thing going on, which gives me hope because if I stay the course she'll eventually come around, or I'll meet someone else, who knows.

I saw this. Facebook tells me everything. Hope this works out.

The hard thing about all of this is I have to watch what I say on FB, because while we have a very boyfriend/girlfriend sort of back and forth in our relationship, she is seeing another guy. But, it's like the Jim/Pam thing because I know she digs me and she knows I dig her, and her awesome son, but for whatever reason things remain the way they are. Hopefully they will work out, because while I have never come close to loving a woman in my life up to this point, I'm just about to that point with her. Yeah I know, I'm a romantic sap, so sue me.  ;D

So everyone is friends on Facebook except me?

Hey, I've put the link to my profile in the Facebook topic here at the forums a few times, I think.  :) You can add me any time you want. I'm friends with Noke, Keith, Face, Candace, ferris, M. Robert, Froham, Alexarch, Basil, Junior, Winrit, Marty and Void. I think that's everyone from here I'm friends with on there, and that ended up being a lot more than I thought it would be.  :)
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: mañana on March 23, 2010, 12:21:22 PM
Watched Wall-E with a woman I am very, very fond of, in the process realized that we currently have a Jim/Pam from season 1-2 thing going on, which gives me hope because if I stay the course she'll eventually come around, or I'll meet someone else, who knows.
She's engaged?
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Bill Thompson on March 23, 2010, 12:24:51 PM
Watched Wall-E with a woman I am very, very fond of, in the process realized that we currently have a Jim/Pam from season 1-2 thing going on, which gives me hope because if I stay the course she'll eventually come around, or I'll meet someone else, who knows.
She's engaged?

Nah, I'm speaking more of the "we have everything in common, get along great, she talks to me about everything and anything, and there's always a lot of relationship/sexual tension between the two of us" vibe that our relationship has, yet she's with another guy who is basically the opposite of me in most ways. Most people who don't know us that well think we're going out when they see us, that's the vibe we give off apparently.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: 'Noke on March 23, 2010, 12:30:00 PM
Yeah I know, I'm a romantic sap, so sue me.  ;D

Can I actually? How much do you think I could make?
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: StarCarly on March 23, 2010, 12:31:05 PM

So everyone is friends on Facebook except me?

Hey, I've put the link to my profile in the Facebook topic here at the forums a few times, I think.  :) You can add me any time you want. I'm friends with Noke, Keith, Face, Candace, ferris, M. Robert, Froham, Alexarch, Basil, Junior, Winrit, Marty and Void. I think that's everyone from here I'm friends with on there, and that ended up being a lot more than I thought it would be.  :)

Wow, I'm out of the loop! I'm gonna add you two. We should start a group!

P.S. Romantic saps are the best!
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Bill Thompson on March 23, 2010, 12:32:41 PM
Yeah I know, I'm a romantic sap, so sue me.  ;D

Can I actually? How much do you think I could make?

I believe if you sued me today you would get 25 cents and some Alex Ross posters. Whether or not you wish to undertake this effort depends on how you feel about the talents of Alex Ross.  ;)
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 23, 2010, 12:33:15 PM
Watched Wall-E with a woman I am very, very fond of, in the process realized that we currently have a Jim/Pam from season 1-2 thing going on, which gives me hope because if I stay the course she'll eventually come around, or I'll meet someone else, who knows.
She's engaged?

Nah, I'm speaking more of the "we have everything in common, get along great, she talks to me about everything and anything, and there's always a lot of relationship/sexual tension between the two of us" vibe that our relationship has, yet she's with another guy who is basically the opposite of me in most ways. Most people who don't know us that well think we're going out when they see us, that's the vibe we give off apparently.

do you have a brash & delusional part time agronomist that you can mock tag team style?
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: edgar00 on March 23, 2010, 12:33:40 PM

So everyone is friends on Facebook except me?

Hey, I've put the link to my profile in the Facebook topic here at the forums a few times, I think.  :) You can add me any time you want. I'm friends with Noke, Keith, Face, Candace, ferris, M. Robert, Froham, Alexarch, Basil, Junior, Winrit, Marty and Void. I think that's everyone from here I'm friends with on there, and that ended up being a lot more than I thought it would be.  :)

 out of the loop!


That's not what the movie is called...
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Bill Thompson on March 23, 2010, 12:35:15 PM
Watched Wall-E with a woman I am very, very fond of, in the process realized that we currently have a Jim/Pam from season 1-2 thing going on, which gives me hope because if I stay the course she'll eventually come around, or I'll meet someone else, who knows.
She's engaged?

Nah, I'm speaking more of the "we have everything in common, get along great, she talks to me about everything and anything, and there's always a lot of relationship/sexual tension between the two of us" vibe that our relationship has, yet she's with another guy who is basically the opposite of me in most ways. Most people who don't know us that well think we're going out when they see us, that's the vibe we give off apparently.

do you have a brash & delusional part time agronomist that you can mock tag team style?

No, but we do have her dorky sister and my doufus of a brother, so we're set in the making fun of department.  ;D
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Bill Thompson on March 23, 2010, 12:36:39 PM
Wow, I'm out of the loop! I'm gonna add you two. We should start a group!

Be prepared for lots of movie quotes and sexual innuendo, because that's what I bring to the table.  :D

P.S. Romantic saps are the best!

That we are, but I need more women to realize this.  8)
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: 'Noke on March 23, 2010, 12:38:27 PM

So everyone is friends on Facebook except me?

Hey, I've put the link to my profile in the Facebook topic here at the forums a few times, I think.  :) You can add me any time you want. I'm friends with Noke, Keith, Face, Candace, ferris, M. Robert, Froham, Alexarch, Basil, Junior, Winrit, Marty and Void. I think that's everyone from here I'm friends with on there, and that ended up being a lot more than I thought it would be.  :)

Wow, I'm out of the loop! I'm gonna add you two. We should start a group!

P.S. Romantic saps are the best!

It's Grattan noke aikins, just search grattan aikins, nobody else is gonna have that name.

Yeah I know, I'm a romantic sap, so sue me.  ;D

Can I actually? How much do you think I could make?

I believe if you sued me today you would get 25 cents and some Alex Ross posters. Whether or not you wish to undertake this effort depends on how you feel about the talents of Alex Ross.  ;)

"So, how much money did we make?"
"Well, I got good news and bad news."
"Alright, tell me the bad news."
"Well the bad news is the amount of money we made is only enough to buy a gumball."
"And the good news?"
"That IS the good news! We can buy a gumball!"
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Bill Thompson on March 23, 2010, 12:42:05 PM
"So, how much money did we make?"
"Well, I got good news and bad news."
"Alright, tell me the bad news."
"Well the bad news is the amount of money we made is only enough to buy a gumball."
"And the good news?"
"That IS the good news! We can buy a gumball!"

 :)
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: oldkid on March 25, 2010, 12:05:11 AM

So everyone is friends on Facebook except me?

Hey, I've put the link to my profile in the Facebook topic here at the forums a few times, I think.  :) You can add me any time you want. I'm friends with Noke, Keith, Face, Candace, ferris, M. Robert, Froham, Alexarch, Basil, Junior, Winrit, Marty and Void. I think that's everyone from here I'm friends with on there, and that ended up being a lot more than I thought it would be.  :)

Wow, I'm out of the loop! I'm gonna add you two. We should start a group!


I'd love to be on too, but on my FB I tend to be philosophical and a little preachy. Still me, but more the pastor me.  If you don't mind that persona, I'd love to be friends in that group.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: UberGeekyGirl on March 25, 2010, 09:37:38 AM
Got an awesome package in the mail from DrKimble. Yay!
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: DrKimble on March 25, 2010, 09:40:07 AM
Got an awesome package in the mail from DrKimble. Yay!
People say women are hard to figure out, right? Yeah well, send them a chocolate bunny and some cheese and they're happy.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 25, 2010, 11:30:07 AM
Got an awesome package in the mail from DrKimble. Yay!
People say women are hard to figure out, right? Yeah well, send them a chocolate bunny and some cheese and they're happy.
I will remember this.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Clovis8 on March 25, 2010, 11:31:17 AM
Got an awesome package in the mail from DrKimble. Yay!
People say women are hard to figure out, right? Yeah well, send them a chocolate bunny and some cheese and they're happy.


There are two universals when it comes to women. They like chocolate and listening. :D
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: DrKimble on March 25, 2010, 01:01:37 PM
There are two universals when it comes to women. They like chocolate and listening :D cheese.
You're not listening! Cheese is the key, everybody knows about the chocolate. They don't need you to listen, they simply don't want you to interrupt them with your opinion ... ever. That's where the cheese comes in. Confused? Well, you're obviously not 'thinking woman' then. Pff, amateur.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Clovis8 on March 25, 2010, 01:08:03 PM
Well, you're obviously not 'thinking woman' then. Pff, amateur.

My girlfriend would readily agree :D
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: DrKimble on March 25, 2010, 01:17:27 PM
My girlfriend would readily agree :D
:D
I'm going to get my ass kicked for these posts.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: UberGeekyGirl on March 25, 2010, 01:18:52 PM
Yes... yes you are.   :D
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 26, 2010, 07:45:55 AM
Tripped on a bush and smashed my face on a sidewalk.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 26, 2010, 09:47:08 AM
Didn't break, not completely anyway.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ferris on March 26, 2010, 09:58:57 AM
Tripped on a bush and smashed my face on a sidewalk.

ouch. 
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Colleen on March 27, 2010, 09:31:24 AM
Tripped on a bush and smashed my face on a sidewalk.

ouch. 

If that was the best thing, I shudder to think what the worse things were.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Colleen on March 27, 2010, 09:34:12 AM
Took a half day at work, came home and took a 3 hour nap (I had insomnia Thurs night/Fri morning and was up from about 0345 on, gave up and went into work by 7 AM).

That nap was the bomb.

Also, woke up to find the Netflix streaming disk for Wii had arrived and got that set up.  Right now it runs off Deb & Joan's wireless but we lose that signal on occasion.  Other than having periods of "retrieving data" that made time for bathroom/food prep breaks, it was pretty damn sweet.  Also discovered that we can now run various internet sites including YouTube through the Wii.  Neato.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 27, 2010, 10:54:20 AM
Tripped on a bush and smashed my face on a sidewalk.

ouch. 

If that was the best thing, I shudder to think what the worse things were.
I was hoping it would be taken ironically.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Corndog on March 27, 2010, 08:52:26 PM
Well I definitely didn't throw up this morning at the very end of my flight...
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: mañana on March 27, 2010, 10:27:27 PM
Awesome!
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: jdc on March 28, 2010, 01:57:05 AM
Went for a massage  and think I slept and snored through half of it...
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on March 28, 2010, 02:43:11 PM
There are two universals when it comes to women. They like chocolate and listening :D cheese.
You're not listening! Cheese is the key, everybody knows about the chocolate. They don't need you to listen, they simply don't want you to interrupt them with your opinion ... ever. That's where the cheese comes in. Confused? Well, you're obviously not 'thinking woman' then. Pff, amateur.

You need this thread. (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=699.0)
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Corndog on March 29, 2010, 07:59:10 PM
Played Clue, while watching Clue. So meta
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: DrKimble on March 30, 2010, 03:05:14 AM
You need this thread. (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=699.0)
:D Oh my God, that thread is 27 pages long! Whaaa?!
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Basil on March 31, 2010, 10:43:52 PM
Acted like a UCLA student.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: edgar00 on March 31, 2010, 10:44:57 PM
Told someone to shut up. For realz
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ferris on March 31, 2010, 11:24:30 PM
Acted like a UCLA student.

oh did they finally legalize that stuff in CA?
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Basil on March 31, 2010, 11:57:48 PM
:D

Not til November, no.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Colleen on April 01, 2010, 07:44:43 AM
Organized and ran a meeting that included the chief.  Got some stuff for my peeps.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: oneaprilday on April 01, 2010, 11:47:19 AM
Worked in my garden and planted kale, chard, broccoli, and cabbage starts.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Corndog on April 01, 2010, 11:47:42 AM
softball practice...such a nice day for it
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: tinyholidays on April 01, 2010, 12:18:44 PM
Worked in my garden and planted kale, chard, broccoli, and cabbage starts.

I can't wait to garden! The planting season here in Montana starts a bit later, though. But I just found out that I can purchase a plot from Graduate Housing. I am stoked.

Have you planted kale and chard before? I've never done that.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: oneaprilday on April 01, 2010, 12:42:14 PM
Worked in my garden and planted kale, chard, broccoli, and cabbage starts.

I can't wait to garden! The planting season here in Montana starts a bit later, though. But I just found out that I can purchase a plot from Graduate Housing. I am stoked.

Have you planted kale and chard before? I've never done that.
Yeah, our planting season does start a bit earlier though I was a little nervous about planting yesterday. But I figure I'm pretty safe now that it's April, and chard and kale are especially hardy.

I did chard last year, and we enjoyed it all summer - so good as very quick side dish. I often prepare it by first slicing the leaves and stems, then heating on med-high some olive oil (1-2 T.) in a largeish saucepan that has a lid, then browning 1-2 whole garlic cloves for a minute or so in the oil, then adding the chard all at once and covering it quickly with the lid. I stir it or shake it once or twice while it's cooking, and it's done in just a few minutes, basically when it's fairly wilted. So yummy with the olive oil and garlic flavor.

How cool that you can get a garden plot! What are you hoping to plant?
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Corndog on April 01, 2010, 06:01:34 PM
read outside for a few hours.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Colleen on April 02, 2010, 09:55:26 AM
Pulled off a fun April Fools prank that seemed to amuse a lot of people (including the Chief, which is good).

Right outside of our office, which is on the lower level of the police department building and not in public view, there's a line of plaque/frames on the wall for photos of each officer of the month from the previous year as well as both officers of the year.  The current officer of the month has their picture and citation letter displayed in the lobby and the photos downstairs are rotated out after a year.

So there is a total of 12 plaque/frames in a horizontal line on the hall wall with 2 frames above (officers of the year).  I went on the internet and found and printed 8x10s of all sorts of famous cops from TV and movies, I have everyone from Barney Fife to McNulty from the Wire, and put their photos in the frames.  It took a little while for people to noticed and then the word started getting around, we could hear people laughing and talking about it all day.

Chief really liked it, so I admitted that it was me who did it :)  He said leave it til Monday so everyone gets a chance to see and enjoy it.

Oh, officers of the year were Barney Fife and Barney Miller.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ¡Keith! on April 02, 2010, 09:57:21 AM
Pulled off a fun April Fools prank that seemed to amuse a lot of people (including the Chief, which is good).

Right outside of our office, which is on the lower level of the police department building and not in public view, there's a line of plaque/frames on the wall for photos of each officer of the month from the previous year as well as both officers of the year.  The current officer of the month has their picture and citation letter displayed in the lobby and the photos downstairs are rotated out after a year.

So there is a total of 12 plaque/frames in a horizontal line on the hall wall with 2 frames above (officers of the year).  I went on the internet and found and printed 8x10s of all sorts of famous cops from TV and movies, I have everyone from Barney Fife to McNulty from the Wire, and put their photos in the frames.  It took a little while for people to noticed and then the word started getting around, we could hear people laughing and talking about it all day.

Chief really liked it, so I admitted that it was me who did it :)  He said leave it til Monday so everyone gets a chance to see and enjoy it.

Oh, officers of the year were Barney Fife and Barney Miller.

 :D Well done!
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: smirnoff on April 02, 2010, 09:58:02 AM
Good one.

Did Chief Wiggum make it up there?
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ferris on April 02, 2010, 10:17:35 AM
Good one.

Did Chief Wiggum make it up there?

need a photo!!
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Junior on April 02, 2010, 10:46:14 AM
Started looking for jobs, got a suit. Still didn't grow up.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: smirnoff on April 02, 2010, 11:03:41 AM
Good one.

Did Chief Wiggum make it up there?

need a photo!!

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_WJ5A3G_mQXI/Rk2icNS2HmI/AAAAAAAAAF8/MLmFHMQRjVo/s400/Wiggum_on_an_Ostrich.png)
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ferris on April 02, 2010, 11:12:34 AM
Good one.

Did Chief Wiggum make it up there?

need a photo!!

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_WJ5A3G_mQXI/Rk2icNS2HmI/AAAAAAAAAF8/MLmFHMQRjVo/s400/Wiggum_on_an_Ostrich.png)

oh...I meant Colleen.  But thanks!  this is good too :)
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ¡Keith! on April 02, 2010, 11:13:17 AM
Started looking for jobs, got a suit. Still didn't grow up.

keep it that way.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: smirnoff on April 02, 2010, 11:46:32 AM
I chatted up the cute girl working the deli counter and smiled to myself afterwards. I resisted the urge to make meat-related sexual innuendoes because I'm a gentleman.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ferris on April 02, 2010, 12:18:08 PM
I chatted up the cute girl working the deli counter and smiled to myself afterwards. I resisted the urge to make meat-related sexual innuendoes because I'm a gentleman.

good call there.  especially since she has access to cleavers and such
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: tinyholidays on April 02, 2010, 12:49:06 PM
Worked in my garden and planted kale, chard, broccoli, and cabbage starts.

I can't wait to garden! The planting season here in Montana starts a bit later, though. But I just found out that I can purchase a plot from Graduate Housing. I am stoked.

Have you planted kale and chard before? I've never done that.
Yeah, our planting season does start a bit earlier though I was a little nervous about planting yesterday. But I figure I'm pretty safe now that it's April, and chard and kale are especially hardy.

I did chard last year, and we enjoyed it all summer - so good as very quick side dish. I often prepare it by first slicing the leaves and stems, then heating on med-high some olive oil (1-2 T.) in a largeish saucepan that has a lid, then browning 1-2 whole garlic cloves for a minute or so in the oil, then adding the chard all at once and covering it quickly with the lid. I stir it or shake it once or twice while it's cooking, and it's done in just a few minutes, basically when it's fairly wilted. So yummy with the olive oil and garlic flavor.

How cool that you can get a garden plot! What are you hoping to plant?

Oh, my goodness. That chard sounds amazing. I might have to plant some kale. It's so good with hot sauce.

I'm going to keep pretty simple. Tomatoes, definitely. Who wants a hothouse tomato? Probably summer squash and wax beans. I need to ask around and see if scallions will survive here.  I'm excited!
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Junior on April 02, 2010, 01:23:25 PM
Started looking for jobs, got a suit. Still didn't grow up.

keep it that way.

That was the plan.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Colleen on April 02, 2010, 04:02:51 PM
It's very hard to get a picture because it's stretched out down the hallway, which isn't terribly well lit.  I'm going to try to take a little video clip of it on Sunday (I'm coming in to get some stuff done when no one is around) and if that works, I'll post the link to it here.

I keep thinking of more people I should have included--Wiggum I totally didn't think about, but also have been reminded of the guy from Dragnet, Sheriff Lobo and the cops from Dukes of Hazzard.  I did leave out Vic from the Shield (I used CCH Pounder instead because her chracter is one of the more ethical ones) and Dirty Harry because a lot of cops hate both of those guys, and I also avoided ones that were too silly.  For some reason cops do seem to love Andy Griffith and Barney Fife though.

Anyway, it was a bright spot in a pretty dim week so that's a good thing.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: StarCarly on April 02, 2010, 04:05:39 PM
  For some reason cops do seem to love Andy Griffith and Barney Fife though.



My dad's favorite show of all time is Andy Griffith. What is it with you people?
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Corndog on April 02, 2010, 04:05:59 PM
because I'm a gentleman.

I would expect no less from you.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Colleen on April 02, 2010, 04:07:02 PM
  For some reason cops do seem to love Andy Griffith and Barney Fife though.



My dad's favorite show of all time is Andy Griffith. What is it with you people?

It's not me!  I've never watched the show!

My favorite old school cop show is Adam 12...
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: jdc on April 02, 2010, 06:19:56 PM
Ate a nice rare steak with a good bottle of wine.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: tinyholidays on April 02, 2010, 11:51:11 PM
Went to a pow-wow!
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ses on April 02, 2010, 11:59:47 PM
  For some reason cops do seem to love Andy Griffith and Barney Fife though.



My dad's favorite show of all time is Andy Griffith. What is it with you people?

My mom's favorite show of all time, I doubt there is an episode that I haven't seen
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ses on April 03, 2010, 12:01:30 AM
Worked in my garden and planted kale, chard, broccoli, and cabbage starts.

I can't wait to garden! The planting season here in Montana starts a bit later, though. But I just found out that I can purchase a plot from Graduate Housing. I am stoked.

Have you planted kale and chard before? I've never done that.
Yeah, our planting season does start a bit earlier though I was a little nervous about planting yesterday. But I figure I'm pretty safe now that it's April, and chard and kale are especially hardy.

I did chard last year, and we enjoyed it all summer - so good as very quick side dish. I often prepare it by first slicing the leaves and stems, then heating on med-high some olive oil (1-2 T.) in a largeish saucepan that has a lid, then browning 1-2 whole garlic cloves for a minute or so in the oil, then adding the chard all at once and covering it quickly with the lid. I stir it or shake it once or twice while it's cooking, and it's done in just a few minutes, basically when it's fairly wilted. So yummy with the olive oil and garlic flavor.

How cool that you can get a garden plot! What are you hoping to plant?

Oh, my goodness. That chard sounds amazing. I might have to plant some kale. It's so good with hot sauce.

I'm going to keep pretty simple. Tomatoes, definitely. Who wants a hothouse tomato? Probably summer squash and wax beans. I need to ask around and see if scallions will survive here.  I'm excited!


Just cleaned out my garden in preparation of this summer.  I also got my heirloom tomato seeds planted in little pots.  I bought 10 different types of heirloom tomato seeds, I am very excited about them.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: oneaprilday on April 03, 2010, 12:13:01 AM
Worked in my garden and planted kale, chard, broccoli, and cabbage starts.

I can't wait to garden! The planting season here in Montana starts a bit later, though. But I just found out that I can purchase a plot from Graduate Housing. I am stoked.

Have you planted kale and chard before? I've never done that.
Yeah, our planting season does start a bit earlier though I was a little nervous about planting yesterday. But I figure I'm pretty safe now that it's April, and chard and kale are especially hardy.

I did chard last year, and we enjoyed it all summer - so good as very quick side dish. I often prepare it by first slicing the leaves and stems, then heating on med-high some olive oil (1-2 T.) in a largeish saucepan that has a lid, then browning 1-2 whole garlic cloves for a minute or so in the oil, then adding the chard all at once and covering it quickly with the lid. I stir it or shake it once or twice while it's cooking, and it's done in just a few minutes, basically when it's fairly wilted. So yummy with the olive oil and garlic flavor.

How cool that you can get a garden plot! What are you hoping to plant?

Oh, my goodness. That chard sounds amazing. I might have to plant some kale. It's so good with hot sauce.

I'm going to keep pretty simple. Tomatoes, definitely. Who wants a hothouse tomato? Probably summer squash and wax beans. I need to ask around and see if scallions will survive here.  I'm excited!


Just cleaned out my garden in preparation of this summer.  I also got my heirloom tomato seeds planted in little pots.  I bought 10 different types of heirloom tomato seeds, I am very excited about them.
Sounds great, tiny! You'll have to keep us posted on how your garden grows. :)

Ses: Am very jealous of those heirlooms and of your tomatoes in general! I'll try tomatoes again this year, but they just don't do well in the Pacific NW. I very much wish I had a little greenhouse - I'll have get Uri to build me something one of these days. 
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Post by: ses on April 03, 2010, 12:14:23 AM
Worked in my garden and planted kale, chard, broccoli, and cabbage starts.

I can't wait to garden! The planting season here in Montana starts a bit later, though. But I just found out that I can purchase a plot from Graduate Housing. I am stoked.

Have you planted kale and chard before? I've never done that.
Yeah, our planting season does start a bit earlier though I was a little nervous about planting yesterday. But I figure I'm pretty safe now that it's April, and chard and kale are especially hardy.

I did chard last year, and we enjoyed it all summer - so good as very quick side dish. I often prepare it by first slicing the leaves and stems, then heating on med-high some olive oil (1-2 T.) in a largeish saucepan that has a lid, then browning 1-2 whole garlic cloves for a minute or so in the oil, then adding the chard all at once and covering it quickly with the lid. I stir it or shake it once or twice while it's cooking, and it's done in just a few minutes, basically when it's fairly wilted. So yummy with the olive oil and garlic flavor.

How cool that you can get a garden plot! What are you hoping to plant?

Oh, my goodness. That chard sounds amazing. I might have to plant some kale. It's so good with hot sauce.

I'm going to keep pretty simple. Tomatoes, definitely. Who wants a hothouse tomato? Probably summer squash and wax beans. I need to ask around and see if scallions will survive here.  I'm excited!


Just cleaned out my garden in preparation of this summer.  I also got my heirloom tomato seeds planted in little pots.  I bought 10 different types of heirloom tomato seeds, I am very excited about them.
Sounds great, tiny! You'll have to keep us posted on how your garden grows. :)

Ses: Am very jealous of those heirlooms and of your tomatoes in general! I'll try tomatoes again this year, but they just don't do well in the Pacific NW. I very much wish I had a little greenhouse - I'll have get Uri to build me something one of these days. 

If I get them to grow, I will have to ship you a package of assorted tomatoes.  :)
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Post by: ses on April 03, 2010, 12:17:36 AM
If that's legal, I've never shipped vegetables or fruit to anyone.
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Post by: oneaprilday on April 03, 2010, 12:21:11 AM
Worked in my garden and planted kale, chard, broccoli, and cabbage starts.

I can't wait to garden! The planting season here in Montana starts a bit later, though. But I just found out that I can purchase a plot from Graduate Housing. I am stoked.

Have you planted kale and chard before? I've never done that.
Yeah, our planting season does start a bit earlier though I was a little nervous about planting yesterday. But I figure I'm pretty safe now that it's April, and chard and kale are especially hardy.

I did chard last year, and we enjoyed it all summer - so good as very quick side dish. I often prepare it by first slicing the leaves and stems, then heating on med-high some olive oil (1-2 T.) in a largeish saucepan that has a lid, then browning 1-2 whole garlic cloves for a minute or so in the oil, then adding the chard all at once and covering it quickly with the lid. I stir it or shake it once or twice while it's cooking, and it's done in just a few minutes, basically when it's fairly wilted. So yummy with the olive oil and garlic flavor.

How cool that you can get a garden plot! What are you hoping to plant?

Oh, my goodness. That chard sounds amazing. I might have to plant some kale. It's so good with hot sauce.

I'm going to keep pretty simple. Tomatoes, definitely. Who wants a hothouse tomato? Probably summer squash and wax beans. I need to ask around and see if scallions will survive here.  I'm excited!


Just cleaned out my garden in preparation of this summer.  I also got my heirloom tomato seeds planted in little pots.  I bought 10 different types of heirloom tomato seeds, I am very excited about them.
Sounds great, tiny! You'll have to keep us posted on how your garden grows. :)

Ses: Am very jealous of those heirlooms and of your tomatoes in general! I'll try tomatoes again this year, but they just don't do well in the Pacific NW. I very much wish I had a little greenhouse - I'll have get Uri to build me something one of these days. 

If I get them to grow, I will have to ship you a package of assorted tomatoes.  :)
That. Would be. So. Awesome! :)

Yeah, I don't know about shipping fruits/veggies either. When we cross the border to Canada, we're not supposed to bring most kinds of fruit, and I think I remember some regulations when we've driven across the Oregon/California state border, too.   ??
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Post by: Bill Thompson on April 03, 2010, 07:51:37 AM
Yeah, I don't know about shipping fruits/veggies either. When we cross the border to Canada, we're not supposed to bring most kinds of fruit, and I think I remember some regulations when we've driven across the Oregon/California state border, too.   ??

Certain veggies/fruits can be shipped across certain state lines, while others can't. I remember that when I was a produce manager we used to have issues all the time with getting products from certain states because they couldn't cross through some states so they had to take different routes. I wish I could be more helpful, but I honestly can't remember what fruits/veggies are on the "can't be shipped" list and what states don't allow fruits/veggies to be shipped through them.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 03, 2010, 09:05:51 AM
Went to a guitar concert. Probably been a couple of years since I've been to one. Good stuff.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 03, 2010, 10:35:47 AM
I was a DD, I guess.
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Post by: oldkid on April 05, 2010, 11:06:12 PM
 For some reason cops do seem to love Andy Griffith and Barney Fife though.



My dad's favorite show of all time is Andy Griffith. What is it with you people?

It's not me!  I've never watched the show!


Andy Griffith is the best TV cop ever.
No better time to begin than the present:

The Andy Griffith Show (S3E11) - Convicts at Large(1/3) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoaWfQjR5a8#)
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on April 06, 2010, 12:15:14 AM
Learned about this:

http://www.windowfarms.org/ (http://www.windowfarms.org/)
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Post by: Corndog on April 10, 2010, 10:25:58 PM
Attended my uncle and his partner's union blessing ceremony, the first of its kind in the Southern Ohio Episcopal Diocese. And then got to catch up with some aunts, uncles, and cousins. I love my family.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 10, 2010, 10:41:20 PM
Do they not call it marriage any more or am I missing something?  ???
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Post by: Corndog on April 10, 2010, 10:50:22 PM
Do they not call it marriage any more or am I missing something?  ???

That's what makes this situation so unique. In Ohio same-sex marriage is not legal, but the church just passed this thing allowing relationships or unions to be blessed by the episcopal church. It's very much a religious thing and has nothing to do with anything in the civil area of things. They made it a point to make sure people didn't think it was a wedding/marriage, though they did exchange rings, but nothing else resembled a wedding. They have been together for 31 years.
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Post by: oldkid on April 10, 2010, 10:52:16 PM
Watched Totoro!  Finally!
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Post by: Clovis8 on April 10, 2010, 10:53:01 PM
Do they not call it marriage any more or am I missing something?  ???

That's what makes this situation so unique. In Ohio same-sex marriage is not legal, but the church just passed this thing allowing relationships or unions to be blessed by the episcopal church. It's very much a religious thing and has nothing to do with anything in the civil area of things. They made it a point to make sure people didn't think it was a wedding/marriage, though they did exchange rings, but nothing else resembled a wedding. They have been together for 31 years.

This is without a doubt the most awesome thing I have read in some time. Congrats to them.
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Post by: mañana on April 11, 2010, 06:55:22 PM
Didn't get so drunk that I can't go homework.
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Post by: ses on April 11, 2010, 07:20:18 PM
Went out to dinner with my family to celebrate my grandmother's 83rd birthday.
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Post by: StarCarly on April 11, 2010, 07:43:40 PM
Didn't get so drunk that I can't go homework.

You get a gold star!
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Post by: FifthCityMuse on April 11, 2010, 08:02:01 PM
Yesterday I realised that I'm finally okay with my brother and his wife having a baby.

The C-section is booked for 8 days from today.

Being called an Uncle still scares me a little.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 11, 2010, 08:06:29 PM
Now you get the chance to be the cool uncle.  ;D
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Post by: mañana on April 11, 2010, 09:37:56 PM
Didn't get so drunk that I can't go homework.
You get a gold star!
But apparently I did get so drunk that I type "go" instead of "do".  :)
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Post by: ¡Keith! on April 12, 2010, 02:21:50 AM
Didn't get so drunk that I can't go homework.
You get a gold star!
But apparently I did get so drunk that I type "go" instead of "do".  :)

works so much better that way though!
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Post by: Corndog on April 14, 2010, 05:44:54 PM
When I got off work I rode my bike up to Mount Storm and read an entire book.
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Post by: pixote on April 14, 2010, 05:51:00 PM
When I got off work I rode my bike up to Mount Storm and read an entire book.

...like a gentleman.

pixote
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Post by: oldkid on April 14, 2010, 07:17:25 PM
When I got off work I rode my bike up to Mount Storm and read an entire book.

...like a gentleman.

pixote

How cool (and mannerly) is that!
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Post by: mañana on April 14, 2010, 08:59:08 PM
I made a beautiful coleslaw. Slaw is seriously underrated.
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Post by: Corndog on April 14, 2010, 09:39:42 PM
the word is at least
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Post by: Corndog on April 18, 2010, 10:18:25 PM
Big day today: golfed for the first time all year, shooting a +5(9 holes); Completed the Disney marathon!; and won my softball game 22-5.
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Post by: UberGeekyGirl on April 19, 2010, 04:35:17 PM
Collected the 500th orb in Crackdown with DrKimble. Yay for achievements!
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Post by: Tequila on April 19, 2010, 04:38:48 PM
Dreamt of dishwashing liquid and white wine.
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Post by: DrKimble on April 20, 2010, 09:00:02 AM
I finished Deadwood.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on April 20, 2010, 09:25:29 AM
Dreamt of dishwashing liquid and white wine.

fever?
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 20, 2010, 12:22:59 PM
Killed my flash drive! Yay!

And that thing due today was totally on it!  ;D
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Post by: Basil on April 20, 2010, 12:26:33 PM
Played floor hockey at L.A. Live. Scored the game-winning goal.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on April 20, 2010, 12:33:05 PM
Killed my flash drive! Yay!

And that thing due today was totally on it!  ;D

can you just tell your editor "it is as god intended"?
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Post by: UberGeekyGirl on April 20, 2010, 12:44:31 PM
tried
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 20, 2010, 12:45:09 PM
Totally almost talked to Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato.
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Post by: mañana on April 20, 2010, 03:53:10 PM
Played floor hockey at L.A. Live. Scored the game-winning goal.
Nice.
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Post by: ferris on April 20, 2010, 03:55:02 PM
Totally almost talked to Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato.

They sing songs, right?
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 20, 2010, 05:05:41 PM
Killed my flash drive! Yay!

And that thing due today was totally on it!  ;D

can you just tell your editor "it is as god intended"?
Nope. I just rewrote the thing. Didn't take that long.
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Post by: DrKimble on April 30, 2010, 03:47:40 AM
Booked the flight to go see Ubergeekygirl in June
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 30, 2010, 11:53:41 AM
Finished my stint at the school newspaper strong. Everyone else flaked out or winged it.
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Post by: oneaprilday on May 01, 2010, 01:30:43 PM
Went to see a production of Two Gentlemen of Verona at WWU.

I had very low expectations - it was a student production and it was set as a Western. Shakespeare in the wild, wild West.  ::)

BUT it was so great! Some very nice directorial choices, and the student actors immersed themselves in Shakespeare's language with ease. A very strong cast.

Made me remember a) why I love Shakespeare, b) why I need to see more Shakespeare, and c) that even Shakespeare's lesser works are genius.
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Post by: tinyholidays on May 01, 2010, 01:59:45 PM
Taught my last class of the semester. Well, I didn't really teach so much as sit in the room while freshmen showed up yawning to bitterly hand in their papers. Fun!

Also, found out that I'm teaching at noon next semester. YES. No more 8am.
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Post by: Emiliana on May 01, 2010, 06:35:14 PM
Went to see a production of Two Gentlemen of Verona at WWU.

I had very low expectations - it was a student production and it was set as a Western. Shakespeare in the wild, wild West.  ::)

BUT it was so great! Some very nice directorial choices, and the student actors immersed themselves in Shakespeare's language with ease. A very strong cast.

Made me remember a) why I love Shakespeare, b) why I need to see more Shakespeare, and c) that even Shakespeare's lesser works are genius.

Wow, that sounds fantastic! It's been too long since I've seen my last Shakespeare... And I have never seen Two Gentlemen in performance before, which makes me doubly jealous!

However, I am going to see a stage adaptation of Dorian Gray tomorrow, which I am extremely excited about. Hope I'll have a similarly great experience there!
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Post by: oneaprilday on May 01, 2010, 08:48:24 PM
Went to see a production of Two Gentlemen of Verona at WWU.

I had very low expectations - it was a student production and it was set as a Western. Shakespeare in the wild, wild West.  ::)

BUT it was so great! Some very nice directorial choices, and the student actors immersed themselves in Shakespeare's language with ease. A very strong cast.

Made me remember a) why I love Shakespeare, b) why I need to see more Shakespeare, and c) that even Shakespeare's lesser works are genius.

Wow, that sounds fantastic! It's been too long since I've seen my last Shakespeare... And I have never seen Two Gentlemen in performance before, which makes me doubly jealous!

However, I am going to see a stage adaptation of Dorian Gray tomorrow, which I am extremely excited about. Hope I'll have a similarly great experience there!
Yes, it was really fun. :)  I hadn't seen Two Gentlemen performed before either and I never studied it in college, so it was an all-round great experience.

Wow, a stage adaptation of Dorian Gray. I'll be curious to hear what that's like! Be sure to report back.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on May 02, 2010, 01:10:59 PM
Since February I have been volunteering for the Phoenix chapter of Stand Up For Kids - we do outreach and support for homeless and at-risk youth - we recently opened our own youth center which is open all days on Saturdays so we can provide a safe place for the kids to eat, hang out, take a shower, get clothes and use the internet - yesterday I got to run the youth center - it was awesome!
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Post by: mañana on May 02, 2010, 01:12:54 PM
That's awesome, Marty.
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Post by: oldkid on May 02, 2010, 02:29:17 PM
Since February I have been volunteering for the Phoenix chapter of Stand Up For Kids - we do outreach and support for homeless and at-risk youth - we recently opened our own youth center which is open all days on Saturdays so we can provide a safe place for the kids to eat, hang out, take a shower, get clothes and use the internet - yesterday I got to run the youth center - it was awesome!

Yea!  So cool.  Isn't it fun?
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Post by: Emiliana on May 02, 2010, 03:29:40 PM
Wow, a stage adaptation of Dorian Gray. I'll be curious to hear what that's like! Be sure to report back.

It was good! They turned Basil into a photographer, which worked perfectly well as that solved their problem of the transforming picture - they simply used four different photographs over the course of the evening.

If you didn't know better, you would never have guessed that you were watching an adaptation of a novel instead of a play. No overtly narrative passages, and after all, The Picture of Dorian Gray is full of great dialogue and lots of action, so it was no problem to bring all that alive on stage.

Dorian was played by a woman - for no apparent reason, because apart from that, the production was fairly conventional in terms of costumes, staging etc. She did a fantastic job, though, and after that first moment of realization that she was a woman, I never thought about it again for a single second.

So overall, a good experience, but nothing revelatory. One reason why I am not more enthusiastic could be that I have read the novel three times and watched the recent film version only a few weeks ago. As much as I like the story, I may have overdosed on it :)
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Post by: oneaprilday on May 02, 2010, 11:27:27 PM
Wow, a stage adaptation of Dorian Gray. I'll be curious to hear what that's like! Be sure to report back.

It was good! They turned Basil into a photographer, which worked perfectly well as that solved their problem of the transforming picture - they simply used four different photographs over the course of the evening.

If you didn't know better, you would never have guessed that you were watching an adaptation of a novel instead of a play. No overtly narrative passages, and after all, The Picture of Doarian Gray is full of great dialogue and lots of action, so it was no problem to bring all that alive on stage.

Dorian was played by a woman - for no apparent reason, because apart from that, the production was fairly conventional in terms of costumes, staging etc. She did a fantastic job, though, and after that first moment of realization that she was a woman, I never thought about it again for a single second.

So overall, a good experience, but nothing revelatory. One reason why I am not more enthusiastic could be that I have read the novel three times and watched the recent film version only a few weeks ago. As much as I like the story, I may have overdosed on it :)
Ooo, that sounds good. Nice idea in making Basil a photographer and interesting choice in making Dorian a woman.

I re-read the book back last year, and I'd actually really like to see a good adaptation of it. I'm not OD'd yet. :)
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Post by: Junior on May 03, 2010, 12:33:05 AM
When Wilde writes a book it isn't all that far away from a play. Same with Roddy Doyle.

That sounds like a cool adaptation. I think I've only seen DG as a character in the great League of eXtraordinary Gentlemen.
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Post by: Emiliana on May 03, 2010, 10:09:32 AM

Ooo, that sounds good. Nice idea in making Basil a photographer and interesting choice in making Dorian a woman.

I re-read the book back last year, and I'd actually really like to see a good adaptation of it. I'm not OD'd yet. :)

I very strongly suspect that the recent film version will not be what you are looking for (if you were at all considering to see this, of course). They obviously were more interested in making a Gothic Victorian London horror film than anything else. Colin Firth is good in it, but I still think he is miscast as Lord Henry Wotton. And Ben Barnes as Dorian brought very little depth to the character, in my opinion.

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Post by: oneaprilday on May 03, 2010, 10:37:21 AM

Ooo, that sounds good. Nice idea in making Basil a photographer and interesting choice in making Dorian a woman.

I re-read the book back last year, and I'd actually really like to see a good adaptation of it. I'm not OD'd yet. :)

I very strongly suspect that the recent film version will not be what you are looking for (if you were at all considering to see this, of course). They obviously were more interested in making a Gothic Victorian London horror film than anything else. Colin Firth is good in it, but I still think he is miscast as Lord Henry Wotton. And Ben Barnes as Dorian brought very little depth to the character, in my opinion.
I was hoping the new one might be good, but I wasn't holding my breath or anything. Too bad. :(  I love Firth, too, but he does seem miscast as Wotton.
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Post by: Junior on May 12, 2010, 02:53:13 AM
I'm not going to write everything down right now, but let's say it involved fire, a hammer, an erasable marker, an external hard drive, pee, and an LCD screen. Oh, and bank statements. And cigars.
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Post by: pixote on May 19, 2010, 10:37:03 PM
Started feeling like my old self.

pixote
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Post by: ¡Keith! on May 19, 2010, 10:57:46 PM
Started feeling like my old self.

pixote

cured?
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Post by: pixote on May 19, 2010, 11:02:59 PM
Started feeling like my old self.

cured?

Maybe.  A had an awful week a couple weeks ago, but now only one bad day out of the last ten, which is like a new record or something.  :)

Tonight's three-mile run felt great, too.

pixote
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Post by: DrKimble on May 20, 2010, 07:17:38 AM
I convincingly faked interest in a boring story.
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Post by: tinyholidays on May 20, 2010, 11:47:31 AM
Bought a pint of wee organic strawberries at the Wallingford Farmer's Market. I love them. They shall nourish me.
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Post by: mañana on May 27, 2010, 06:33:59 PM
I cleaned up somebody else's vomit. There was a lot of it.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 27, 2010, 09:10:20 PM
I skipped The Karate Kid.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 27, 2010, 09:11:20 PM
Sez the dude with the Marmaduke avatar.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on May 27, 2010, 09:15:57 PM
Sez the dude with the Marmaduke avatar.

they're in Ray-Bans dude, Ray-Bans.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 02, 2010, 08:59:17 AM
This:
Gir sees a baby (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUGOLZgTUL8#)
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Post by: ferris on June 02, 2010, 10:47:15 PM
I cleaned up somebody else's vomit. There was a lot of it.

This sounds like my daily journal entry my first 7 years of fatherhood.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: mañana on June 02, 2010, 10:49:31 PM
I cleaned up somebody else's vomit. There was a lot of it.
This sounds like my daily journal entry my first 7 years of fatherhood.
We had little ones in the house.  :)
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Post by: mañana on June 02, 2010, 10:54:29 PM
(http://jaybanks.ca/images/vancouver-attractions/200807/Science-World.jpg)

Science World!
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Post by: Corndog on June 03, 2010, 12:48:54 AM
played volleyball for three hours
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Post by: StarCarly on June 03, 2010, 02:24:04 PM
I cleaned up somebody else's vomit. There was a lot of it.

This sounds like my daily journal entry my first 7 years of fatherhood.
:P I'm never having kids.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 03, 2010, 03:01:30 PM
Made the right call at first.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Corndog on June 03, 2010, 05:19:39 PM
I cleaned up somebody else's vomit. There was a lot of it.

This sounds like my daily journal entry my first 7 years of fatherhood.
:P I'm never having kids.


All you girls are the same. Never forever and ever having kids until the time comes that you do. It'll happen. The human race depends on it.
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Post by: oldkid on June 04, 2010, 01:16:59 AM
I cleaned up somebody else's vomit. There was a lot of it.

This sounds like my daily journal entry my first 7 years of fatherhood.
:P I'm never having kids.


ppfft.  vomit is the least of it.  Teens.  That's when your will is broken.

So, SC, if you weren't ready to give up on kids before, that put the last nail in the coffin, I bet
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Post by: 'Noke on June 04, 2010, 06:02:18 AM
ppfft.  vomit is the least of it.  Teens.  That's when your will is broken.

 ;)
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Post by: Colleen on June 04, 2010, 07:51:09 AM
I shot 290 out of a possible 300 at our biannual (2x per year) firearms qualification yesterday.  240 is passing and my scores are usually between 240 and 260.  I knew I was going to have a good day when my first shot, from 25 yards, hit dead center mass on one of my targets.  Usually I'm lucky to hit the paper the target is printed on from 25 yards.

I don't know what was different yesterday, I just felt really good and comfortable.

Also, I realized yesterday was my 10th anniversary with this department.  3 years as a crime scene tech and 7 as a police officer.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 04, 2010, 07:53:58 AM
I think being around teens is what made me hate humanity.
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Post by: smirnoff on June 04, 2010, 08:00:10 AM
I'm gunna call you bullseye from now on, Colleen :) Congrats
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Post by: tinyholidays on June 04, 2010, 12:28:32 PM
Way to go, Bullseye!
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Post by: Colleen on June 04, 2010, 02:45:18 PM
Thanks :)
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Post by: 'Noke on June 04, 2010, 02:54:42 PM
I think being around teens is what made me hate humanity.

Really? How come?
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Post by: Bill Thompson on June 04, 2010, 03:01:03 PM
I decided to get the ball rolling on The Filmspotters Top Animated Films (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=5309.msg460641#msg460641) again, all throughout June folks.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 04, 2010, 09:31:40 PM
I think being around teens is what made me hate humanity.

Really? How come?
It just helped me see how narcissistic and self-centered most people are, and it disgusted me.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 04, 2010, 10:32:46 PM
People over politics!

$20 in the tank!
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Post by: BlueVoid on June 04, 2010, 10:40:53 PM
Read this (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=6692.0) entire thread.  Great to know filmspotters a little better.
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Post by: Clovis8 on June 04, 2010, 10:45:44 PM
People over politics!

$20 in the tank!

You are going out of your way to post that you are supporting a company responsible for the biggest ecological disaster in North American history. You should be so proud.

God some people amaze me.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on June 05, 2010, 01:06:29 AM
I think being around teens is what made me hate humanity.

Really? How come?
It just helped me see how narcissistic and self-centered most people are, and it disgusted me.

the only thing one can truly understand is oneself.  own that.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 05, 2010, 06:49:45 AM
I don't understand a word you just said.
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Post by: pixote on June 05, 2010, 09:55:01 AM
Brought home the cutest, most adorable puppy in the world (one assumes).

I shall call her ... Sydney.

pixote
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 05, 2010, 10:42:15 AM
Any significance to that name?
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 05, 2010, 11:48:14 AM
That's gman1050's dog, right?
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Post by: ¡Keith! on June 05, 2010, 01:44:17 PM
hopped in a random limo with some random people and took it to some random bar.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 05, 2010, 02:06:11 PM
I'm glad that randomness is the deciding factor of your life.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on June 05, 2010, 02:44:01 PM
Watched Whale Wars for the first time, HOLY AWESOMENESS BATMAN!
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Post by: ¡Keith! on June 05, 2010, 02:54:20 PM
I'm glad that randomness is the deciding factor of your life.

thats why I love chat roulette so much.
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Post by: oneaprilday on June 07, 2010, 10:41:17 AM
Helped my grandma celebrate her birthday. 90 years and still goin' strong.
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Post by: ferris on June 07, 2010, 11:11:18 AM
I'm glad that randomness is the deciding factor of your life.

thats why I love chat roulette so much.

I can't imagine a scenario in which someone would get a positive reaction to seeing me show up randomly on their computer - this is why I will never do this...
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 07, 2010, 11:27:50 AM
Same. I imaging my face would be more scarring than all the male genitalia on chat roulette.
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Post by: mañana on June 07, 2010, 12:30:46 PM
I cut the mullet.
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Post by: Colleen on June 07, 2010, 01:35:17 PM
Got up at the crack of freakin dawn to let the dogs out and feed 'em, letting Jan sleep in.  On Sunday AM.  Of course, I then got to watch the latest episode of Doctor Who that had downloaded overnight (and it was GREAT).

Also, taught Jan's other girlfriend how much fun shooting zombies can be.
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Post by: 'Noke on June 07, 2010, 04:30:39 PM
Also, taught Jan's other girlfriend how much fun shooting zombies can be.

Wait, you mean she didn't know?
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Post by: Colleen on June 07, 2010, 05:30:55 PM
Also, taught Jan's other girlfriend how much fun shooting zombies can be.

Wait, you mean she didn't know?

She wants a Wii now, too.
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Post by: Corndog on June 07, 2010, 05:39:20 PM
Finished my dang 32 page research paper!
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Post by: oldkid on June 08, 2010, 12:07:19 AM
Finished my dang 32 page research paper!

Hooray! 

Kool & the Gang - Celebration (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe2zoeUoRzw&feature=related#)
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Post by: Pseuds on June 08, 2010, 12:50:32 AM

Boozed, singstar and boozed some more.
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Post by: Melvil on June 10, 2010, 01:03:58 AM
Friend got 4 free tickets to the Sox game, so we went, and it was pretty awesome (they won 15-3). When it was over the Blackhawks game was just going into overtime, so we got to stick around and watch the game in the stadium. Crazy but fun time to be in the city after the Hawks won.
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Post by: jdc on June 10, 2010, 01:22:57 AM
Held the table for 11 games
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Post by: Bill Thompson on June 10, 2010, 07:19:36 AM
Friend got 4 free tickets to the Sox game, so we went, and it was pretty awesome (they won 15-3). When it was over the Blackhawks game was just going into overtime, so we got to stick around and watch the game in the stadium. Crazy but fun time to be in the city after the Hawks won.

You live in my neck of the woods Mel? I had no idea.
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Post by: Melvil on June 10, 2010, 12:31:41 PM
Friend got 4 free tickets to the Sox game, so we went, and it was pretty awesome (they won 15-3). When it was over the Blackhawks game was just going into overtime, so we got to stick around and watch the game in the stadium. Crazy but fun time to be in the city after the Hawks won.

You live in my neck of the woods Mel? I had no idea.

Huh, I didn't realize you were around here either. I'm in the Chicagoland region of Indiana, so a pretty short skip & a jump from the city.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on June 10, 2010, 12:55:52 PM
Friend got 4 free tickets to the Sox game, so we went, and it was pretty awesome (they won 15-3). When it was over the Blackhawks game was just going into overtime, so we got to stick around and watch the game in the stadium. Crazy but fun time to be in the city after the Hawks won.

You live in my neck of the woods Mel? I had no idea.

Huh, I didn't realize you were around here either. I'm in the Chicagoland region of Indiana, so a pretty short skip & a jump from the city.

I'm in Woodstock, a northwest suburb of Chicago.
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Post by: Corndog on July 22, 2010, 03:04:06 PM
made sandwiches for 4 straight hours. No breaks, no lulls. Straight sandwiches for 4 hours.
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Post by: FroHam X on July 22, 2010, 03:34:07 PM
I saw Inception a second time.
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Post by: mañana on July 22, 2010, 04:58:27 PM
Went monster  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thetis_Lake_Monster_Hoax)hunting. Didn't find the Gill-man but the water was lovely.
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Post by: ferris on July 22, 2010, 08:07:34 PM
Went monster  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thetis_Lake_Monster_Hoax)hunting. Didn't find the Gill-man but the water was lovely.

Looks like a nice lake
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Post by: jdc on July 22, 2010, 08:31:33 PM
Left work 20 minutes early, grabbed a taxi to Morton's for free steak sandwiches:

(http://www.mortons.com/assets/images/menu/sandwich.jpg)

And the best Lychee martinis around

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_cfGFwnrV4Ac/SZlL74rjobI/AAAAAAAAB4Q/5roOoaqTxXk/s400/P1070852.JPG)

It was one of those days and this fixed it ;D
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Post by: oneaprilday on July 22, 2010, 09:42:22 PM
Looks so good. :)
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Post by: Corndog on July 31, 2010, 11:16:19 PM
Convinced my crazy friends it was a bad idea to string their LeBron Fathead up by a rope, hang him from the second story balcony and light it on fire. I worked them down to nailing him to a stake and burning it instead.

It was the best I could do.
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Post by: pixote on August 02, 2010, 03:23:53 PM
Cleaned things out of my car, things which otherwise might have been stolen when my car was broken into last night.

pixote
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Post by: oneaprilday on August 02, 2010, 03:40:29 PM
Cleaned things out of my car, things which otherwise might have been stolen when my car was broken into last night.

pixote
:) :(  No major damage, I hope?
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Post by: pixote on August 02, 2010, 04:02:58 PM
No major damage, I hope?

No, nothing. I'm not sure if I just left it unlocked or what.

pixote
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 02, 2010, 04:31:22 PM
Well, they could have popped it open with a hangar but then their might be some noticeable scratch marks, maybe not. Depends on how good they were.
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Post by: Melvil on August 04, 2010, 02:51:03 PM
Got pulled over (for the first time ever. >:() and didn't get a ticket. It was total bullcrap, but yay for unbroken records!
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 04, 2010, 02:57:54 PM
Well at least you didn't get anything on your record so I'm not sure what your problem is unless you were in a hurry to get somewhere important.
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Post by: Mike Shutt on August 04, 2010, 03:23:10 PM
Had a huge get together with a former teacher to say goodbye. So much fun.
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Post by: oldkid on August 04, 2010, 05:05:31 PM
Didn't say a word.  Trappist Monasteries are the best!
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Post by: 'Noke on August 04, 2010, 06:11:43 PM
Got pulled over (for the first time ever. >:() and didn't get a ticket. It was total bullcrap, but yay for unbroken records!

 :)
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Post by: Corndog on August 04, 2010, 06:19:12 PM
Helped a friend move in the 97 degree heat.
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Post by: Mike Shutt on August 04, 2010, 06:19:59 PM
Helped a friend move in the 97 degree heat.

SYMBOLISM!!
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 04, 2010, 06:22:59 PM
Helped a friend move in the 97 degree heat.
I'll be doing this but in 100 degree heat.
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Post by: Mike Shutt on August 04, 2010, 06:28:07 PM
Helped a friend move in the 97 degree heat.
I'll be doing this but in 100 degree heat.

yay for TX heat, right?
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 04, 2010, 06:30:38 PM
Yea, I've been avoiding most of it this summer, but I guess I've gotta go out eventually.
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Post by: Melvil on August 04, 2010, 08:02:00 PM
Well at least you didn't get anything on your record so I'm not sure what your problem is unless you were in a hurry to get somewhere important.

I don't have a problem, hence the celebration!
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Post by: FroHam X on August 08, 2010, 01:29:28 AM
I met Anna Kendrick, who is even prettier in person. Very nice too. Edgar Wright was a charmer as always.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on August 08, 2010, 01:53:52 AM
I met Anna Kendrick, who is even prettier in person. Very nice too. Edgar Wright was a charmer as always.

w00t!
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Post by: Mike Shutt on August 09, 2010, 10:02:28 AM
I met Anna Kendrick, who is even prettier in person. Very nice too. Edgar Wright was a charmer as always.

That's awesome!
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Post by: tinyholidays on August 09, 2010, 08:44:40 PM
Finished our run of Outdoor Trek. It was basically amazing.
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Post by: Corndog on August 09, 2010, 09:36:16 PM
I guess it was probably Sunday, not yesterday, but...invited a girl I like to come down from Columbus to go to King's Island with me and my friends on Wednesday, thinking she wouldn't accept, but she did!
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Post by: tinyholidays on August 10, 2010, 03:42:42 PM
I guess it was probably Sunday, not yesterday, but...invited a girl I like to come down from Columbus to go to King's Island with me and my friends on Wednesday, thinking she wouldn't accept, but she did!

Uh, that's cause King's Island is the best.

I mean, it's cause you're the best, Corndog.
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Post by: jdc on August 10, 2010, 04:34:16 PM
Went to listen to Patricia Barber perform at a small club on the North side of Chicago
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Post by: Corndog on August 10, 2010, 04:48:39 PM
I guess it was probably Sunday, not yesterday, but...invited a girl I like to come down from Columbus to go to King's Island with me and my friends on Wednesday, thinking she wouldn't accept, but she did!

Uh, that's cause King's Island is the best.

I mean, it's cause you're the best, Corndog.

When you live in the same state that also has Cedar Point, I am more and more convinced it is the latter. lol.
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Post by: tinyholidays on August 10, 2010, 05:28:48 PM
I guess it was probably Sunday, not yesterday, but...invited a girl I like to come down from Columbus to go to King's Island with me and my friends on Wednesday, thinking she wouldn't accept, but she did!

Uh, that's cause King's Island is the best.

I mean, it's cause you're the best, Corndog.

When you live in the same state that also has Cedar Point, I am more and more convinced it is the latter. lol.

DARE NOT BESMIRCH THE KING'S ISLAND.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on August 14, 2010, 09:08:36 PM
had a half dozen beers or so w/ St. Martin! (He's bald in real life - weird!)
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Post by: saltine on August 14, 2010, 09:26:52 PM
so cool!  I'm jealous!
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Post by: Pseuds on August 15, 2010, 09:43:37 AM

I visited my Dad in hospital to discover he's staying in the super new ward and is living it up better than I've ever been
able to afford in a hotel.....and that includes the food and service. It gives great incentive to drive all the way down
there everyday just so I get treated nicely as well...
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Post by: oneaprilday on August 17, 2010, 04:27:50 PM
With my book group, decided on a line-up for the coming year (fall to fall):


October: a Sherman Alexie short story collection (we're not sure which yet: War Dances, Ten Little Indians, The Toughest Indian in the World, or Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven - any opinions?)


November: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
(http://i35.tinypic.com/nossw4.jpg)


December: movie month! (It'll probably be The Lives of Others.)


January: Tinkers by Paul Harding
(http://i36.tinypic.com/2lke0r7.jpg)


February: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
(http://i36.tinypic.com/3505pad.jpg)


March: selections from The Oxford Book of English Short Stories edited by A.S. Byatt
(http://i33.tinypic.com/afde6r.jpg)


April: The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
(http://i33.tinypic.com/2ywyhxf.jpg)


May: Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe
(http://i38.tinypic.com/21ltzih.jpg)


June: The Warden by Anthony Trollope
(http://i33.tinypic.com/n62l2p.jpg)


July: Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
(http://i38.tinypic.com/35kinop.jpg)


August: Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K. Jerome
(http://i34.tinypic.com/21jch7d.jpg)


September: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
(http://i34.tinypic.com/o8to4z.jpg)


I'm pretty happy with our choices! :)
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 17, 2010, 04:31:46 PM
I guess it was probably Sunday, not yesterday, but...invited a girl I like to come down from Columbus to go to King's Island with me and my friends on Wednesday, thinking she wouldn't accept, but she did!

Uh, that's cause King's Island [Cedar Point] is the best. [In the Midwest]

I mean, it's cause you're the best, Corndog.

Fixed.
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Post by: alexarch on August 17, 2010, 04:35:48 PM
With my book group, decided on a line-up for the coming year (fall to fall):


October: a Sherman Alexie short story collection (we're not sure which yet: War Dances, Ten Little Indians, The Toughest Indian in the World, or Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven - any opinions?)


November: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
(http://i35.tinypic.com/nossw4.jpg)


December: movie month! (It'll probably be The Lives of Others.)


January: Tinkers by Paul Harding
(http://i36.tinypic.com/2lke0r7.jpg)


February: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
(http://i36.tinypic.com/3505pad.jpg)


March: selections from The Oxford Book of English Short Stories edited by A.S. Byatt
(http://i33.tinypic.com/afde6r.jpg)


April: The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
(http://i33.tinypic.com/2ywyhxf.jpg)


May: Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe
(http://i38.tinypic.com/21ltzih.jpg)


June: The Warden by Anthony Trollope
(http://i33.tinypic.com/n62l2p.jpg)


July: Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
(http://i38.tinypic.com/35kinop.jpg)


August: Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K. Jerome
(http://i34.tinypic.com/21jch7d.jpg)


September: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
(http://i34.tinypic.com/o8to4z.jpg)


I'm pretty happy with our choices! :)
Very cool. J&I need a book club, but we're afraid of people.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 17, 2010, 04:36:43 PM
Try goodreads - online book clubbing.
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Post by: alexarch on August 17, 2010, 04:37:43 PM
Really like Olive Kitteridge, and I just bought Tinkers this morning, even though I have to finish Love in the Time of Cholera and Shutter Island. I'm in the middle of both.
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Post by: oneaprilday on August 17, 2010, 04:45:34 PM
Very cool. J&I need a book club, but we're afraid of people.
Me, too. That's why my group consists of my sister-in-law, my college best friend (she's also a sister-in-law), and one other long-time friend. So, they aren't really people.


Really like Olive Kitteridge, and I just bought Tinkers this morning, even though I have to finish Love in the Time of Cholera and Shutter Island. I'm in the middle of both.
Cool about OK - I've heard good things about it, so I'm looking forward to it. And I'll be really interested to hear what you think of Tinkers.

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Post by: mañana on August 28, 2010, 04:25:36 PM
Swam at the Sooke Potholes (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=805.msg384909#msg384909).

(http://www.sookepotholes.com/images/sooke-potholes-park.jpg)

To get to this spot just hop the fence that is clearly marked "Keep Out" and then climb down the side of the cliff. The water is really clear and there are so many great jumping spots. This pic sucks, will bring camera next time.
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Post by: oneaprilday on August 28, 2010, 04:28:05 PM
Awesome.
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Post by: Corndog on August 28, 2010, 04:47:36 PM
I want to jump off something.
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Post by: pixote on August 28, 2010, 10:12:01 PM
October: a Sherman Alexie short story collection (we're not sure which yet: War Dances, Ten Little Indians, The Toughest Indian in the World, or Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven - any opinions?)

Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven was pretty disappointing, I thought, despite the appealing title. Haven't read the others.

pixote
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Post by: oneaprilday on August 28, 2010, 11:58:37 PM
October: a Sherman Alexie short story collection (we're not sure which yet: War Dances, Ten Little Indians, The Toughest Indian in the World, or Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven - any opinions?)

Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven was pretty disappointing, I thought, despite the appealing title. Haven't read the others.

pixote
Thanks! We still haven't decided which we'll go with yet . . .
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Post by: tinyholidays on August 29, 2010, 03:25:51 AM
Spent 13 hours at work.

Oh, wait. The best...

The best...

*dies*
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Post by: Adrienne on August 29, 2010, 12:02:48 PM
OAD what fantastic book choices! The Remains of the Day is my favourite. The film was pretty good too.

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Post by: Adrienne on August 29, 2010, 12:05:05 PM
matt tmw

Where are the Sooke Potholes? Wish I could swim.
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Post by: mañana on August 29, 2010, 01:04:52 PM
matt tmw

Where are the Sooke Potholes? Wish I could swim.
Vancouver Island.
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Post by: roujin on August 29, 2010, 01:06:23 PM
Played FIFA for like seven hours...
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Post by: oneaprilday on August 29, 2010, 10:37:19 PM
OAD what fantastic book choices! The Remains of the Day is my favourite. The film was pretty good too.
Thanks! I am a part of a really great group of women with pretty unified tastes; I'm always happy with our collective choices. Remains of the Day was my suggestion - I can't wait to read it.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 29, 2010, 10:38:28 PM
I have a Remains of the Day lunch box.
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Post by: FifthCityMuse on August 30, 2010, 12:58:42 AM
With my book group, decided on a line-up for the coming year (fall to fall):

April: The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
(http://i33.tinypic.com/2ywyhxf.jpg)


May: Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe
(http://i38.tinypic.com/21ltzih.jpg)

I'm pretty happy with our choices! :)

I read Adichie's first novel, Purple Hibiscus last year, and was totally taken by it. Must remember it for the upcoming top 100. But is there a reason why this order for these two? Because I've read that Adichie is something of a successor to Achebe, so reading Arrow of God first might give better context (or something). Just a thought.
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Post by: Emiliana on August 30, 2010, 01:01:33 AM
I have a Remains of the Day lunch box.

This is the coolest thing ever in my book! :)
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Post by: oneaprilday on August 30, 2010, 01:26:21 AM
With my book group, decided on a line-up for the coming year (fall to fall):

April: The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
(http://i33.tinypic.com/2ywyhxf.jpg)


May: Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe
(http://i38.tinypic.com/21ltzih.jpg)

I'm pretty happy with our choices! :)

I read Adichie's first novel, Purple Hibiscus last year, and was totally taken by it. Must remember it for the upcoming top 100. But is there a reason why this order for these two? Because I've read that Adichie is something of a successor to Achebe, so reading Arrow of God first might give better context (or something). Just a thought.
We didn't think too much about the order in that regard, I guess, although we have all read Achebe's Things Fall Apart so we might have some sense of why Adichie is called Achebe's successor.
Actually though, it's been years since I've read TFA, so I'd definitely be interested in switching up the order. I'll offer your suggestion to our group.



I have a Remains of the Day lunch box.
I want one! (I need it to go along with my Dinner with Andre action figures.)
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Post by: mañana on August 30, 2010, 01:15:08 PM
Kids don't like eating at school, but if they have a Remains of the Day lunchbox they're a lot happier.
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Post by: Junior on August 30, 2010, 01:22:50 PM
Ugh. Things Fall Apart. No thank you.
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Post by: 'Noke on August 30, 2010, 02:50:14 PM
Yesterday was.....Sunday. I did awesome things on sunday. I guess friends, but they were great friends.
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Post by: ferris on August 30, 2010, 05:07:55 PM
Yesterday was.....Sunday. I did awesome things on sunday. I guess friends, but they were great friends.

I should get me a couple of those...
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 30, 2010, 05:27:53 PM
Actually it was on Friday - I entered the PF Changs Rock and Roll Marathon (http://arizona.competitor.com/) - the 1/2 marathon. This is a first for me but I want to try it and say I did it. ;D
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Post by: Pseuds on August 30, 2010, 09:03:42 PM

Finished my excel spreadsheets, the source of my discontent.
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Post by: jdc on August 30, 2010, 10:00:53 PM

Finished my excel spreadsheets, the source of my discontent.

Sad to say, it sort of my life.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on August 30, 2010, 10:28:00 PM
Actually it was on Friday - I entered the PF Changs Rock and Roll Marathon (http://arizona.competitor.com/) - the 1/2 marathon. This is a first for me but I want to try it and say I did it. ;D

what makes it rock & roll?
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 30, 2010, 10:42:19 PM
Umm not sure. I think they have bands playing along the way.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on August 30, 2010, 10:46:37 PM
cool!  good luck!
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 30, 2010, 10:50:56 PM
Thanks man!
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Post by: ses on August 30, 2010, 10:59:35 PM
Way to go Wingman!
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Post by: arjay on August 30, 2010, 11:20:18 PM
I have a Remains of the Day lunch box.

Nice.  I was listening to the Comedy Film Nerds podcast and someone was talking about having Star Wars underwear, and the guest responded jokingly that they had a Remains of the Day thong.

That's the only thing that could top a Remains of the Day lunchbox.
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Post by: Pseuds on August 30, 2010, 11:38:34 PM

Finished my excel spreadsheets, the source of my discontent.

Sad to say, it sort of my life.

I'm sure for many people its not so bad, I however am formula-challanged.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 31, 2010, 11:38:56 AM
Didn't sweat the small stuff...I saved it all for my evening workout.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 31, 2010, 02:34:29 PM
Way to go Wingman!

I think it's time to buzz the tower...
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Post by: ses on August 31, 2010, 03:10:26 PM
Way to go Wingman!

I think it's time to buzz the tower...

No, Mav, this is not a good idea.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Tim on August 31, 2010, 05:20:20 PM

BBY4566TFKJOPKFIJJGH

ijdjhhruhhghnjigjt8tiruyjhpkfkflpskpas[;;/o0i-eu8yureol.oku89yy8ygytrlpltiujy7t67t
858u5iritritijjdjigjvru8ryruru8y6uri
 ???

 :-* jhruuuthyyyy7ytrtuuu6rrt6wt6et66et77usuus77777yhyuythhhuhgytijgyihxxkjduhuuhdjfiu8euhuyygyxgyydgdgygtgydyg iijgigiuguihriurrjkjgjvjfhfuyhftfygdfgggftttrfffgggfrgy :(
ur8rut8yr48yry5y7yur7gyhryioooo8udyuoppU7y7te7sixxokgt0io0rpo
 ;D

from
Bethany (My daughter wanted to be like her dad and contribute to the forum)

 :)  >:( :)
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 31, 2010, 06:05:40 PM
That is awesome.
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Post by: Tim on August 31, 2010, 06:37:12 PM

BBY4566TFKJOPKFIJJGH

ijdjhhruhhghnjigjt8tiruyjhpkfkflpskpas[;;/o0i-eu8yureol.oku89yy8ygytrlpltiujy7t67t
858u5iritritijjdjigjvru8ryruru8y6uri
 ???

 :-* jhruuuthyyyy7ytrtuuu6rrt6wt6et66et77usuus77777yhyuythhhuhgytijgyihxxkjduhuuhdjfiu8euhuyygyxgyydgdgygtgydyg iijgigiuguihriurrjkjgjvjfhfuyhftfygdfgggftttrfffgggfrgy :(
ur8rut8yr48yry5y7yur7gyhryioooo8udyuoppU7y7te7sixxokgt0io0rpo
 ;D

from
Bethany (My daughter wanted to be like her dad and contribute to the forum)

 :)  >:( :)

it is awesome, isn't it ;)

I didn't get time to translate it earlier, but she said it was about how we finally had a sunny day yesterday, so she got to go to the park. The park was full of puddles, but luckily she had her gumboots on, so she could splash in the puddles. She jumped in one big puddle, and when she jumped out again, she landed without her gumboot, they were still stuck in the mud in the middle of the puddle. She thought that was hilarious  ;D


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Post by: ses on August 31, 2010, 06:39:38 PM
Adorable Tim!  Also, gumboot, my new favorite Aussie word.
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Post by: Mike Shutt on August 31, 2010, 07:31:50 PM
Rehearsing an over the top fall over a large table for the production.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: arjay on August 31, 2010, 08:55:44 PM

BBY4566TFKJOPKFIJJGH

ijdjhhruhhghnjigjt8tiruyjhpkfkflpskpas[;;/o0i-eu8yureol.oku89yy8ygytrlpltiujy7t67t
858u5iritritijjdjigjvru8ryruru8y6uri
 ???

 :-* jhruuuthyyyy7ytrtuuu6rrt6wt6et66et77usuus77777yhyuythhhuhgytijgyihxxkjduhuuhdjfiu8euhuyygyxgyydgdgygtgydyg iijgigiuguihriurrjkjgjvjfhfuyhftfygdfgggftttrfffgggfrgy :(
ur8rut8yr48yry5y7yur7gyhryioooo8udyuoppU7y7te7sixxokgt0io0rpo
 ;D

from
Bethany (My daughter wanted to be like her dad and contribute to the forum)

 :)  >:( :)

it is awesome, isn't it ;)

I didn't get time to translate it earlier, but she said it was about how we finally had a sunny day yesterday, so she got to go to the park. The park was full of puddles, but luckily she had her gumboots on, so she could splash in the puddles. She jumped in one big puddle, and when she jumped out again, she landed without her gumboot, they were still stuck in the mud in the middle of the puddle. She thought that was hilarious  ;D




I'm glad that's what the translation was.  For a minute I thought you were gonna need an exorcist.
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Post by: Tim on August 31, 2010, 09:57:33 PM
Adorable Tim!  Also, gumboot, my new favorite Aussie word.

You don't use the term gumboot in the US?

What term do you use, Wellington boot?
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Post by: ses on August 31, 2010, 10:10:46 PM
Adorable Tim!  Also, gumboot, my new favorite Aussie word.

You don't use the term gumboot in the US?

What term do you use, Wellington boot?


I had never heard it, but that doesn't mean it isn't used.  I would say we use the term rainboots or galoshes.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on September 01, 2010, 12:11:42 AM
Adorable Tim!  Also, gumboot, my new favorite Aussie word.

You don't use the term gumboot in the US?

What term do you use, Wellington boot?


I had never heard it, but that doesn't mean it isn't used.  I would say we use the term rainboots or galoshes.

gum = rubber, I think.  first time i've heard it as well.  Do Brit's use that phrase?
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Post by: oneaprilday on September 01, 2010, 12:24:00 AM
Adorable Tim!  Also, gumboot, my new favorite Aussie word.

You don't use the term gumboot in the US?

What term do you use, Wellington boot?


I had never heard it, but that doesn't mean it isn't used.  I would say we use the term rainboots or galoshes.
I've always said rubber boots or rain boots. My friends who grew up on farms, especially dairy farms, said barn boots. I'm pretty sure I've heard gum boots before - not sure where though. I remember being introduced to the term Wellington/Wellies via James Herriot when my dad read me his books when I was young.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Tim on September 01, 2010, 05:47:13 AM
(http://www.davidbruce.net/images/Gumboot_Tully.jpg)

We also have a big gumboot in Australia ;)

(actually we have a lot of big things here - over 150 according to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia's_big_things (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia's_big_things))
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Post by: Pseuds on September 01, 2010, 06:30:39 AM

(actually we have a lot of big things here - over 150 according to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia's_big_things (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia's_big_things))


Poor WA, we seem to lack in the big department, I've seen the Big Banana and the Giant Ram......... though I think both times may have been accidents.
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Post by: Beavermoose on September 01, 2010, 09:09:37 AM
Rehearsing an over the top fall over a large table for the production.

Gonna join the WWE?
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Post by: oneaprilday on September 03, 2010, 12:24:34 AM
October: a Sherman Alexie short story collection (we're not sure which yet: War Dances, Ten Little Indians, The Toughest Indian in the World, or Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven - any opinions?)

Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven was pretty disappointing, I thought, despite the appealing title. Haven't read the others.

pixote
Update: We're going to be reading Ten Little Indians.
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Post by: jdc on September 03, 2010, 12:34:19 AM
Finished watching Season 3 of Dextor

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Post by: Thor on September 03, 2010, 01:24:04 PM
Not yesterday, but last year: my top 100 looked pretty cool.

It won't this year.  :(
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: 'Noke on September 03, 2010, 01:29:14 PM
I will still love this years list though, no matter what. Just thought you'd like to know.
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Post by: Thor on September 03, 2010, 02:20:06 PM
I will still love this years list though, no matter what. Just thought you'd like to know.

Good. Because it's the same. I haven't seen anything worthy of adding this past year. Mainly because I don't watch movies anymore.
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Post by: oldkid on September 04, 2010, 12:05:12 AM
Not yesterday, but last year: my top 100 looked pretty cool.

It won't didn't this year.  :(
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Post by: Tequila on September 11, 2010, 02:01:45 PM
Watching sis get married. Also, getting massively drunk.
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Post by: Mike Shutt on September 11, 2010, 02:08:30 PM
Watching sis get married. Also, getting massively drunk.

Congrats to your sis!
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Post by: tinyholidays on September 11, 2010, 02:38:35 PM
Watching sis get married. Also, getting massively drunk.

Congrats to your sis!

And to yourself, Tequila!
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Post by: 'Noke on September 11, 2010, 02:45:09 PM
Yay Tequila's sis! congrats!!
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Post by: Beavermoose on September 11, 2010, 05:20:04 PM
You're going to be an uncle soon enough. (or possibly already are...)
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Mike Shutt on September 12, 2010, 10:05:09 AM
I drove around.....yeah, not an eventful day.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 12, 2010, 03:09:59 PM
Volunteered at the homeless youth center....
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Adrienne on September 12, 2010, 03:11:55 PM
Volunteered at the homeless youth center....

good person  :)
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 12, 2010, 03:13:40 PM
Volunteered at the homeless youth center....

good person  :)

I think I might have agreed to become the co-director of the phoenix chapter of the charity. As long as there is someone else to share the duties...
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Post by: jdc on September 23, 2010, 09:45:40 PM
Made new friends...the entire week has been a blast and tiring.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: jdc on September 28, 2010, 06:55:32 AM
After a year of no business travel, I requested to travel to many places over the next 2 months.  I know, maybe I am strange but I want a job where I travel
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 28, 2010, 09:04:41 AM
After a year of no business travel, I requested to travel to many places over the next 2 months.  I know, maybe I am strange but I want a job where I travel

I enjoy it too - there's a bit of a high to the whole thing, changing time zones, running to catch planes at the last minute, sleeping in a different hotel each night, forgetting which rental car company you used this time.  I find the chaos of it all quite stimulating.
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Post by: jdc on October 02, 2010, 05:01:50 AM
Drank a 45 year old single malt scotch, I am tempted to go buy the bottle
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Post by: Mike Shutt on October 02, 2010, 08:01:26 AM
Saw The Social Network.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Pseuds on October 02, 2010, 08:58:16 AM

Stayed in bed all day.
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Post by: Adrienne on October 02, 2010, 10:04:51 AM

Stayed in bed all day.
You felt like you were dying on that other thread, you're obviously not well. Poor you. :(
Can we cheer you up? Tell you a joke?

I went on a trip of a lifetime. Tell you what, I'm not doing that again.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on October 02, 2010, 10:15:50 PM
After a year of no business travel, I requested to travel to many places over the next 2 months.  I know, maybe I am strange but I want a job where I travel

I enjoy it too - there's a bit of a high to the whole thing, changing time zones, running to catch planes at the last minute, sleeping in a different hotel each night, forgetting which rental car company you used this time.  I find the chaos of it all quite stimulating.

What's in your backpack?
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Post by: Adrienne on October 03, 2010, 03:27:43 PM
Had a Chinese  :D
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Post by: jdc on October 03, 2010, 07:27:30 PM
Had a Chinese  :D

Sounds like a good day. 

When browsing for audio equipment
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Post by: Pseuds on October 03, 2010, 09:30:17 PM
You felt like you were dying on that other thread, you're obviously not well. Poor you. :(
Can we cheer you up? Tell you a joke?

I went on a trip of a lifetime. Tell you what, I'm not doing that again.

I'm pretty good now thanks Mosca, nice joke!
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Beavermoose on October 03, 2010, 10:36:53 PM
Dropped acid with the Beatles.


Yesterday,
All my troubles seemed so far away,
Now it looks as though they're here to stay,
Oh, I believe in yesterday.

Suddenly,
I'm not half the man I used to be,
There's a shadow hanging over me,
Oh, yesterday came suddenly.

Why she
Had to go I don't know, she wouldn't say.
I said,
Something wrong, now I long for yesterday.

Yesterday,
Love was such an easy game to play,
Now I need a place to hide away,
Oh, I believe in yesterday.

Why she
Had to go I don't know, she wouldn't say.
I said,
Something wrong, now I long for yesterday.

Yesterday,
Love was such an easy game to play,
Now I need a place to hide away,
Oh, I believe in yesterday.
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Post by: alexarch on October 08, 2010, 09:24:27 AM
I saw Brett Favre's penis.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on October 08, 2010, 09:34:38 AM
I saw Brett Favre's penis.

I heard it wasn't good enough to be the best part of someone's day, thoughts?
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Post by: alexarch on October 08, 2010, 09:37:42 AM
I saw Brett Favre's penis.

I heard it wasn't good enough to be the best part of someone's day, thoughts?
It was Brett Favre's penis. It could've been shaped like a jelly bean and I would have been happy. (But no, it was not his best attribute.)(Though he may be a grower.)
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Post by: FroHam X on October 08, 2010, 09:38:49 AM
I saved Latin. What did you ever do?
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Post by: ¡Keith! on October 08, 2010, 10:24:48 AM
I saved Latin. What did you ever do?

FroHamus?
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: FroHam X on October 08, 2010, 10:31:36 AM
I saved Latin. What did you ever do?

FroHamus?

I'm sorry, the correct response was: I wrote a hit play and directed it.
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Post by: mirandasaurus on October 08, 2010, 04:04:44 PM
Got an internship! :D
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Post by: mañana on October 08, 2010, 04:10:30 PM
Congrats, mirandasaurus.
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Post by: IDrinkYourMilkshake on October 09, 2010, 04:49:37 PM
Calmed down and called the police instead.

Little f*ckers.
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Post by: oneaprilday on October 09, 2010, 05:10:49 PM
Got an internship! :D
Woo! :)
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Mike Shutt on October 09, 2010, 05:36:50 PM
Got an internship! :D

Congratulations!
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: oldkid on October 09, 2010, 09:42:24 PM
Calmed down and called the police instead.

Little f*ckers.

Not sure I want to know...  ???
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Post by: Adrienne on October 10, 2010, 07:48:42 AM
Got an internship! :D
Congratulations!
Fabulous!
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Post by: mirandasaurus on October 10, 2010, 10:38:39 AM
Aw thanks everyone! :D And you'll be glad to know it'll be half in the Harvard Film Library and half in their Film Archives! :D
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Post by: ¡Keith! on October 10, 2010, 02:00:56 PM
Aw thanks everyone! :D And you'll be glad to know it'll be half in the Harvard Film Library and half in their Film Archives! :D

teh awesome!
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Post by: mirandasaurus on October 11, 2010, 02:14:05 AM
I don't know why I didn't notice until now but I have no idea where the "Cheesy" came from haha
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Post by: Adrienne on October 11, 2010, 05:42:11 AM
Aw thanks everyone! :D And you'll be glad to know it'll be half in the Harvard Film Library and half in their Film Archives! :D
Lucky lucky you  ;D
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Post by: Mike Shutt on October 11, 2010, 05:44:05 AM
Costume call was a lot of fun.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 11, 2010, 11:24:11 AM
Costume call was a lot of fun.

there's nothing not fun about Fezs.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: IDrinkYourMilkshake on October 11, 2010, 02:31:03 PM
Calmed down and called the police instead.

Little f*ckers.

Not sure I want to know...  ???

Bunch of chavs put a stone through our back window. I was going to give them a slap but there was a family walking their dog nearby, and by the time theyd got out of the way id thought better of it and called the fuzz. £200 worth of damage.

I got their addresses, though.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Mike Shutt on October 11, 2010, 07:11:42 PM
Costume call was a lot of fun.

there's nothing not fun about Fezs.

very true.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 12, 2010, 12:11:08 AM
Managed to not get hepatitis C.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: oldkid on October 12, 2010, 01:01:17 AM
Calmed down and called the police instead.

Little f*ckers.

Not sure I want to know...  ???

Bunch of chavs put a stone through our back window. I was going to give them a slap but there was a family walking their dog nearby, and by the time theyd got out of the way id thought better of it and called the fuzz. £200 worth of damage.

I got their addresses, though.

You made the right choice. 
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Post by: ¡Keith! on October 12, 2010, 01:07:32 AM
Saw 1/4 of Blur, 1/2 of The Clash, 1/2 of Black Star, 1/4 of Little Dragon, De La Soul, 1/4 of The Verve, Kano, Bashy, 1/5 of The Pharcyde, N.E.R.D., Bobby Womack, 2-D, Murdock, Noodles, Russel, 3/4 of The Good, The Bad & The Queen, 2 Strippers, and a crap ton of violinists!
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Post by: jdc on October 12, 2010, 01:22:13 AM
Managed to not get hepatitis C.

I assume you get a vaccination for as many diseases that can be transmitted as possible given your chosen field?  I know there really isn't one for Hep C.  It would be strange to have to think about this on a day to day basis just as a matter of your job

Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 12, 2010, 08:29:11 AM
Managed to not get hepatitis C.

I assume you get a vaccination for as many diseases that can be transmitted as possible given your chosen field?  I know there really isn't one for Hep C.  It would be strange to have to think about this on a day to day basis just as a matter of your job



We have required vaccinations a host of diseases, as well as regular screening for tuberculosis. Hepatitis however isn't a required vaccination for some reason, you can get the Hep B vaccine, but it's optional. I have it, and I wish there were a vaccine for Hep C because Hep is dangerous stuff and the number one cause of death in my field.

It is weird to have to constantly think about it, and last night was the first time I've been in contact with someone who openly admitted they had Hep. It didn't change how I treated her, but it did make me think a bit more while treating her and worry some later about any open cuts or such that I have on my body.
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Post by: 'Noke on October 12, 2010, 10:47:48 AM
Saw 1/4 of Blur, 1/2 of The Clash, 1/2 of Black Star, 1/4 of Little Dragon, De La Soul, 1/4 of The Verve, Kano, Bashy, 1/5 of The Pharcyde, N.E.R.D., Bobby Womack, 2-D, Murdock, Noodles, Russel, 3/4 of The Good, The Bad & The Queen, 2 Strippers, and a crap ton of violinists!

TELL ME EVERYTHING!!
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 12, 2010, 10:50:52 AM
Saw 1/4 of Blur, 1/2 of The Clash, 1/2 of Black Star, 1/4 of Little Dragon, De La Soul, 1/4 of The Verve, Kano, Bashy, 1/5 of The Pharcyde, N.E.R.D., Bobby Womack, 2-D, Murdock, Noodles, Russel, 3/4 of The Good, The Bad & The Queen, 2 Strippers, and a crap ton of violinists!

TELL ME EVERYTHING!!

it was a fine, fine circus.  more when i have 30 seconds to offload bits from the point & shoot (if they're any good). 
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Post by: Adrienne on October 12, 2010, 10:54:34 AM
Saw 1/4 of Blur, 1/2 of The Clash, 1/2 of Black Star, 1/4 of Little Dragon, De La Soul, 1/4 of The Verve, Kano, Bashy, 1/5 of The Pharcyde, N.E.R.D., Bobby Womack, 2-D, Murdock, Noodles, Russel, 3/4 of The Good, The Bad & The Queen, 2 Strippers, and a crap ton of violinists!

TELL ME EVERYTHING!!

it was a fine, fine circus.  more when i have 30 seconds to offload bits from the point & shoot (if they're any good). 
What does this all mean? It's another language!
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Post by: 'Noke on October 12, 2010, 10:59:20 AM
Saw 1/4 of Blur, 1/2 of The Clash, 1/2 of Black Star, 1/4 of Little Dragon, De La Soul, 1/4 of The Verve, Kano, Bashy, 1/5 of The Pharcyde, N.E.R.D., Bobby Womack, 2-D, Murdock, Noodles, Russel, 3/4 of The Good, The Bad & The Queen, 2 Strippers, and a crap ton of violinists!

TELL ME EVERYTHING!!

it was a fine, fine circus.  more when i have 30 seconds to offload bits from the point & shoot (if they're any good). 

That's awesome. I saw the 45 minute show they did in New York online, and it was pretty awesome, though I'm annoyed how they changed the lyrics for Clint Eastwood. Did they do that at your concert? Did they PLAY Clint Eastwood?
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Post by: ¡Keith! on October 12, 2010, 11:03:35 AM
Saw 1/4 of Blur, 1/2 of The Clash, 1/2 of Black Star, 1/4 of Little Dragon, De La Soul, 1/4 of The Verve, Kano, Bashy, 1/5 of The Pharcyde, N.E.R.D., Bobby Womack, 2-D, Murdock, Noodles, Russel, 3/4 of The Good, The Bad & The Queen, 2 Strippers, and a crap ton of violinists!

TELL ME EVERYTHING!!

it was a fine, fine circus.  more when i have 30 seconds to offload bits from the point & shoot (if they're any good).  

That's awesome. I saw the 45 minute show they did in New York online, and it was pretty awesome, though I'm annoyed how they changed the lyrics for Clint Eastwood. Did they do that at your concert? Did they PLAY Clint Eastwood?

Yeah, they did this when I saw 'em on '02 as well - without Del they just let the MCs freestyle.  No word whether the West Coast is getting a guest appearance from him or not.  Mos Def wasn't supposed to be there last night and he came out in a cape - it was nuts.
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Post by: Pseuds on October 13, 2010, 08:03:46 PM

Had the stitches taken out of my knee, I already feel x10 better  :)
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Post by: jdc on October 13, 2010, 09:24:26 PM
Sat outside at a street bar in Beijing, drinking a few beers watching life walk by.  Nice weather and seems the air is much cleaner then last time I was here. 
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Post by: Junior on October 16, 2010, 01:33:29 AM
Recorded the best episode of The Whiteboard Podcast yet! And it fits in nicely with the whole idea of this forum. So you all better listen. Or else.
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Post by: verbALs on October 28, 2010, 10:44:43 AM
I reapplied for a job I gave up a year ago. Since I stopped doing it 4 people have been taken on to do it, none have stayed and now the fourth is being fired and a fifth person is being advertised for. In the spring I was asked to do the job again but I refused because of circumstances and because my current job is so easy (less well paid but a no-brainer).
I quit the job because I had gained 2 years experience at it and decided it was very badly paid for the responsibility I had. Given the trouble they have had with it in the past year I think I have been proven correct. Plus when it was advertised on the internet the pay was described as 'negotiable' which it never has been before. I intend to negotiate the hell out of them and I feel I hold a very strong hand. We get very busy at Christmas because the job is in the catering industry. My letter explained they couldn't go into the Christmas period without a complete experienced management team and my suggestion was that I would offer myself for the position to stop Christmas becoming a mess.
The whole story is even more complex than that and some parts would make you choke. I actually don't mind if it doesn't come off, which is always the best position to negotiate from, I can take my time and I still like the job I do now. I have to admit to a certain amount of pleasure and hilarity about the whole thing because I told them a year ago I was worth the payrise and that's how it has played out. I love the long game.
The letter I wrote was a killer piece of self-promotion and fairly subtle about the problems they faced, you can't rub people's noses in a mess. My ability to write that well is solely down to the practice I have had writing on this forum, which is the main reason I started posting to practice that ability. THANK YOU FORUM.
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Post by: Adrienne on October 28, 2010, 10:48:44 AM
You can't rub people's noses in it BUT they know you know. And you know they know you know. And you know (repeat).
Anyway, excellent.  :D
Yesterday I withdrew my application for a job in prison. What I want to know now is, what will happen to all the biometrics I had, to get IN there?
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Post by: verbALs on October 28, 2010, 10:55:43 AM
You can't rub people's noses in it BUT they know you know. And you know they know you know. And you know (repeat).
Anyway, excellent.  :D
Yesterday I withdrew my application for a job in prison. What I want to know now is, what will happen to all the biometrics I had, to get IN there?
They will be used in a daring prison break. Your only problem is they need your hand and probably an eye as well, sorry.
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Post by: Adrienne on October 28, 2010, 11:02:35 AM
You can't rub people's noses in it BUT they know you know. And you know they know you know. And you know (repeat).
Anyway, excellent.  :D
Yesterday I withdrew my application for a job in prison. What I want to know now is, what will happen to all the biometrics I had, to get IN there?
They will be used in a daring prison break. Your only problem is they need your hand and probably an eye as well, sorry.
Whatever happened to the print on a piece of sellotape and a gobstopper?
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Post by: oneaprilday on October 30, 2010, 04:09:50 PM
Going to a double feature of Best Worst Movie and Troll 2 - may be the most fun I've ever had in the theater. ;D
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Post by: Tim on October 30, 2010, 04:29:37 PM
or the worst.......  8)
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Post by: oneaprilday on October 30, 2010, 04:30:11 PM
or the worst.......  8)
Indeed. :)
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Post by: Tim on October 30, 2010, 04:36:10 PM
Sang Karaoke last night - Battle of who could care less (Ben Folds Five) - Not my first choice for a karaoke song.......
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Post by: mañana on November 03, 2010, 08:31:31 PM
Got down to 3 fun size Oh Henry! bars.
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Post by: pixote on November 09, 2010, 02:48:59 PM
Played best ball skins miniature golf. And won.

pixote
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Post by: Corndog on November 09, 2010, 02:53:11 PM
Played best ball skins miniature golf. And won.

pixote

best ball? that's ridiculous.
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Post by: pixote on November 09, 2010, 02:55:31 PM
best ball? that's ridiculous.

Best ball might be the wrong name. It was two teams of two. So lowest score per team is what counted on the hole. But any score of 5 or worse was a dollar penalty. And holes in one were a dollar bonus.

We only played a dollar a hole for the skins, but mini golf is so back and forth, we probably should have upped it to like $3 or $5. Either way, drinks weren't on me. I more than made out okay.

pixote
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Post by: Bill Thompson on November 09, 2010, 03:21:18 PM
Had a cool mint Oreo shake from Steak 'n' Shake and watched the first two eps of The Walking Dead.
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Post by: mirandasaurus on November 12, 2010, 10:21:31 AM
Met David Sedaris! I told him a joke I made up when I was 4. He said I was a smart child and then responded with a crude joke. Life complete.
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Post by: oneaprilday on November 12, 2010, 10:35:11 AM
Met David Sedaris! I told him a joke I made up when I was 4. He said I was a smart child and then responded with a crude joke. Life complete.
Awesome.
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Post by: pixote on November 16, 2010, 01:36:26 PM
Returned a stray three-year-old boy to his distraught parents.

pixote
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 16, 2010, 01:36:57 PM
You're my hero.
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Post by: Adrienne on November 16, 2010, 01:38:28 PM
Returned a stray three-year-old boy to his distraught parents.

pixote
Also, you're quite brave. My brother in law worries about approaching lost children in case someone accuses him of something not intended. Sad isn't it? But that's life here. A bit.
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Post by: pixote on November 16, 2010, 01:42:26 PM
Being a fox has its advantages.

pixote
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Post by: Adrienne on November 16, 2010, 01:45:14 PM
Being a fox has its advantages.

pixote
Fantastic Mr Fox
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Post by: oneaprilday on November 16, 2010, 01:54:51 PM
Returned a stray three-year-old boy to his distraught parents.

pixote
Awesome. Worst feeling ever to lose sight of your child.


Also, you're quite brave. My brother in law worries about approaching lost children in case someone accuses him of something not intended. Sad isn't it? But that's life here. A bit.
Of course, I don't think we've ever got the pix to disclose age/sex - pix might be a kindly-looking grandmother. :)
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Post by: 'Noke on November 16, 2010, 02:02:29 PM
Also, you're quite brave. My brother in law worries about approaching lost children in case someone accuses him of something not intended. Sad isn't it? But that's life here. A bit.
Of course, I don't think we've ever got the pix to disclose age/sex - pix might be a kindly-looking grandmother. :)

His has a modified tube sock.
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Post by: Adrienne on November 16, 2010, 02:09:03 PM
Returned a stray three-year-old boy to his distraught parents.
pixote
Awesome. Worst feeling ever to lose sight of your child.
Also, you're quite brave. My brother in law worries about approaching lost children in case someone accuses him of something not intended. Sad isn't it? But that's life here. A bit.
Of course, I don't think we've ever got the pix to disclose age/sex - pix might be a kindly-looking grandmother. :)
That's fascinating. I have just assumed pixote is a man. The power of the avatar to deceive maybe?
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Post by: 'Noke on November 16, 2010, 02:11:31 PM
Returned a stray three-year-old boy to his distraught parents.
pixote
Awesome. Worst feeling ever to lose sight of your child.
Also, you're quite brave. My brother in law worries about approaching lost children in case someone accuses him of something not intended. Sad isn't it? But that's life here. A bit.
Of course, I don't think we've ever got the pix to disclose age/sex - pix might be a kindly-looking grandmother. :)
That's fascinating. I have just assumed pixote is a man. The power of the avatar to deceive maybe?

Yes. I assume Mosca wear sunglasses every hour of every day.
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Post by: Adrienne on November 16, 2010, 02:16:49 PM
Returned a stray three-year-old boy to his distraught parents.
pixote
Awesome. Worst feeling ever to lose sight of your child.
Also, you're quite brave. My brother in law worries about approaching lost children in case someone accuses him of something not intended. Sad isn't it? But that's life here. A bit.
Of course, I don't think we've ever got the pix to disclose age/sex - pix might be a kindly-looking grandmother. :)
That's fascinating. I have just assumed pixote is a man. The power of the avatar to deceive maybe?

Yes. I assume Mosca wear sunglasses every hour of every day.
No, but I do look JUST like Katherine Hepburn.
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Post by: Melvil on November 16, 2010, 02:22:09 PM
My sister stayed at my house the last two nights while my mom is out of town. Last night we made tacos, and then played Star Wars trivial pursuit while watching Avatar (one of her faves, of course). I'm not sure who had more fun.
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Post by: oneaprilday on November 16, 2010, 02:25:08 PM
My sister stayed at my house the last two nights while my mom is out of town. Last night we made tacos, and then played Star Wars trivial pursuit while watching Avatar (one of her faves, of course). I'm not sure who had more fun.
Sounds so fun. :)  How much younger than you is your sister?
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Post by: Melvil on November 16, 2010, 02:29:02 PM
She's 15, so 7 years.
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Post by: Corndog on November 16, 2010, 02:29:57 PM
Returned a stray three-year-old boy to his distraught parents.
pixote
Awesome. Worst feeling ever to lose sight of your child.
Also, you're quite brave. My brother in law worries about approaching lost children in case someone accuses him of something not intended. Sad isn't it? But that's life here. A bit.
Of course, I don't think we've ever got the pix to disclose age/sex - pix might be a kindly-looking grandmother. :)
That's fascinating. I have just assumed pixote is a man. The power of the avatar to deceive maybe?

I'm convinced pixote is a woman, though I have no reason for it. Just a hunch.
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Post by: pixote on November 16, 2010, 02:31:04 PM
I miss my new friend already. Now I have to watch Los Ninos en Su Casa by myself!  :'(

pixote
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Post by: oneaprilday on November 16, 2010, 02:32:00 PM
She's 15, so 7 years.
Cool that you two can hang out like that. My mom was/is super close to her brother, who is also 7 years older than she.
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Post by: Melvil on November 16, 2010, 02:36:53 PM
She's 15, so 7 years.
Cool that you two can hang out like that. My mom was/is super close to her brother, who is also 7 years older than she.

Yeah, I've always gotten along pretty well with both my brother (2 years older than me) and my sister, but the wider age gap definitely makes for a different kind of relationship.
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Post by: Adrienne on November 16, 2010, 02:42:26 PM
Returned a stray three-year-old boy to his distraught parents.
pixote
Awesome. Worst feeling ever to lose sight of your child.
Also, you're quite brave. My brother in law worries about approaching lost children in case someone accuses him of something not intended. Sad isn't it? But that's life here. A bit.
Of course, I don't think we've ever got the pix to disclose age/sex - pix might be a kindly-looking grandmother. :)
That's fascinating. I have just assumed pixote is a man. The power of the avatar to deceive maybe?

I'm convinced pixote is a woman, though I have no reason for it. Just a hunch.
You could be right, but then it could all be a cunning plan...
I'm not a moll so much as a mascot. I need to fix that.
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Post by: mañana on November 16, 2010, 04:43:37 PM
Was brought home by a kindly fox.
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Post by: rambler on November 16, 2010, 07:55:53 PM
Of course, I don't think we've ever got the pix to disclose age/sex - pix might be a kindly-looking grandmother. :)
That's fascinating. I have just assumed pixote is a man. The power of the avatar to deceive maybe?


Hmm... twitter is not particularly helpful but I'm leaning towards "a dude who can see 30 from where he sits"
Primarily because of music selection; and partially based on the degree to which I related to certain comments, so I'm self-projecting.


Coincidentally one of Pixote's tweets relates to the best thing I did yesterday:
Listened to The Wall
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Post by: oldkid on November 17, 2010, 12:25:35 AM
She's 15, so 7 years.
Cool that you two can hang out like that. My mom was/is super close to her brother, who is also 7 years older than she.

Yeah, I've always gotten along pretty well with both my brother (2 years older than me) and my sister, but the wider age gap definitely makes for a different kind of relationship.

I am older than my one brother by eight years and we had a relationship like that.  We introduced each other to music and movies and he used to cream all the video games I failed at.  Then he went and got married (sigh).
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Post by: oneaprilday on November 17, 2010, 12:40:19 AM
She's 15, so 7 years.
Cool that you two can hang out like that. My mom was/is super close to her brother, who is also 7 years older than she.

Yeah, I've always gotten along pretty well with both my brother (2 years older than me) and my sister, but the wider age gap definitely makes for a different kind of relationship.

I am older than my one brother by eight years and we had a relationship like that.  We introduced each other to music and movies and he used to cream all the video games I failed at.  Then he went and got married (sigh).
That's very cool, steve.
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Post by: Junior on November 18, 2010, 01:28:44 AM
Applied to jobs, started writing a story, recorded two podcasts. Pretty awesome day.
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Post by: alexarch on November 18, 2010, 02:00:53 AM
Killed a man just to watch him bleed.
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Post by: roujin on December 18, 2010, 01:23:39 PM
Explained the auteur theory to a friend.
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Post by: Mike Shutt on December 18, 2010, 01:42:44 PM
Killed a man just to watch him bleed.

Sounds like fun.....?
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Post by: ¡Keith! on December 18, 2010, 03:10:42 PM
Explained the auteur theory to a friend.

was gaga cited as an example?
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Post by: FifthCityMuse on January 05, 2011, 05:32:05 PM
Posed as stroller-meat while pushing my niece around a shopping center. Won major brownie points by being the one pushing as she fell asleep when she was getting cranky.

I'm still amazed at how bright she is. I mean, it's not like any of us really baby talk with her, and she does have three uncles standing around her saying things like "say 'fascism' Hayley, say 'fascism'", but she's so genuinely aware of what's going on around her, and she really does recognise me, even tho I see her a whole lot less than the rest of the family does.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 05, 2011, 06:30:25 PM
Kids are bright like that. They'll always surprise you.
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Post by: Beavermoose on January 05, 2011, 08:19:49 PM
Found a wallet on the street, facebooked the person to tell her I found it. Made an appointment to give it back to her. She seemed very happy. :)
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Post by: ¡Keith! on January 05, 2011, 11:07:27 PM
she does have three uncles standing around her saying things like "say 'fascism' Hayley, say 'fascism'",

3 Men and a Little Nazi
?
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Post by: zarodinu on January 09, 2011, 08:41:31 PM
Found the first mushroom of the year, a bolleto mushroom, thick and stubby.  I named it Bondo and am making a soup out of it.  Love living in OR
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Post by: mañana on January 23, 2011, 03:40:41 PM
Not yesterday, but had a jolly dip in the ocean on New Year's Day...CINECAST!ing cold. The pictures are on the other computer.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 30, 2011, 12:43:06 AM
Finished two books. One for school, another for pleasure.
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Post by: oneaprilday on February 05, 2011, 01:14:51 PM
 :D
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 05, 2011, 01:24:03 PM
Went to sleep with a headache, woke up with one. Do dogs get headaches?
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Post by: Corndog on February 05, 2011, 01:30:00 PM
You're a dog?
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 05, 2011, 01:31:30 PM
Some people call me dog, g.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 13, 2011, 09:08:23 PM
Met a filmspotter IRL.

However, it's probably the worst thing they did yesterday... :P
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 16, 2011, 04:08:48 PM
Well, I'm still not sure which was the best but I did the following two things yesterday:

Handed my sister her first Criterion film (Charade)
Gave Corey and idea for a film column
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Post by: Pseuds on February 19, 2011, 08:38:05 PM

I skipped out of work early to have dinner at the best Indian restaurant in Perth with friends who announced their engagement.
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Post by: pixote on February 20, 2011, 06:02:57 AM
New wiper blades! omg, I so didn't know what I was missing.

pixote
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Post by: Junior on February 20, 2011, 03:41:24 PM
New wiper blades! omg, I so didn't know what I was missing.

pixote

I can say this tomorrow but I think I'll jump the gun a bit.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on March 03, 2011, 08:56:19 AM
got a waterlogged iPhone replaced, no charge!
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Post by: jdc on March 03, 2011, 09:16:28 AM
sold my condo.. now to start thinking about what's next
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Post by: ¡Keith! on March 03, 2011, 09:44:27 AM
sold my condo.. now to start thinking about what's next

so... you at a flop house in the mean?
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Post by: jdc on March 03, 2011, 09:52:09 AM
sold my condo.. now to start thinking about what's next

so... you at a flop house in the mean?

I moved to an apartment a year ago and was renting out my condo.  But the tenants didn't want to renew (shame, I had 9 nurses living at my place) and I really didn't want to stay a landlord.  For the time being I am fine renting but have to consider if I should buy something else in a different area.
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Post by: Antares on March 03, 2011, 11:03:01 AM
Did my first repair job on a car I own. I changed the brake pads and rotors and saved myself over $200 in the process. I love the internet some times, those how to sites are great.
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Post by: smirnoff on March 03, 2011, 11:09:46 AM
diy ftw. Nicely done.
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Post by: oldkid on March 03, 2011, 11:27:30 AM
I went to my oldest daughter's choral concert and heard a really excellent high school jazz band.

Which means, I suppose, that I saw the successor to Mr. Holland.
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Post by: Melvil on March 13, 2011, 08:25:10 PM
I don't think there's a best thing you did today thread, so I'm just going to pretend that's what this is.

(http://i55.tinypic.com/zmz8rq.jpg)

Helped my cousin lay this floor in his kitchen. I think it turned out really well. We still have to borrow a wet saw to do the tiles that need cutting around the perimeter, and then grout of course, but not bad for a days work. (You're seeing about 2/3rds of what we did)
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Post by: Bondo on March 13, 2011, 08:27:20 PM
I did a tile project about six months back. Never again!
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Post by: Melvil on March 13, 2011, 08:36:09 PM
I did a tile project about six months back. Never again!

I actually don't mind it. This is the 4th or 5th floor I've done. The worst part is the preparation and laying down backer-board. The actual tiling process is pretty straightforward and very rewarding since you get to see a dramatic change fairly quickly.
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Post by: Bondo on March 13, 2011, 08:44:35 PM
It is possible we were doing it wrong. I wasn't in charge.
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Post by: saltine on March 13, 2011, 09:33:30 PM
That looks great, Melvil.  It's a very interesting floor.  ceramic tiles, I suppose?
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Post by: Melvil on March 13, 2011, 09:38:26 PM
That looks great, Melvil.  It's a very interesting floor.  ceramic tiles, I suppose?

Yep! I really like the pattern, I think it looks a lot cooler than the normal straight tile I have throughout my house. I think I probably would have chosen to use only two different colors rather than three, but I still think it looks awesome.
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Post by: Antares on March 14, 2011, 05:42:14 PM
Donated blood Friday for the umpteenth time. I have a feeling it's on its way to Japan.
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Post by: smirnoff on March 14, 2011, 06:22:33 PM
Those tiles look sharp!

@Antares, good man!
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Post by: Antares on March 14, 2011, 06:57:25 PM
Thanks, I found out almost twenty years ago that because I don't have Cytomegalovirus in my blood, which almost 80% of the world's population does, my blood is given to preemies and newborns in operations. Kind of easy to get stoked for a donation when you know that.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on March 14, 2011, 09:20:08 PM
Thanks, I found out almost twenty years ago that because I don't have Cytomegalovirus in my blood, which almost 80% of the world's population does, my blood is given to preemies and newborns in operations. Kind of easy to get stoked for a donation when you know that.

I give my plasma two times a week, but I'm a bit shallow as I only do it for money.
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Post by: oldkid on March 14, 2011, 09:47:38 PM
I stopped giving to the Red Cross when I found that they took the blood I gave and sold it to people in need.
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Post by: Corndog on March 15, 2011, 01:22:45 AM
Co-host a 3 hour radio program
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Post by: ¡Keith! on March 15, 2011, 04:07:20 PM
Played "falconer" hitting both a double and a triple word score while notching a bingo as well.
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Post by: smirnoff on March 15, 2011, 05:09:35 PM
Sounds impressive.

*goes to google*
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Post by: pixote on March 18, 2011, 09:09:15 PM
Tried replacing the batteries in the remote to see if that would help. It did.

It's the little things.

pixote
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Post by: Mosca on March 19, 2011, 10:58:48 AM
Thanks, I found out almost twenty years ago that because I don't have Cytomegalovirus in my blood, which almost 80% of the world's population does, my blood is given to preemies and newborns in operations. Kind of easy to get stoked for a donation when you know that.
How useful you be, brilliant.  :)  I can't give blood as I don't weigh enough...I would have an empty arm, just like:
Hancock: The Blood Donor - Pt. 1/3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPHhHyoOhjU#)
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Junior on April 08, 2011, 01:56:34 AM
In the past week I've finished 3 books. Freedom, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay. They were all quite good.
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Post by: Fugee on April 13, 2011, 01:05:40 PM
Watch Super Mario Bros. with some of my good friends while drinking cheap beer and discussing the Sasquatch Music Festival. Can't wait! Also, finished my Study Abroad application and turned it in.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: jdc on April 16, 2011, 07:06:19 AM
finally got the new fiber connection up and running to my apartment.  All I can say is holy crap...

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5144/5624358574_82ea64f129.jpg)


But this this is a local speed test, doing a test to a US server is really around 30 Mbs but still.. holy crap...
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: FifthCityMuse on April 24, 2011, 06:25:33 AM
Over the Easter weekend each year is the Australian nation band championships, and my brass band competes every year. This year we went to Adelaide, and we were competing in C Grade for the first time, having won D Grade the last two years. We felt positive going in, but really only expected to place in the middle of the pack and would've been very happy to place 4th or 5th.

So you can imagine it was much to our surprise and delight that we won the championship! Third year in a row that Boroondara Harmony Brass have won their grade.

The worst thing I did yesterday? I'll point you to the 20 minutes I spent sitting on the floor of the hotel shower this morning and let you take a guess at how much alcohol I consumed last night.
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Post by: ses on April 24, 2011, 10:05:27 AM
Congrats FCM!!


I cooked dinner for my entire family last night.  A big fillet of salmon with a honey mustard dill sauce, roasted potatoes and asparagus casserole, for dessert we had lemon cupcakes filled with lemon curd with a lemon mascarpone frosting.  Everything turned out great.  I enjoy cooking for my family.
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Post by: tinyholidays on April 24, 2011, 10:57:40 AM
Tootin' good job, FCM!
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Corndog on May 08, 2011, 08:41:25 PM
Got to talk to Paul F. Tompkins. He called into my radio show as a guest. It was a 30 minute interview that went pretty well. Really nice guy, and fascinating. I got to ask him what it was like being in what is considered one of the best films from the last decade and I proceeded to learn that he is friends with Paul Thomas Anderson and he put him in the film without an audition because he felt bad that he cut his scene from Magnolia. I then freaked out. Well, after we were off air of course, I stayed completely professional on air. But today was totally one of my favorite days of all time simply because of this interview. The episode should be posted in a couple days, so stay tuned for that.

P.S. It should be noted that my friend Shane (Mr. Hutchinson) did all the arranging for the interview and the majority of the asking questions.
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Post by: mañana on May 08, 2011, 08:43:04 PM
Nice!
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Post by: Tim on May 08, 2011, 10:01:09 PM
I went down and then up 1000 stairs in the thick fog and cold rain - It is the 1000 step Kokoda Walk memorial in the heavily forested mountain near my house. Despite not being able to see very far in front of me it was beautiful, and a good place to take the family on mother's day. When the kids are older we will have to take them hiking on the real 100km Kokoda Trail walk in Papua New Guinea.

http://www.visitvictoria.com/displayobject.cfm/objectid.00036EA7-8220-1EF6-9E6080C476A90000/ (http://www.visitvictoria.com/displayobject.cfm/objectid.00036EA7-8220-1EF6-9E6080C476A90000/)
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Junior on May 09, 2011, 11:17:31 PM
Went to an awesome book store. (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=5132.msg592976#msg592976)
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Post by: smirnoff on June 13, 2011, 05:22:05 PM
Beat the third planet on Super Stardust HD. (http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z100/DBM888/Emoticon-woohoo.gif)
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Post by: ¡Keith! on June 16, 2011, 10:01:36 AM
started placing tiny classified ads out of my one bedroom apartment... let the cash start rolling in!
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Post by: smirnoff on June 16, 2011, 10:08:40 AM
Speaking of which, yesterday I saw a classified in the paper: "AM/FM clock radio for sale, $20"....

Hard to understand.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: roujin on July 09, 2011, 02:16:10 AM
Visited a go club.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ¡Keith! on July 09, 2011, 07:15:29 AM
Visited a go club.

strange how adding a second go makes it a totally different experience.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: jdc on November 11, 2011, 07:49:46 PM
Drank a 1997 Penfold's Grange along with a 1977 Graham's Vantage port
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: saltine on November 11, 2011, 11:48:23 PM
Drank a 1997 Penfold's Grange along with a 1977 Graham's Vantage port  (sp:Vintage)

Well, aren't you a smarty britches. 

I know...sublime...don't even have to ask.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: jdc on November 11, 2011, 11:58:53 PM
Drank a 1997 Penfold's Grange along with a 1977 Graham's Vantage port

Well, aren't you a smarty britches. 

I know...sublime...don't even have to ask.
Yeap. sometimes just get lucky
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: verbALs on November 12, 2011, 12:12:20 AM
My workday took me through Wiltshire and Dorset yesterday. The village names make it seem more like a journey back in time (or into a Thomas Hardy novel) than a 150 mile round trip;

Beckington, Tidsbury, Bowerchalke, Fontmell Magna, Slapwick, Brashfield
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: oneaprilday on November 12, 2011, 11:18:16 AM
Beckington, Tidsbury, Bowerchalke, Fontmell Magna, Slapwick, Brashfield
:)
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Sandy on November 12, 2011, 12:35:05 PM
verbALs! Back in 2004 I got to see that area. Lucky you to be surrounded by such beauty.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: 1SO on December 03, 2011, 10:46:58 AM
Completed the 1st Draft of my new script. Emailed it to a couple of people for notes.
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Post by: mañana on December 03, 2011, 10:47:25 AM
Cool!
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Post by: verbALs on December 03, 2011, 11:20:02 AM
Completed the 1st Draft of my new script. Emailed it to a couple of people for notes.
Good luck with this!
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Post by: oneaprilday on December 03, 2011, 11:59:03 AM
Completed the 1st Draft of my new script. Emailed it to a couple of people for notes.
Fantastic!
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Sandy on December 03, 2011, 02:08:39 PM
Hurray 1SO!   Remember, 2 brads not 3.  ;)
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: 1SO on December 03, 2011, 03:55:37 PM
This ain't my first screenplay, Sandy.


Sadly it's my 13th.


but thanks all the same. This one was more important than the last few. Had to prove I could still focus and not spend all my writing on Filmspotting.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Bondo on December 03, 2011, 04:06:49 PM
What's a brad? Apparently I'm not ready to be a screenwriter just yet.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 03, 2011, 04:14:29 PM
These babies:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/ba/Split_Pins.png)
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Junior on December 03, 2011, 10:05:55 PM
No no no. We're talking Misters Pitt and Renfro. There're no other Brads, so yo can only have two.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 03, 2011, 11:09:32 PM
I prefer Mr. Dorif and Mr. Bird.  ;)
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Junior on December 03, 2011, 11:11:11 PM
No, those are just shortened Bradleys. Misters Pitt and Renfro are the real deals.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 05, 2011, 03:20:37 PM
(http://i40.tinypic.com/2r2lklx.jpg)

No no no. We're talking Misters Pitt and Renfro. There're no other Brads, so yo can only have two.

I prefer Bramish thank you.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: smirnoff on December 06, 2011, 03:55:10 PM
Discovered a hidden smiley built into the forum but not listed.

These are the normal ones which appear in the post editor: 

:)   :D   ;D    =    :)   :D   ;D

This is the secret one I didn't know about:

:))    =    :))
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Corndog on December 06, 2011, 03:57:08 PM
Can we get a Mod to merge that into the "I'm Such a Nerd..." thread.

K Thx.
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Post by: smirnoff on December 06, 2011, 04:03:22 PM
:))
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Post by: Sandy on December 06, 2011, 05:53:38 PM
I like it. I never quite liked  ;D so usually used  :D. Now I have a hybrid!
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: skjerva on December 10, 2011, 03:43:14 PM
a meditation flash mob (on my first official day of staycation)
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: verbALs on December 17, 2011, 06:09:40 AM
The Christmas Party we went to yesterday (hangover still operational as of writing) was a James Bond theme. Obviously, dinner jackets de rigeur. Throughout dinner they played clips from all the Bond movies, so they had a section of clips of Bond jumping/base/ bungee, car chases, Bond taking women's dresses off (remember the magnetic zip pull?). They played Bond music all through dinner. We sat at the Goldfinger table with gold pens etc.

I was late to dinner and when the boss asked where I had been I said "It's a Bond theme, so I had to save the world first". I was disappointed the theme ended I think they could have carried it on all evening...I was ready for the Bond quiz, all guns blazing, meh! (I had the Edgar Bond quote all ready to fire back if anyone said something where that answer looked appropriate i.e. "Ooh Al you look a bit peeky", "I only consider myself in trouble if I sweat blood" (that's close enough isn't it?))
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 16, 2012, 09:25:31 PM
I did the Arizona PF Chang's 1/2 Marathon yesterday - walked mostly and ran a bit - 3 hr 35 min.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on January 17, 2012, 12:20:06 AM
Gratz Marty!
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Post by: Pseuds on January 22, 2012, 08:17:21 PM

I finally got my tattoo  ;D
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Post by: oneaprilday on January 24, 2012, 12:03:31 AM

I finally got my tattoo  ;D
Cool. :)
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Tequila on February 10, 2012, 01:06:50 PM
Had five years worth of hair growth cut off my head.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: roujin on February 10, 2012, 01:15:23 PM
Looking more like the avatar now?
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Post by: mañana on February 10, 2012, 01:21:14 PM
And looking less like ¡Keith!'s?
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 10, 2012, 01:25:28 PM
And looking less like ¡Keith!'s?

My actuall hair is edging slowly toward my own 'tar as well! just, ya know, sans mousse
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Post by: mañana on February 10, 2012, 01:29:16 PM
Stache too?
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Post by: shuabert on February 10, 2012, 02:36:24 PM
Got me some HD television installed.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Tequila on February 10, 2012, 02:43:58 PM
Looking more like the avatar now?
Turns out I look like House, early seasons.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on February 10, 2012, 02:53:21 PM
Stache too?

Hmmm, the Stache Bash  (http://www.brotherlygame.com/2012/1/30/2757812/stache-bash-2012-sons-of-ben-philadelphia-union-march-18) is coming up soon...
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Post by: oldkid on February 10, 2012, 10:41:24 PM
Beards are where it's at.
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Post by: shuabert on February 11, 2012, 12:16:47 AM
Beards are where it's at.

Ke$ha agrees. (http://putyourbeardinmymouth.tumblr.com/)
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Monty on February 11, 2012, 10:12:44 AM
Had five years worth of hair growth cut off my head.

Five years. Is that right, if so how long was your hair? could you sit on it?
I'm having my barnet/ears lowered/hair cut next week, just a trim and I look like my avatar.

Beards are where it's at.

Yup, got one of those as well. Going for the Jim Morrison look circa LA Woman :o...but slimmer.
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Post by: jim brown on February 11, 2012, 06:24:26 PM
Beards are where it's at.

Ke$ha agrees. (http://putyourbeardinmymouth.tumblr.com/)

So does Tom (http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=Yc3&sa=X&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=1920&bih=967&tbm=isch&prmd=imvnsol&tbnid=ZkssfV70AzAW8M:&imgrefurl=http://styleshub.com/katie-holmes-gorgeous-hairstyles&docid=3bqeFSBRA45hcM&imgurl=http://styleshub.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Katie-Holmes-Gorgeous-Hairstyles-03.jpg&w=400&h=544&ei=6QU3T62ICLOJ0QGYgqm8Ag&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=390&vpy=283&dur=474&hovh=262&hovw=192&tx=112&ty=110&sig=111660944159644898321&page=1&tbnh=126&tbnw=94&start=0&ndsp=64&ved=1t:429,r:16,s:0).
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Post by: Tequila on February 11, 2012, 06:28:33 PM
Five years. Is that right, if so how long was your hair? could you sit on it?
Ha, no. Went a long way down the back though.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Lobby on February 19, 2012, 03:02:45 AM
Yesterday I visited the museum of photography in Stockholm with my 17 year old who has an interest for photography. Neither of us had been there before and we didn't know what to expect. It turned out to be a true gem of a museum with really good exhibitions.

Best of all was an exhibition with pictures by the Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn, who is known for taking celebrity pictures and who also made Control and The American. I've seen neither but I fell in love with his images and also got a good liking for him as a peson after watching pieces of a documentary they ran at the museum. We bought Control to be watched soonish hopefully.

It was such an wonderful museum visit together and I think it gave Tuva a lot of inspiration for her own photo taking. One of those days to keep in the storage of Good Memories.
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Post by: verbALs on February 19, 2012, 04:05:04 AM
Re: Corbijn. His Depeche Mode videos for "Strangelove", "Never Let Me Down Again", "Behind the Wheel" define the phrase "Eurotrash" (not a perjorative) for me. Brilliant movies in their own right, and worth seeking out. I though this love of the subject and inside knowledge, gave him the "right" to tackle the thorny subject of Ian Curtis, and the way he filmed the music and had the actors play the songs was one example of him "getting" the mood & story right.
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Post by: Monty on February 19, 2012, 04:49:26 AM
Just found the website for the Stockholm Museum (http://en.fotografiska.eu/), very nice. I read the other day that, Corbijn is currently on a new movie A Most Wanted Man, the le Carré novel, that seems to be a good fit.
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Post by: Lobby on February 19, 2012, 05:36:29 AM
The museum is indeed very nice!

There were three expositions going on and the other ones were as good and interesting as Corbijn (even though they didn't have the connection to film and music).

The entire museum seemed to be bursting with activities - courses, lectures etc all year round for photography enthusistas at all levels. And they had a restaurant with a stunning view over the waters of Stockholm.

The pictures were arranged beautifully with perfect light, background, plenty of space around them.

You could tell that this museum was run with equal amounts of passion, knowledge and imagination but also with a sense for business making it sustainable for the future.
What a difference it makes!

I've never heard my daughter complaining about not living in Stockholm until yesterday. She'd totally want an annual card and make the photo musuem to a place to hang out.
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Post by: jdc on February 25, 2012, 09:08:19 PM
having spent probably 100's of sessions in karaoke bars, I came to recognize quite a lot of the popular Chinese songs (mostly Taiwan and some HK singers) but seldom knew who they were.  So my friends invited me to the Mayday concert last night which I was liked a few of their songs.  Maybe is a 5 member band from Taiwan and put on a great show.  They played 3 hours without a break and another hour of encores, they show went from 815pm to midnight. Given I was never board even though I don't understand any of the songs and only can recognize about 5 or 6 of them, they must put on a great show...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7060/6783999260_c95e3f0750.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7176/6783998962_ef82f28fdc.jpg)

Two of my more favorite songs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhrvpGefT7c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rU7xZ5kIWUc
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Post by: jdc on March 28, 2012, 07:36:32 PM
Was on my way home from work on the bus when it passed an "authentic" British fish and chips shop.  And you know what?  It was!!!  Very rare for me to be able to find a Fish'nChips place that I don't have worry.  Most of the time I have to ask the staff if the fish is battered and then hear them say Yes only to find it come out breaded.  Or worst, I ask if they have malt vinegar and they give me a blank look and have to go back and check.  The fools usually serve it with tar-tar sauce.

Well, they were short on a good selection of beer but I will give that a pass.
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Post by: OmNom on March 29, 2012, 07:40:18 PM
Hey jdc.  I lived in Taipei for about a year, a long time ago, but I still love hearing about things from Taiwan.  I liked those links. 

Best thing I did yesterday:

My 9 year-old son flopped on the bed and said, "I'm depressed." 

I stopped what I was doing and held him for 15 minutes.  "What's wrong?" 

"Nothing now."   

So cute when they're that age.  :)
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Post by: jdc on March 29, 2012, 07:50:20 PM
Hey jdc.  I lived in Taipei for about a year, a long time ago, but I still love hearing about things from Taiwan.  I liked those links. 

Best thing I did yesterday:

My 9 year-old son flopped on the bed and said, "I'm depressed." 

I stopped what I was doing and held him for 15 minutes.  "What's wrong?" 

"Nothing now."   

So cute when they're that age.  :)

Yes.. can when he is 15 and depressed I don't think he will let you hold him. 

I've only once visited Taiwan and it was only for 2 days for work a couple of years ago.  I know its a very popular place for people here to go for vacation.  Especially for the food and shopping (you know, for the girls).  One day I will go back for vacation, but until then, I need to find a nice warm beautiful beach to relax on in May...

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Post by: jbissell on April 08, 2012, 04:05:54 PM
I hung out with DC Pierson. He is awesome.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 23, 2012, 06:22:17 PM
It took five years of college, but I finally was able to incorporate the word genitals into a paper.
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Post by: oneaprilday on April 23, 2012, 06:37:45 PM
Congratulations?
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 23, 2012, 06:38:57 PM
Indeed, an accomplishment for the ages. I owe all my thanks to David Foster Wallace and "The Girl With The Curious Hair"
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Post by: Beavermoose on April 24, 2012, 07:24:53 AM
Finished my semester!! Wooo!
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Post by: Corndog on June 20, 2012, 08:14:49 PM
Shared Once with a friend who, of course, ended up loving it. It is my favorite film to share with another person. Totally made my day!
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Post by: Antares on June 20, 2012, 09:03:33 PM
I was walking my dogs down by some turf farms near my house, and I was returning to my car, when I noticed a cottontail rabbit on the edge of the road, a few feet ahead of us. I thought to myself, why isn't that rabbit running for the woods, and in a few steps, I found out why. It had been hit by a car a few moments earlier and could only use its forepaws. I went back to my car and secured my dogs in their car seat, and went back to the rabbit. As I approached it, it tried to scurry back across the road, dragging itself with its forepaws, and another car almost finished him off. I finally was able to to capture it, and after wrapping it in a towel, I took it to a vet that specializes in wildlife rehabilitation. The vets office was about 15 miles from my house and I had the rabbit on the front seat of my car. For 15 miles I had these two huge, scared little eyes staring up at me. I get it to the vet and they did a quick triage on it, and they told me that the prognosis looked good and they would be stabilizing it, and handing it over to a rehabilitation specialist in the morning. I hope it makes it!!!
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Post by: MartinTeller on June 20, 2012, 09:21:16 PM
:)  Good for you, Antares!  You did good!  I hope the bunny pulls through.
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Post by: smirnoff on June 20, 2012, 09:42:19 PM
So when the doctor came to give you the good news did you say "what's up doc?" ;)
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Post by: shuabert on June 20, 2012, 11:25:34 PM
Finally saw Prometheus.
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Post by: 1SO on June 20, 2012, 11:36:17 PM
I read somewhere that you like how it started.
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Post by: shuabert on June 21, 2012, 12:28:00 AM
I read somewhere that you like how it started.
I dug how it ended too, apparently more than most people, but I was insanely mesmerised by the artistry of that opening scene.
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Post by: OmNom on June 21, 2012, 11:39:20 AM
I was walking my dogs down by some turf farms near my house, and I was returning to my car, when I noticed a cottontail rabbit on the edge of the road, a few feet ahead of us. I thought to myself, why isn't that rabbit running for the woods, and in a few steps, I found out why. It had been hit by a car a few moments earlier and could only use its forepaws. I went back to my car and secured my dogs in their car seat, and went back to the rabbit. As I approached it, it tried to scurry back across the road, dragging itself with its forepaws, and another car almost finished him off. I finally was able to to capture it, and after wrapping it in a towel, I took it to a vet that specializes in wildlife rehabilitation. The vets office was about 15 miles from my house and I had the rabbit on the front seat of my car. For 15 miles I had these two huge, scared little eyes staring up at me. I get it to the vet and they did a quick triage on it, and they told me that the prognosis looked good and they would be stabilizing it, and handing it over to a rehabilitation specialist in the morning. I hope it makes it!!!

You're my hero, Antares.   :)   Poor lil thing.  Have you ever read Watership Down...?  You rescued Hazel in your hudrudu!   :D
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Post by: Antares on June 21, 2012, 01:09:32 PM
I was walking my dogs down by some turf farms near my house, and I was returning to my car, when I noticed a cottontail rabbit on the edge of the road, a few feet ahead of us. I thought to myself, why isn't that rabbit running for the woods, and in a few steps, I found out why. It had been hit by a car a few moments earlier and could only use its forepaws. I went back to my car and secured my dogs in their car seat, and went back to the rabbit. As I approached it, it tried to scurry back across the road, dragging itself with its forepaws, and another car almost finished him off. I finally was able to to capture it, and after wrapping it in a towel, I took it to a vet that specializes in wildlife rehabilitation. The vets office was about 15 miles from my house and I had the rabbit on the front seat of my car. For 15 miles I had these two huge, scared little eyes staring up at me. I get it to the vet and they did a quick triage on it, and they told me that the prognosis looked good and they would be stabilizing it, and handing it over to a rehabilitation specialist in the morning. I hope it makes it!!!

You're my hero, Antares.   :)   Poor lil thing.  Have you ever read Watership Down...?  You rescued Hazel in your hudrudu!   :D

Well, here's an addendum to the story...

It turns out that the rabbit's spine was broken and it was paralyzed in it's hind quarters. There was nothing that could be done to help and it was euthanized. I kind of expected that to be the case, but I'm still deeply saddened by it. Think I'll get drunk now and drown my sorrow, it was a cute little bugger and I'll never get those eyes out of my mind.  :'(
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Post by: Lobby on June 21, 2012, 01:12:06 PM
Such a sad story. But really, you did everything right. At least he got a peaceful and painless death, which he wouldn't hadn't you helped him out.

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Post by: MartinTeller on June 21, 2012, 01:12:55 PM
Yes, better that the poor creature was relieved of his suffering.

 :'(
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Post by: OmNom on June 21, 2012, 01:19:01 PM
The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.


*sniff*
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Post by: OmNom on June 21, 2012, 05:02:18 PM
...but I'm still deeply saddened by it. Think I'll get drunk now and drown my sorrow, it was a cute little bugger and I'll never get those eyes out of my mind.  :'(

And btw, you're still my hero, you did the right thing, and I'll buy you a round or two or three of whatever you're drinking. 
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Post by: shuabert on June 21, 2012, 07:44:03 PM
Welp. Between that story and the dead dog I saw on the highway the other day, my week is ruined.
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Post by: jdc on June 21, 2012, 08:05:28 PM
caught up with an old friend and discovered a new, wonderful jazz club.  A lot more music to now go enjoy..
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Post by: mañana on July 09, 2012, 11:20:33 PM
Rescued an elderly woman's dog from certain death. Step aside FDNY, there's a new hero in town.
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Post by: Sandy on July 10, 2012, 12:00:50 AM
(http://i50.tinypic.com/zmr5x.jpg)
Title: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: 1SO on July 10, 2012, 08:39:22 PM
Completed another Marathon (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=11026.msg662739#msg662739).

(http://i.imgur.com/vNxYE.jpg)
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Post by: smirnoff on July 10, 2012, 10:23:37 PM
Completed another Marathon (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=11026.msg662739#msg662739).

(http://i.imgur.com/vNxYE.jpg)

So France gets the gold... who gets the bronze and silver though?
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Post by: Antares on July 11, 2012, 12:00:28 PM
Donated blood
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Post by: ¡Keith! on July 11, 2012, 02:08:48 PM
drinks with worm... and putting up with the dude next to us who was REALLY into Tarantino. ;D
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Post by: mañana on July 11, 2012, 02:22:13 PM
Careful, worm. My meeting with ¡K! was pretty traumatic; when I wouldn't kiss him back he tried to steal my wallet.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on July 11, 2012, 02:28:22 PM
funny you should mention stolen wallets!!
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Post by: worm@work on July 11, 2012, 02:48:05 PM
This explains so much :o.

Also, am pretty sure the guy who was into Tarantino would've kissed iKeith! smack on the lips if Keith would only let him :D.
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Post by: spoko on July 21, 2012, 06:44:06 AM
Had dinner with my wife's best friend from childhood, and her (the friend's) boyfriend, who happens to have been one of my philosophy profs in college. It's a strange confluence, but turned out to be a nice evening.
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Post by: sdedalus on July 21, 2012, 12:51:26 PM
Went to see a movie in a theatre.  It is our space.
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Post by: oldkid on July 21, 2012, 01:03:18 PM
Went to see a movie in a theatre.  It is our space.

Occupy theaters!
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Post by: mousterpiece on July 21, 2012, 01:39:03 PM
Went to see a movie in a theatre.  It is our space.

Damn straight.
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Post by: smirnoff on July 21, 2012, 03:52:19 PM
Went to see a movie in a theatre.  It is our space.

:D
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Post by: worm@work on July 21, 2012, 03:58:20 PM
Went to see a movie in a theatre.  It is our space.

I did too and a journalist waiting outside stopped me and asked me if I regretted my decision or hesitated at all :|.
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Post by: sdedalus on July 21, 2012, 04:09:36 PM
I think you mean "journalist".
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Post by: Devil on July 21, 2012, 07:40:58 PM
I'm genuinely torn between landing a really good new job or when I went to the park afterwards to work on my soccer game and was consistently curling my corner kicks into the net. The former is more important, but the latter was more satisfying.
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Post by: MartinTeller on July 21, 2012, 08:19:45 PM
Bravo on both, then!
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Post by: spoko on July 22, 2012, 07:55:55 AM
Took the kids to see The Sound of Music at the local community theatre. Our little 5-yr-old Maria was enraptured. More fun watching her than the actual performance; I was pretty enraptured myself.


Devil: What Martin said!
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on July 26, 2012, 02:01:18 PM
I can tell you what I did this morning:

I helped pull a family of six out of a pickup that rolled over on the freeway in front of me.
I was the first one on the scene (the truck nearly hit me as it rolled across the road) along with an off duty fireman.
Luckily 5 of them walked away from the accident and only one had to be taken out on a stretcher and her injuries were not that severe.
It was literally like something out of the movies it was so close....
I feel really bad for that family.
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Post by: pixote on July 26, 2012, 02:07:41 PM
Good job, hero.  8)

pixote
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Post by: Sandy on July 26, 2012, 02:14:37 PM
I'm glad you're okay St. Martin. You really earned your halo today.
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Post by: MartinTeller on July 26, 2012, 02:18:47 PM
The Bald Boy Scout!  Good for you!
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Post by: oneaprilday on July 26, 2012, 02:24:47 PM
Wow, Marty! So awesome you were there - and willing - to help!
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Post by: ¡Keith! on July 26, 2012, 02:51:18 PM
Well done Marty!
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Post by: saltine on July 26, 2012, 03:20:34 PM
So glad you helped and so glad you told us about it, Marty!
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Post by: Junior on July 26, 2012, 08:39:59 PM
A real human being, and a real hero.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on July 26, 2012, 08:45:45 PM
Guys - I just did what anyone would do. I pried some doors open and helped some people out.
Not a hero just helping when needed.
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Post by: Junior on July 26, 2012, 08:49:03 PM
Yeah, that's why I said the first part. I'm pretty clever, eh?
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Post by: mañana on July 26, 2012, 09:06:56 PM
Very proud.
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Post by: smirnoff on July 26, 2012, 09:30:09 PM
Guys - I just did what anyone would do. I pried some doors open and helped some people out.
Not a hero just helping when needed.

What's this modesty? I know you were like "I ain't waiting for no jaws of life", and then you tore your shirt off and peeled back the doors like the lid on a sardine can. St Martin indeed!
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Post by: oldkid on July 26, 2012, 10:09:30 PM
Guys - I just did what anyone would do. I pried some doors open and helped some people out.
Not a hero just helping when needed.

What's this modesty? I know you were like "I ain't waiting for no jaws of life", and then you tore your shirt off and peeled back the doors like the lid on a sardine can. St Martin indeed!

MUST...SAVE...FAMILY...

(http://ps2media.ign.com/ps2/image/article/611/611619/the-incredible-hulk-ultimate-destruction-20050510112808029_640w.jpg)
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on July 26, 2012, 10:14:33 PM
Ha ha - I am loving that image but I posted that from work today because I needed to get it out somewhere.
 It was a hugely stressful event and not one that I am sure I am over yet - this truck just barely missed my car.
It's true that moments like that seem to go on impossibly long (like time slows down) and it took on this unreal quality as it was happening and I was having this inner dialogue about NEVER EVER hitting the snooze button again while wondering if anyone could possibly live through that. Then 6 people walked (or crawled) out of that truck - I saw a miracle today and I came home and hugged my family before I went to work.
 Love, life, faith, family and fate - all of those things have been on my mind all day today.

oldkid - love that post...
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Post by: Corndog on July 28, 2012, 10:46:27 PM
Eagled a par 4. nbd.
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Post by: Beavermoose on August 05, 2012, 09:56:20 PM
I just talked to Jean-Claude Van Damme about 2 hours ago... ;D
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Post by: Sandy on August 06, 2012, 01:15:10 AM
 :D What's the best thing you learned?
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Post by: Devil on September 13, 2012, 08:38:59 PM
Played our first game of soccer for the season and won. Been a few weeks since I played in our last season due to work, sickness and injuries so it felt good to get back into it.
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Post by: Sandy on September 13, 2012, 08:43:10 PM
Hurray! How many goals did you block? :)
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Post by: Devil on September 13, 2012, 08:56:13 PM
I lost count  ;) There were a good six or seven that were destined for goal and required some athleticism. Including one crazy header from point blank range and a deflected shot that looked like a great save but was just dumb luck i was able to get a hand to it lol It was a great game from both teams lots of chances.
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Post by: Sandy on September 13, 2012, 09:14:06 PM
 :D I would take credit for that deflected shot if I were you. Reflexes are part of skill! Glad you had fun.
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Post by: Devil on September 13, 2012, 09:38:42 PM
Part of being a goalie is being lucky, but i'll take the accolades be it for skill or otherwise
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Post by: ses on September 17, 2012, 08:06:11 PM
I made my niece a "purple penguin cake" per her request for her 3rd birthday.

(http://i46.tinypic.com/34sowtl.jpg) (http://i47.tinypic.com/1424keb.jpg)
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Post by: Devil on September 17, 2012, 08:29:31 PM
Looks like she approved of your handiwork.
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Post by: ses on September 17, 2012, 08:34:15 PM
It was a big hit.  :)
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Post by: oldkid on September 17, 2012, 09:47:18 PM
Looks professional, ses!
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Post by: oneaprilday on September 17, 2012, 09:51:03 PM
Beautiful, ses!! That frosting/piping must have taken a very long time. :)  I'm impressed!
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Post by: ses on September 17, 2012, 10:08:54 PM
Looks professional, ses!

Beautiful, ses!! That frosting/piping must have taken a very long time. :)  I'm impressed!

Thanks!  It did take a long time, but it was worth it.  Look at that smile.
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Post by: oneaprilday on September 17, 2012, 10:30:21 PM
It did take a long time, but it was worth it.  Look at that smile.
The best reward! She's so adorable.
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Post by: Sandy on September 17, 2012, 10:36:58 PM
Wow ses, what a fabulous gift for your niece!
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Post by: ¡Keith! on September 18, 2012, 02:42:20 AM
that looks amazing!
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Post by: Monty on September 19, 2012, 10:04:25 AM
It happened yesterday, but still worth reporting. I was queuing at the cash machine/atm. There was a woman in front of me withdrawing some money. Just as she was about to put her money in her purse, there was a gust of wind, which blew the money out of her hands. I wasn't really watching, but she screamed at her money fluttering away. I looked up and saw the money and set chasing after it and between us we managed to get all her money back which amounted to about £30/$50.

That was my good deed for the day :).
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Post by: smirnoff on September 19, 2012, 04:52:09 PM
Scrooge McDuck version:

It happened yesterday, but still worth reporting. I was queuing at the cash machine/atm. There was a woman in front of me withdrawing some money. Just as she was about to put her money in her purse, there was a gust of wind, which blew the money out of her hands. I wasn't really watching, but she screamed at her money fluttering away. I looked up and saw the money and set chasing after it and between us we managed to get all her money back which amounted to about £30/$50.

That was my good deed for the day :).
The end.

(http://www.heyuguys.co.uk/images/2012/06/scrooge-mcduc.jpg)
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Post by: Totoro on September 19, 2012, 09:45:35 PM
I WANT THAT CAKE.
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Post by: Junior on September 19, 2012, 11:51:22 PM
It won't be yesterday until tomorrow, but who cares! I live to break the rules. Anyways, I just finished doing some transcription work for my dad's PHD thesis. It's the most boring thing there is, and I'm glad to be done with it.
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Post by: Devil on September 20, 2012, 07:40:25 PM
Played an epic game of soccer against the best team in the league and our arch-rivals. Made more quality saves than I can remember(as did the other teams goalie). We eventually went two goals down with five minutes left but clawed our way back to tie it up. I then made a game saving stop in the dying seconds. Never been so happy to tie a game.

It won't be yesterday until tomorrow, but who cares! I live to break the rules. Anyways, I just finished doing some transcription work for my dad's PHD thesis. It's the most boring thing there is, and I'm glad to be done with it.

There's things we do for the ones we love. Certain he's most appreciative of your efforts.
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Post by: Tequila on September 27, 2012, 07:36:59 PM
This:
Pondering whether I'm skilled enough to fix my screen by replacing some capacitors or if I should let someone else do it who actually knows what those things look like.
It was frustrating, exciting, terrifying and when I was all done and flipped the switch, I feared for my life a lil' bit but everything went okay and now I feel like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS7Og1zvdy8)
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Post by: Tequila on September 27, 2012, 07:38:35 PM
I'm loving the soccer stories by the way, Devil (despite you calling it soccer), even though it makes me feel very lazy by comparison.
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Post by: mañana on September 27, 2012, 07:47:47 PM
Nice.
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Post by: Sandy on September 27, 2012, 07:53:24 PM
This:
Pondering whether I'm skilled enough to fix my screen by replacing some capacitors or if I should let someone else do it who actually knows what those things look like.
It was frustrating, exciting, terrifying and when I was all done and flipped the switch, I feared for my life a lil' bit but everything went okay and now I feel like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS7Og1zvdy8)

 :)) Well done.
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Post by: smirnoff on September 28, 2012, 11:00:48 AM
This:
Pondering whether I'm skilled enough to fix my screen by replacing some capacitors or if I should let someone else do it who actually knows what those things look like.
It was frustrating, exciting, terrifying and when I was all done and flipped the switch, I feared for my life a lil' bit but everything went okay and now I feel like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS7Og1zvdy8)

Greatest feeling! :D
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Post by: 1SO on October 08, 2012, 02:18:09 AM
The most satisfying kind of writing is when your characters get into conversations all by themselves. No plan. No structure. Just a couple of bits of outline that become entire conversations. My characters are starting to live and behave on their own.

Even better is when the talk isn't completely off topic so it keeps the main narrative moving. That means the scenes probably won't get cut along the way. That's what today was. 5 pages of progressive screenwriting.

I realize it's shameful how people out here pat themselves on the back for 3-5 pages a day. With the spacing, tabs and indentions, a script page is about 75% blank paper. Compare that to a page of a novel. If book authors worked at this pace, Stephen King would still be writing The Shining.
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Post by: oneaprilday on October 08, 2012, 11:01:35 AM
I've not experimented much with writing fiction, but that sounds like such a great experience, 1SO --the characters taking on a life of their own and you just getting it down.
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Post by: Tequila on October 08, 2012, 11:23:35 AM
If book authors worked at this pace, Stephen King would still be writing The Shining.
There was an interview (http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2012/04/popular-writers-stephen-king-interview.html) with Stephen King earlier this year (conducted by Neil Gaiman) where he talks about his workrate:

Quote
“I sit down maybe at quarter past eight in the morning and I work until quarter to twelve and for that period of time, everything is real.  And then it just clicks off. I think I probably write about 1200 to 1500 words. It's six pages. I want to get six pages into hardcopy.”
I don't know about the speed of writing but the consistency of the output seems more important to me.
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Post by: pixote on October 08, 2012, 11:28:25 AM
I realize it's shameful how people out here pat themselves on the back for 3-5 pages a day. With the spacing, tabs and indentions, a script page is about 75% blank paper. Compare that to a page of a novel. If book authors worked at this pace, Stephen King would still be writing The Shining.

Five pages a day gets you a hundred-page first draft in less than three weeks. Stephen King could live with that, I imagine.

pixote
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Post by: roujin on October 08, 2012, 11:30:39 AM
Played basketball for a couple of hours yesterday. That capped off a week of playing soccer four times.

So: great week.
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Post by: AAAutin on October 08, 2012, 03:34:15 PM
I've not experimented much with writing fiction

You should.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 08, 2012, 08:00:19 PM
Played basketball for a couple of hours yesterday.
American dog.
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Post by: Devil on October 11, 2012, 07:48:36 PM
We lost our soccer game yesterday, in a great match. But while making a save I flattened one of their whiney players who kept trying to showoff so I felt pretty good about that. Sometimes you have to look for the small victories
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Post by: Fugee on October 11, 2012, 11:47:13 PM
I realize it's shameful how people out here pat themselves on the back for 3-5 pages a day. With the spacing, tabs and indentions, a script page is about 75% blank paper. Compare that to a page of a novel. If book authors worked at this pace, Stephen King would still be writing The Shining.
3-5 pages of a script is easy, but I have a much harder time getting more than 5 pages if I'm really thinking about each and everything, reading sentences over and over and over and over.

But man, do those first drafts go fast!
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Post by: 1SO on October 12, 2012, 12:11:56 AM
Some days I struggle to get 2 pages. Luckily, this new script has been much easier. I did 8 pages on the airplane, which is both the most number of pages I've done in one shot for about the last 3 scripts and the noisiest place I've been able to focus in.
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Post by: Fugee on October 12, 2012, 12:22:41 AM
Some days I struggle to get 2 pages. Luckily, this new script has been much easier. I did 8 pages on the airplane, which is both the most number of pages I've done in one shot for about the last 3 scripts and the noisiest place I've been able to focus in.

8 on an airplane? Shoot, last time I tried to write on the airplane, the person in front of me put their seat all the way back the whole flight and my laptop wouldn't fit on the tray table :( I'm jealous. (and also good stuff!)
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Post by: Sandy on October 12, 2012, 12:36:48 AM
Love reading your script updates 1SO! So happy it's going well.
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Post by: Sandy on October 13, 2012, 02:26:37 PM
Went to the mountains for the past few days.

(http://i47.tinypic.com/n65au8.jpg)

I know, I know, I need to get a real camera. It's prettier in my memory banks.
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Post by: oneaprilday on October 13, 2012, 02:45:07 PM
Lovely.
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Post by: jdc on October 13, 2012, 11:25:40 PM
Explored all around NYC, went to the best sandwich place, had the coffee and one the best pizzas.  (according to my friend)

The pizza was Bleecker Street pizza which had many famous customers including Stephen Baldwin, Andrew Dice Clay, Brooke Shields, Edward Norton and maybe most importantly to somebody here:

(http://bleekerstreetpizza.net/images/photos/photos/Shia_Labouf.jpg)
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Post by: oldkid on October 14, 2012, 11:03:54 AM

I know, I know, I need to get a real camera. It's prettier in my memory banks.

Sometimes cheaper cameras can't quite get the color that we see.  So the pics need just a little touch up.  I use Picasa for my touch ups-- just the most basic tools there-- my wife uses paint.net

Is this more like what you saw?

(http://i46.tinypic.com/30ljty0.jpg)
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 14, 2012, 11:21:41 AM
The Beef! Yes! Where's The Beef? There's The Beef! Eating pizza, no big deal, who doesn't love pizza? Want to hang out Shia, brah? Grab a slice of 'zza? Talk about the true artistic depth of Even Stevens that goes under-appreciated, how Disney can never be like it used to.

The best thing I did yesterday was play Dishonored. And make a frozen pizza. Both things were pretty dank.
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Post by: Sandy on October 14, 2012, 12:41:06 PM

I know, I know, I need to get a real camera. It's prettier in my memory banks.

Sometimes cheaper cameras can't quite get the color that we see.  So the pics need just a little touch up.  I use Picasa for my touch ups-- just the most basic tools there-- my wife uses paint.net

Is this more like what you saw?

(http://i46.tinypic.com/30ljty0.jpg)

 :))

oldkid! You're a magician. Thanks for that.
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Post by: oldkid on October 14, 2012, 01:37:10 PM
 :-[  :)
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Post by: jdc on October 14, 2012, 09:47:11 PM
And make a frozen pizza.

shameful

I have been taking advantage of being able to eating good quality pizza since I am in the area.  Eat at a good place in Long Island today but forget the name.  Probably will have it again tomorrow before I leave on Tue.
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Post by: Sandy on October 17, 2012, 10:01:13 PM
It was actually tonight, but I made someone laugh, like in tears. I don't think it was that funny. Must have been the delivery. :D Oh, the best thing--she needed a good laugh.
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Post by: ses on October 17, 2012, 10:07:25 PM
That's so great, Sandy!
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Post by: oldkid on October 17, 2012, 10:18:46 PM
:D
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Post by: smirnoff on October 17, 2012, 11:38:39 PM
Win :)
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Post by: pixote on October 17, 2012, 11:44:58 PM
Win :)

For Sandy, maybe, but not for her friend (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=6539.msg323038#msg323038).

pixote
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Post by: Sandy on October 18, 2012, 12:06:03 AM
I lost again  :D
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Post by: SeanGather on October 18, 2012, 03:28:15 AM
The best thing I did yesterday was watch two episodes of The Wire (S3E06 and S307) then straight into Doctor Who (The Eleventh Hour). I had a bad day yesterday but those things saved it.
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Post by: Devil on October 18, 2012, 06:02:04 PM
It was actually tonight, but I made someone laugh, like in tears. I don't think it was that funny. Must have been the delivery. :D Oh, the best thing--she needed a good laugh.

Something almost intoxicating about making someone genuinely lose it i find. Even better when they are in need of a pick me up.
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Post by: Sandy on October 18, 2012, 06:43:43 PM
 :)
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Post by: Devil on October 25, 2012, 02:28:18 PM
Played a great game of soccer last night, which we lost  >:( but it was a nail biter back and forth all game. And I put on a show in net, got congratulated by the other team at the end of the game, made a bunch of acrobatic and one on one saves as well as one crazy one with the ball rolling along the goal line. I'm feeling it today though, pulled a muscle in my leg... and also somehow in my neck  ???
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Post by: roujin on October 25, 2012, 04:19:15 PM
I ran around a lot in my soccer game yesterday, but ultimately did very little. But this is the wrong thread for that.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on October 26, 2012, 11:51:39 AM
I ran around a lot in my soccer game yesterday, but ultimately did very little. But this is the wrong thread for that.

you should join the Union.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 26, 2012, 12:06:50 PM
I ran around a lot in my soccer game yesterday, but ultimately did very little. But this is the wrong thread for that.
Wait, is there a thread for that now?
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Post by: AAAutin on October 26, 2012, 12:20:12 PM
I ran around a lot in my soccer game yesterday, but ultimately did very little. But this is the wrong thread for that.
Wait, is there a thread for that now?

I assume that's what goes on in the J-Drama thread. (I wouldn't know--I'm afraid to go in there.)
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Post by: Lobby on November 28, 2012, 04:41:35 AM
Yesterday I booked a one week trip to NYC around Easter for the family!
:)

I've been there once before, fell in love and can't wait to get there again.

I have a question for you. Last time we were there we went to see a musical and had a blast. (Our choice fell on The Lion King.)

Is there any musical or theatre show that you've seen and would like to recommend? I'd love to get your recommendations. And any other tip is welcome to of course, about what to do and where to dine.
We did a lot of the standar tourist things on our last visit, so we've got much more available time this time around.
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Post by: Junior on December 18, 2012, 12:32:45 AM
I guess I technically started this yesterday...

I just finished writing 3 pages (single spaced!) in a new short story. I got inspired by 1SO's work ethic and also the weird emotions I felt while watching The Perks of Being a Wallflower so I started a new story. It, like two out of my three other short stories (one is as yet unpublished, though I might do that tomorrow) takes place mostly in a forest. I have some kind of weird forest fetish, I guess. Too many fairy tales as a kid. I could see this expanding into a bigger story, but I have no idea where it's really going. I had an idea for a beginning, so I began. Creativity!
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Post by: ¡Keith! on December 18, 2012, 01:50:07 AM
The next story should be in Old Entish!
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Post by: Junior on December 21, 2012, 12:33:35 AM
I went to a silent disco. For those not in the know, a silent disco is when a dj plays music, but only over wireless headphones. If you don't have the headphones on you don't hear the music. It was crazy to see the people dancing to nothing.
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Post by: AAAutin on December 21, 2012, 12:41:31 AM
I went to a silent disco.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8499/8293691864_58ffe3f6c6.jpg)
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Post by: Junior on December 21, 2012, 12:44:12 AM
Yeah like that but one or two points less creepy.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on December 21, 2012, 01:09:23 AM
2 days ago now, but:


Billy Idol - "White Wedding, Pt. 1"

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Post by: Emiliana on December 21, 2012, 09:51:32 AM
Took the day off work for:

Good friends' birthday breakfast - Hobbitses - Christmas market & mulled wine - Irish Pub & Christmas gift exchange with the girls.

It was a good day.
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Post by: oneaprilday on December 21, 2012, 11:56:28 AM
That sounds wonderful, Em!
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Post by: SeanGather on March 05, 2013, 07:48:55 AM
Unpacked all of my blurays and records in my new flat!
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Post by: smirnoff on March 05, 2013, 03:58:05 PM
Deciding on the first thing to watch is always a big moment. :)
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Post by: enzobot24 on March 12, 2013, 05:25:20 PM
Went and saw Looper and Brick at the New Beverly with a Rian Johnson Q&A. He, Nathan Johnson, Noah Segan, and the costume designer reenacted the opening to Brick, complete with guitar and metallophone. Was pretty awesome.

I'm gonna go to this theater far more often.
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Post by: saltine on March 12, 2013, 05:30:41 PM
That sounds amazing.  Being a huge RJ fan, I'm jealous as hell.
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Post by: Melvil on March 12, 2013, 07:24:46 PM
Went and saw Looper and Brick at the New Beverly with a Rian Johnson Q&A. He, Nathan Johnson, Noah Sagen, and the costume designer reenacted the opening to Brick, complete with guitar and metallophone. Was pretty awesome.

I'm gonna go to this theater far more often.

That's amazing! I saw Rian tweeting about that screening, sounded like it was awesome. I'm super envious that you got to attend!
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Post by: enzobot24 on March 13, 2013, 05:45:03 AM
Best $9 I've spent in a while.

I didn't like Brick much when I was 16, but I really love it now. Damn gorgeous in 35mm too.
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Post by: shuabert on March 13, 2013, 10:39:47 PM
I didn't like Brick much when I was 16, but I really love it now. Damn gorgeous in 35mm too.

I didn't like it much when I was 26. Maybe I should revisit it? I sure loved Looper.
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Post by: enzobot24 on March 15, 2013, 06:28:15 AM
Yeah, definitely revisit it. Might not be the drastic change that I had.

16 is probably too young to really understand a movie like Brick anyway.
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Post by: Lobby on March 17, 2013, 02:21:55 AM
I watched a Nigerian movie for the first time in my life. While the movie as such was so-and-so compared to the standard I'm used to, the experience was highly improved when the director turned up unexpectedly for a Q&A after the movie. After listening to him talking about the state of cinema in Nigeria, where he's coming from and what he's aiming for, I saw the movie in a new light. In the end what appeared to be a terrible movie ended up giving me an entire new picture of a country I knew very little about and the world's second largest film industry, Nollywood. I had a blast, especially since the atmosphere was fantastic with a crowded cinema full of proud, happy Nigeraians in exile.

I'll try to share a bit more in a blogpost in the next few days.
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Post by: don s. on March 17, 2013, 02:33:15 AM
It came to my attention recently that Nigeria is the 7th-most populous nation in the world, ahead of Russia and Japan. I'm fascinated by the concept of "Nollywood," and I really want to explore it.
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Post by: Melvil on March 17, 2013, 02:34:45 AM
I watched a Nigerian movie for the first time in my life...the director turned up unexpectedly for a Q&A after the movie...I saw the movie in a new light...ended up giving me an entire new picture of a country I knew very little about and the world's second largest film industry, Nollywood. I had a blast, especially since the atmosphere was fantastic with a crowded cinema full of proud, happy Nigeraians in exile.

These are all awesome things to have happen! Very cool. Looking forward to the blog post!
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Post by: shuabert on March 17, 2013, 10:47:21 PM
... the atmosphere was fantastic with a crowded cinema full of proud, happy Nigeraians in exile.

Did any of them happen to be princes enlisting your help to transport large sums of money?
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Post by: ¡Keith! on March 30, 2013, 02:22:52 AM
Booked the pass & air for the 40th Telluride Film Festival!
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Post by: enzobot24 on March 31, 2013, 05:55:07 AM
Went to my first Hollywood party (I'm interning at a talent agency and one of the actors had a birthday).

Normally this wouldn't be too exciting, but I have a stutter and some social anxiety issues that I'm trying to overcome--so I forced myself to go even though I knew hardly anyone. Turned out to be a lot of fun. Life's getting interesting.

Best moment: a girl asking me "What's your favorite David Lynch film?" Just about fell in love.
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Post by: AAAutin on March 31, 2013, 08:06:25 PM
Best moment: a girl asking me "What's your favorite David Lynch film?" Just about fell in love.

Until she revealed herself as his daughter by trying to put you in a box? (But better she than your anxiety, no?)
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Post by: enzobot24 on March 31, 2013, 10:30:39 PM
Haha, a homeless man snuck up on me a few seconds later and I just collapsed in fear.
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Post by: oldkid on April 01, 2013, 10:27:03 AM
Haha, a homeless man snuck up on me a few seconds later and I just collapsed in fear.

Actually David Lynch.
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Post by: MartinTeller on April 01, 2013, 10:39:24 AM
Signed up for a movie club.  My first meet will be Thursday night, a locally-produced doc about online poker.  This is the first social-ish thing I've done in ages.
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Post by: oneaprilday on April 01, 2013, 11:35:34 AM
Good for you! And that sounds fun. I've been hoping something like that would turn up around here for me. How often does the club meet? And how are movies decided on?
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Post by: MartinTeller on April 01, 2013, 11:53:57 AM
Seems like they do 2-3 events a week.  I think the organizer decides based on what's showing around town.
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Post by: mañana on April 01, 2013, 03:23:47 PM
Have fun!
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Post by: pixote on April 04, 2013, 03:52:24 PM
Walked away, somehow, from a pretty horrific car wreck. Extra grateful to be alive today.

love,
pixote
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Post by: Corndog on April 04, 2013, 03:55:39 PM
Extra grateful to be alive today.

love,
pixote

All of us here are very grateful for this as well.
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Post by: smirnoff on April 04, 2013, 03:59:14 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/DccZra3.gif) Glad you're okay!
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Post by: don s. on April 04, 2013, 06:46:26 PM
Holy crap, pixote! I hope everything is OK.
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Post by: Junior on April 04, 2013, 07:27:12 PM
Glad you're Ok! That's some scary shit.
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Post by: george96 on April 04, 2013, 08:30:35 PM
Whoa. Glad to hear you're fine, pix!
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 04, 2013, 09:12:07 PM
Glad to hear you're okay pix!
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Post by: AAAutin on April 04, 2013, 09:28:02 PM
Walked away, somehow, from a pretty horrific car wreck. Extra grateful to be alive today.

Up with gratitude! Up with life!
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Post by: smirnoff on April 04, 2013, 10:00:56 PM
I now picture pixote as Bruce Willis in Unbreakable.
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Post by: AAAutin on April 04, 2013, 10:10:12 PM
I now picture pixote as Bruce Willis in Unbreakable.

Ooh, who is his Mr. Glass? Heisenbergman? Tequila? etoxip?
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Post by: oneaprilday on April 05, 2013, 12:55:56 PM
So glad you're ok, pix.
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Post by: pixote on April 06, 2013, 09:07:54 PM
Thanks everybody for the kind words. The fractured clavicle is pretty painful (and norco isn't everything I was promised), but my joints aren't as ridiculous tight/stiff as they were yesterday, and and the scrapres and bruises don't really amount to much (mayble just overshadowed by the clavicle pain). The laceration in my forehead will hopefully leave me a scar like Harry Potter's, which I won't mind as much as the small chip in my tooth. All in all, I'm still very lucky.

pixote
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Post by: Beavermoose on April 06, 2013, 09:25:34 PM
Wow! :-\
Recover quick! We're sending all the good vibes.
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Post by: Sandy on April 06, 2013, 10:27:10 PM
pixote!

I'm so sorry for all that you are going through and am also relieved you are on the road to recovery. Rest well.
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Post by: Emiliana on April 07, 2013, 09:10:47 AM
Wow, pix, all that sounds extremely scary - hope you heal quickly! Big "I am glad you're not dead"-hug!
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Post by: oldkid on April 07, 2013, 10:48:11 AM
Glad to hear you're okay, pix.  Perhaps we need to get you a mask with oxygen and lock you in a padded room so you can't get sick or get injured.  You can connect to the world through the internet.  That way we will always have you.

Wow, that sounds really creepy.
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Post by: MartinTeller on April 07, 2013, 12:12:32 PM
Get well soon, pix!
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Post by: Clovis8 on April 07, 2013, 03:40:24 PM
Glad everything turned out well pix.
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Post by: Lobby on April 29, 2013, 01:57:29 PM
I bought membership to the World Science Fiction Convention 2014, which will take place in London, http://www.loncon3.org/.

I've never been to any of those huge international conventions with thousands and thousands of participants, but I've heard a lot of good about them. It's not that common that a world con is held in Europe, so I figured I'd grab the chance.

I don't think I've ever planned a vacation so long ahead! It feels great though. Gives me plenty of time to start reading the authors that will be guests of honour.
I'm thinking about volunteering one way or another as well. The sci fi conventions are non-profit events, built on volunteer work and it seems like a great way to get to know some people and feel as a part of it.
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Post by: oneaprilday on April 29, 2013, 08:05:31 PM
Sounds so cool, Lobby! Sci fi plus London - yay! :)
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Post by: jbissell on June 12, 2013, 10:56:08 AM
Took my last final ever. Which means I'm done with grad school! Which means I'll try to be more active on the boards.
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Post by: Junior on June 12, 2013, 11:09:52 AM
Woo!
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Post by: Sandy on June 12, 2013, 11:50:13 AM
Double Woo!

What a great accomplishment jbissell!
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Post by: oneaprilday on June 12, 2013, 01:00:35 PM
Congrats, jbizz!!
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 12, 2013, 01:50:06 PM
Woo!

I thought I was finished for a bit, but I'm taking a class right now after graduating.  :P
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Post by: mañana on June 12, 2013, 02:14:27 PM
Congrats!
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Post by: ¡Keith! on June 12, 2013, 02:16:32 PM
Gratz monkey!
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Post by: AAAutin on June 12, 2013, 02:36:36 PM
Took my last final ever. Which means I'm done with grad school!

Primatology?
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Post by: jbissell on June 12, 2013, 03:07:10 PM
Woo!

I thought I was finished for a bit, but I'm taking a class right now after graduating.  :P

The only thing I'm lamenting is the fact that I didn't take more advantage of the library. That and discounted public transit.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 12, 2013, 04:23:00 PM
Yea, not having the library anymore sucks. I watched so many movies through them. They also had a lot of great film books I regret not reading over the years.
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Post by: mañana on June 12, 2013, 06:42:48 PM
Alumni borrowing privileges. Check it out, it's a thing.
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Post by: jbissell on June 12, 2013, 07:11:57 PM
Alumni borrowing privileges. Check it out, it's a thing.

Good call! It IS a thing. I just have to get an alumni card.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 12, 2013, 07:19:52 PM
Oooo, I will have to look into this. Knowing my school, I might have to pay like $50 a year for the privilege.
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Post by: oldkid on June 12, 2013, 11:01:04 PM
Congrats jbissel!

I have a free library card at my old school library.  It's awesome.
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Post by: jbissell on June 13, 2013, 09:41:38 AM
Oooo, I will have to look into this. Knowing my school, I might have to pay like $50 a year for the privilege.

Yeah, I never thought about it since I don't live anywhere near where I went to undergrad so it wouldn't have mattered anyways.

Our card looks to be free, but I assume that might depend on the size of the school.
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Post by: Corndog on July 31, 2013, 03:13:01 PM
Had my Filmspotter meetup cherry popped. Thanks Keith and FLY, I had a cool time meeting both of you!
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 31, 2013, 05:41:29 PM
Meeting filmspotters is weird...or maybe just the one I met.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on August 01, 2013, 02:34:19 PM
Had my Filmspotter meetup cherry popped. Thanks Keith and FLY, I had a cool time meeting both of you!

it was my pleasure to... uh... yeah... Tomorow's already taken care of that.

 ;D
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Post by: pixote on December 04, 2013, 12:52:18 PM
Thanks everybody for the kind words. The fractured clavicle is pretty painful (and norco isn't everything I was promised), but my joints aren't as ridiculous tight/stiff as they were yesterday, and and the scrapres and bruises don't really amount to much (mayble just overshadowed by the clavicle pain). The laceration in my forehead will hopefully leave me a scar like Harry Potter's, which I won't mind as much as the small chip in my tooth. All in all, I'm still very lucky.

Eight months later — to the day — I'm finally finally finally cleared for full use of my clavicle. Let's rough-house!

pixote
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Post by: oneaprilday on December 04, 2013, 12:59:17 PM
Woo!
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Post by: ses on December 04, 2013, 04:42:03 PM
Yay!
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Post by: Sandy on December 04, 2013, 05:27:38 PM
Very good news! How about some of this pixote? :)



(http://i39.tinypic.com/2u7oow2.jpg)
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Post by: WillMunny on December 05, 2013, 03:18:45 AM
good to hear that, pixote!
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Post by: JakeIsntFake on December 05, 2013, 07:13:15 AM
Thanks for the update, pix!
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Post by: smirnoff on December 05, 2013, 09:04:59 AM
Yea, great news!
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 05, 2013, 09:26:22 AM
Woo! And just in time to celebrate the end of prohibition!
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Post by: Tequila on December 13, 2013, 01:35:45 PM
Winning free tickets for Disney's Frozen. Woo.
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Post by: Monty on May 10, 2015, 03:34:21 PM
Got a haircut. Gone for a modern looking Jonny Greenwood/Bernard Butler kinda moptop. Love it ;D
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Post by: oneaprilday on May 12, 2015, 12:02:51 PM
There are few things better than a good hair cut. :)
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Post by: Monty on May 12, 2015, 04:53:04 PM
Wash. Shampoo. Wash. Shampoo. Conditioner. Haircut. Cup of tea. Gossip. A great way to spend a hour. 

I'm wearing the hair, rather that the hair wearing me. Subtle, but important difference.
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Post by: Sandy on May 12, 2015, 09:00:39 PM
 :D

That's so subtle, I might need some enlightenment. I do get the part about how great it is to get my hair washed at the salon, though.
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Post by: jdc on May 12, 2015, 10:58:06 PM
Got my taxes done yesterday for 2014 instead of the normal Nov time frame!
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Post by: saltine on May 13, 2015, 12:17:49 AM
There are few things better than a good hair cut. :)

QFT
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Post by: 1SO on May 13, 2015, 01:31:22 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/5zD1hrp.jpg)

I came home from a trip to find my wife had dyed her hair a most complimentary shade of red. That beat just getting it cut.
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Post by: Corndog on May 13, 2015, 07:50:22 AM
Sweet TaleSpin shirt!
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Post by: ferris on May 13, 2015, 11:08:37 AM
There are few things better than a good hair cut. :)

I thought I noticed something was different! :)

(http://jeffstatt.smugmug.com/Other/Misc/i-pdZMzvr/0/S/Untitled-2-S.jpg)
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Post by: oneaprilday on May 13, 2015, 12:10:59 PM
I came home from a trip to find my wife had dyed her hair a most complimentary shade of red. That beat just getting it cut.
Nice!


I thought I noticed something was different! :)

(http://jeffstatt.smugmug.com/Other/Misc/i-pdZMzvr/0/S/Untitled-2-S.jpg)
:D
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Post by: pixote on May 13, 2015, 12:26:08 PM
Sweet TaleSpin shirt!

That was my reaction as well.

pixote
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Post by: Monty on May 13, 2015, 01:48:07 PM
:D

That's so subtle, I might need some enlightenment. I do get the part about how great it is to get my hair washed at the salon, though.

I only mentioned it because that's what the Hairdresser said when she was cutting my hair, huh, that's subtle.

I hadn't had my hair cut for about five months :o, I know never again.
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Post by: Sandy on May 13, 2015, 04:05:18 PM
5 months. :) Yes, you're hair was definitely wearing you, then.


Ha! ferris! So glad to have you back at the forum.


1SO! Mrs. 1SO's hair is gorgeous! She should keep it that color. :)
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Post by: Bondo on May 13, 2015, 11:19:20 PM
I haven't had my hair cut for almost a year...but I cut my hair almost weekly. 8)
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Post by: ferris on May 14, 2015, 12:37:31 AM

Ha! ferris! So glad to have you back at the forum.



So nice of you to say.  Glad to see your familiar face still here :)
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Post by: Sandy on May 17, 2015, 04:59:23 PM
Yeah, I seem to be a fixture. :)
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Post by: oldkid on May 17, 2015, 07:25:44 PM
Yep, that's Sandy:

(http://chestofbooks.com/home-improvement/construction/plumbing/Manual-Plumbing-Practice/images/Plumbing-Fixtures-Part-13-46.jpg)
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Post by: Sandy on May 18, 2015, 01:03:52 AM
A urinal flusher?!

I don't know what to say! :))
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 18, 2015, 08:44:09 AM
Wait, how do you know what a urinal flusher looks like?  :P
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Post by: Sandy on May 18, 2015, 12:08:22 PM
Wait, how do you know what a urinal flusher looks like?  :P

:D

Well, I have seen a few, but I've never flushed a urinal!
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Post by: ferris on May 18, 2015, 05:17:45 PM
Wait, how do you know what a urinal flusher looks like?  :P

:D

Well, I have seen a few, but I've never flushed a urinal!

If you ever half to...remember use the palm of your hand or your elbow.  NEVER use your fingers :)
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Post by: oldkid on May 18, 2015, 06:43:31 PM
It's a fixture.  With lots of curious parts.  The specific use isn't important.  Unless you want it to be.
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Post by: Sandy on May 18, 2015, 10:17:10 PM
It's a fixture.  With lots of curious parts.  The specific use isn't important.  Unless you want it to be.

Thanks, oldkid. :)

lots of curious parts. I like that.
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Post by: saltine on May 18, 2015, 10:37:49 PM

If you ever half to...remember use the palm of your hand or your elbow.  NEVER use your fingers :)

People say it all the time but I've never seen it written.  So great.
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Post by: jdc on May 19, 2015, 07:41:51 AM
Not bottom of shoe?
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on May 19, 2015, 11:38:32 AM
Led a Tonglen Meditation (a method for using your suffering and the suffering of others as a way to develop compassion) as part of a heart chakra presentation for my Energetic Anatomoy class. I enjoy finding common ground in various practices (Yogic and Buddhist in this case) and mixing them up.
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Post by: oldkid on May 24, 2015, 07:56:41 PM

If you ever half to...remember use the palm of your hand or your elbow.  NEVER use your fingers :)

People say it all the time but I've never seen it written.  So great.

It's all good.  Hands are washable.
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Post by: jdc on May 24, 2015, 08:25:19 PM
After a few months of discussions, finally signed agreement to sell my business which should now complete in about 30 days.  There still still be some activities for a few months afterwards to close out what is left but will soon have my weekends free
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Post by: Tim on May 24, 2015, 08:43:30 PM
I went to Dov Simens' two day film school over the weekend.

I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but it was extremely inspiring and enlightening!

http://www.isafocus.com/course/dov_simens_melbourne/ (http://www.isafocus.com/course/dov_simens_melbourne/)
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Post by: oldkid on May 24, 2015, 10:45:04 PM
That sounds great jdc!
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Post by: Sandy on May 24, 2015, 10:48:11 PM
I agree!



Hi Tim! Welcome back!  Wow, two alumni returning in one day. :)
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Post by: Tim on May 25, 2015, 08:59:29 PM
Thanks Sandy  ;D
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Post by: The Deer Hunter on June 19, 2015, 01:29:44 AM
Not yesterday but the day before. Officially became a land owner with my girlfriend. Next step the house!
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Post by: oneaprilday on June 19, 2015, 01:48:01 AM
Congrats!!
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Post by: Paul Phoenix on June 22, 2015, 08:07:34 AM
Created a Casino Royale/James Bond-themed profile for an anime social network I hang around these days. Nothing much, just two days of Photoshop hard work:

http://myanimelist.net/profile/Paul-Phoenix

I'm fairly proud of it, I must say.
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Post by: Sandy on June 22, 2015, 08:48:12 AM
Very impressive composition, Paul. Wish I had those computer skills.

haha, after some of your initial posts, I wasn't sure if you were straight. :D
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Post by: oldkid on June 22, 2015, 08:49:40 AM
Well done, Paul.
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Post by: jdc on June 22, 2015, 09:29:34 AM
Have to take exceptions with the Shaken coke.. sounds like a bad idea
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Post by: Paul Phoenix on June 22, 2015, 09:45:09 AM
Thanks, everyone. ;D

Very impressive composition, Paul. Wish I had those computer skills.

haha, after some of your initial posts, I wasn't sure if you were straight. :D
Haha, I could understand the misconception. Not exactly the most masculine guy around. :-*

To be honest, I haven't used Photoshop for a while, so I had to rely on some guides to insert the links embedded into the image.

My skills with image-editing is amateur at best.


Have to take exceptions with the Shaken coke.. sounds like a bad idea
From the sound of it, it probably is. On the other hand, I like my drinks chilled and iced though, so shaking and stirring Coke to make it colder and chillier probably isn't that bad.
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Post by: jdc on June 22, 2015, 06:24:23 PM
Thanks, everyone. ;D

Very impressive composition, Paul. Wish I had those computer skills.

haha, after some of your initial posts, I wasn't sure if you were straight. :D
Haha, I could understand the misconception. Not exactly the most masculine guy around. :-*

I think she is joking as it is an odd way to answer the question... Sex is usually just M or F, Orientation would be Straight, gay, bi, etc. 
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Post by: Paul Phoenix on June 23, 2015, 08:19:54 AM
Thanks, everyone. ;D

Very impressive composition, Paul. Wish I had those computer skills.

haha, after some of your initial posts, I wasn't sure if you were straight. :D
Haha, I could understand the misconception. Not exactly the most masculine guy around. :-*

I think she is joking as it is an odd way to answer the question... Sex is usually just M or F, Orientation would be Straight, gay, bi, etc.
lol This isn't the first time someone pointed that out to me. I intentionally wrote it like that as a tongue-in-cheek way of associating the word "sex" with information one would want to know if she (or he, in this case) is interested in being bed-partners. haha...
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Post by: DarkeningHumour on June 23, 2015, 08:24:24 AM
lol This isn't the first time someone pointed that out to me. I intentionally wrote it like that as a tongue-in-cheek way of associating the word "sex" with information one would want to know if she (or he, in this case) is interested in being bed-partners. haha...

Is there a shortage of beds in Singapore ?
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Post by: jdc on June 23, 2015, 08:28:03 AM
Given most single people live with their parents until they get married, that would be awkward.
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Post by: DarkeningHumour on June 23, 2015, 08:32:08 AM
I am not judging.
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Post by: Sandy on June 23, 2015, 10:11:16 AM
Very impressive composition, Paul. Wish I had those computer skills.

haha, after some of your initial posts, I wasn't sure if you were straight. :D
Haha, I could understand the misconception. Not exactly the most masculine guy around. :-*

I think she is joking as it is an odd way to answer the question... Sex is usually just M or F, Orientation would be Straight, gay, bi, etc.

I hadn't thought of it being an odd way to answer the question, just thorough. So not joking. Paul, it was your particular affection for early Cameron and Steve Rogers that made me wonder. :)
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Post by: DarkeningHumour on June 23, 2015, 10:28:44 AM
Did Cameron make early gay stuff ?

On a side-note, for those interested, IMDb lists an Avatar 4 in pre-production to be released in 2019. Heaven save us all...
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Post by: smirnoff on June 23, 2015, 12:23:30 PM
Avatar 4? I'm not really invested in the franchise enough to see Avatar 2. :-\ Is anybody?
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Post by: Corndog on June 23, 2015, 01:07:20 PM
Especially since it's already been, what, 5 years since Avatar? If they had released 2 a year, even two, after the first one, maybe then the "series" could gain some traction, but the studio and Cameron seem to be banking an awful lot simply on the success of the first (which is kind of hard to blame them).
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Post by: pixote on June 23, 2015, 01:24:30 PM
I'm anxious for season three of Avatar: The Legend of Korra to show up on Amazon Prime.

pixote
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Post by: jdc on July 10, 2015, 08:45:54 PM
While walking around the hotel the other day looking for a place to chill and have a drink, I walk by a jazz club called B flat and decided I would drop in on Friday night.  Found their website and saw the music starts at 7:30 which I thought was a bit early but ok.

http://bflat.biz/


Got in around 7:20 to a packed bar, there was about 1 table of six open and they gave me 1 seat.  A group of 4 came in about 5 minutes later and a single female came in a few minutes after that and took the seat across from me.  Surprised to see a bar packed of around 150 ppl for a 730 show but the band was great.  It was some kind of funk jazz band of 16 members playing the first set.  14 females and 2 guys.  The second set they switched out some members and brought in more guys.  The final they brought everybody on stage of 30 odd musicians that played very tight.  The sound from iPhone is not great but inside was amazing.  Not sure how well the video will play though

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jdc115/19402165770/in/dateposted-public/
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Post by: Sandy on July 10, 2015, 08:58:50 PM
:)

Looks and sounds (no electric bass though) like a more crowded version of New Orleans Preservation Hall.
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Post by: jdc on July 10, 2015, 09:03:00 PM
My friends and I are planning a trip to New Orleans for 2017 most likely.  Want to find as many music spots as possible.

There was actually a electric bass actually but might be hidden within the crowd of musicians and not active during those few solo spots. 
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Post by: Sandy on July 10, 2015, 10:27:25 PM
My friends and I are planning a trip to New Orleans for 2017 most likely.  Want to find as many music spots as possible.

How wonderful! I was told that Frenchmen Street is like what Bourbon Street used to be, when it comes to jazz. The jazz I heard there was great, but my mom is less adventurous than I, so we didn't stay very late. Worth checking out.

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There was actually a electric bass actually but might be hidden within the crowd of musicians and not active during those few solo spots.

I didn't word that very well. I meant that at Preservation Hall, it's all acoustic. :)
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Post by: jdc on July 11, 2015, 02:22:06 AM
got it.. stand up bass is always preferred:)

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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on July 14, 2015, 12:11:00 PM
In the past two months I have started my own massage practice and become my own boss. Until yesterday I worked out of one establishment as an independent contractor - yesterday I added another location and a whole new clientele to my business plan. My girlfriend and I are the exclusive massage therapists at a wellness center/medical marijuana dispensary. Kind of excited to add the component to my knowledge. A lot of these patients have chronic illness and/or pain and are usually putting their own treatment plans together to manage their situation. We have a naturopath on site so I will be trying to coordinate with them as well. This is going to add a whole new dimension to what I do!
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Post by: ses on July 14, 2015, 12:11:47 PM
Congrats, wingman!
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on July 14, 2015, 12:12:46 PM
Congrats, wingman!

Thanks!
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 14, 2015, 12:22:31 PM
Livin' the dream! Congrats!
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Post by: saltine on July 14, 2015, 04:05:03 PM
That's great, Marty!
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Post by: pixote on July 16, 2015, 12:35:16 AM
Stole Murnau's skull.

pixote
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Post by: DarkeningHumour on July 16, 2015, 03:42:02 AM
Be sure to Yorick the hell out of it.
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Post by: oneaprilday on July 18, 2015, 01:38:59 PM
In the past two months I have started my own massage practice and become my own boss. Until yesterday I worked out of one establishment as an independent contractor - yesterday I added another location and a whole new clientele to my business plan. My girlfriend and I are the exclusive massage therapists at a wellness center/medical marijuana dispensary. Kind of excited to add the component to my knowledge. A lot of these patients have chronic illness and/or pain and are usually putting their own treatment plans together to manage their situation. We have a naturopath on site so I will be trying to coordinate with them as well. This is going to add a whole new dimension to what I do!
That's awesome, Marty!
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Post by: jdc on September 01, 2015, 11:12:55 PM
Completed sale and picked up check for my side business.  Still have the shell of the company left and have to wait 6 months for the last 5% of payment but moving forward my weekend schedule should get quite a bit lighter.
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Post by: oneaprilday on September 03, 2015, 10:41:40 AM
Good news, jdc. :)
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Post by: MattDrufke on September 29, 2015, 09:51:06 AM
Watched my son head in a corner kick for a goal. I'm the assistant coach in his U12 league.

He's always been the smallest/thinnest kid, so he's spent all of soccer trying to use speed and agility. He's played soccer since he was 3. Got his first goal last season. He has 4 this season so far.
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Post by: Sandy on September 29, 2015, 01:46:11 PM
Nice, Drufke Junior!!
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Post by: oneaprilday on September 29, 2015, 08:32:00 PM
That's awesome, Matt. :)
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Post by: philip918 on October 10, 2015, 03:34:46 PM
Turned in the first draft of a feature to the producers. Now the waiting...
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Post by: 1SO on October 10, 2015, 03:52:05 PM
Congratulations, and I hope it goes somewhere and I hope it goes by fast.
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Post by: philip918 on October 10, 2015, 05:15:00 PM
Congratulations, and I hope it goes somewhere and I hope it goes by fast.

Thanks! Me too.
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Post by: Sandy on October 10, 2015, 09:21:14 PM
Hurray philip! Keep us posted, please!
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Post by: Jeff Schroeck on October 31, 2015, 08:08:31 AM
I became a dad!
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Post by: DarkeningHumour on October 31, 2015, 08:32:40 AM
Congrats. Do you know who the mother is ?
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Post by: Jeff Schroeck on October 31, 2015, 08:50:43 AM
She ain't sayin'.
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Post by: oldkid on October 31, 2015, 11:13:22 AM
I became a dad!

Congratulations!
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Post by: Sandy on October 31, 2015, 03:24:00 PM
Jeff!!! So happy for you! :)
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Post by: Jeff Schroeck on October 31, 2015, 03:40:58 PM
Thanks! I'll have pics up soon.
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Post by: saltine on October 31, 2015, 04:25:49 PM
Yes, photos, Jeff!  What an exciting time in your life!
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Post by: ses on November 01, 2015, 08:24:10 PM
Congrats, Jeff!!
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Post by: Corndog on November 02, 2015, 11:50:30 AM
Awesome news Jeff!
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Post by: Jeff Schroeck on January 31, 2016, 03:27:44 PM
In other adult-based life change news, my wife and I bought a house this weekend!!!
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Post by: saltine on January 31, 2016, 04:16:48 PM
Cool, Jeff!   new baby, new house! Photos?
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Post by: oldkid on January 31, 2016, 05:12:59 PM
Nice!
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Post by: Jeff Schroeck on January 31, 2016, 06:15:56 PM
Cool, Jeff!   new baby, new house! Photos?

This is Maggie yesterday celebrating 3 months with her best lion friend!
(http://i68.tinypic.com/3025mvk.jpg)

No house pics yet. I'm bad at remembering to take pictures of the things I do or get.
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Post by: saltine on January 31, 2016, 06:23:47 PM
Maggie is beautiful!  Thank you for the photo.  3 months!
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Post by: Jeff Schroeck on January 31, 2016, 06:56:29 PM
Thanks! It's so exciting!
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Post by: Sandy on February 01, 2016, 12:21:31 AM
Cuteness!!




Congrats on the new house, Jeff!
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Post by: mañana on February 01, 2016, 05:05:43 PM
Hi, Maggie, nice to meet you.
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Post by: ses on February 03, 2016, 11:06:19 PM
Aw, so cute!
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Post by: Corndog on February 08, 2016, 09:02:16 PM
Had my application to the Central Ohio Film Critics Association approved.  :D
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Post by: JakeIsntFake on February 08, 2016, 09:54:15 PM
 8)
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Post by: colonel_mexico on February 08, 2016, 10:49:33 PM
Nice CD, congrats!
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Post by: Sandy on February 09, 2016, 12:02:01 AM
Wonderful, Corndog!
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Post by: Jeff Schroeck on February 09, 2016, 12:32:21 AM
Cool!
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Post by: Corndog on February 09, 2016, 07:23:29 AM
Thanks gang!
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Post by: Junior on February 09, 2016, 07:34:44 AM
That's pretty awesome. Do you get a t shirt or something?
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Post by: ses on February 09, 2016, 09:57:24 AM
Awesome, corndog!
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 09, 2016, 10:35:10 AM
Congratulations, Corndog!
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Post by: MartinTeller on February 09, 2016, 10:36:08 AM
Good job!
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Post by: oldkid on February 09, 2016, 12:17:23 PM
You deserve it!
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Post by: Corndog on February 09, 2016, 01:13:44 PM
Thanks everyone! I don't watch and write about movies for validation, but when it comes in the form of this membership, and the reaction from everyone here, it really means a lot to me.
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Post by: smirnoff on February 09, 2016, 08:09:06 PM
Very cool, Corndog! :)
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Post by: oneaprilday on February 15, 2016, 09:21:20 PM
Had my application to the Central Ohio Film Critics Association approved.  :D
A belated - Awesome, Corndog!! :)
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Post by: Corndog on February 16, 2016, 07:38:18 AM
Had my application to the Central Ohio Film Critics Association approved.  :D
A belated - Awesome, Corndog!! :)

Thanks oad!
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Post by: DarkeningHumour on February 16, 2016, 09:54:12 PM
Had my application to the Central Ohio Film Critics Association approved.  :D

A tardy Cheers to you.
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Post by: ses on March 05, 2016, 12:26:15 PM
We went and saw a screening of Murnau's Nosferatu with a live score performed by the Invincible Czars, it was fantastic.
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Post by: oneaprilday on March 06, 2016, 12:13:06 AM
That sounds awesome, ses!
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Post by: Corndog on March 06, 2016, 06:12:10 AM
I suggest everyone experience a live score at least once in your life if you can. Really cool experience.
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Post by: oldkid on March 06, 2016, 10:26:46 AM
I'd love to do that.  Can you imagine experiencing this with 2001? Lawrence of Arabia?  Pokemon: The First Movie? ;)
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Post by: DarkeningHumour on March 06, 2016, 07:51:30 PM
I suggest everyone experience a live score at least once in your life if you can. Really cool experience.
I'd love to do that.  Can you imagine experiencing this with 2001? Lawrence of Arabia?  Pokemon: The First Movie? ;)

Three words for you guys: The Two Towers.

Legen - wait for it - dary.
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Post by: ses on March 07, 2016, 09:51:05 PM
It was really cool, they wrote their own score for it, and it was really spot on and just fantastic.
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Post by: philip918 on March 13, 2016, 05:21:25 PM
I suggest everyone experience a live score at least once in your life if you can. Really cool experience.

At SIFF a number of years ago now, I saw the band No Age perform a live score for The Bear. It was excellent. Man, I love that movie.
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Post by: philip918 on March 13, 2016, 05:25:40 PM
Got this email on Friday:

"[Agent] wanted me to pass along word that this [script] is going to Channing Tatum."

Now, there's a very (very, very) good chance absolutely nothing comes of this, but I have to appreciate the little things along the way.
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Post by: saltine on March 13, 2016, 05:55:03 PM
Got this email on Friday:

"[Agent] wanted me to pass along word that this [script] is going to Channing Tatum."

Now, there's a very (very, very) good chance absolutely nothing comes of this, but I have to appreciate the little things along the way.

Fabulous!  Good luck with this and keep us informed!
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Post by: 1SO on March 13, 2016, 11:32:03 PM
I dwell here thinking nobody else is trying to do what I'm trying to do. In time I learned about Totoro's ambition (and talent.) Truth is, the boards could be stacked with aspiring (or accomplished) filmmakers.

All the luck in the world, and yeah, it's so hard to even get as far as you have. I've been as far as Chris Cooper and (years later with the same script) Idris Elba. Obviously, neither one went far but it was good just to get their reason for not doing the script.
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Post by: oldkid on March 16, 2016, 02:18:15 AM
It's after midnight, so I guess I can say this happened yesterday.

I got arrested for speaking out for the homeless.  Pretty proud of myself, actually.
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Post by: jdc on March 16, 2016, 02:21:36 AM
Saw it on FB.. you did good...
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Post by: saltine on March 16, 2016, 02:35:07 AM
Thoreau would be proud!
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Post by: oldkid on March 16, 2016, 02:58:12 AM
He might at that.  Thanks!
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Post by: verbALs on March 16, 2016, 04:14:41 AM
I hope it wasn't too traumatic. Some police enjoy their jobs a little too vigourously. I suppose supporting the homeless means coming up against property "rights" and the law comes down harshly when those are questioned. A righteous struggle!
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Post by: oldkid on March 16, 2016, 12:19:30 PM
Not traumatic at all.  I enjoyed myself, most of the time.  The acoustics in the Gresham jailcell is fantastic!
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Post by: Sandy on March 16, 2016, 02:38:01 PM
What songs were you singing? :)

Glad you're okay, oldkid.
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Post by: oldkid on March 16, 2016, 07:11:52 PM
Let's see.  Space Oddity (Bowie), Amazing Grace (because you have to sing that in jail), Comfortably Numb, Angels We Have Heard on High, a chorus called "Let us Adore", Take it Easy (Eagles), Living on the Edge (Aerosmith) but the best, most appropriate one was Hey You by PF.
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Post by: Sandy on March 16, 2016, 08:01:21 PM
 :))

I just made a Spotify, "oldkid in jail" playlist! I'm going to enjoy listening to it, often.
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Post by: Junior on March 16, 2016, 08:22:12 PM
That's pretty kickass, oldkid!
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Post by: oldkid on March 16, 2016, 08:56:31 PM
:))

I just made a Spotify, "oldkid in jail" playlist! I'm going to enjoy listening to it, often.

LOL
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on March 17, 2016, 02:00:32 AM
I bet your shank-making skills have increased substantially...
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Post by: oldkid on March 17, 2016, 03:03:08 AM
Yeah.  They had classes there.
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Post by: Melvil on March 26, 2016, 11:58:39 AM
My brothers many-years-in-the-making documentary (on the Chicago hardcore music scene) premiered last night to a full house screening at the Gene Siskel Center. I did some work on the film for him, but this is the first time I've seen it assembled. It was a fantastic experience! I love the Siskel Center, and it was surreal to see it be host to something I've been so close to for so long. The audience was very enthusiastic, and despite my general disinterest in the subject matter, I think he made a terrific movie. It was actually very insightful for me to see such a passionate portrayal of the things that made that scene so important to him and others.
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Post by: Junior on March 26, 2016, 12:12:00 PM
That's really cool. Any chance we'll be able to see it?
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Post by: Jeff Schroeck on March 26, 2016, 12:31:42 PM
My brothers many-years-in-the-making documentary (on the Chicago hardcore music scene) premiered last night to a full house screening at the Gene Siskel Center. I did some work on the film for him, but this is the first time I've seen it assembled. It was a fantastic experience! I love the Siskel Center, and it was surreal to see it be host to something I've been so close to for so long. The audience was very enthusiastic, and despite my general disinterest in the subject matter, I think he made a terrific movie. It was actually very insightful for me to see such a passionate portrayal of the things that made that scene so important to him and others.

Do you know what years he covers?
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Post by: Melvil on March 26, 2016, 12:48:50 PM
That's really cool. Any chance we'll be able to see it?

Yeah, he said probably not immediately but it will go online once he's done showing it around at events. I'll be sure to link it up when it does!

Do you know what years he covers?

Starting in the late eighties and leading up more or less to present day. He dug pretty deep, finding all kinds of rare footage from old shows and stuff, and had pretty incredible access to just about everyone he cared to interview, so it's about as comprehensive as you could expect.
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Post by: Jeff Schroeck on March 26, 2016, 02:23:47 PM
That's really cool. Any chance we'll be able to see it?

Yeah, he said probably not immediately but it will go online once he's done showing it around at events. I'll be sure to link it up when it does!

Do you know what years he covers?

Starting in the late eighties and leading up more or less to present day. He dug pretty deep, finding all kinds of rare footage from old shows and stuff, and had pretty incredible access to just about everyone he cared to interview, so it's about as comprehensive as you could expect.

Cool! I'll check it out when he puts it up. At the very least it'll be a good way to erase the memory of the awful Chicago punk documentary "You Weren't There" from a few years ago!!!
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Post by: philip918 on April 03, 2016, 10:14:50 PM
Finished a 120-page script in 17 days, which is a personal best.
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Post by: The Deer Hunter on April 08, 2016, 03:41:15 AM
Picked up the keys to my brand new house. 8)
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Post by: MartinTeller on April 08, 2016, 11:01:29 AM
Picked up the keys to my brand new house. 8)

Woohoo, congrats!
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Post by: oldkid on April 08, 2016, 11:02:31 AM
Nice
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Post by: mañana on April 08, 2016, 07:07:40 PM
Congrats!
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Post by: oneaprilday on April 08, 2016, 07:43:52 PM
Finished a 120-page script in 17 days, which is a personal best.
:o

Picked up the keys to my brand new house. 8)
Yay!
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Post by: jdc on April 08, 2016, 07:43:55 PM
congrats.. you figured which room is the HT?
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Post by: Sandy on April 08, 2016, 10:31:27 PM
Finished a 120-page script in 17 days, which is a personal best.
:o

Picked up the keys to my brand new house. 8)
Yay!

Yay from me too!
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Post by: Corndog on April 15, 2016, 06:17:25 AM
I set my new 42 review, for my Baseball Movie Marathon, to post today (https://corndogchats.com/2016/04/15/42-2013-2/). I did so not thinking about the fact that today is Jackie Robinson Day. This is a happy coincidence. Happy Jackie Robinson Day!
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Post by: The Deer Hunter on April 16, 2016, 03:52:40 AM
congrats.. you figured which room is the HT?

HT?
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Post by: jdc on April 16, 2016, 04:23:08 AM
home theatre... thought all house build around this:)
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Post by: The Deer Hunter on April 16, 2016, 06:32:48 PM
At the most random time yesterday it occurred to me that HT was home theatre. My build did indeed include a home theatre which I'm pretty happy about.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on May 02, 2016, 12:55:49 PM
Ran the Broad Street Run ("Largest 10-Mile Road Race in the USAtm"), played in our rec soccer league's first playoff game, had 5 beers... can figure out which one was the best. The mid-day nap was pretty good too.
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Post by: pixote on May 02, 2016, 12:57:06 PM
I coached a team to improbable victory.

pixote
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Post by: ¡Keith! on May 02, 2016, 02:08:46 PM
I coached a team to improbable victory.

pixote

Flying V in effect?
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Junior on May 04, 2016, 12:29:06 AM
Technically yesterday at this point:

Read some bell hooks for the first time ever. She's pretty great, eh? Theoretical without all the mumbo jumbo. No wonder everybody loves her.
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Post by: Bondo on May 04, 2016, 12:40:32 AM
I actually hate bell hooks. Aside from the pretentious no capitalization thing, my first exposure to bell hooks was a thing about college as teaching for domination rather than teaching for liberation, and talking about how she had to bunk with the cleaning staff because all the other black people at Stanford (I believe it was) were inauthentic. I critiqued it for my Composition class and the instructor gave me a C because I didn't buy into her ideology (the instructor also in an early class spouted some post-modern nonsense about there not actually being physical truths or anything). I ended up withdrawing from the class because it was clear she was going to grade on ideology...got an A in my retake.

My second experience with bell hooks was in a gender studies class, about black not being seen as beautiful. This was within a week of Halle Berry being named People's Most Beautiful Woman. But she's mocha or something so it didn't count.

Now, maybe two shorter pieces is not enough to decide on her, but it was of such an obnoxious nature of identity writing that I couldn't take it, and I am someone who has read a ton of reading on gender, race, etc.
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Post by: Junior on May 04, 2016, 12:49:12 AM
I can't refute your points on things I haven't read. It is always possible to disagree with somebody and still like them/their writing (do we need to take this to the "On Writing" thread?), but also I didn't have any problems with the four chapters from Teaching to Transgress, or at least nothing that would make me hate her. I'm sorry you had a crappy teacher. Sounds like they didn't absorb the idea of dominant teaching.
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Post by: DarkeningHumour on May 04, 2016, 01:48:18 AM
What do you call a physical truth ?

What do you call dominant teaching ?

Anyone who says black cannot be as beautiful has clearly not been introduced to Idris Elba.
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Post by: Bondo on May 04, 2016, 02:03:11 AM
By physical truth I meant things like gravity.
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Post by: DarkeningHumour on May 04, 2016, 02:22:11 AM
I get your teacher's point then. Gravity is not for everyone.
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Post by: jdc on June 24, 2016, 01:17:41 PM
Went to watch one of my favourite local bands tonight with a friend as well as with another Filmspotter.. DH...

This is the band but not my video, this was recorded by one of the girls at the table in front of us:

https://www.facebook.com/flona.zhang/videos/10156950989455198/

Sorry, didn't take a Filmspotter meetup photo but hope he enjoyed his time over in my part of the world



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Post by: jdc on June 24, 2016, 01:28:54 PM
DH drinks wine like a good Frenchman..
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Post by: saltine on June 24, 2016, 02:23:57 PM
So cool!  Glad you two got together for a fun evening.
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Post by: Sandy on June 25, 2016, 01:31:19 AM
DH is in Singapore!?

Lucky!
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Post by: DarkeningHumour on June 26, 2016, 12:14:18 AM
DH had fun.
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Post by: oldkid on June 26, 2016, 09:53:45 PM
DH drinks wine like a good Frenchman..

Which is why DH can only say now...

DH had fun.
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Post by: dassix on July 07, 2016, 10:15:49 PM
I sat through a 2 hour pointless meeting and I didn't load up poker on my phone once!  Progress...
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Post by: smirnoff on July 19, 2016, 10:14:28 PM
5 of us went fishing for about 6 hours. Got a real lightning show at one point. Saw a beaver. 1 fish was caught. Some trout of some sort.
(http://i.imgur.com/jLcKTBP.jpg)

Brought it home, bbq'd all 14, bony inches of it. It made for a bland appetizer to our smokies. Then we played one game of RISK 2210 that lasted for 5 hours.
(http://i.imgur.com/r7A4fWR.jpg)

The game didn't actually finish (typical RISK). It was 4:30 in the morning and the sun was coming up, so we abandoned the game, grabbed some Timmies and went back out fishing.
(http://i.imgur.com/zK8ZYqQ.jpg)
You can just see the sun hitting the western peaks. There were Osprey flying all around dive-bombing the water, which was a good sign for us I guess. Another fish was caught, but we let it go.

Slept at nine, the rest of the day was a complete write off. Good weekend though!  :)
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Post by: Tequila on July 20, 2016, 12:23:28 AM
So which of those things was the best thing?
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Post by: smirnoff on July 20, 2016, 12:29:22 AM
Successfully invading Australia (or whatever it's called in 2210). ;)
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Post by: Sandy on July 20, 2016, 12:55:15 AM
Hi smirnoff!

Beautiful surroundings, cutthroat futuristic RISK, and friends. Sounds practically perfect in every way. :)
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Post by: DarkeningHumour on October 07, 2016, 12:48:36 PM
You abandoned a game of Risk because it was late ? Casuals...

And for the record, in 2137 the Australian army create a kangaroo-tarantula hybrid that ends up getting loose. By 2144 there are less than 100 human survivors in the entire island and an international coalition nukes the entire place, thereby depleting the world reserves of nuclear weapons. Australia becomes a no-man's land rebaptised as The Great Waste and absolute nuclear disarmament is achieved throughout the globe, ushering a new era in international diplomacy.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 07, 2016, 04:04:59 PM
Risk works when there's a regular endpoint. I like the LotR variant because once the ring moves off the board, the game is over and everyone scores for points. Highest points wins. Every game ends up about two hours long. Just right.
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Post by: 1SO on December 08, 2016, 10:54:49 AM
The Science Behind Pixar (https://californiasciencecenter.org/exhibits/the-science-behind-pixar-exhibition)

I really should just get a job with them, even if it's only working the gift shop or the commissary. Seems like where my life is headed.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Junior on December 12, 2016, 02:09:37 AM
Reached the halfway point on applying to PhD programs. 5/10!
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Post by: Beavermoose on December 12, 2016, 02:59:24 AM
Flew a glider 4000ft up.  8)
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Post by: DarkeningHumour on December 12, 2016, 04:50:09 AM
Reached the halfway point on applying to PhD programs. 5/10!

That bad, eh ?
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Post by: Sandy on December 12, 2016, 09:30:57 AM
Flew a glider 4000ft up.  8)

:D

brave man!




Great work, Junior!
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Post by: Monty on December 12, 2016, 12:16:04 PM
Flew a glider 4000ft up.  8)

:D

brave man!

I tried that years ago, it was great fun.
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Post by: JakeIsntFake on December 14, 2016, 08:15:36 PM
Went to a Moth StorySlam in Houston with some pals. It was pretty amazing.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Knocked Out Loaded on December 20, 2016, 05:25:25 AM
Made a deposit at the blood bank.
Title: Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
Post by: Junior on December 23, 2016, 12:11:29 AM
Submitted a Retrospots ballot. I'm sad school duties took up most of my time because it would have been fun to have this be a bigger part of my smaller forum time, but I'm glad to have taken what part in it I did get to do.
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Post by: The Deer Hunter on February 04, 2017, 08:09:16 PM
Stayed up to 1:45am watching Saving Private Ryan.
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Post by: jdc on February 12, 2017, 08:11:33 AM
Met up with my cousin and wife, last time I saw them was around 1991/92
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Post by: smirnoff on February 12, 2017, 11:06:15 PM
Met up with my cousin and wife, last time I saw them was around 1991/92

You should probably see your wife more often.
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Post by: pixote on February 12, 2017, 11:34:42 PM
You're the best.

pixote
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Post by: jdc on February 13, 2017, 01:26:36 AM
Met up with my cousin and wife, last time I saw them was around 1991/92

You should probably see your wife more often.

well, I did move to UK so we could see each other a bit more often
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Post by: Knocked Out Loaded on May 16, 2017, 02:35:30 PM
https://youtu.be/pTRTC7TVx7U (https://youtu.be/pTRTC7TVx7U)

Booked two tickets to the Rolling Stones concert in Stockholm on October 12.
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Post by: Sandy on May 16, 2017, 02:47:50 PM
:D

How many Rolling Stones concerts have you been to?
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Post by: oldkid on May 16, 2017, 03:04:33 PM
Nice tune, catchy.  Maybe that video will go viral and give those old guys a shot?
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on May 16, 2017, 03:09:41 PM
Finished (finally) the last major piece of my 800 hr yoga teacher training program.
Just a few more teaching assists and I'm all done!
Taking a break from learning for a bit.
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Post by: DarkeningHumour on May 16, 2017, 03:19:42 PM
I am losing track of how many jobs St Martin has.
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Post by: Knocked Out Loaded on May 16, 2017, 03:25:16 PM
:D

How many Rolling Stones concerts have you been to?
They are way past their expiration date, but we saw the exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London last year and it made me needy to see them one last time. I have previously seen them twice in 1982, two days in a row. There also was a Stonesspotting incident in September 1970, when they happened to play in an amusement park the same evening we were there. I was held over the barrier and saw Mick Jagger for a split second.

Nice tune, catchy.  Maybe that video will go viral and give those old guys a shot?
We can only hope and pray, oldkid! :D
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on May 16, 2017, 04:09:11 PM
I am losing track of how many jobs St Martin has.

I have my own massage therapy practice plus I am a server to cover my bills.
The yoga program was just to increase my own knowledge of yoga although I use my yoga nidra training on my clients who are open to enhance their treatments.
I have done a few different jobs as my side hustle - I like variety.
I refuse to work for any of the massage "sweat shops" that so prevalent here in the US - I would rather own my own business and grow it than go work for someone else for 20% of what I charge on my own.
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Post by: DarkeningHumour on May 16, 2017, 04:21:53 PM
I read that as "internet server" and for a couple of seconds I wondered if you meant that you monitored online servers or hosted them at your home or were a robot or something...it's getting late.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on May 16, 2017, 04:39:33 PM
Cyborg implants in my head - I rent space out...
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Post by: Sandy on May 17, 2017, 02:00:36 PM
Way to go, yogi St. Martin! :)


They are way past their expiration date, but we saw the exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London last year and it made me needy to see them one last time. I have previously seen them twice in 1982, two days in a row. There also was a Stonesspotting incident in September 1970, when they happened to play in an amusement park the same evening we were there. I was held over the barrier and saw Mick Jagger for a split second.

"Stonesspotting incident"! :) 1982? Yes, it's time for a revisit! So happy you got the tickets!

Quote
Nice tune, catchy.  Maybe that video will go viral and give those old guys a shot?
We can only hope and pray, oldkid! :D

:D
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Post by: Bondo on May 19, 2017, 10:25:06 PM
Began work fixing up my condo.

I don't consider myself much of a handyman type. I couldn't do the wonderful renovations that Smirnoff has. Still, I get feeling pretty good working on my condo because the standard of workmanship set by the seller and/or her most recent tenant is such a low bar that it makes me feel like Bob Vila.

Like, they seem completely unaware of the concept of taping before you paint so you don't splash paint everywhere you don't want it (and as a side-note, they seem completely unaware that nail polish remover can ungoof a lot of things when you do splash paint). However, they did think tape was an ideal fix for cracks in the wall. Just put some tape over it and paint over the tape. Voila! Or not.

So tonight I taped up in preparation for everything. Tomorrow morning I'll spackle then in the evening I sand and paint. Sunday I'll stain the woodwork. Thus will end the biggest portion of my fixes.
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Post by: Sandy on May 20, 2017, 12:41:11 AM
Great work, Bondo! Love to see the home improvements if you want to share.
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Post by: saltine on May 20, 2017, 02:32:25 AM
Recently my daughter bought a house where the previous owners had bought paint sample cans and had sloppily painted EVERY wall in the house a different color. 

She painted the whole house pale gray.  Talk about a change!  It looks great now.

Good luck with those home improvements, Bondo. A coat of paint is a good place to start.

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Post by: DarkeningHumour on May 20, 2017, 07:21:01 AM
You know you're giving up brilliant lyric material by not getting a condo in the Congo, right?

King of the condo,
King of the condo...
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Post by: oldkid on May 20, 2017, 10:44:34 AM
Congo is a long move
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Post by: MartinTeller on May 20, 2017, 11:59:35 AM
condo in the Congo

my fave Jethro Tull song
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Post by: Bondo on May 20, 2017, 09:23:10 PM
The images on the left are from my inspection in April. The images on the right are from today after I took a shot at the places the inspector focused on.

(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n598/Bondo112/CondoBeforeAfter.jpg)
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n598/Bondo112/CondoBeforeAfter1.jpg)
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Post by: smirnoff on May 24, 2017, 10:35:59 PM
Began work fixing up my condo.

I don't consider myself much of a handyman type. I couldn't do the wonderful renovations that Smirnoff has. Still, I get feeling pretty good working on my condo because the standard of workmanship set by the seller and/or her most recent tenant is such a low bar that it makes me feel like Bob Vila.

Like, they seem completely unaware of the concept of taping before you paint so you don't splash paint everywhere you don't want it (and as a side-note, they seem completely unaware that nail polish remover can ungoof a lot of things when you do splash paint). However, they did think tape was an ideal fix for cracks in the wall. Just put some tape over it and paint over the tape. Voila! Or not.

So tonight I taped up in preparation for everything. Tomorrow morning I'll spackle then in the evening I sand and paint. Sunday I'll stain the woodwork. Thus will end the biggest portion of my fixes.

That's what I like to hear. Good prep work is a pain in the ass but it pays off in the end. :)

Taping over holes... that's a good one :))
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Post by: Sandy on May 27, 2017, 01:19:12 PM
Excellent work, Bondo! :)


 
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Post by: DarkeningHumour on May 27, 2017, 04:38:24 PM
Sounds like a nightmare. Can't you just use your law student powers to sue them into doing the work for you?
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Post by: Bondo on May 27, 2017, 11:37:18 PM
Eh, I signed a purchase agreement that didn't demand it. It's incidental enough.
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Post by: ses on May 28, 2017, 12:27:19 AM
Made my husband listen to Heartlight by Neil Diamond, and explained to him that it was about E.T.

To look of disbelief on his face was priceless.
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Post by: oldkid on May 28, 2017, 12:50:10 AM
Made my husband listen to Heartlight by Neil Diamond, and explained to him that it was about E.T.

To look of disbelief on his face was priceless.

I am a huge Neil Diamond fan (inherited from my father) and I was stunned when that song came out and was such a hit.  Of course, I was never a huge fan of ET
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Post by: jdc on June 25, 2017, 10:24:43 AM
Every now and then you find something unique, I am sure London must have a lot of them but this has been the highlight so far

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4260/35388524411_e6002c3914_z.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4236/34709536253_7d4b076ba6_z.jpg)
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Post by: saltine on June 25, 2017, 04:50:43 PM
So cool, jdc!
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Post by: Sandy on June 25, 2017, 05:48:34 PM
My claustrophobia is kicking in a little. :)
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Post by: jdc on June 26, 2017, 04:11:44 AM
My claustrophobia is kicking in a little. :)

You could always take your wine outside to the side garden if you didn't want to feel trapped in the underground room. 
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Post by: Knocked Out Loaded on July 15, 2017, 06:53:45 AM
I made a blood donation. I had my Arsenal replica shirt on and it turned out that the nurse who was assigned to me was a Tottenham Hotspur fan! Despite this no blood was spilt. :D
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Post by: pixote on July 15, 2017, 02:44:22 PM
I made a blood donation. I had my Arsenal replica shirt on and it turned out that the nurse who was assigned to me was a Tottenham Hotspur fan! Despite this no blood was spilt. :D

World peace is within reach!

pixote
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Post by: philip918 on July 19, 2017, 01:44:50 PM
Bought a new mug. Yes, it's because of Pom Poko.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWpyqRyj2TY/?taken-by=naturalwinola
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Post by: pixote on July 19, 2017, 01:48:03 PM
Bought a new mug. Yes, it's because of Pom Poko.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWpyqRyj2TY/?taken-by=naturalwinola

I was expecting a more testicular base.

pixote
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Post by: philip918 on July 19, 2017, 02:00:26 PM
 ;D
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Post by: 1SO on July 19, 2017, 03:26:54 PM
Where do I buy one?
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Post by: philip918 on July 19, 2017, 08:26:16 PM
Where do I buy one?

I found it at a shop called Sumi's on Vermont in Los Feliz.
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Post by: oldkid on July 23, 2017, 12:47:42 PM
I'd go for this one:

https://ih1.redbubble.net/image.359945852.1545/mug%2Ctall%2C210x230%2Cright-pad%2C210x230%2Cf8f8f8.lite-1u1.jpg
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Post by: oldkid on July 23, 2017, 12:50:53 PM
Here you go, 1SO:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VU49ME0/ref=asc_df_B00VU49ME05089005/?tag=hyprod-20&creative=395033&creativeASIN=B00VU49ME0&linkCode=df0&hvadid=193156615606&hvpos=1o5&hvnetw=g&hvrand=18025276037517849208&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9032936&hvtargid=pla-306569883281 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VU49ME0/ref=asc_df_B00VU49ME05089005/?tag=hyprod-20&creative=395033&creativeASIN=B00VU49ME0&linkCode=df0&hvadid=193156615606&hvpos=1o5&hvnetw=g&hvrand=18025276037517849208&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9032936&hvtargid=pla-306569883281)
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Post by: jdc on July 24, 2017, 03:10:20 AM
Worked helping a jazz festival in Singapore and was just memorized by one of the bands.  They were from Bangkok and combined some traditional Thai melodies and songs into a jazz trio format.  This not from yesterday, just a video a pulled from Youtube but one of the wonderful songs they performed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzuGZzDFtLI

And a more traditional jazz song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFN1mxbCQRU
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Post by: DarkeningHumour on July 24, 2017, 03:26:12 AM
Good to know they'll never forget you.
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Post by: jdc on August 03, 2017, 04:19:29 AM
Hung out with two old friends at a bar for a beer...  it was good to catch up with them

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4375/35511601114_6188b35550_z.jpg)
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Post by: oldkid on August 03, 2017, 02:02:43 PM
They are beautiful
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Post by: jdc on August 03, 2017, 07:39:55 PM
one is the grand-daughter, or it might be the great grand-daughter. 
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Post by: DarkeningHumour on August 04, 2017, 03:26:50 AM
Master gave Dobby a sock. Dobby is free!
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Post by: oldkid on August 04, 2017, 10:36:33 PM
Master gave Dobby a sock. Dobby is free!

LOL
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Post by: jbissell on April 01, 2018, 04:33:34 PM
Got married  8)
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Post by: Knocked Out Loaded on April 01, 2018, 04:51:49 PM
Sweet! That must be the ultimate answer to that question. Congratulations! ;D
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Post by: MartinTeller on April 01, 2018, 07:14:50 PM
Congratulations!
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Post by: jdc on April 01, 2018, 08:36:47 PM
Got married  8)

Congrats, now shouldn't you be somewhere else than here?
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Post by: pixote on April 02, 2018, 12:45:43 AM
Monkeys can marry now? I guess there was merit to that slippery slope argument after all.

(Congratulations!)

pixote
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Post by: Sandy on April 02, 2018, 01:13:31 AM
Wow! jbissell! So happy for you.  :)
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Post by: oldkid on April 02, 2018, 02:18:31 AM
Congratulations!
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Post by: saltine on April 02, 2018, 03:12:11 AM
That's great! Congrats!
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Post by: Teproc on April 02, 2018, 04:50:32 AM
Congratulations !  :D
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Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on April 02, 2018, 06:17:01 AM
Congratulations.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on April 07, 2018, 06:27:33 PM
Congrats!
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Post by: ¡Keith! on April 11, 2018, 05:13:51 PM
belated congrats bis!
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on April 27, 2018, 02:14:47 PM
On a whim - picked up a ticket for the late night premiere of Avengers: Infinity War last night.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on April 30, 2018, 12:32:43 PM
On a whim - picked up a ticket for the late night premiere of Avengers: Infinity War last night.

Whim Vengers seems kewl but I'm actually hoping for a Wim Wenders premiere.
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Post by: ferris on June 11, 2018, 11:23:18 PM
A little cleanup work in the Columbia Gorge after last year's wildfires near Portland, OR.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Misc/i-fJHK5Dg/0/d7133c19/L/MultFalls2-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Misc/i-gN5P657/0/db587ba5/L/Multfalls-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Misc/i-nSzx5Hh/0/6e8d4538/L/MultFalls3-L.jpg)

Taken last August.  We're about half way up the middle of that photo. Amazing how many trees actually survived.  But there's rockfall everywhere.  Very dangerous!

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Misc/i-WMvgZvD/0/85cd0de3/L/Multfalls4-L.jpg)

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Post by: smirnoff on June 11, 2018, 11:38:54 PM
Dirty Jobs, starring ferris. :)
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Post by: Corndog on June 12, 2018, 07:33:16 AM
ferris is an American hero.
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Post by: jdc on June 12, 2018, 04:56:51 PM
Well, it feels a bit like what they say about The Dude, it is good just knowing he is out there. Maybe he can stick around for a bit.
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Post by: oldkid on June 13, 2018, 11:37:00 PM
Those are really good photos
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Post by: oldkid on March 23, 2019, 10:15:50 AM
Finished cleaning out my house, just in time to close.  As of yesterday, I am finally moved to Eugene after eight months of escrow.
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Post by: Sandy on March 23, 2019, 03:18:42 PM
Great news, oldkid. :)

Glad you have closure!
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Post by: Bondo on March 23, 2019, 04:23:14 PM
My condo is going on the market shortly so I’m hoping it will go smoothly/rapidly.
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Post by: Sandy on March 27, 2019, 11:46:18 PM
My condo is going on the market shortly so I’m hoping it will go smoothly/rapidly.

Are you heading back to Colorado?
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Post by: Bondo on March 28, 2019, 06:10:24 AM
I am!
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Post by: jdc on March 28, 2019, 08:31:07 AM
Flew on this plane...

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7903/32543922247_4b8e6c4741_b.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7879/47432995752_8bbf8f3375_b.jpg)
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Post by: jdc on March 31, 2019, 05:29:22 AM
Got my driver's license back.  My last one expired 4 years ago and I never had a chance to renew it at the time. Then I just sort of never bothered to do it as I hardly find my self in a need of really having to drive. Since I had no active license, I had to do the full test; sight, exam and open road driving test. I am not sure why I really read the handbook, the questions are done in such a way that I would think it is hard to fail. The road test also very basic, maybe she was about to take a break and wanted to get it done with quickly. 

But it was nice to actually drive again for the first time since 2015.  Now I probably won't drive again for another year or two.
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Post by: Sandy on April 04, 2019, 08:55:25 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/zWOZKs3.gif)

Congrats on making it through the DMV!
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Post by: jdc on April 04, 2019, 11:40:11 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/zWOZKs3.gif)

Congrats on making it through the DMV!

It opened at 7am, so I got there around 640 to queue in line. Finished around 10 which was better then I thought
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Post by: colonel_mexico on May 08, 2019, 10:58:03 AM
I finished my second year of law school-now a summer of work!
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Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on May 09, 2019, 08:44:54 AM
welcome back colonel. Sounds like you have been very busy.
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Post by: colonel_mexico on May 09, 2019, 11:32:25 AM
Thanks Dave! Yes very busy, between finishing up my duties as a Staff Writer on the Law Journal and accepting a position as comment editor for next year, as well as being elected President of the Student Bar Association, oh and getting through a full load of law school has essentially shut down any kind of outside life.  Right now is my binge watch a ton of movies and TV, it reminds of how grateful I am for good media.  Hope you are doing well, we need some more Oz films to watch!
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Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on May 09, 2019, 07:21:00 PM
I will do some more updating of the Aus film thread.
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Post by: Sandy on May 16, 2019, 12:53:40 AM
Congratulations on your successful school year, colonel_mexico!
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Post by: colonel_mexico on May 16, 2019, 03:48:35 PM
Congratulations on your successful school year, colonel_mexico!

Thanks Sandy, long time, how are you? :)
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Post by: Sandy on May 18, 2019, 12:51:53 AM
Thanks Sandy, long time, how are you? :)

I’m doing well, thanks! :)
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 18, 2019, 09:23:39 AM
Watched my sister get married.
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Post by: oldkid on May 18, 2019, 10:24:04 AM
Watched my sister get married.

Congratulations!
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Post by: The Deer Hunter on May 21, 2019, 05:52:10 AM
Watched my sister get married.

Hey i did the same thing! Walked her down the aisle as well!
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Post by: smirnoff on May 26, 2019, 12:33:16 AM
Are you Sam's dad or are we talking about two different sisters? :)
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Post by: Sandy on June 29, 2019, 12:51:59 PM
I went to an interview yesterday and they gave me the job right then and there! :))

I'll be working part time at a university's history and political science department as an instructional assistant: helping the students with their assignments, grading the subjective ones and may even guest lecture down the road. This semester is U.S. History, so it would be fun to build a film list that I can share with the students to help in their studies. Any favorites of yours will go directly on the list!
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Post by: 1SO on June 29, 2019, 12:56:41 PM
I went to an interview yesterday and they gave me the job right then and there! :))

More like, 'The Best Thing They Did Yesterday'



What time period are you looking at. I could recommend everything from John Adams (or the musical 1776) to JFK to the unofficial Lincoln Trilogy (Young Mr. Lincoln, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Lincoln)
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Post by: Sandy on June 29, 2019, 10:30:33 PM
More like, 'The Best Thing They Did Yesterday'

:) thank you! I hope I will be an asset.

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What time period are you looking at. I could recommend everything from John Adams (or the musical 1776) to JFK to the unofficial Lincoln Trilogy (Young Mr. Lincoln, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Lincoln)

The classes I'll be helping with are general overview ones; so from early history all the way to the present.

Your Lincoln Trilogy! That's perfect. I've only seen the most recent one and feel remiss not having watched the others. I'll work on that. :) I think I've seen some conversation here about JFK and Thirteen Days. I've only seen the latter. My thinking is, whether the students watch any of these films or not, I'll definitely benefit from the list.

Thanks for these!
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Post by: MartinTeller on June 29, 2019, 11:07:26 PM
Congrats Sandy!
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Post by: smirnoff on June 30, 2019, 12:16:16 AM
Way to go Sandy!
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Post by: Teproc on June 30, 2019, 03:48:56 AM
I went to an interview yesterday and they gave me the job right then and there! :))

I'll be working part time at a university's history and political science department as an instructional assistant: helping the students with their assignments, grading the subjective ones and may even guest lecture down the road. This semester is U.S. History, so it would be fun to build a film list that I can share with the students to help in their studies. Any favorites of yours will go directly on the list!

Lucky students, congrats !

Dr. Strangelove might seem like an odd choise for a history class, but I'd recommend it as a way to illustrate the nuclear scare and the Cold War in a way that is extremely approachable. Films are generally not great at depicting history accurately anyway, so you might as well go with a film that doesn't even pretend to be real at all !  ;D

For a more straightforward pick, Selma seems like it'd be a pretty good way to illustrate the Civil Rights movement.
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Post by: Sandy on June 30, 2019, 03:27:34 PM
Thanks guys! :)


Teproc, I think Dr. Strangelove is a great choice! Haha! The absurdity of it all!

I haven't seen Selma, so thanks for pointing it out!
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Post by: Antares on July 01, 2019, 10:33:38 AM
This semester is U.S. History, so it would be fun to build a film list that I can share with the students to help in their studies. Any favorites of yours will go directly on the list!

The Best Years of our Lives (1946) - Documents the trials and tribulations of three different soldiers re-adjusting to civilian life after fighting in WWII.
The Missiles of October (1974) - Recounts the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, giving the perspective from both the US and Russian sides.
All the President's Men (1976) - The Watergate Scandal.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) - Though it's based on a novel of fiction, it explores the inhumanity of the Jim Crow south of the 20th century.
Something the Lord Made (2004) - HBO film which recounted the amazing achievements of a man (Vivien Thomas) with no formal medical training, but who figured out two medical solutions that has saved the lives of millions. Unfortunately, others got the credit, because he was black.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 01, 2019, 11:06:41 AM
I haven't seen Selma, so thanks for pointing it out!
Or you could introduce graphic novels and have them read the three part series March written by John Lewis.
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Post by: 1SO on July 01, 2019, 01:17:47 PM
Agree about The Missiles of October and All the President's Men

Some more obvious choices:
United 93
The Right Stuff
Glory
Selma
Frost/Nixon
Good Night and Good Luck
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Post by: Bondo on July 01, 2019, 03:51:33 PM
I’ll try to think of others but Iron Jawed Angels is good for women’s suffrage. Rosewood is pretty good for Jim Crow south racial violence.
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Post by: Junior on July 01, 2019, 04:25:50 PM
I haven't seen Selma, so thanks for pointing it out!
Or you could introduce graphic novels and have them read the three part series March written by John Lewis.

This is the best visual representation of the Civil Rights Movement that I've seen/read. Highly recommend.
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Post by: Beavermoose on July 01, 2019, 11:43:33 PM
Times of Harvey Milk
For All Mankind

So many good docs!
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Post by: oldkid on July 03, 2019, 09:57:48 PM
13th
12 Years a Slave
Malcolm X
Gods and Generals


I really want to recommend 1776, despite it’s hero-worship and inaccuracy, because it is where I got  an outline of the Revolution and it represents the American mythos  of the war pretty well,
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Post by: colonel_mexico on July 29, 2019, 05:14:31 PM
I went to an interview yesterday and they gave me the job right then and there! :))

I'll be working part time at a university's history and political science department as an instructional assistant: helping the students with their assignments, grading the subjective ones and may even guest lecture down the road. This semester is U.S. History, so it would be fun to build a film list that I can share with the students to help in their studies. Any favorites of yours will go directly on the list!

This is amazing Sandy, good luck!  I remember in my pop culture history class we discussed the role of history in film.  Whether or not it was important for a film to be historically accurate or for it to be allowed creative license and not care as much about historical accuracy.  A Critical History of History in Moving Pictures By John N. Dunbar Ph.D. is worth a read.  As for historical films I like things like Quo Vadis (or de Mille's Sign of the Cross) and Glory.  Political science films I liked American President, Nixon, and the two Eastwood WWII films Flags of our Fathers and the much better Letters from Iwo Jima. 
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Post by: Sandy on July 30, 2019, 11:05:22 AM
This is amazing Sandy, good luck!  I remember in my pop culture history class we discussed the role of history in film.  Whether or not it was important for a film to be historically accurate or for it to be allowed creative license and not care as much about historical accuracy.  A Critical History of History in Moving Pictures By John N. Dunbar Ph.D. is worth a read.  As for historical films I like things like Quo Vadis (or de Mille's Sign of the Cross) and Glory.  Political science films I liked American President, Nixon, and the two Eastwood WWII films Flags of our Fathers and the much better Letters from Iwo Jima.

Ah, Quo Vadis (http://forum.filmspotting.net/index.php?topic=12547.msg768767#msg768767)! I remember it well. :)

The Sign of the Cross?! The pre-code pushing-the-envelope one with Claudette Colbert? :D I still need to see that! Thanks for the book recommendation and the films. I'll add them to my list!
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Post by: philip918 on July 31, 2019, 02:00:48 PM
Went to Netflix for a wrap party for the new doc series I worked on earlier this year. Coming soon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4pi6hGbo8Y

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Post by: smirnoff on July 31, 2019, 04:24:12 PM
Nice. Another one in the bag. :)
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Post by: oldkid on July 31, 2019, 08:28:20 PM
Looks good
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Post by: Knocked Out Loaded on August 01, 2019, 05:55:21 AM
I went to an interview yesterday and they gave me the job right then and there! :))

I'll be working part time at a university's history and political science department as an instructional assistant: helping the students with their assignments, grading the subjective ones and may even guest lecture down the road. This semester is U.S. History, so it would be fun to build a film list that I can share with the students to help in their studies. Any favorites of yours will go directly on the list!

This is amazing Sandy, good luck!  I remember in my pop culture history class we discussed the role of history in film.  Whether or not it was important for a film to be historically accurate or for it to be allowed creative license and not care as much about historical accuracy.  A Critical History of History in Moving Pictures By John N. Dunbar Ph.D. is worth a read.  As for historical films I like things like Quo Vadis (or de Mille's Sign of the Cross) and Glory.  Political science films I liked American President, Nixon, and the two Eastwood WWII films Flags of our Fathers and the much better Letters from Iwo Jima.
All this mad me think of this site (http://www.historyvshollywood.com) for a bit.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 01, 2019, 12:19:24 PM
Went to Netflix for a wrap party for the new doc series I worked on earlier this year. Coming soon.

Looks awesome.
I’ll be watching it.
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Post by: Sandy on August 07, 2019, 11:58:39 PM
All this made me think of this site (http://www.historyvshollywood.com) for a bit.

Great find! Thanks!