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“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#93401 Nov 11, 2013
PEllen wrote:
I have been trying to get a handle on spending too much time on the I-net and have been running a timer. God, ths place eats up my day.
Any suggestions for mastering the beast?
Have you tried a white flag?
A noted observer

Hoffman Estates, IL

#93402 Nov 11, 2013
PEllen wrote:
I have been trying to get a handle on spending too much time on the I-net and have been running a timer. God, ths place eats up my day.
Any suggestions for mastering the beast?
WHOA! Dirty talk is NSFW!!!!

Since: Aug 08

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#93403 Nov 11, 2013
PEllen wrote:
I have been trying to get a handle on spending too much time on the I-net and have been running a timer. God, ths place eats up my day.
Any suggestions for mastering the beast?
Topix or the internet in general?

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#93404 Nov 11, 2013
PEllen wrote:
I have been trying to get a handle on spending too much time on the I-net and have been running a timer. God, ths place eats up my day.
Any suggestions for mastering the beast?
I'd say that as long as you're getting to the rest of the styff yoy want to get to, you're not showing addictive behaviours toward it, and some of your net usage is "educational," don't worry too much. I haven't gotten to any of those little home improvement projects i thouht i would by now, but things aren't any worse around here, either...

<so says the girl who's watching a COPS marathon today...>

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#93405 Nov 11, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Hmmm, what will an imploded Dog look like?
Think he might channel a liberal eventually?
Ang- you that strong, could you pull that off?
It sure won't be a pretty sight... I think he's a closet liberal and is just funnin us. Attention xxxxx, you know what, i got called out for using his favorite word.

Since: Oct 12

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#93406 Nov 11, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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No. The hate will continue, but change direction from color to gender and age. A sad prediction but the haters will akways find targets because of their own shortcomings.
I've alway's thought media like Fox and MSNBC both, do everyone a disservice by making everything a, us versus them scenario.....

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#93407 Nov 11, 2013
PEllen wrote:
I have been trying to get a handle on spending too much time on the I-net and have been running a timer. God, ths place eats up my day.
Any suggestions for mastering the beast?
Don't worry about that. Think of it as brain training.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#93408 Nov 11, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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Don't worry about that. Think of it as brain training.
Luminosity light?

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#93409 Nov 11, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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Topix or the internet in general?
Both unfortunately, but some of the I-net I can't escape and that makes reigning in the other stuff harder

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#93410 Nov 11, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Luminosity light?
???? Please don't ask me to look that up-- that defeats the purpose.

Right now I come to the computer to click on Pandora so it keeps playing... and here I am.

Arrrgh

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#93411 Nov 11, 2013
So, we were at my MIL's house yesterday and she was talking about how upset she and her brother are that her niece's husband will not be at Thanksgiving dinner for the second year in a row because he will be with his family on Long Island (about 3 hours away). Of course, her niece won't make that trip to share the day with her husband because 1) she is spoiled and refuses to drive in traffic and 2) she is still overly attached to her parents.

She is lucky that my parents are so awesome and love on the other side of the country, because she will not admit that her children are grown and as much as their spouses are now part of her family, her children are part of their spouses' families.

So, what do you guys do for Thanksgiving? Any special traditions or recurring headaches?

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#93412 Nov 11, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Luminosity light?
and branium, too. those games drive me nuts.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#93413 Nov 11, 2013
Don't worry, PE! There's help available for your gay midget porn addiction!
A noted observer

Hoffman Estates, IL

#93414 Nov 11, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> I've alway's thought media like Fox and MSNBC both, do everyone a disservice by making everything a, us versus them scenario.....
A battle between viewers of either network is still a minor skirmish. FOX likes to claim viewer superiority but, with 3 million people watching at any given time, that's still less than 1% of the population that walks around screaming "BENGHAZI!!!!!" all day. If you never watched FOX or MSNBC you'd feel startling little anxiety about everyday life.

This is NOT to say that Washington isn't full of scumbags, many of whom are teapublican fascists that really DO want to take over the the country. It's just that those two stations are as dedicated to extreme politics as The NFL TODAY is on football Sunday afternoons. It's their business. They have to promote for ratings. That's ALL it is is ratings and commercial dollars.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#93415 Nov 11, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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???? Please don't ask me to look that up-- that defeats the purpose.
Right now I come to the computer to click on Pandora so it keeps playing... and here I am.
Arrrgh
Sorry. There have been commercials for it on TV.

Link: http://www.lumosity.com/

Basically, Games to increase your brain power.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#93416 Nov 11, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
So, we were at my MIL's house yesterday and she was talking about how upset she and her brother are that her niece's husband will not be at Thanksgiving dinner for the second year in a row because he will be with his family on Long Island (about 3 hours away). Of course, her niece won't make that trip to share the day with her husband because 1) she is spoiled and refuses to drive in traffic and 2) she is still overly attached to her parents.
She is lucky that my parents are so awesome and love on the other side of the country, because she will not admit that her children are grown and as much as their spouses are now part of her family, her children are part of their spouses' families.
So, what do you guys do for Thanksgiving? Any special traditions or recurring headaches?
Everyone alternates with their inlaws but they're starting to die off.

We get together and have a ton of people. Just me and my sibs and the sibs kids. Then, if a kid has a friend that wants to come over, we do that. Me and my sibs also include steps and foster children but we just call them the kids.
Reddior

Highland Park, IL

#93417 Nov 11, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
Don't worry, PE! There's help available for your gay midget porn addiction!
Not that there is anything wrong with that.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#93418 Nov 11, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
So, we were at my MIL's house yesterday and she was talking about how upset she and her brother are that her niece's husband will not be at Thanksgiving dinner for the second year in a row because he will be with his family on Long Island (about 3 hours away). Of course, her niece won't make that trip to share the day with her husband because 1) she is spoiled and refuses to drive in traffic and 2) she is still overly attached to her parents.
She is lucky that my parents are so awesome and love on the other side of the country, because she will not admit that her children are grown and as much as their spouses are now part of her family, her children are part of their spouses' families.
So, what do you guys do for Thanksgiving? Any special traditions or recurring headaches?
Have I mentioned ever, that I *love* my immediate family when it comes to these things? Always willing to be flexible with holidays due to me working or going to SO's family events.

Doing Thanksgiving with J, my dad, and my sister on Thanksgiving and then I guess another one with J's mom and step-dad on the Saturday after (SIL isn't coming up until Christmas). Then J's family will get Christmas with us and we'll go up and celebrate with my dad and sister on the weekend.

I guess we're not kicking my SIL out at Christmas.*sigh* But, her primary objective while she's here will be packing up her room. If she's getting married in July or whatever, her room is going back to being a generic guest room again. And, for my sanity, they're going to tell us how long they're staying. I don't like the open ended stays at all.

Since: Aug 08

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#93419 Nov 11, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Both unfortunately, but some of the I-net I can't escape and that makes reigning in the other stuff harder
It takes some self-control. For me, I donít post that much at night or on the weekends, even if I donít have much to do. I might pop on once or twice to read some posts, but thatís it. Thatís why I say self-control.

Other than coming on here, I mostly read news websites, which I consider enlightening myself.

At work, I pop on to give myself a break from work every so often and clear my mind, before jumping back into it. If Iím busy, like I am this time of year, I try to stay out of topics that I know will chew up a lot of time with back and forth.

My work has ebbs and flows. Comes with the territory. Some times during the year I have some down time. When thatís the case, so long as I am moving projects along and getting done what needs to get done, whatís the harm with coming on here so long as it doesnít consume your life and become your life.

However, when you have down time, instead of effing around all day on the enet, go live your life ... make plans ... go places Are there projects you want to tackle around the house? Try to bang one of those out every so often.

I will say when I was laid off in CO, I quit topix and pretty much the internet until I found a job. It just didnít want to get trapped in that rut of wasting everyday effing off on here. I didn't think that would be good. Stopped cold turkey for quite a few months. It was the right thing for me.
Timmy

United States

#93420 Nov 11, 2013
I was thinking along the same lines. I thnk Angela should come back and haunt/possess edog. Just think of the fun she could have.
PEllen wrote:
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Hmmm, what will an imploded Dog look like?
Think he might channel a liberal eventually?
Ang- you that strong, could you pull that off?

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