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stitches is going to the boardwalk?

LOL
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It will be better than good, it'll be great. The kids will love it, and you'll get a kick out of seeing them have fun. Stop stressing over it, and prepare to enjoy.
Sounds like a good opportunity. Good luck!

i will do just that, if only because you suggested it, and it will also make my life easier.

and thanks!
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stitches is going to the boardwalk?
LOL

1. why is that funny.

2. dont know if its the boardwalk, but i am going to a boardwalk.
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On a side note, I feel kind of bad for why. I truly believe he is a lonely miserable individual partly because he doesn't like anything and has no qualms telling people that so no one likes him. Either that or we're all being trolled. At any rate, SF would be best served if everyone took my lead and put him on ignore.

I don't know and haven't spoken to why, but he's either chuckling or facepalming at the idea that offering a differing opinion results in the Socially Accepted responses rather than critical re-examination. Or to step through it.

Critics like The Wire
SF likes The Wire
Therefore I like The Wire.

you have to admit, that happens a lot (and not just around here).
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been having issues lately at the home front, and I think (and hope) that's over.

I hope so too, mang.
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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.
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Awesome, looking forward to our first vacay with the little one in September.
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I think for the first time ever I successfully drew up a hand, instead of a weird tumorous blob with various appendages, I don't even care about the rest of the drawing anymore.

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^^^ #humblebrag smile.gif

Looks good man.

What's the deal with that mug?
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Okay, this made me "LOL" at my desk.
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Drunken swimmer arrested after crossing Detroit River

John Morillo seen here Tuesday at his Windsor, Ont., home. He says he is regretting his decision to swim across the Detroit River last night after drinking several beers.

A drunken Canadian man swam from Windsor to Detroit on Monday night, and nearly returned the same way, but not before being stopped by international rescue teams, according to Windsor police.

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“If I’m going to be in the paper, I’d at least like them to say I actually made it, even though I got in trouble and everything,” Morillo, 47, told the Windsor Star on Tuesday. “I gotta pay fines and stuff. But I don’t want it to sound like I didn’t make it, because then my buddies are going to say ‘ha, ha, you didn’t make it.’ Because that was the whole thing, to show them I could do it.

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130723/METRO01/307230116#ixzz2ZyWDMb3K

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Awesome, looking forward to our first vacay with the little one in September.


aww, thats great. things going well with the little one?
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"Several beers" probably means 10-12 cheers.gif

 

I once saw a guy run a 13 minute two-mile while blacked out. He later passed out in the day room and was really confused when he woke up.

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I'm not sure I ever wrote this in this thread but : work. Very exciting times icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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I'm not sure I ever wrote this in this thread but : work. Very exciting times icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

That is great news, G. Very happy to hear that!
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currently backing up all computers. its going to take forever to backup everything.

I bought new apple time capsules (to make things easier/wireless) but still have a regular old wired back up for redundancy.

normally having a convenient "no need to think" wireless back up solution is great - but this initial back up is going to take more than 48 hours. the regular IT guy who set up the wired back ups (the hard drives are located inside a fire safe) said even if I do wired ethernet backups with the time machine(s) its going to take more than 12hours anyway.
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@Lawrence, why not one of those big LaCie 5Big modules? Seems easier to manage.
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^^^ #humblebrag smile.gif

Looks good man.

What's the deal with that mug?

Thanks, I really do always screw up hands so this was a small victory for me.

About the mug, I always include the immediate surroundings of a drawing and I happen to drink a lot of coffee so I usually include it.
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About the mug, I always include the immediate surroundings of a drawing and I happen to drink a lot of coffee so I usually include it.

I meant the shape. Certainly unusual!
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I don't know and haven't spoken to why, but he's either chuckling or facepalming at the idea that offering a differing opinion results in the Socially Accepted responses rather than critical re-examination. Or to step through it.

Critics like The Wire
SF likes The Wire
Therefore I like The Wire.

I think its more about the fact that why simply complains. Nobody ever mentions something and has him show up to say "oh yeah, that thing is awesome".

To be fair, now that I am a few episodes in to season 4, I can kind of see what he is saying. Although I don't agree with his sentiment. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Its true that these guys lives are a little too intertwined. Chance meetings worked out in Season 1 and even 2, because it just made sense--you didn't know the people yet, so they could be any random person. Now the same characters always end up in each other's business.

A few eps into season 4, we've got Prez teaching in a middle school. This middle school is attended by Wee-Bay's kid and Bubbles' protege. Its also the middle school where the Boxing coach's Ex teaches and just so happens to be the same middle school that the former district commander takes his academic to study kids.
Meanwhile, Major Crimes is torn apart, but Freamon and Greggs are together in homicide. Bunk has caught the murder that I can only imagine will eventually pull the "gang" back together into going after Marlo's crew (and of course his perp/vic was Bodie's guy on the street). Greggs gets tossed on to the witness murder that's stirring up shit for the same people that were pissed about the subpoenas she delivered.
Mcnulty is tooling around the western, but I'm sure he will be brought back into the fold once they start finding bodies.

Season 3 was similarly connected I suppose. I don't really begrudge them for this though. In S1, it could have been anyone since we didn't know the characters. But now we have characters that have been developed, and actors on the payroll. It may be a bit too much of a coincidence that Bunk always catches the murders that matter to McNulty and crew, but from a viewer's standpoint, it keeps the show's character count tight. They are all in the same mid-size city so its not that unbelievable (unlike say, Game of Thrones, where you have to have a thousand characters because they've got no telephones or airplanes and the story takes place across continents).
This is just how storytelling works. If it were real life, Bunk would be 5 different detectives, but in a fictionalized account, someone would probably create a composite character to keep the story tight and engaging. Even in the GoT-Book to GoT-Show transition, a lot of characters are merged--easier to have people keep running into the same vile mercenary instead of run into 4 different vile mercenaries that all need several minutes of screen time to set up how vile they are.

On the political agenda, I'm not sure I agree (although I am not done with the show yet so I can't say for sure). If there is an agenda being pushed, it was being pushed from the start. It was there in the middle of season 1.
Its part of the story though. You can't write a story like this without taking a stance (or at least, you can't write it well). Nobody wants to see 5 years of a day-to-day documentary of how the police catch someone...the story has to progress over time, and politics and social ills are part if it. Maybe they are editorializing, but it would get pretty bland without it. I don't expect my fiction to read like a mid-2000's Baltimore newspaper.
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I meant the shape. Certainly unusual!

Oh it certainly is, it's from the Alessi Faitoo collection designed by Starck, it's meant to be hung on these rails, hence the odd shape.

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