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#74378 Oct 11, 2012
I want all Elvis christmas songs to be eliminated from the planet. We finally took mom's Elvis christmas tape (and then later the CD) away and she never got it back (three of us hated it, so she lost that battle). I never want to hear 'Blue christmas" (and those awful backing vocals) again.

(but I do like 'In the ghetto.')

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I admit that in general, I do not like new Christmas songs. So my favorite artists when they record a christmas album, I skip right over those new ones. Iwant the standard christmas songs.

Since: Jan 10

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#74379 Oct 11, 2012
Nat King COle is a wonderful choice.

I should see if kd lang has a christmas CD -- I"m at Amazon ordering some stuff for me and Nick anyway.

Since: Jan 10

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#74380 Oct 11, 2012
Man, I'm covering the front desk. No wonder our receptionist doesn't/can't work up here. This computer bites. I get signed out of internet windows, which is a pain, things take forever to process, etc.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#74381 Oct 11, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I want all Elvis christmas songs to be eliminated from the planet. We finally took mom's Elvis christmas tape (and then later the CD) away and she never got it back (three of us hated it, so she lost that battle). I never want to hear 'Blue christmas" (and those awful backing vocals) again.
(but I do like 'In the ghetto.')
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So you don't like rockin xmas Elvis but you like fat rhinestone jumpsuit socially conscious over the hill Elvis?

That's like saying you don't like Hot Legs era Rod Stewart but dig "Have I Told You Lately" adult contemporary Rod Stewart.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#74382 Oct 11, 2012
That's like turning your nose up to Candle in the Wind era Elton John, but likeing Goodbye English Rose

:)

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#74383 Oct 11, 2012
That's like turning off Piano Man and Only the Good Die Young, so you can listen to River of Dreams.

Since: Jan 10

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#74384 Oct 11, 2012
Heh. Remember, I just don't like christmas Elvis because my mom played it to death (and I never liked his version of Blue Christmas). But most of his songs, unless I remember when they came out (like the '70s stuff), I couldn't tell you when they came along in his career. I respect the guy, but I'm not a fan.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#74385 Oct 11, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
(but I do like 'In the ghetto.')
I can't hear that song in anything other than Eric Cartman's voice.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#74386 Oct 11, 2012
Another poll!

Was just reading a story about the decline in PC sales and whether or not the pc industry is dying.

I think it is silly to think so. I think sales are down because people are not upgrading their pc's as often since there are other toys to buy(namely tablets). Additionally, I think that a family could get by with 1 pc just fine, but maybe buy multiple tablets as personal devices for the different household members and therefore, they use the pc even less.

But the poll is, who here thinks they would be fine having JUST a tablet/ipad and/or a smart phone to handle all your computing needs and can see a time that you don't own a desktop/laptop computer at all?

I love having a tablet, but I still view it as an expensive toy.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#74387 Oct 11, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
Another poll!
Was just reading a story about the decline in PC sales and whether or not the pc industry is dying.
I think it is silly to think so. I think sales are down because people are not upgrading their pc's as often since there are other toys to buy(namely tablets). Additionally, I think that a family could get by with 1 pc just fine, but maybe buy multiple tablets as personal devices for the different household members and therefore, they use the pc even less.
But the poll is, who here thinks they would be fine having JUST a tablet/ipad and/or a smart phone to handle all your computing needs and can see a time that you don't own a desktop/laptop computer at all?
I love having a tablet, but I still view it as an expensive toy.
That depends. I think could give up my home laptop, given I still have my work one. And I'd need a keyboard for my iPad. Typing on it or my phone sucks. But I'd say my phone has taken over 90% of what I used to use my laptop for at home.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#74388 Oct 11, 2012
I guess my MIL ended up showing up at the hospital at some point this morning. Now she's "helping out" at our house, so I really don't want to go home. Anybody need anything from the store?

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#74389 Oct 11, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
Another poll!

Was just reading a story about the decline in PC sales and whether or not the pc industry is dying.

I think it is silly to think so. I think sales are down because people are not upgrading their pc's as often since there are other toys to buy(namely tablets). Additionally, I think that a family could get by with 1 pc just fine, but maybe buy multiple tablets as personal devices for the different household members and therefore, they use the pc even less.

But the poll is, who here thinks they would be fine having JUST a tablet/ipad and/or a smart phone to handle all your computing needs and can see a time that you don't own a desktop/laptop computer at all?

I love having a tablet, but I still view it as an expensive toy.
We're going to have a desktop for a while. I know that the boys will eventually need laptops/tablets for homework, but our living room has a computer armoire against a wall where my husband does bills/fantasy stuff which requires paperwork in addition to the computer and he still hangs out with the rest of the family, so I don't see him changing the set-up anytime soon.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#74390 Oct 11, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
I guess my MIL ended up showing up at the hospital at some point this morning. Now she's "helping out" at our house, so I really don't want to go home. Anybody need anything from the store?
I forgot to get E's yogurt and he's flipping out. You could pick some up for me :)

Since: Aug 08

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#74391 Oct 11, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
Another poll!
Was just reading a story about the decline in PC sales and whether or not the pc industry is dying.
I think it is silly to think so. I think sales are down because people are not upgrading their pc's as often since there are other toys to buy(namely tablets). Additionally, I think that a family could get by with 1 pc just fine, but maybe buy multiple tablets as personal devices for the different household members and therefore, they use the pc even less.
But the poll is, who here thinks they would be fine having JUST a tablet/ipad and/or a smart phone to handle all your computing needs and can see a time that you don't own a desktop/laptop computer at all?
I love having a tablet, but I still view it as an expensive toy.
I still need a computer at home. I just don't use it very often.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#74392 Oct 11, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
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I forgot to get E's yogurt and he's flipping out. You could pick some up for me :)
I could...but I wouldn't let him eat it by the time it gets to you.:-D

I think I'm going to set up a night for the Merlot and a Masterpiece place, and then I'm going to invite friends, the bunco girls, and the hockey girls. I've never arranged anything like this before. Go introverted me!

Since: Jan 10

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#74393 Oct 11, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
Another poll!
Was just reading a story about the decline in PC sales and whether or not the pc industry is dying.
I think it is silly to think so. I think sales are down because people are not upgrading their pc's as often since there are other toys to buy(namely tablets). Additionally, I think that a family could get by with 1 pc just fine, but maybe buy multiple tablets as personal devices for the different household members and therefore, they use the pc even less.
But the poll is, who here thinks they would be fine having JUST a tablet/ipad and/or a smart phone to handle all your computing needs and can see a time that you don't own a desktop/laptop computer at all?
I love having a tablet, but I still view it as an expensive toy.
I need a computer if I want to do online gaming (or any kind of gaming on a decent-sized monitor).

If I had to choose between a computer and my ipad, I'd choose my computer. I need what it has to offer more than I need the portability of a $700 toy.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#74394 Oct 11, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
Another poll!
Was just reading a story about the decline in PC sales and whether or not the pc industry is dying.
I think it is silly to think so. I think sales are down because people are not upgrading their pc's as often since there are other toys to buy(namely tablets). Additionally, I think that a family could get by with 1 pc just fine, but maybe buy multiple tablets as personal devices for the different household members and therefore, they use the pc even less.
But the poll is, who here thinks they would be fine having JUST a tablet/ipad and/or a smart phone to handle all your computing needs and can see a time that you don't own a desktop/laptop computer at all?
I love having a tablet, but I still view it as an expensive toy.
I agree with you. I keep PDFs of my tax returns and other financial stuff on my personal laptop (as opposed to my work laptop) that I don't think I could do with a tablet. I'm not sure. But the laptop was only $400 so... <mimishrug>

Since: Jan 10

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#74395 Oct 11, 2012
"And a Masterpiece place"?

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#74396 Oct 11, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
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I could...but I wouldn't let him eat it by the time it gets to you.:-D
I think I'm going to set up a night for the Merlot and a Masterpiece place, and then I'm going to invite friends, the bunco girls, and the hockey girls. I've never arranged anything like this before. Go introverted me!
You socialite, you!
:)

I take it the friends, bunco girls, and hockey girls don't know each other?

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#74397 Oct 11, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
I guess my MIL ended up showing up at the hospital at some point this morning. Now she's "helping out" at our house, so I really don't want to go home. Anybody need anything from the store?
check with Moon or Mimi... i bet they would welcome yuo for a cuppa... and they're not far out of hte way from your usual route home... ;-D

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