espithaca

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    • It started on a high note

      10 years ago

      espithaca

      Picture this:

      You are waiting for your morning bus with about 15 other people. Your bus stop plays host to multiple routes, so with each approaching bus, you squint at the glowing number emblazoned on its front (or taped to the windshield by the driver) to see if your chariot has come to whisk you away.

      You note that the latest arrival is not said chariot so you return to your Metro or to gazing at nothing. A motion to your left catches your eye. With muscles still drunk from sleep, you turn your head and aim your heavy-lidded eyes down the sidewalk.

      You see a man. You see a man running. You see a man running with, perhaps, a slightly panicked look in his eyes. These eyes are starting pointedly at the conveyance that still sits idly in front of you as the last interested parties climb aboard.

      You twist your head again and take in the bus, the driver waving the last passenger on without showing their monthly commuter pass. Back to the man running. Back to the bus.

      Decision time. Do you:

      A. Motion to the driver, notifying them they have a latecomer rushing at best speed to the bus, appealing to his better nature to hold up for five more seconds.

      B. Continue to gaze dumbly at the on-charging commuter, remaining motionless but for the infrequent blink, little evidence of higher brain function.

      I, myself, typically choose A. Admittedly, studies have shown that my enthusiasm for flagging down bus drivers for other riders is directly proportional to the “female†and “cute†levels of the tardy rider. However, I maintain that, if I see a running rider (RR) and I’m in a position to, I will move to flag the driver.

      Evidently, the 15 people at the bus stop this morning, five or six of whom I specifically saw watching me sprint towards them, do not share my principles in this matter.

      As I ran, I watched the people at the bus stop look at me, look at the bus and then turn back to me. I could almost hear them thinking, “He’s not gonna make it. Dumb bastard.†Knowing that they weren’t going to help me and suspecting I wasn’t going to make it in time, I briefly considered lowering my shoulders and just driving through the pile of people. It was cold and icy, so they were all huddled together. I’m sure I would’ve done some damage.

      I was in line with the back of the bus when the doors closed and the driver hit the gas. I ran past the bus stop, not to catch the bus, but because I knew if I stopped amidst the inconsiderate sons of bitches at the bus stop, I would’ve made a scene that would achieve nothing more than to make me look like more of an asshole than I already did.

      Luckily(?), all but two of those riders got on the next bus. It was a route that I’ve taken in the past which goes farther than my office and I end up walking back through Chinatown, so I debated shouldering my way to the front in righteous indignation. But by then I’d taken a few deep breaths and reason prevailed.

      I like my commute to work. On good days, I can get to work in less than 15 minutes and the express bus is nowhere near as exciting as the T. But it’s not without it’s own flavor of inconsiderate mcdouche that causes me to grind my teeth down to the nerve endings.

    • Barack Obama is tired

      10 years ago

      espithaca

      of your motherfucking shit!

      Found this site through a friend.

      This entry amazes me.

      It's like hearing your Mom/Dad/Priest/Scout Leader curse for the first time! It's like it makes cursing okay!

    • Forbidden Kingdom

      10 years ago

      espithaca

      Watched Forbidden Kingdom last night. I really wanted that movie to be good… But… it wasn’t.

      Jackie Chan and Jet Li were good with the roles they were given. Lei Yifei and Li Bingbing (!) succeeded at filling their respective of “Hot innocent Asian girl†and “Hot not-so-innocent Asian woman in a fetching white wigâ€Â.

      Visually, the move was very good, though, I think some of the sets looked a bit rushed.

      The fight choreography was passable. It was exhilarating finally seeing Jackie vs. Jet, that fight wasn’t enough to justify this movie.

      These were the high points of the movie, and they made much of this in the special features. Jackie and Jet, of course. But also the Director of Photography (Peter Pau) and Woo-ping Yuen as the fight choreographer (You may remember him as the fight director from The Matrix movies who, when asked to describe the actors’ abilities as fighters, when he got to Keanu Reeves, his diplomatic answer was: “He tries very hard.â€Â).

      The parts of the movie that turned my stomach were:

      The kid from “South Bostonâ€Â. Where did they find this bag of douche?? Did they just run out of money hiring Jackie and Jet?

      I was also going to bitch about the Boston setting, but then watched the extras and saw they had to recreate all those sets in China, where they were being built by set designers who had to research what dumpsters and trash cans look like and accidentally put up the electrical outlets in the walls sideways. So they did a passable job, I guess.

      The other big example of douche-dom had to be the screenwriter. This was a guy who came off as very conscious of his image. He clearly knows his shite when it comes to Chinese fables, but do I really want to watch a special of him practicing Kung Fu sets on an LA beach in a really goofy looking costume?

      The answer, is no.

      So, it wasn’t great… but it wasn’t as bad as Step Brothers, which challenged my policy of never shutting off a movie halfway through almost as much as Punch Drunk Love but without the reward of the movie turning out to be awesome like Punch Drunk.

      Five years ago, seeing Will Farrell whip out a pair of fake testicles and rub them on a drum set would have been shocking and possibly hilarious. NOW, however, I just think “Man, Will Farrell, just put the testicles away! It’s tired!â€Â


      PS. I wanted to add a second poll asking Who is the better actor between Jackie and Jet, because I think there's a distinction there where people may have different answers... but I'm learning, belatedly, that... you can't have more than one poll in a journal...

    • Insert

      10 years ago

      espithaca

      clever comment here.

    • Albion Daze

      10 years ago

      espithaca

      Had a successful weekend of close to 18 hours of Fable. I know I'm a couple months late on this game, but it's for that 18 hour reason that I'm always hesitant to get going on these monsters.

      As usual, I have about 3 games on my shelf looking for play time right now: FIFA 09, Fable II and Fallout 3. Also festering on there, unfinished, are Lost Planet and the ever-present Oblivion. I've not finished BioShock yet, but the excuse for that is the person I usually play it with lives in New Hampshire so isn't able to come over frequently.

      First thing I want to say about Fable is that I'm loving it. The fight system is great and satisfying. The little bits of humor left lying all over the place in books and characters is just right. The fact that I found Mjolnir armor in the first couple hours of play had me laughing on my couch and thinking "I've gotta put this in a journal!... Wait, I'm three months late on the game, I bet they've seen it already..."

      For the record, if you haven't found "Hal's Armor", go find it it. You can even get an energy sword!

      I am now happily married in the game with an infant daughter the game named Nora. I met the wife in Oakwood and moved her and the kid twice, now they're in a very nice house in Bowerstone Market.

      Interesting side-effect of moving to Bowerstone: There are a lot of people in the Market, especially ladies, who love and want to marry me. They, apparently, think nothing of following me into my marital house. This makes for some interesting circumstances when the wife "Wants Sex" but I'm fighting through a crowd of pining women to select her and Hither her to the bed. I noticed there's an achievement for having an orgy (!!) and was wondering if this is how that could come about (pardon the pun... *snicker*). It was not to be, sadly.

      But yeah, 18 hours. Luckily, Amanda had to coach swim meets on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend, so I don't feel too bad about not hanging out with her, but that is a main reason why the time suck games like Fable and Fallout get left on the shelf for so long. Hell, I barely started Oblivion...

      With the sports games, I can, at least, say I'll be at a stopping point in, at most, 40 minutes to an hour. I find that's a lot harder to do with the story-type games.

      ----

      Speaking of Sports Games, saw a teaser trailer for MLB 2K9. Looks pretty good, though evidently The Show still beats it, but that's on PS3 and that ain't happening any time soon.

      One thing I learned, however, is that the Red Sox have a new Away uniform! They're reverting, slightly, back to the away uniform of the 70s and 80s with the gray and blue lettering, though, mercifully, they're staying away from the block lettering and at least keeping the familar Boston Red Sox font. I got on the Sox' website and found they also have a new alternate away jersey (Dark blue top with red lettering). Here's hoping the new kit is featured in MLB 2K9.

      ----

      Finally, I've started writing again in my blog (in fact, a few of my recent journals originated there), but I also want to do some creative writing. I'm thinking of doing some fiction. Short stories, not connected or themed. (Nothing like The Tale... hopefully better)

      The story I've got in mind right now is a bit of pulp fiction. I meant to work on it this weekend but, as seen above, Fable stole it. But look for it in the coming weeks!

    • Courage Campaign

      10 years ago

      espithaca

      The way I see it, if Prop 8 was passed after a push that involved attention-getters like this, then perhaps it can be undone the same way. I had a gut-wrenching reaction to this video, I hope you do too. Now here is the form letter they put together that has the details.

      Eric

      Hi,

      Have you heard that Ken Starr -- and the Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund -- filed legal briefs defending the constitutionality of Prop 8 and attempting to forcibly divorce 18,000 same-sex couples that were married in California last year? The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in this case on March 5, 2009, with a decision expected within the next 90 days.

      The Courage Campaign has created a video called "Fidelity," with the permission of musician Regina Spektor, that puts a face to those 18,000 couples and all loving, committed couples seeking full equality under the law.

      Please watch this heartbreaking video:

      http://www.couragecampaign.org/Divorce

      After you watch the video, please consider joining me in signing the letter to the state Supreme Court and passing this video on to your friends. The more people who see this video, the more people will understand the pain caused by Prop 8 and Ken Starr's shameful legal proceeding.

      Thanks.

    • Mr. Varmint Goes to Washington

      10 years ago

      espithaca

      This just doesn't seem right.

      The White House is, supposedly, one of the most secure (albeit, public) pieces of property in the world. The Residence is watched around the clock by hundreds of our country's finest Secret Security agents (officers?). They have snipers and anti-aircraft emplacements. There's a big fuck-off fence!

      So how come they can't keep out a couple of freaking raccoons?

      I mean, I remember reading (Where the Red Fern Grows) that you can catch a raccoon simply by digging a narrow pit, putting a shiny piece of tinfoil at the bottom and banging pointed sticks in at angles that will keep a tiny, tinfoil-holding fist from pulling out.

      That was a scheme made up by a little boy. These guys have the National Parks Service on the job!

      If I may tangentilize here for a moment: How cool would it be to have the National Parks Service as your landscaper? Do you think you'd get a hat?

      Presidential+Raccoon.jpg

      Anyway, it's obvious the NPS isn't up to snuff in the varmint rasslin' department. Time to call in the big guns: a 15-year (!) raccoon-catching (!!) veteran. Tim McDowell sounds like he's straight out of a movie. He knows right away what the problem is

      "Y'see, they cages prolly don' smell rayet." (drawl embellished)

      This is, obviously, an incredibly unfair portrayal of the man. I have no idea if he has an accent, pair of overalls or buck teeth.

      I do feel, though, that the Post article gave us one small glimpse of this rodent snaring superstar's caricature when he offers his services gratis:

      "I won't charge 'em nothing.(sic)"

      I smell conspiracy, however, when he admits that catching raccoons at the White House has always been a dream of his.

      Perhaps the man'll get his wish. I'm almost rooting for him. Unless he turns the whole thing into a Pied Piper situation. That guy got the rats out, but he came back and got all the kids, too. That ain't right.

    • Random Lyrics.

      10 years ago

      espithaca

      The Rules:
      Step 1: Put your music player on shuffle
      Step 2: Post the first line from the first 30 songs that play (no matter how embarrassing)
      Step 3: Spoiler the song when someone guesses the artist and song title correctly
      Step 4: Looking them up on Google or another search engine is CHEATING!
      Step 5: If nobody gets the song right, then you may post further hints.
      Step 6. Make your own list

      Note: Went through a couple of instrumentals from Man Ray, Yoko Kanno and the Journey to the West Opera soundtrack.

      1. For once I wanna be the car crash, not always just a traffic jam.
      2. I know that I will never be politically correct.
      3. Ever since I was a young boy, I played the silver ball.
      4. Could you, could you come back?
      5. Paradise comes at a price
      6. Let me wrap myself around you
      7. Hold your grandmother's Bible to your breast.
      8. Because you're sweet and lovely, girl, I love you
      9. She freak out at a damaged life like a jailbait in the park
      10. This lass, Some fifteen odd years
      11. Sorry, About my past life
      12. I don't wanna be your friend
      13. Why everything that's supposed to bad make me feel so good?
      14. To my surprise and my delight
      15. For the benefit of Mr. Kite
      16. Hey Jude, don't make it bad
      17. My generation's for sale
      18. Close your eyes and lose the feeling that's been sinking
      19. Now it's time to say good night
      20. We barely remember who or what came before this precious moment,
      21. Stir it up
      22. Whether long range weapon or suicide bomber
      23. If I could reach the stars I'd pull one down for you
      24. Gone for a moment that you'll never know
      25. Can anybody fly this thing?
      26. He said I'm fabulously rich
      27. I left your house this morning about a quarter after nine
      28. I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.
      29. Who's in a bunker?
      30. Start spreading the news, I'm leaving today.

    • May I Ask Who's Calling?

      10 years ago

      espithaca

      Pulled from my blog. smiley0.gif

      When is the last time you had to call tech support? Either your iPod has kicked the bucket, your Guitar Hero (Rock Band, more likely) guitar is no longer working or the public Beta test that is Vista has expired again.

      Whatever the issue, if you have contacted technical support in recent history, you likely have been listed in one of the following categories:

      Conscious Incompetence (CI)
      Individuals who are not competent, but are aware they are not competent and understand the specific areas of deficiency. The incident area can be quickly identified with these customers, since they know where they are deficient, making it easier to isolate the issue.

      Unconscious Incompetence (UI)
      Individuals who are not competent, are unaware that they are not competent, and do not understand the specific areas of their deficiency. These customers require open-ended questioning to determine their competence level or lack thereof.

      Conscious Competence (CC)
      These customers are competent and are aware they are competent. Typically, these customers know exactly how and where they need help. They need to be acknowledged for their competencies, and you can ask specific closed-ended questions to pinpoint the issue.

      Unconscious Competence (UC)
      These individuals are competent but are unaware that they are competent. Typically, these customers understand that there is an issue, but are not clear on what the issue is or if they can fix it. These individuals sometimes know more about a particular subject than the service representative, but they often miss simple and easy troubleshooting steps, before they contact the support center for assistance.

      For close to a year and a half now, I have been answering phones for a major publishing company whose online course management systems are used by higher education all over the world. I’ve had the pleasure and pain of speaking to each one of these individuals. They are, at times, kind and gracious, at others acerbic and impatient. Frequently they are harried and rushed. Always, they are wishing they didn’t have to be on the phone with me.

      Your Favorite Old Aunt (CI)
      This one is hit or miss. She (this is a rare gender-specific character), invariably, has no idea what’s going on inside this computer of hers, but whatever it is, it’s fantastic. She is just so amazed at what they can do these days. Her only downside is that you’re going to spend the next thirty minutes walking her through the most basic of functions, sprinkled in with stories of her progeny. If you’re lucky, you’ll only have to talk to her twice a day.

      Hot For Teacher (CI to UI)
      This is the young and virile-sounding (fe)male teacher that leaves you wondering how old they are and guessing at the color of their hair. They are typically amiable and chatty and talk to you as though you’re meeting up for drinks later with the rest of the group. Their questions are usually simple ones they probably could have figured out on their own but you don’t mind. You’re too busy wondering if it would be wrong to look them up on Facebook or to see if their college has faculty pictures on its Website. You ask them if there’s anything else you can help them with... twice.

      Ernest Hemingway (CI to UC)
      This is that cool older instructor that calls the guys “dude†and flirts with the girls. He understands computers enough to know that he has no idea what’s going on. He’s typically patient and understanding. He’s still excited that he’s preparing the youth of today to take over the world tomorrow, which is cute, but he is also savvy enough to know that electronic homework is rarely eaten by the dog.

      Give Me Back My Abacus (CI to UI)

      This luddite is not, happy. They never wanted to use this system in the first place and didn’t they say it was going to cause problems? Capable of, at best, grudging thanks, these customers are more frequently bitter and aggravated. No amount of empathy is going to help. Just fix the whatchamacallit so the bosses are happy and these kids will stop bitching and go back to their tiny phones and their portable records.

      Just Fix It, Scum (UI to UC)
      It’s broken and it’s your fault. They’ve never had this trouble before, so what did you do to break it? These are the people that cut you off in traffic and then park in handicapped spaces. They are the ones who talk on their cellphones in the movie theater. They take up both the aisle and window seats on the crowded bus. They drive Escalades or think they should. These are frequently students who have reached the instructor line and threaten to speak to your CEO.

      The rest can be found over here.

  • Comments (3917)

    • Kaal FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Menoth's will

      6 years ago

      Hey buddy, been a while. But I thought I would drop you a note in case you log on and see that people say "hi"

    • Suto_Griff

      8 years ago

      So what the hell man?!

    • ohfer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      So much for your grand return to RvB ... smiley8.gif

    • LytishRed

      10 years ago

      So... when I come to LA in April... Avoid that neighborhood? Or look for lodgings there?

      That all depends on your current firearms license. If in doubt, go further west. When you fall into the ocean, you're probably safe.

    • ohfer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      I hope they're still making Venture Brothers. If not I will be very sad. smiley2.gif

    • tomii FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      There's a book?

      Shit, first I heard of it was that morning.

    • tomii FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      Still using that same double stroller...

    • ohfer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      Ah, that explains why I didn't get it. You will no doubt hate me now, but I don't like Family Guy and haven't watched it for a long time.

      Still a funny line though.

      On a related subject, WHEN are they going to start the new season of Venture Brothers?!

    • ohfer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      I have no earthly idea what your comment meant, but it made me laugh.

    • JeffSon

      10 years ago

      Hey! I work very hard to be the exception to the rule.

      It's a matter of pride, actually...

    • JeffSon

      10 years ago

      They didn't have to upsell me on anything. I really was looking at getting the top end.

    • tomii FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      In reply to espithaca, #-1:

      What they really try to do, like with so many other things, is try to make it such a pain in the ass, that people just give up.

    • tomii FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      THe problems with the bill are such:

      1) can't even give to my kids - by dying.
      2) I have to register *everything* Then do it again every 5 years.
      3) I have to report where I live. Even when I move.

      Now, I think you understand my take on the 2nd - we've discussed it before.

      I think that 2 & 3 are complete anathema to it's reason for existence - this type of thing has been the precursor to some pretty awful stuff in the past.

      Number 1 - it's private property and a right. There should be no registration of it at all.

      Now, I don't have a problem with NICs & the like, which checks your name against a list of known prohibited persons, gives a reply, and then ditches your name. However, if I want to by my kid a shotgun for Christmas (which my dad has done for me), I should be able to do just that.

    • fibbleswings

      10 years ago

      well at least I know you're not like him! smiley1.gif
      Thanks for the support

    • fibbleswings

      10 years ago

      I see what you mean, I thought his comment was meant as a joke too. I ended up leaving him a comment inquiring as to his intentions, hoping he was joking, and his reaction caused me to change what I quoted him originally saying. What he actually said in my journal was
      "...see this is why I don't watch football with girls"
      and when I asked him "hah! what did you mean by that?"
      he replied
      "they always change things to get their way, and they'll never really understand sports"

      (loosely quoted because I deleted it all, but I hope my recollections are fairly accurate)
      so yeah, I see how simply seeing his comment on my journal could be humorous, but after talking to him further about it, I concluded he was just being a dick

    • ohfer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      Left4Dead doesn't require the time investment of Dead Rising--each of the 4 missions only takes a couple of hours (at the most) to complete. Your goal in each one is to get to an evac point.

      The replay factor is very high. It's a blast. I couldn't tell you how many times I've played through all the missions.

    • Suto_Griff

      10 years ago

      Sweet. Where the hell were you?!

    • JeffSon

      10 years ago

      Repo...no.


      Spice World...probably.

    • Stonesword

      10 years ago

      Don't know, it's not my picture.

    • tomii FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      The problem with a hybrid is that it is environmentally unfriendly. At least compared to a Saturn, etc. I've written my thoughts on them, and backed them up with not just a few references.

      I am all for a fuel cell powered vehicle, and I hope that we can get the price down & reliability up on those things sometime in the near future.

      But I am vehemently against any car that is so expensive that it requires subsidies to get it to the point where the average Joe is able/willing to pay for it.

    • Suto_Griff

      10 years ago

      It's Brand New. That was from the 1st concert I've seen them in, though this isn't my picture. They're a whole hell of a lot of fun live.

    • Suto_Griff

      10 years ago

      Yeah, it's a pretty darn long. But it's a great literary work, that's for sure.

    • Suto_Griff

      10 years ago

      How're you liking Cryptonomicon so far?

    • ohfer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      I have no music in my head except that of others, and usually the songs that get stuck there are ones I hate. smiley2.gif

    • ohfer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      I just can't comprehend that level of musical talent, either Jenkees or alicsibu (I think that's his YouTube ID). What would it be like to have such great music in your head waiting to get out?

      Here's Jenkees' latest. Trust me.

    • JeffSon

      10 years ago

      Not very much. There are some references to places and situations from the other games, but the story isn't dependent on them. I'd also strongly endorse finding the first two games. The graphics are remedial by today's standards, but the story is top notch.

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      10 years ago

      Nice to see you back after a year.

    • Jengaship FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Travancore on DD

      10 years ago

      Hey man. Haven't seen you online in a while.

    • Frankfurter

      10 years ago

      I can see the appeal of this Dragon thing, though. Cool gift! :D

      In fact, it not I, typed this entire response... well I did edit it because it said "it is" up there. And not what it was supposed to type.

      Also I have, was added when it's supposed to add commas, but I take pauses at strange spots. So it puts, as in periods at spots just when I'm trying to think of what to say next. It also sometimes puts a physical comma when I say the word "comma." Same thing with the word "period."

      Like if I were to say, "she's being a real bitch because she's on her. Right now" See what I mean?

    • JeffSon

      10 years ago

      Not bad. Back to work, planning on a curriculum for schooling, new job prospect on the horizon...the usual.

    • ohfer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      April's a good time to go out there. Everything is still green and nice rather than dried up and dead the way it is for 8 months of the year.

      If you plan on driving up Highway 1, though, be sure to check the road conditions before you start--it's blocked by mudslides at least once almost every year, and if it is blocked, you have to turn around and go back the way you came because you can't cut inland until Monterey (going north) or Cambria (going south). Also, I would recommend driving north on 1 rather than south. If you're driving south you won't be able to enjoy the scenery because you'll be on the side next to the ocean, and quite a few places there's nothing between you and the edge of a sheer cliff except a guardrail. It's fairly nerve-wracking.

    • JeffSon

      10 years ago

      Oh, hey! You are still around.

      How's the Mrs.?

    • espithaca

      10 years ago

      Aw man! So I can't hand out handfuls of mods now? 20 point post! smiley7.gif

    • ohfer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      Oh, yeah, we have unlimited mod points now. But you can only mod something once.

    • ohfer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      At the rehearsal speech, Sarah thanked Amanda for making her no longer the shortest person in our immediate family.


      OMG, that is hilarious!

    • ohfer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      My Dad is an expert at the way-too-perky-in-the-morning thing. "It's a beautiful bright new day full of opportunity and excitement!" Which is nice to hear... Until you look at the clock and realize it's 4:30 in the morning...

      You told me that, which is why I asked. I so wanted it to have happened. I don't think there could have been a better opportunity than your wedding day. smiley2.gif

      I didn't know someone could get licensed to perform weddings for a day! That's pretty cool. Genetics is a funny thing, isn't it? Your family is tall, but your aunt is short. I have some very short relatives myself, and have often found myself in the capacity of human stepladder when at their homes.

      Oh, and I don't believe I've officially congratulated you yet. Congratulations!

    • ohfer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      Ah. Your technical terminology confused me.

      No, no bonfires. We have a space heater in the living room, one in the kitchen, and one in the bathroom. It's about 62 in the living room/kitchen so that seems to be working fairly well. We also have two comforters out here that we cover up with, and as soon as we cover up with them we have some Organic Heating Units (aka wiener dogs) who dive under them and curl up on our laps. They're quite effective.

    • Teflon23

      10 years ago

      It's actually threadless, but it does seem like it would be a woot shirt.

    • ohfer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      1. They've changed the karma system. Now mod points you receive don't count toward it. Your karma increases based on how much you post.

      2. To get Games I'm Playing, click on the Games tab, find a game, click on the icon, and then when it comes up click on "I'm playing."

      2a. I have no idea what you mean by "achievement oddities"."

      Post edited 1/18/09 5:29PM

    • ohfer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      We're doing okay with the space heaters ... of course, it's supposed to get down to 11º tonight. On the upside, they're supposed to deliver our propane tomorrow. If they don't, well ... I don't want to think about it.

      So how are you doing?

    • ohfer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      OMG!! A SIGHTING!!!

    • Suto_Griff

      10 years ago

      So, you know, whenever you pop back out of your hibernation...

      HAPPY HOLIDAYS DUDE!!!

    • Suto_Griff

      10 years ago

      Seriously, where have you been bro?

    • dingolord

      11 years ago

      Yo. Yo.

      What goes up must come down.

      Thought I'd stop in and say hi since I was here. Not that you'll see this. But ya know, it's the thought that counts.

      Congrats BTW.

    • ohfer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      Where the heck are you?

    • invisiblepen

      11 years ago

      OH! HAI THAR!

    • Dopp ROLL TIDE

      11 years ago

      What's up dude! Haven't seen ya on in a while.

      I'm going to add you to my Xbox Live friend's list, maybe we can play some games sometime. So when ismokedchu sends you a request, just accept it.

    • Suto_Griff

      11 years ago

      So... are you just dormant now? At least as far as the updating and the other stuff goes?

    • AaDlRs

      11 years ago

      FYI...


      I HAS COOKIES

    • Kaal FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Menoth's will

      11 years ago

      Hey I was looking for the Tale.

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