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Old 10-10-2011, 02:41 PM   #1161
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Power was out at work for like half the day, which was both annoying because I couldn't get any work done, and awesome because I couldn't get any work done.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:42 PM   #1162
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Flirting with a cute girl at college.

All signs (I.E: big giant neon signs from her that say "Your ****in' awesome) tell me that it's four engines lit and green.

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Old 10-12-2011, 08:12 PM   #1163
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Anniversary weekend went well. Not "epic", but good.

Picked up Forza 4 yesterday... but haven't actually unwrapped it yet. Which is a good thing, because I realized that the Gamestop seriously screwed up my Pre-Order stuff once I got home and looked it over... and I managed to bring it in and get it sorted out today.

That might just be it for pre-ordering stuff for me though: the hassle of it all doesn't really seem worth what few benefits you get from it. An extra car to start with... *YAWN*

I regret not getting the collector's edition though. Expensive... but that would have been more worth the extra effort for me to try to get.

Of course: There aren't really any games on the horizon I really NEED to have, either. Maybe I'll get the Halo re-boot... but that's really not a first day must have for me in any way.

So... I think I'm done.


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Old 10-13-2011, 09:44 AM   #1164
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No interest in Rage, ed?
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Old 10-13-2011, 09:53 AM   #1165
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:00 PM   #1166
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The "Girls gone wild" Bus is parked in Downtown La Crosse, WI. Will be a place to avoid tonight..


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Old 10-13-2011, 06:47 PM   #1167
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I've been having intermittent connection problems that my ISP thinks they've traced to a bad DSL filter. I received new ones today and replaced the one on the phone that I thought had the bad filter (my cordless phone). The upshot is that they also told me that I could upgrade to a 3 megabit (down) line for just a dollar more a month than I had been paying for my old speed; figured I could use the extra speed since PBA Xtra Frame (on which I can watch qualifying and match play from the pro tournaments) is supposedly going to start offering an HD stream this season.


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Old 10-13-2011, 10:34 PM   #1168
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:34 AM   #1169
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Nothing this weekend. Not excited at all.
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:00 PM   #1170
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Working tomorrow, for most of the day. Then probably busy Sunday, dealing with getting tires for the GF's car, and laundry.

Not the most exciting plan I've ever had, truth be told...


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Old 10-14-2011, 10:54 PM   #1171
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Wifey and I carved some pumpkins today. We got them for $2.50 each. Mine was around 50# and her's was around 20. She went the more traditional route while I challenged myself and did Portal's weighted companion cube



eventually going to put a strobe light into my cube pumpkin. but i was kinda happy with the results


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Old 10-14-2011, 11:08 PM   #1172
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:27 AM   #1173
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:20 AM   #1174
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Oh Monday, how I hate thee...

At least I got a good run in this morning. Not that I don't still hate it. Because I do.
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:30 AM   #1175
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Girlfriend won an XBox in a raffle this weekend. Pretty cool!

I have a feeling that most of my unplayed game collection will end up over there, now.

Of course... I haven't touched anything since Forza 4 came out.

I guess I'm a fanboy.


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Old 10-17-2011, 07:07 PM   #1176
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Life sucks.

Also: Homework is evil.

That is all.

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Old 10-17-2011, 10:34 PM   #1177
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Serious Sam 3 is coming out soon too. Looks pretty sweet.
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Old 10-18-2011, 03:02 PM   #1178
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Also: Homework is evil.

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Old 10-19-2011, 01:37 AM   #1179
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Got my desktop machine back in good order. Nothing wrong, but I think this something is happening when I'm connected to a chat network I used to use, because my netbook exhibited the same problems when I was connected on that network with my netbook. I was able to narrow it down because that was the only connection on my netbook at the time...if I'm just on Facebook or something, nothing happens.

I tried Google Chrome again while I was using my netbook, and found that some of the problems I'd been having with JavaScript in the browser about a year ago are behind it now. I've always liked the speed, so I've made it my default browser on my desktop machine, too. I was even able to import my Firefox bookmarks and dragged the bookmarks I had as buttons the toolbar on that browser to Chrome's toolbar, as well.


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Old 10-19-2011, 08:54 AM   #1180
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I like Chrome... but I still use Firefox more often.

I only open IE for doing Windows updates these days.


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Old 10-20-2011, 09:29 AM   #1181
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I use Chrome at home and Firefox at work. I like Chrome better.

Running update: Still hate it
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:32 AM   #1182
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:28 PM   #1183
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Battle is a pure form of expression. It is heart and discipline, reduced to movement and motion. In battle, the words are swept away, giving way to actions-- mercy, sacrifice, anger, fear. These are pure moments of expression.
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:33 PM   #1184
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Verizon noticed the problems I've been having with connections on other sites besides IRC, and they put a message on their customer service system yesterday to the effect that customers in my area could be having problems accessing the Internet. It was Wednesday that Verizon saw the problem I was having, so hopefully they're fixed now...so far, so good.


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Old 10-21-2011, 02:13 PM   #1185
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Battle is a pure form of expression. It is heart and discipline, reduced to movement and motion. In battle, the words are swept away, giving way to actions-- mercy, sacrifice, anger, fear. These are pure moments of expression.
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:04 PM   #1186
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So much awesome:

First, Blizzcon:
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And then....

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And more stuff just coming in. American team EG and Quantic are partnering with Korean teams SlayerS and IM respectively and get players to Korea to train and compete in the GSL.


YES.

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Old 10-21-2011, 06:57 PM   #1187
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Quick update...I have been connected continuously for about 7 hours now without anything dropping, so, hopefully, the issue has been resolved for the long term. I've since caught up on everything, including posting virtual league results that are usually posted on Mondays.


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Old 10-23-2011, 10:06 PM   #1188
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Went to Lambeau field (2nd time this year) this weekend with my Wife. She had a meeting with the Wisconsin Engineer's association. THe room, her food, and gas was paid for. We left early and took the tour of Lambeau Field. Not much to it, went to one of the Luxuary suites, and then through the SE Tunnel (where the Packers come in) onto the field, and back to the concourse. My wife and I decided to get on the waiting list for Season Tickets, and become stockholders.

While she was at her meeting I enjoyed the indoor water park at the hotel. Then we got together again for Cocktails and dinner. State Senator Dave Hanson (D-Green Bay) on of the Heroic 14, got a Standing ovation before he spoke for a bit. Kinda funny when he was recounting the 22-day filibuster he and the other 13 Democratic senators did to delay the "Budget repair bill". He said "THe Media said we were vacationing at Resorts, when we were at the Clocktower in Rockford that didn't even have a pool. Then at the Hotel made famous by the movie "Ground hog Day" before moving on with nothing more then the cloths on their back and maybe a change of cloths

Then after a dinner we went back to our room to watch the Badgers lose before getting up early to drive back so I could be at work at 1pm


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Old 10-24-2011, 10:09 AM   #1189
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Spent the weekend doing things with the GF.

Working on her place... Getting tires for her car... Buying supplies...

Not exactly the most epically romantic weekend ever... but it felt productive.

Crappy week at work ahead. All late nights... with meetings early in the day. So... lots of long hours. Oh joy.


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Old 10-24-2011, 08:33 PM   #1190
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Apparently, I have a girlfriend now.

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Old 10-24-2011, 10:27 PM   #1191
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DAAAAYYYYUUUUMMMM!!!!



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Old 10-25-2011, 09:37 AM   #1192
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I have accepted the fact that I will never have a girlfriend (or even a date) again. It makes getting out of bed in the morning unbelievably difficult.
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:40 AM   #1193
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Thanks to WIsconsin's Governor walker, my Wife now will not get a raise for two more years. Bringing her total to 8 years without a raise.
Even tho on average State Union Employee's make 20% less gross income and have average Health insurance compared to the private sector.

And just recently my wife's Department hired 2 more Engineers. Some of them came from All across the States, some owned thier own companies, some have been working for over 10 years and ended up taking an entry level state position

So can anyone justify the wage freeze anymore?
People on Social security at least got a raise this year


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Old 10-26-2011, 11:14 PM   #1194
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I usually don't post about my bowling here until the following day, but I didn't want to forget posting about tonight, which was a breakthrough after my lesson last Thursday: 3 open frames all night (one in each game), two on splits, and the other on my only missed 10 out of the 7 I had to shoot.


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Old 10-27-2011, 05:39 AM   #1195
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CUrling started for me in La Crosse. THere is a new club that started at an Ice Arena. There was an open house and about 60 people showed up. THere were about 18"Experienced" curlers there and we were able to get 2 games going.

Was able to draw to the 4-foot circle to end up stealing 3 in the last end


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Old 10-27-2011, 10:36 PM   #1196
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Looooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggg day. Bleh.

Meetings all morning/ afternoon. Long soul soundcheck/ concert all evening/ night.

There are days I'd trade my life for a stupid and boring 9-5 M-F office job. Today was certainly one of them.


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Old 10-28-2011, 10:00 AM   #1198
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There are days I'd trade my life for a stupid and boring 9-5 M-F office job. Today was certainly one of them.
In my experience 9-5 M-F office jobs go far beyond 9-5 and very often beyond M-F as well.
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:24 PM   #1199
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I didn't realize it until I saw the BowlSK sheet of my night the other night again yesterday, and forgot to post this this morning: If we were doing no-tap scoring, my second game would've been a 300...I had at least 9 pins on every first ball, including XX9 in the 10th frame, meaning I threw the required 12 first balls.


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Why is it snowing in October?

Picked up Rage today. We'll see how it is.
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