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“Fort Kickass”

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#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”

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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.

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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 :)

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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

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#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!

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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

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#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>

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

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#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?

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Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

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#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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#74398
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 my computer. Probably all in my head right now. Sorta like when cell phones became even more popular and I still had a landline. Thought I needed that. Been without a landline for over 10 years now.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

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#74399
Oct 11, 2012
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
"And a Masterpiece place"?
Drink and paint. You supply the drinks/snacks, they supply the art supplies and instruction. It's good fun.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

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Oct 11, 2012
 
j_m_w wrote:
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You socialite, you!
:)
I take it the friends, bunco girls, and hockey girls don't know each other?
Friends are mostly encompassed in one group or the other, but no, Bunco and hockey girls don't know each other.

“Fort Kickass”

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#74401
Oct 11, 2012
 
Holy shyte, that ended up to be 45 people invited. I had trouble rustlin' up three girls to be my maids of honor three years ago...
PEllen

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Oct 11, 2012
 
Matilda77 wrote:
Holy shyte, that ended up to be 45 people invited. I had trouble rustlin' up three girls to be my maids of honor three years ago...
Sounds like fun. No gift needed.

Will you supply the snacks and drinks on your own or will it be something of potluck/BYO?

“Fort Kickass”

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#74403
Oct 11, 2012
 
PEllen wrote:
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Sounds like fun. No gift needed.
Will you supply the snacks and drinks on your own or will it be something of potluck/BYO?
Potluck.

5 people signed up already! I sometimes forget I'm probably an okay person to hang around and that I'm not in junior high anymore...

“Fort Kickass”

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#74404
Oct 11, 2012
 
^^Including the chick that gave birth today, for Pete's sake. Flattered.

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#74405
Oct 11, 2012
 
Matilda77 wrote:
^^Including the chick that gave birth today, for Pete's sake. Flattered.
fantastic. i'm trying to arrange a bra and panty tickle fight with red & jamwow. you and the girls can join in after you're all merlot'd up. maybe i can provide finger paint to keep with the masterpiece theme

Since: Mar 09

Boynton Beach, FL

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#74406
Oct 11, 2012
 
Matilda77 wrote:
Holy shyte, that ended up to be 45 people invited. I had trouble rustlin' up three girls to be my maids of honor three years ago...
Wow! I'm solidly impressed. I don't think I *know* 45 people all in one city....

Since: Mar 09

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#74407
Oct 11, 2012
 
So I find myself having to choose between lunch dates, choose between Friday night plans, and a Journey concert with friends on Saturday night. On one hand, I'm patting myself on the back for making all these plans to stay busy and not mope, and on the other hand I'm amazed by and thankful for all the wonderful people in my life. Including you guys. :)

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