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#1 Feb 28 2014 at 8:40 PM Rating: Excellent
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We've been renting a townhouse since Ashe was an infant and we moved to NC. Today we closed on our house. It didn't go as planned, and we came close to not finishing the deal today due to the seller's being way behind the ball, but in the end, I hold the keys and we were financially compensated for our patience. We were hoping to move some items over today but instead spent time cleaning, painting, and ripping out old contact paper on shelves.

However, if you have ever watched Johnny Dangerously, you will enjoy the fact that after the first layer of 60's train paper ripped off, underneath lay another layer of..... duckies.

Tomorrow consists of friends gathering to help us move, pizza, beer, and lots of work. How about you guys?
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#2 Feb 28 2014 at 8:43 PM Rating: Excellent
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#3 Feb 28 2014 at 11:55 PM Rating: Good
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Johnny Dangerously was a great movie, so I'm going to try to see it sometime this weekend. I'm sitting in my living room with no real plans other than that now. Supposed to snow Sunday and/or Monday, so I might have to deal with that.
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#4 Mar 01 2014 at 1:36 AM Rating: Excellent
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It looks like the scheduled snowpockalypse has been cancelled around here, so I may get out and about to do stuff this weekend. Today was my day off, which is nice and I played with my almost 2 year old nephew today, and managed to finally teach him both the words "Aardvaark" and the holiest of holy words "Wombat"

None of the upgrade parts I was hopeing would arrive managed to make it here so far for the 3d printer, though there is still tomorrow. If those show up I'll probably be able to mount the ballscrews and get rid of the last of my machine's inherant inaccuracy. If those don't show up, I may just start on one of the other projects. And by projects I mean toy making. I'm torn between Tank robot, robot robot, Mini sub **** for a ROV, or a quadcopter. If anyone has a few minutes, go to http://www.thingiverse.com/ and tell me what the coolest thing on there is so i should print it.

Other than that, maybe some minor house repair work.
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#5 Mar 01 2014 at 3:27 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm working through the weekend, which is par for the course, my weekends tend to be mid-week these days. Got a promotion recently, get to actually experience what it's like to be the boss for a few days while the GM and owner are out of town, so it's going to be a pretty great weekend in that sense.

Otherwise, gaming, some household maintenance and relaxing with the lady is likely what's going to go on when I'm not at work.
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#6 Mar 01 2014 at 5:10 AM Rating: Excellent
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We got moved into our new place last weekend. I haven't been online until yesterday though because this desktop computer was always wired and with the way this place is laid out now, there was no way to have the computer next to the modem. So I finally got off my lazy **** yesterday and got a wireless card, haha.

Working today, but tomorrow consists of getting more things in order around here and then being lazy if possible.
#7 Mar 01 2014 at 8:04 AM Rating: Excellent
It's minus thirty **** six here so I will be doing **** all, huddling inside my house for warmth.
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#8 Mar 01 2014 at 11:52 AM Rating: Good
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Kao,

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:129341

I'm surprised you even had to ask.
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#9 Mar 01 2014 at 2:54 PM Rating: Good
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Wow, your boys look pretty happy. You're going to need a couple of girls though, or you'll never get any grey hair.

Congrats on the new home.

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#10 Mar 01 2014 at 7:10 PM Rating: Good
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New digs are always fun.

I vowed to scrub my floor this weekend. Maybe tomorrow.
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#11 Mar 02 2014 at 3:00 AM Rating: Good
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Last night we went to Jonwin's Niece's 22 birthday party. where her younger brother went on and on about how college has open his eyes to the wider world. I actually have some hope that he'll turn out educated and informed world citizen. He plans on spending a semester in Ghana next year. Thankfully he got bored with talking to us old people and we got some quiet time to chat with family, before the band started playing. That was my cue that we should be leaving, as I didn't need the noise level to give me a migraine.

Tomorrow will be spent making more affordable jewelry for a community college May Day Festival, I'll be vending at. I got 6 rings made Friday and 2 necklaces yesterday.

Then after Jonwin get's home from work, we be going to the Chieftains Concert, with the tickets I got him for Valentines Day.
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#12 Mar 02 2014 at 11:00 AM Rating: Good
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Chieftains concert. I'm very jealous!

I'm probably going to play Arma 3 (Altis Life) and wait for the weather to go crazy.
(and go grocery shopping) EXITING!

I missed church today.. I went to sleep with a nicotine patch on.. and dreamt that I woke up and it was Noon.. so every time I woke up after that I thought I already missed it.. until I really did wake up and see that it was 10:30 (right when it starts).Smiley: mad

I'm surprised people don't just pop nicotine patches on when they sleep just for the freaking movie quality dreams. When I first started them I dreamt a 3 day long dream (in the course of a few hours) that I was a member of a Defiant class starship and we were stationed in an army barrack in an alien city (that was very similar to a very run down Baltimore). All of the aliens looked like humans except they had 3 large fingers. The city was so elaborate I kept getting lost when I would wander around the streets to the shops and cafes. At one point I joined in a jam session in a bar.. then I got my gun stolen by some alien punk kid that I had to chase through the streets.
Then the Borg showed up..
and that's what happens when you fall asleep with a nicotine patch with Voyager on in the background.
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#13 Mar 02 2014 at 11:07 AM Rating: Decent
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Kelvy, purging of toxins (or a change in delivery) is well known to trigger vivid dreaming. I've had my best dream experiences while getting off of pot- for example, spending a week in jail my dreaming was so intense I was writing them down on the cinderblock walls until I could get my hands on a sheaf of paper.

For my weekend, yesterday I took Thom to a Dr. Seuss birthday celebration at the local college. It was fun, an entire room full of hyper kids and twenty year old co-eds. I've got to hang out on campus more often.
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#14 Mar 02 2014 at 11:42 AM Rating: Good
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I think you're right.. when I quit weed, it's the first time I ever woke up gasping and drenched from the intensity of the dreams.. and similarly ready to write a P.K. **** style short-story based on the dream.
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#15 Mar 02 2014 at 2:58 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm surprised people don't just pop nicotine patches on when they sleep just for the freaking movie quality dreams.
Some people pop nicotine patches on when they sleep and then have nightmares that would make HP Lovecraft cringe.

I tried it once.




Once.





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Sounds lovely.
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#17 Mar 02 2014 at 4:59 PM Rating: Excellent
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I wonder if someone could make a chocolate delivery patch? I bet that would sell really well.
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#18 Mar 02 2014 at 6:36 PM Rating: Default
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In the US for a couple of weeks...snowed in.. doing a bunch of homework. ate some Papa Johns for the first time in a long time.
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#19 Mar 03 2014 at 7:17 AM Rating: Good
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In the US for a couple of weeks...snowed in.. doing a bunch of homework. ate some Papa Johns for the first time in a long time.
It's good training, you might have to go and invade Russia soon.
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#20 Mar 03 2014 at 7:36 AM Rating: Good
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I wonder if someone could make a chocolate delivery patch? I bet that would sell really well.

To be of any value it would have to create a creamy cocoa-y sensation settled into the back of your mouth.

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It's good training, you might have to go and invade Russia soon.
Borscht is pretty good. And of Ukrainian origin so we now know the true reason behind this movement.
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#22 Mar 03 2014 at 6:31 PM Rating: Good
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In the US for a couple of weeks...snowed in.. doing a bunch of homework. ate some Papa Johns for the first time in a long time.
It's good training, you might have to go and invade Russia soon.
How does eating pizza help defeat Russians?
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Well, Papa John's is crappy pizza and I assume the pizza in Crimea isn't much better.
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Well, Papa John's is crappy pizza and I assume the pizza in Crimea isn't much better.

Since we aren't all fortunate enough to live in Chicago or NY, what's your preference that average joe can buy?
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If I'm forced into buying some chain pizza, I honestly just pick who ever has the best deal since I might as well make it cheap and a $10 Domino's pizza or even a $5 Little Caesar's isn't significantly different from Pizza Hut or Papa John's.
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Little Caeser's 8 dollar deep dish is a lot better than their 5 dollar hot n ready. Worth the 3 dollars extra. Eight crispy corners!
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If I'm forced into buying some chain pizza, I honestly just pick who ever has the best deal since I might as well make it cheap and a $10 Domino's pizza or even a $5 Little Caesar's isn't significantly different from Pizza Hut or Papa John's.


I love the $5 Little Caesar's, but there is no comparison to the other chains. Little Caesar's is the Taco-Bell for Mexican Food. Good, but no real comparison.

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Little Caeser's 8 dollar deep dish is a lot better than their 5 dollar hot n ready. Worth the 3 dollars extra. Eight crispy corners!


The Deep Dish is no joke. I thought I was being cheated, but that mountain of dough is some good stuff.
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The only reason I'd eat Papa John's is if it was offered and paid for by someone else.
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where her younger brother went on and on about how college has open his eyes to the wider world.


Ah... that young age when kids actually think that college is providing them with a realistic view of the world. Charming!

Oh. Put me in the same "all chain pizza is pretty similar" category. It's still pizza, so it's ok, but it's not like it matters that much which I'm eating. Honestly though, I can't remember the last time I bought pizza. It's just not something I usually choose to eat. So it's pretty much if I'm at someone's house and they're ordering pizza, I'll eat it, but that's about it.

On the food related front: I got a bread maker a month or so ago, and I've been playing with it. Ridiculously easy and yummy. Not sure if it's really that much of a savings versus just buying loaves, but I'm sure the bread is better (well, except for the occasional misshapen loaf when I forget to put the right amount of yeast in or something). At the request of a co-worker, I made a loaf of dill bread (which of course, first requires making the dill dough... ba dum dum!). Brought it in today, with some extra virgin olive oil and some reduced balsamic vinegar and we had a bread feast! Yummy...


Didn't really do anything else exciting this weekend. Normal visiting of friends, playing of games, etc.
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Oh. Put me in the same "all chain pizza is pretty similar" category. It's still pizza, so it's ok, but it's not like it matters that much which I'm eating. Honestly though, I can't remember the last time I bought pizza. It's just not something I usually choose to eat. So it's pretty much if I'm at someone's house and they're ordering pizza, I'll eat it, but that's about it.


I've been eating home made pizza for awhile. It's much cheaper and better than the pizza in Japan. However, I am able to differentiate various tastes of pizza, chain or not. That's like saying Mc Donald's and Burger King taste the same. You don't have to like either to be able to taste the difference. Likewise with Pizza Hut and Papa Johns.
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Didn't mean to imply that they are identical, or can't be told apart. It's more that I don't have any particular strong preferences for any over the other. Again though, I'm a poor example because I don't typically order pizza myself. But if I'm at someone's house, and we decide to order pizza, and the inevitable discussion about where to get it occurs, I'm not going to be one of those people insisting that we must get pizzaX because pizzaY is terrible. I'm pretty much ok with whatever the group decides on, because none of them are going to be a deal breaker to me.

I'm even relatively ok with whatever people want to put on the pizza. I prefer pizza with lots of toppings (seriously, pretty much any combination of flavors is great for me), but sadly I live in a world full of silly picky eaters who can't stand eating <random food item>. Put enough people like this in a group and you end out with some very bland pizza no matter where you order it from. And don't get me started on the mystery that is 90% of all children under the age of 15 wanting to just eat cheese pizza. That and their love for McDonalds. No figuring that out at all!


Oh. Your mention of Japan reminded me. I went out to lunch last week with a couple vendors. One of them was from the home office in Japan. It was kinda funny because the big joke is that whenever he comes to the states, he turns into a raving beef eater. It's super expensive in Japan, so he eats as much as he can while he's here. We went to an Irish pub and after explaining to him that they don't have tacos there (honestly have no idea where that came from) and no, that meal with the stuff in a stomach is Scottish, and they don't have that either, he settled on corned beef and cabbage. Good choice IMO.
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#32 Mar 03 2014 at 10:44 PM Rating: Good
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Given that those folks put freakin' whole kernel corn on their pizzas, that's a preety low bar.Smiley: lol

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children...and their love for McDonalds. No figuring that out at all!.
I'm guessing it's because McD's food is mush, and therefore easy to eat.
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children...and their love for McDonalds. No figuring that out at all!.
I'm guessing it's because McD's food is mush, and therefore easy to eat.


You may be on to something there. Do Seniors tend to start liking McDonalds again? Would be interesting to find out.
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