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tomierna's Avatar Picture tomierna (Admin) – December 07, 2007 08:50PM Reply Quote
Hell, it was a popular icebreaker on the ancien boards ...

Get up close and personal with excruciating details of your quotidien
existence!

How's your dirty laundry?



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Madaracs – December 24, 2007 06:57AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
Merry Christmas, Spork. God bless us... every one.

stan adams – December 24, 2007 07:19AM Reply Quote
CS -- Easy to take for granted what perils everyday life can be -- glad she is doing well.

Johnny -- I've done the Chicago -> Phoenix drive a few time and it really is an amazingly easy trip for the distance. Interstates are still quite an achievement. Enjoy your family!

tomierna (Admin) – December 24, 2007 07:15PM Reply Quote
Hideously Unnatural
Posted in Granberry's Parlor as well:

Pictures from our Meat Coma: http://www.molecularmedia.com/gallery/v/Holiday2007/

El Jeffe – December 25, 2007 04:48AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Merry Christmas. Go Jesus GO!!! ;)

What a journey.

ddt – December 25, 2007 05:28AM Reply Quote
jesus saves -- but moses invests!

(off to a movie and chinese food, in my tribe's tradition for the day. just kidding.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9bg8xO7ndg

ddt

Cloudscout – December 25, 2007 04:43PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I'm really sick. This sucks. I felt fine most of the day until around 5:00... then my throat started to feel funny. Now my head feels like a balloon, my throat hurts and I have a 101.7ºF fever.

John Willoughby – December 25, 2007 05:06PM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
Sorry, CS, feel better.

Jeff Cooper – December 25, 2007 06:38PM Reply Quote
Being sick on a holiday sucks. Hope you feel better soon.

Cloudscout – December 26, 2007 02:34PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
So, I was feeling well enough to go out and clear the driveway... and the snowblower breaks about 2/3 of the way through so I had to shovel the rest. I managed to avoid falling down this time, but just barely. With all of the snow removed, my driveway now has a nice, mirror-like reflective quality to it. This would be due to about a quarter inch of perfectly smooth ice that has formed on it. My driveway isn't very steep, but if I stand about 2/3 of the way down the driveway right now and stand perfectly still, I will slide gently down the slope... it's that slippery. I need to go buy some driveway salt.

stan adams – December 27, 2007 06:31AM Reply Quote
More and more new houses that are going up near me have hydronic buried heating for the drive/walkways.

Allegedly upfront costs are under $5K and operation is typically in the few hundred dollars a year range. I don't think that would hold true for all climates, but it sure makes me want to consider...

http://stores.ebay.com/H2O-PLUS

It is so neat to see steam rising off of the freshly melted drive, especially right after a fresh snow while everything is covered in white.



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Cloudscout – January 03, 2008 06:20AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
The guy who sits next to me here at the office is named Minh Tranh. He lives in Eagan. This made for an odd morning when I read this news story. It's a common enough name, though, so I wasn't sure if it was him. Well, it wasn't him. He's annoyed, though, because he keeps getting calls from people checking to see if it is him or not.

El Jeffe – January 03, 2008 06:58AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
He should be creative and figure out a way to have fun with this turn of events.

What a journey.

stan adams – January 03, 2008 08:16AM Reply Quote
If it were me I might put the newsclip up in my cube with sign like "Not me. Look at me. Do you think I care about raves? I work here, why would I need ecstasy..."


Cloudscout – January 04, 2008 05:10AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
A couple miles away from me. Street view doesn't make it to my street yet. It stops about a mile away.

ghidorah – January 04, 2008 11:40AM Reply Quote
Raise taxes on cavemen. --jw
Wow. Big winds here in Walla Walla. Must have seen 50 trees down as I drove through town this morning--power lines were down everywhere. I had to zig-zag through back streets because so many intersections were closed by emergency crews.

El Jeffe – January 05, 2008 01:10PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Funny. I just logged into an old ebay account I never used but wanted to squat on the name. Seems I've been busy! I bought an autographed baseball about a month ago. I don't even really care about baseball. Let alone spend money on collectibles.

What a journey.

El Jeffe – January 05, 2008 01:28PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
darn, I lost an auction. TOO! (not ME, the hijacker)

What a journey.

ghidorah – January 05, 2008 07:25PM Reply Quote
Raise taxes on cavemen. --jw
I just bid on my first 3 items today.

Now I might not be able to stop. 8o

El Jeffe – January 06, 2008 04:33AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
well, I think I got most of it cleared up. Only time will tell. Plus, I'm sure I hit a phishing SITE. I clicked some link UNrelated to the above discussion, and it popped up eBay. But I KNOW it was a spoof. Now my question is, HOW did it 'log me in' to eBay? I'm thinking browser cache/password storing in safari. But, can a phishing site INTERCEPT a brower's cached account info? If not, what good is it? Because it was the REAL ebay - looked 'framed', but w/o frame.

In eBay's wisdom, they told me to install the ebay toolbar. So, I downloaded it.....it's an EXE. Uh, no support for safari/ff/OSX?

Anyway, I did not enjoy the panic of yesterday. After using eBay for what over a dozen or more years easily, this was the first time I had an eBay panic attack.

What a journey.

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