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Sounds great, G. Glad all the Gs had a nice week.
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I'm back at work after vacation. Being at work isn't making me happy, but vacation last week sure did.

It was pretty much exactly what I was hoping for for this trip. Most of our vacations over the last few years have involved other people, either family or close friends. In fact, this was the first time we've ever taken a trip that was just the missus, little one, and me. We really needed to get away, and to do so without feeling like we had to make other people happy. The goal was a laid-back, simple trip, and it was a success. We intentionally chose a slower-paced place that wouldn't be packed or overrun by tourists, and it was awesome. We spent the week doing whatever we felt like doing without answering to anyone else. Plus, we gorged ourselves on seafood, spent some time on the beach, and even hung out with an SFer for an afternoon (though that particular SFer is more of a real-life than SF friend at this point).

Glad you had a great time with edina.
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sounds great, G. glad you all had a great time.

funny you should say that about your vacay, as this year is the first time we have a vacay planned that will just be for the wife and i with the kids. we always go away in the summer with other family members, and i have been kinda afraid that it wont be the same without the usual suspects.

going to a new vacay spot that we have never been to and dont know that lay of the land. no cousins for our kids to play with and no other adults for my wife and i to hang with. sometimes activities are not quite the same when its just a few people.

im not saying that am not excited about being with my family, but its not the standard for our vacations, and with change the outcome is always questionable. you have given me hope though that i too can have a successful vacay. thanks!
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sounds great.



I had a great weekend, too. I love the summer weekends, nothing too special going on. hung out with a dad and drank beer and smoked cigars while I kids had a playdate, dinner with some friends, walked to the library and had icecream with the kids. nothing earth shattering but a lot of fun
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The Wire is basically a documentary where the facts are exaggerated to fit the writers' beliefs and the alternate reality they live in. Lots of typical bad HBO stuff --particularly bad casting and acting and sensationalism (seasons after the first two, mostly). After season one, there's season two (which is boring) and then the rest of the series is just watching dopey puppets bumble about and miraculously bump into each other in various problem-ridden settings so that the writers can use them as mouthpieces about social ills. Hell, I agree to an extent with the writers on some issues but when I'm watching a TV or movie I don't like being preached to. It detracts from the entertainment just for half-assed social criticism.

The first season is worth it, though -- I thought it was genuinely well-written except for a few silly parts in the script. The third season and on become horrific when the writers stop writing a TV show and decide to write editorials instead.

Real question - what do you actually like? It can be anything - TV show, movie, food, musician, artist, color, country, type of tree, day of the week, anything.
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Real question - what do you actually like? It can be anything - TV show, movie, food, musician, artist, color, country, type of tree, day of the week, anything.

He likes Steely Dan, which makes him OK in my book.
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Everyone likes steely dan. Well, at least the should.
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Everyone likes steely dan. Well, at least the should.

Neither of those claims is true, to my way of thinking at least.
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the old owner of the house left this old rotting clothes hanger in the yard. its one of those hexagonal shaped monstrosities with old decaying rope. on saturday I was curious and ended up putting some bedsheets/towels/comforter on it. It would slowly actually swivel with the gusts of wind and produce scary horror movie sounds. I never believed when old people I know would say that line drying is better/fresher/nicer - but damn these sheets/towels/shirts/comforter really are super fresh and nice.
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Real question - what do you actually like? It can be anything - TV show, movie, food, musician, artist, color, country, type of tree, day of the week, anything.

He likes Europe and telling us how it's superior to the US.
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He likes Europe and telling us how it's superior to the US.

Only in general though. If you name something specific, he probably hates it.
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Neither of those claims is true, to my way of thinking at least.


for shame.
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why enjoys not enjoying things. it is not an uncommon malady to have. most often encountered on the world wide web.
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I enjoy not enjoying things because it reminds me of how I'm superior to the kinds of people who enjoy things that aren't worth enjoying. If you get my drift.
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

I'm back at work after vacation. Being at work isn't making me happy, but vacation last week sure did.
My type of vacation. Glad you enjoyed it.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

sounds great, G. glad you all had a great time.

funny you should say that about your vacay, as this year is the first time we have a vacay planned that will just be for the wife and i with the kids. we always go away in the summer with other family members, and i have been kinda afraid that it wont be the same without the usual suspects.

going to a new vacay spot that we have never been to and dont know that lay of the land. no cousins for our kids to play with and no other adults for my wife and i to hang with. sometimes activities are not quite the same when its just a few people.

im not saying that am not excited about being with my family, but its not the standard for our vacations, and with change the outcome is always questionable. you have given me hope though that i too can have a successful vacay. thanks!
What I've put in bold is the best part, IMO. I try to avoid vacays with extended family members or friends, though I do it once a year during Memorial Day weekend. I'm an introvert, so to me, less is better.
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