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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

sounds lovely!
sorry bout the colts tho. frown.gif
i woke up late, lounged in the AM, took the family to chuck e cheese after lunch, came home and took a nap while watching football, ate dinner, back to football. im lovin it.
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After the game I took a nap, too. First time I've done that in the middle of the afternoon in ages. Sounds like you had a good day, too.
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After the game I took a nap, too. First time I've done that in the middle of the afternoon in ages. Sounds like you had a good day, too.

cheers.gif sounds like we both won the day!
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An ex of mine, who had been adopted as a baby, told me today that she had found out who her biological parents were and that she had met her biological mother. (Her biological father is no longer alive.) It has been very important to her for a long time to find her biological parents. Even though our relationship ended with a lot of anger, I feel very happy for her. Made my day, actually.
post #25099 of 43842
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I'm considering training for a few 10ks in the spring. We'll see. It's fucking hard to mix a vodka martini while you're running.

Only if you prefer them stirred...

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Sorry, I love you Piob but there's no such thing as a "vodka" martini.
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

Sorry, I love you Piob but there's no such thing as a "vodka" martini.

You are correct. However, unlike you and Mitt Romney, I can speak with common people and use their parlance, their patois, their pigeon.
post #25102 of 43842
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

You are correct. However, unlike you and Mitt Romney, I can speak with common people and use their parlance, their patois, their pigeon.


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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

You are correct. However, unlike you and Mitt Romney, I can speak with common people and use their parlance, their patois, their pigeon.

i would prefer you do not use my pigeon, thank you very much.
post #25104 of 43842
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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan View Post

My wife and I were talkin today - the two most touching cards/gifts we got for our wedding were from SFers. This is odd because we both have a big group of really tight, great friends. But both SFers (I don't want to embarrass them) sent amazing cards and gifts. Really touching and unexpected.

I'm happy that my card did reach you. I just wrote "FLMM - Mountains, Florida, USA" on the envelope. hooray u.s. postal service! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I am happy that the SF:MC is filled with strange, well dressed people. Strange people are fantastic but are even better when well dressed.

you should see some of them naked... strange and fantastic! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Finished setting up our new treadmill. It is fucking monstrous, a Nordictrack 1750 Commercial. Very sturdy. Has a colour Android tablet touchscreen and wireless connectivity. Signed up for the free year of iFit and it rocks.

run that basterd down, piob!
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

An ex of mine, who had been adopted as a baby, told me today that she had found out who her biological parents were and that she had met her biological mother. (Her biological father is no longer alive.) It has been very important to her for a long time to find her biological parents. Even though our relationship ended with a lot of anger, I feel very happy for her. Made my day, actually.

that is so very nice to hear.

(what did you do to break her heart?)
post #25105 of 43842
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Originally Posted by acidboy View Post


that is so very nice to hear.
(what did you do to break her heart?)

I didn't actually do any specific action that I am aware of. All I have to do is be me and eventually my partners will become angry.

True answer: I dated this woman twenty years ago, and then a couple years ago we started dating again. We are as different as two people could possibly be (we were twenty years ago as well), and so the likelihood of things going smoothly was going to be practically zero. Despite all the friction, I still care about her well being quite a lot.
post #25106 of 43842
Finally got new glasses.
Plastic to Metal frames.
post #25107 of 43842
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post


This made my day. I'm actually sitting here grinning like a lunatic.

Shatner got this song so right in a way that Cocker never did. He sounds so pissed at this girl for being condescending and a tourist. He sounds smug at the beginning when he meets her and it turns to resentment by the end, he just puts so much emotion into it. Jarvis Cocker just sounds like he's well happy to have landed a hot rich girl and exited to show her his life.

Shatner may well be a joke, but damn I love that cover so much more than the original.

EDIT: A much more eloquent justification of WS's version:
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The original version by British rock band Pulp is catchy, biting and satirical, but it's also kind of hiply aloof. And it really shouldn't be. The soft, airy instrumentals and Cocker's soothing, effete vocals still make the song seem like a condemnation, sure; but it's a half-hearted, almost fond one. That's not in line with the soul of the piece: "Common People" is about lower class rage at the poverty-tourism of hip young rich kids, and yet the wry, clever delivery and synth-pop sensibilities make the original come off more like a pretentious hipster damning the new scenesters who just don't know that Dante's is so over now, rather than the jaded diatribe of a working stiff finally sticking one to a rich girl.

Stolen:

I know this is going to sound ridiculous, impossible, and insane -- this sounds like somebody accidentally transcribed a drunken bet on the back of a sheet of Mad Libs and the ink bled through -- but Ben Folds and William Shatner made a fantastic album together, called Has Been. It's a bizarre orgy of conflicting priorities, equal parts beat poetry, punk rock and midlife crisis. And there is a fucking amazing cover of "Common People" on there. William Shatner delivers the vocals in every way Cocker didn't: He's artless, forthright and furious. The cover is all driving guitars and Cockney screaming while Shatner whiskey-slurs a devastating tirade to an inappropriately young girl whom he wants to bang almost as much as he wants to murder and leave in a river.

You play Pulp's version of "Common People" for that rich girl who keeps coming to your punk house, and she'll take it as kind of a backhanded compliment. She'll think it's cool "that you thought of her at all, you know?" Play Shatner's version for her, and she'll kick you in the nuts and run sobbing back out to her Jetta.

They always have Jettas.
post #25108 of 43842
I just ate a lot of really good food. Contemplated eating the last bit or saving it until later, but I ate it. Glad I did.

Now I'm probably going to fall asleep on my desk.
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that sounds positively wonderful. great way to start the week.
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Really fun weekend with the kids - a bit of countryside, walk in the woods, pet some billy goats and sheep, ride a poney, visit an aquarium, feed the fish, pancake breakfasts, fall foliage, etc... and great weather throughout.
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