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Old 10-29-2010, 10:20 AM   #2081
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Hmmm... indeed.

Feels weird to be the one being chased rather than the one doing all the chasing for a change. (Especially when 100% of the girls I have chased in my life have seemed none-too-pleased with the situation...)

But it's a good weird.

Basically it seems like all I really have to do is just keep showing up.


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Old 10-29-2010, 10:45 AM   #2082
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If it sounds to good to be true...
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:26 AM   #2083
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I keep thinking that... but what else should I do?

Maybe say: "This is happening too easy! I should go back to being lonely and frustrated all the time, perusing hopeless situations, and maybe wait another 5 or 10 years until another real shot comes my way again..."?


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Old 10-29-2010, 12:50 PM   #2084
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:56 PM   #2085
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Very nice!

Haven't had time to think up another good one today. I'll have to look into that later...


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Old 10-30-2010, 01:04 AM   #2086
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I just delt with 3 of my female friends going insane.

At once.

Saving grace? I'm pretty fast with the qwerty keyboard now.

Results: Still in the friend zone.

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Old 10-30-2010, 10:48 AM   #2087
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stuck at the navy club for a good portion of the day, a local bar in the area needed to borrow the space to do their cpr class, so im volunteered to watch the club

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Old 10-30-2010, 12:47 PM   #2088
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Headed off to the Aquarium for a day with the lady and her kids.

This will all be a new and interesting experience, I'm sure...


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Old 10-31-2010, 10:23 PM   #2089
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nothing from ed? maybe he got fed to the fishies?

Had fun with my Lady last night. I dressed up as a Mad Scientist with crazy white hair wig, steampunkish glasses, and a lab coat. My Lady dressed up as a cat with kitty ears, a collar and a tail.

The party was at the Madison Curling club where I played my third game against one of the best Senior Curling team. It included the coach of the US Woman's Olympic curling team Wally Henry. I lost but not before scoring 3 unanswered points

At the party there was band that does a live band version of Karaoke. You pick the song, they play it, and you get to sing with the band. For one song there was a couple of HOT girls in sexy nurse outfits. I told a few people that after they are done I had some serious swelling that will need the nurses care

I drank about half a bottle of 15 year old Glenfiddich scotch, got tanked, and my lady drove me home and we got frisky


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Old 11-01-2010, 02:13 AM   #2090
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I survived.

It was a good day.

Today at work was generally less good... but I survived that too.


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Old 11-01-2010, 07:49 AM   #2091
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The Packers football game rocked. The New York Jets were awful as they screwed themselves with a trick play that failed and allowed the packers to basically score the winning field goal and end up winning 9-0

Packers were 6 point underdogs, and were not expected to do well.


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Old 11-01-2010, 10:51 AM   #2092
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So I went to my friend's daughter's baptism yesterday. That was nice. At the party afterward, the girl they tried to set me up with earlier this year was there. We talked twice and then she just stopped returning my calls. So I thought that was going to be awkward, but she just came right up and started talking to me...and continued to talk to me for like two hours. So...not awkward, but totally weird.
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Old 11-01-2010, 12:46 PM   #2093
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You (and I, more importantly) know what time it is...

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Projected posts to thread @ year end: 2,507 (rounded up)

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Old 11-01-2010, 12:50 PM   #2094
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Hmmm... we are a bunch of slackers.

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Old 11-01-2010, 08:30 PM   #2096
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Old 11-01-2010, 09:04 PM   #2097
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:02 PM   #2098
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So. Much. Goddamn. Leftover. Candy. At. Work...

Must. Stop. Myself. From. Eat... ing... it... all...

Must... Have... Will... Pow...er... Ugh......


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Old 11-02-2010, 10:37 AM   #2099
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From now until the end of the year, people will be getting fat on Halloween candy, Thanksgiving dinner, and Christmas baked goods. Then on the first of January they will make New Year's resolutions to lose weight and get in shape. It will never happen. Then the cycle repeats itself. Ah, the rhythm of nature...
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:25 PM   #2100
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From now until the end of the year, people will be getting fat on Halloween candy, Thanksgiving dinner, and Christmas baked goods. Then on the first of January they will make New Year's resolutions to lose weight and get in shape. It will never happen. Then the cycle repeats itself. Ah, the rhythm of nature...
ah, the endless cycle ever so continues =D

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Old 11-02-2010, 06:34 PM   #2101
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I for one have Curling to battle the excess caloric intake. Tho I am hoping to at least maintain equilibrium by intaking a few glasses of beer after each curling game. My membership dues is $375, I think I can drink that in beer in 5 months


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Old 11-02-2010, 07:48 PM   #2102
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:15 PM   #2103
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Blah! Bad system update just caused my XBox 360 to "Red Ring of Death!" Never had a problem with it before tonight.

Grrr!!!



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Old 11-03-2010, 02:05 AM   #2104
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hey guys

do you all want to know my best solution for 'red ring of death'??


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Old 11-03-2010, 07:00 AM   #2105
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That's helpful.

Well... I got through 3 years with mine without a glitch. My OS got corrupted last night when the update didn't finish... it's not a hardware fault.

Microsoft is going to fix it for free. They are mailing me a shipping label. It sucks to be without it for a month.... and I don't know what to expect about game saves and DLC if they have to format the drive... But at least I don't have to pay for the repairs.

There's also a company in Salem I found who claim to be able to fix 90% of console issues. If they can do it quicker than that, it might be worth it to me to drive it there, and pay for the service (within reason...) and get it back a lot sooner. I contacted them last night too... we'll see what they say.

EDIT:

Well... the instructions I got in my email this morning have me removing the harddrive before shipping... so that's very encouraging.

In fact: if worse case scenario happens... maybe I can just get a clean used system and connect my drive to that, and pick up where I left off...


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Old 11-03-2010, 10:53 AM   #2106
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That sucks, ed. We never even got any Halo multiplayer in.
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:42 PM   #2107
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Yeah... it's a bummer.

Just bought 'Blur' the other day for it too, to play head-to-head against leXX. That was the game I was going to fire up (and maybe some 'Dirt 2' as well...) last night when the update notice came through.

Oh well... at least i still have the PS3 to keep me company while I wait. Hopefully reflashing the OS isn't a big job, since I'm sure that's really the only problem... it seems like it's between Firmware revisions right now. That happened to my mixing board at work once... THAT was a cause for panic! But Yamaha thought of everything, and saved the old Firmware in a buffer that you could get back to in that very instance. I'm not sure if Microsoft bothered to implement that feature on cheap-consumer level electronic device that they lose money on every unit they sell.

And knowing that the harddrive and the save-games should be recoverable makes me feel a little better... though I won't know for sure until I try to connect it to a known working system.

The guys in Salem tell me they can turn it around in 24 hours or less... but it will run me 80 bucks if they can fix it... $40 if they don't.

I think I'll go with the "free" option... even though I'll have a much longer wait...


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Old 11-03-2010, 10:10 PM   #2108
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I don't know if I ever checked in here to say I got married, but it's no biggie if you missed it, 'cause we're getting divorced!

Among other things, the lack of a wife that gets claustrophobic on long car rides means more road trips for meeeee! Ed, I expect to be making a couple of trips to Boston next year. One with some (musically inclined) friends to catch a Sawks game, and another, possibly by myself, just to go. Maybe catch a Bruins game if the timing's right, but no real plans but getting in my car and going.



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Old 11-03-2010, 10:52 PM   #2109
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Oh...

Sorry to hear that dude.

Glad you have returned to the XWA fold, and I look forward to seeing you... but I wish it was under better domestic circumstances.



Why is it that all I can think about right now is playing various XBox games?

Well... that,.. and the somewhat racy texts my lady friend has been sending me all day.



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just wait until she starts sending you racy pictures ed. And make sure to buy some "party hats" before you meet up again


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Old 11-04-2010, 10:16 AM   #2111
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Who says she hasn't? She's done a bit of modeling after all...

So far they'd rate a strong PG-13... Nothing showing... but the intention is very clear.


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I'm really sorry to hear that, Nitro. How long were you married?
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:50 PM   #2114
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Other than the fact that you'd destroy us both... that sounds fun!


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Still haven't hooked up my Xbox 360 at my parents house.... lazy.............

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Still haven't hooked up my Xbox 360 at my parents house.... lazy.............
Give it to me!

Has anyone ever tried to plug their hard drive into a different machine?

I'm curious to see what would happen? Would it just be seamless... like using my machine again... or would there be some level of configuring to be done?

In theory: all the OS operations are on a flash-mem chip in the machine... so the HD should be just profiles, save-game data, and DLC.


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Still haven't hooked up my Xbox 360 at my parents house.... lazy.............
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well, all signs are pointing to the fact that after the curling season ends I will be moving in with my Lady, and she will likely have a ring on her finger and a date set to get married to me in the summer

More and more we want to other with them when we go to bed. And she is lonely in her new house that has plenty of room for the both of us


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I'm really sorry to hear that, Nitro. How long were you married?
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