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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2011
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    Today was a good day. Calm, good sides of my family, bacon with brunch, playing with my niece and kicking it at home with cartoons and cake.

    Have to do some studying... maybe in a bit.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2011
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    @ razrangel: Good on ya mate!!
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2011 edited
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    I finally got the cash together to have this properly framed. It's my new favourite picture of all time, and hangs in pride of place in my living room.

    Oldhat's Pic

    Thanks Robin! It is wonderful.

    :)
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2011
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    Got a call back from one of the gov't jobs I applied to! Hopefully I'll be able to come in for an interview before the day's through.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2011
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    @bram, you know, that made my day. I love the look of that on your wall!
    @alan hoorayzorz!
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    The server is down at the office, so I have time to spend here...

    The weekend was almost too good for words. I took the new ladyfriend to Kim Boekbinder Friday. I got all dressed up expecting a colorful crowd. Turns out I was the only one. Kim commented that she liked my spiky coat.

    I ended up spending the night at the girlperson's. While it was clear it was not going to be one of those sorts of sleepovers, it was great. She looks beautiful waking up. We spent the morning wandering around Boston's Museam of Fine Arts before going and finishing my mug. 134 beers in just over 5 months, done!

    Mug o' Victory

    That's me with the woman person who lets me hang about (I'm apparently getting weird about defining relationships in my old age) drinking the free celebratory mug. Mine will have my number and dead author (Alexandre Dumas). From now on, I get anything on tap in my mug for slightly more than the commoners pay for a pint.

    Things are going absurdly well with the lady. The feeling seems to be entirely mutual and we are having so much fun. I'm trying to follow Rachael's advice and just go with it. I find myself reading Rumi. Yesterday, I had to stop driving to scrawl down some poetry. This is all very unlike me. I write stories where the hero dies in the end and songs about pain and death, not love poems. This is all completely terrifying.

    Tonight we're going to both have our laptops and try and have a writing date. If that goes well, we'll have almost no excuse not to hang out together. At least then she'll be sick of me in no time and I'll be back on more familiar ground.

    OK. I'll stop now.
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2011
     (10319.27)
    Dang. Wish I could filch some of that glow for myself.


    Got a job. Interviewed at noon on Friday; lady called me back at three. Actually said the words "I love your personality." To me. Ha!
    Gonna spend most of my first paycheque on a pair of multi-hundred-dollar noise-cancelling headphones, with my new employee discount. Woop.
    The hours are slightly more than I was really banking on, which is probably fine as long as the people are good. Harvest season is almost over, anyways, so I really have no reason to skulk around the apartment like I been doin'. But this will firmly entrench me in daylight-hours-keeping, which doesn't mesh so well with the nighthawkery of my gentleman caller, so we'll see how that goes...
    Had a great weekend at home: saw a musical with my mom, did some shopping and driving about, discovered delicious corn pasta with my gluten-free friend, and wowed the token snooty English lady in town with the imitation clotted cream I found at the No Frills in Cabbagetown. So that was cool.
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      CommentAuthornelzbub
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2011
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    the token snooty English lady in town

    Could we maybe start an agency to place one in every town, everywhere? Sure enough England could do with exporting something other than empty freight containers and I reckon there's a plentiful supply!
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    Faintly amusing vignette from this morning.

    Guy wearing the uniform of a Naval captain gets off my train at Waterloo, presumably off to a meeting at the Ministry. Woman runs down platform after him waving her rail ticket. The look of withering contempt on his face when he realises she's mistaken him for a train guard... priceless.
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2011
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    Englishmen do withering contempt so brutally well.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2011
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    I can do 6 full pushups now!! AND my balance is getting better! AND my first home brew is ready to drink! :D

    Good god I needed to put that in this thread. I was in a poor mental state last night, always helps to appreciate small accomplishments like these.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2011
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    I'm still alive! Tis a amazing facto! Delapsis resurgem....when i fall i shall rise!!!
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2011
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    when i fall i shall rise!!!


    I am going to remember that forever, to help me along in dark times. Love you flecky!!
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2011
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    Flecky cannot be defeated by mortal weaponry. Flecky eats misfortune for a midnight snack. Flecky will return one day to save us all.
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      CommentAuthoroddbill
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2011
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    One time Flecky fell down some stairs and ended up one floor higher than he started. This was witnessed by M C Escher. The rest is art history. #fleckyfacts

    Wherever Flecky goes there are four seasons: winter, spring, summer and up. #fleckyfacts

    Flecky doesn't fall. He graciously allows the world to get a little taller than him sometimes. #fleckyfacts
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2011
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    One time a man named Flecky sneezed and thus the world began to spin on an axis. Startled by the experience he decided to break Pangaea into separate continents so no one would ever wield such awesome power.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2011
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    Flecky eats sunshine and shits rainbows.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2011
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    NEW. CAMERA.

    Okay so for my joint graduation birthday present last year, my mom got me a DSLR. Now, as many of you on this forum know, I lived in a ghetto last year and was thusly sort of afraid of getting a camera and kept putting it off putting it off putting it off.

    NOW I HAVE A CAMERA.
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      CommentAuthorPurple Wyrm
    • CommentTimeNov 9th 2011 edited
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    The primary school I went to opened a time capsule over the weekend, and I got to see that I was just as big an idiot at age 11 as I am now :D

    (My best speculations about the year 2011 were that teachers would be "humanoids" and you'd play sport by controlling the ball with a computer, rather than having to run around yourself. That last one still sounds like a great idea...)
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      CommentAuthorVertigoJones
    • CommentTimeNov 9th 2011 edited
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    Ok. So. yesterday I went to an an interview and found it was not the interview I'd been sent for but was in fact for a different job. It looked like I would be offered my choice of jobs, and would be definately put forward for the job I didn't go for, which pays more money. I have in fact landed the job I wasn't expecting, which pays fully 70% more, and is customer facing, and was only unemployed for 7 working days, which goes a long way toward dispelling a bad fix of paranoia a drunken manager gave me upon my leaving drinks at my last job. It's not often I feel smug about myself, but right now, I'm off up the Wharf to make some bankers feel insecure.

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