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Today during class a student besaid out of the blue "Whoa you've got tattoos imprinted on the surface of your skin I can't believe it what are they?" And so I had to give the students a brief lesson on KISS in order to explain the tattoos.
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Update to this: MrsG decided that it would probably be best if we didn't share a Kindle, and who am I to disagree? Turns out, however, that the $75-off deal was single use. MrsG thought to check and see if her mother had the same offer, and it turns out she did. MrsG asked her to buy one and have it shipped to us, which MIL was happy to do. Then, when MrsG promised to send a check, MIL responded with "we'll settle up later" which is MIL's code for "it's on me."

We now each have our own Paperwhite for a grand total of less than $50.

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We bought his/her Fires when they first came out and then got his/her second generation Fires (AMEX points ftw). We reset the first generations to factory, deregistered them, and gave one to Mrs. Piob's nephew and one to the child of a disadvantaged family we help out here. Remember that when you upgrade they can be re-used. They are very handy and a great travel device.
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Update to this: MrsG decided that it would probably be best if we didn't share a Kindle, and who am I to disagree? Turns out, however, that the $75-off deal was single use. MrsG thought to check and see if her mother had the same offer, and it turns out she did. MrsG asked her to buy one and have it shipped to us, which MIL was happy to do. Then, when MrsG promised to send a check, MIL responded with "we'll settle up later" which is MIL's code for "it's on me."

We now each have our own Paperwhite for a grand total of less than $50.

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I'm always intrigued by these kinds of family discussions over purchases. I don't really have a family, but my girlfriend did (does) live with me, but when it came to things like buying an iPad or something there was never much talk about it. We would basically buy something ourselves if we wanted it and borrowed as necessary. Maybe things become different when you are married, but "communal" things were never really discussed and we very much operate as separate entities.
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Looks like I got a clean bill of health! I was worried about diabetes, which runs on my mother's side of the family, but nope ain't got none of that in my system. Also worried about a certain kind of cancer which is ridiculous, really, but irregardless I always worry about it. I do not have that cancer (or any other kind, best of my knowledge). My "coleschra" is a little bit high, so I'll have to be careful about that. (I will look up what coleschra is using Google.)

Congrats! I too must be going to see the ole sawbones. I have not been to a doctor in over 15 some-odd years and think its about time I get checked out. Now I just have to make myself find a doctor and make an appointment. (harder than one would think).
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We bought his/her Fires when they first came out and then got his/her second generation Fires (AMEX points ftw). We reset the first generations to factory, deregistered them, and gave one to Mrs. Piob's nephew and one to the child of a disadvantaged family we help out here. Remember that when you upgrade they can be re-used. They are very handy and a great travel device.

I like the idea of ultimately passing it along. Might be a good option for LowerCaseG down the line.
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I'm always intrigued by these kinds of family discussions over purchases. I don't really have a family, but my girlfriend did (does) live with me, but when it came to things like buying an iPad or something there was never much talk about it. We would basically buy something ourselves if we wanted it and borrowed as necessary. Maybe things become different when you are married, but "communal" things were never really discussed and we very much operate as separate entities.

With the exception of retirement accounts, all of our finances are co-mingled, and they always have been. We were young enough when we got married that we didn't have a strong reason to keep things split, though we did for years each get some walking-around money that could be spent no questions asked. I've actually been thinking about doing that again recently, just so that I don't have to account for that cash in the family budget as anything but a lump.

Because we do things that way, there are no purchases that are "mine" or "hers." Anything "big" comes with some amount of discussion. Oddly enough, however, despite sharing money, by default we tend to own two of things that are personal use (laptops, for example). At less than $50, two Kindles would have usually been a foregone conclusion. Actually, there's a fair chance we'd have even paid full price for the second one, but we're in a pretty unique place right now financially. We just moved and spent a lot of money both on the move and outfitting the house, had a baby that will come with substantial medical bills for mom/child, and MrsG will go three months out of work taking in only partial pay. All purchases that aren't critical to normal household operation, so to speak, will be subject to a lot more scrutiny for the next couple/few months, and e-readers for two people who aren't voracious readers would definitely count as "non-critical."
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Yesterday was a glorious day. Mid 60's, total sunshine, and a cool breeze prevalent. I got home early and was out with the dogs for over two hours in it.

I was out so long that my complexion is more mexi than asian now. I know so because of the ratio of people that directly speak spanish to me in the city today.
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Yesterday was a glorious day. Mid 60's, total sunshine, and a cool breeze prevalent. I got home early and was out with the dogs for over two hours in it.

I was out so long that my complexion is more mexi than asian now. I know so because of the ratio of people that directly speak spanish to me in the city today.

It was even nice out late here in NYC. I hopped on the bike at 10 pm and took a nice ride on the west side greenway. Easing my way back into the bike.
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It was even nice out late here in NYC. I hopped on the bike at 10 pm and took a nice ride on the west side greenway. Easing my way back into the bike.

I remember the first time I tried commuting from Williamsburg to Columbia/St. Lukes Hospital about 4 years ago. The bike route is pretty straightforward: Williamsburg Bridge-SoHo-West Side Green Way- Riverside Park.

going home it was at night and I got confused on where to cut through Riverside Park and ended up having to walk my bike through that semi-outdoor circular restaurant bar. It was full of people eating drinking, but apparently it happens all the time.
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I remember the first time I tried commuting from Williamsburg to Columbia/St. Lukes Hospital about 4 years ago. The bike route is pretty straightforward: Williamsburg Bridge-SoHo-West Side Green Way- Riverside Park.

going home it was at night and I got confused on where to cut through Riverside Park and ended up having to walk my bike through that semi-outdoor circular restaurant bar. It was full of people eating drinking, but apparently it happens all the time.

 

Were you wearing one of those cute little hats like PG?

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Kindles are pretty much a single owner device anyways.

You can share them like a book (e.g. you can have it when I am done) but then it means you can't start reading the next book. You can't really share them while reading.

They get unhappy with saving your place if multiple people try to read the same book...and who wants to complicate reading with something like a login prompt?
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Wife took me to the Goldman Environmental Awards last night. It was a blast. Graham Nash and Bonnie Raitt (Conne!) provided the entertainment, but the highlight of the evening was Robert F. Kennedy Jr. giving a barn burner of a speech attacking the oligarchy.

 

Oh, the irony.

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Next Friday is my birthday, whaddya getin' me?
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Next Friday is my birthday, whaddya getin' me?

A SF friendship hug...
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A SF friendship suck...

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