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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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#74408
Oct 11, 2012
 
I vote for Saturday! first of all, I love Journey.:) Second, your mom's coming this weekend, isn't she? So if she gets in Friday night, that gives you time together that night. By Saturday night, you'll both appreciate some alone time, right?(Or... apart from each other time.)

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#74409
Oct 11, 2012
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I vote for Saturday! first of all, I love Journey.:) Second, your mom's coming this weekend, isn't she? So if she gets in Friday night, that gives you time together that night. By Saturday night, you'll both appreciate some alone time, right?(Or... apart from each other time.)
Oh, Journey is a definite! Openers are Loverboy and Pat Benetar: 80s awesomeness.

My mom arrives on Wednesday afternoon, so I have Wednesday and Thursday off from work, and breakfast plans with a friend/co-worker on Wednesday morning.

My new friend L was over last Saturday night and my phone was blowing up with texts - I told her "It's never like this!" All of a sudden, I'm social.

Jasper and I have talked every day, we miss each other... but maybe this is one of those life-changing situations. He's planning to visit pretty soon (he misses me! he misses the dogs!) and we MIGHT meet up in Denver in March when he has a thing for school, and it's right before my work conference in Vegas. It's actually cheaper for me to fly to Denver, then Vegas, than round trip. Work will like that since the company's buying my ticket.:)

Mornings still suck, but I'm really trying to be positive and productive and busy and fun, and it seems to be working most of the time.

I'm thinking about a Chicago/Twin Cities trip next summer....

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#74410
Oct 11, 2012
 
So back to my mom... I have church on Wednesday night and book club on Thursday night, so the fact that I won't be at work on those days justifies me to attend those. My mom and I can hang out during the day and then have our time apart in the evenings.
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#74411
Oct 11, 2012
 
Imagine... if I didn't have Topix, I might be posting my drunken ramblings on Facebook. <shudder>

Going to look at condos downtown on Saturday morning. I LOVE my apartment but being closer to work and 99% of my friends will be a good thing. I'm a pro at moving, so no big deal. Right?

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#74412
Oct 11, 2012
 
Church on a Wednesday!? That's just craziness!

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#74413
Oct 11, 2012
 
edogxxx wrote:
Church on a Wednesday!? That's just craziness!
It's actually normal. Lots of churches have Bible study and youth group and choir practice and stuff on Wednesday nights.
:)

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#74414
Oct 11, 2012
 
j_m_w wrote:
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Oh, Journey is a definite! Openers are Loverboy and Pat Benetar: 80s awesomeness.
What a crock of shit. So Journey with the replacement singer is the headliner to Loverboy and their original lead singer and THE Pat Benatar?

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Oct 11, 2012
 
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What a crock of shit. So Journey with the replacement singer is the headliner to Loverboy and their original lead singer and THE Pat Benatar?
Um... yeah...? Watch it, you are one of the people I was appreciating earlier!
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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 just built what will likely be our last PC. We'll be in a motorhome full time within the year, and although we'll keep it and use it, the laptop will undoubtedly get more use, and when the PC dies, it will be replaced with another laptop. If we'd realized that our change would happen this soon we wouldn't have spent the 125 that we put into this one. We also wouldn't have bought so much firewood.
But we're sure going to be warm this winter. No need to conserve.
Gotta find the bright side of the plague.

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#74417
Oct 11, 2012
 
Aisle Sitter wrote:
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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
I'd welcome her, and she could maybe find some books or something she wanted. Less stuff for me to deal with.

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#74418
Oct 11, 2012
 
Just realized I didn't really answer the question.
Possibly down to a large tablet, but only if it has one of those holographic keyboards. I don't like the tiny keyboard displays on small tablets or phones.

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Oct 11, 2012
 
NWmoon wrote:
<quoted text>We just built what will likely be our last PC. We'll be in a motorhome full time within the year, and although we'll keep it and use it, the laptop will undoubtedly get more use, and when the PC dies, it will be replaced with another laptop. If we'd realized that our change would happen this soon we wouldn't have spent the 125 that we put into this one. We also wouldn't have bought so much firewood.
But we're sure going to be warm this winter. No need to conserve.
Gotta find the bright side of the plague.
When I said PC, that includes laptops(I don't currently even own a desktop). The "sky is falling" article was more about how pc sales are down and sales of tablets and smart phones are up.

For the forseeable future, I don't see ever being without a pc/laptop. As convenient as tablets are, they don't have enough storage space to keep my entire music collection or my entire music collection. Sure there's cloud options, but to get the space I would need, 1) it would cost some money, and 2)I view that type of storage as a backup, not the primary/only copy. Once we get to the day where tablets can connect to an external ard drive, I could see more people having no need for a computer. But I just can't see it ever becoming completely un-needed.

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#74420
Oct 11, 2012
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>As convenient as tablets are, they don't have enough storage space to keep my entire music collection or my entire music collection.
Haha! Looks like I'm not the only one drinking tonight!
:)

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#74421
Oct 11, 2012
 
j_m_w wrote:
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Haha! Looks like I'm not the only one drinking tonight!
:)
Hah! The was supposed to be music and photos. Hell, home videos too.

Does having one bottle of Woodchuck count as drinking?

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#74423
Oct 12, 2012
 
j_m_w wrote:
a Journey concert with friends on Saturday night.
Chunzel's going to that. You should try to meet up with her.

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Oct 12, 2012
 
j_m_w wrote:
Imagine... if I didn't have Topix, I might be posting my drunken ramblings on Facebook. <shudder>
Going to look at condos downtown on Saturday morning. I LOVE my apartment but being closer to work and 99% of my friends will be a good thing. I'm a pro at moving, so no big deal. Right?
Right!

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#74425
Oct 12, 2012
 
Happy payday/Friday, fools! Weekend plans?

Tonight: Pack, clean, game, drink, smoke. Before any of that, Nick’s coming over with his 5yo to work on my motorcycle. He worked on it for about an hour last night while Alex and I ate supper together (I’d ordered pizzas – one for me, one for Nick to take home, and as a nice surprise for the 5yo, I got him a kid’s meal of mac ‘n’ cheese, applesauce, and a juice box, which he loved b/c he had pizza for lunch and isn’t a huge fan of pizza). Tonight we’ll plug in the battery charger and it should be good to go tomorrow! I can set it outside with a “for sale” sign and hope to sell it this weekend before winter hits us.

Tomorrow: Donate blood at 7:30 a.m. Packing. Date night.

Sunday: More packing. Baking cookies for the coworker who nearly died from meningitis.

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#74426
Oct 12, 2012
 
Tonight: Our local hockey league's pre-season game. J may or may not go, so I rassled up some of my hockey peeps to go with. We have season tickets this year, so it's the first of many drunken nights.:-D

Saturday: Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson! I can't wait. Zombie puts on a really fun show. Opening act was supposed to be Jonathan Davis from Korn as a DJ, but now it's somebody else. Where'd I put my E? ;-P

Sunday: League hockey. Somewhere in the weekend, painting the porch.

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