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I was reading an article about an attempt to rename a mountain called Negro Mountain in Pennsylvania, and there was a line in the story of "They don't call Mount McKinley `White Man Mountain.'" and the only thing that went through my mind was "No, they call it Denali".

leak cost

Jan. 8th, 2013 01:55 pm
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Looks like about 3K to fix the leak, and replace the failing dish washer and the failed garbage disposal.


Jan. 4th, 2013 08:27 am
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testing to see if this still works.


Jan. 3rd, 2013 07:16 pm
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Something is leaking in the basement. And not a small amount.
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Saw the movie yesterday with [ profile] vvalkyri. My first les Mis other than the Liam Neeson movie, which was most certainly not a musical. I'm confused as to if I'm supposed to be liking the Eponine character, and her involvement in the love triangle with Marius and Cosette. I'm perfectly fine with disliking Thénardiers (in spite of the fact that Helen Bonham Carter and Sasha Baron Cohen stole the show with their over the top comedic relief), but I started out all 'boo hiss' with Eponine but by the end of the movie I was sad for her. Is she *supposed* to be an honorable character? The movie didn't have Eponine abusing Cosette as a youngster, and as a young adult Eponine did deliver the note to Marius, and I can't think of any reason not to consider her as sympathetic as any of the other young idiots who got them a case of dead going up against the French army.

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Pam got me an arduino to play with. Now to start to take over the world. Muhahaha!


Nov. 29th, 2012 12:57 pm
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Rest in peace Sierra.


Nov. 19th, 2012 10:12 am
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I survived the opening of the (not brave enough to acutally take them) HOT lanes on my 495 commute. Apparently there have been five accidents at one entrance since Saturday.


I am old

Oct. 30th, 2012 05:04 pm
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Today in Panera's I saw a cute young thing, probably early 20's, wearing a white frilly blouse, with thin shoulder straps, cut low enough I could see her belly button jewlery. The thought that went through my mind was "she should put on a sweater, she's going to get cold", followed by "damn, I'm old".
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So, yesterday someone from IT asked me for the ip addresses of our departmental printers. I gave him the information he needed, and then said outloud "I wonder how long before all the printers break." Turns out the answer was about 24* hours, since at 2pm all my printers broke. The dude that broke them? He went home at 2:05.

*edited typo.
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Lois McMaster Bujold will be at the National Book Festival on the Mall in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Library of Congress, on Sunday September 23rd.

She will be speaking at 12:55 PM, and signing at 2:30 PM.

More info here:
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I was getting ready to go to bed last night, when my lovely wife said to me "Do you need help in doing (unpleasant task)*?"

I replied that I wasn't aware that I was doing (unpleasant task).

After a silence of about 10 seconds, I replied "No, I'm fine doing it myself".

*Pilling the dog.


Aug. 5th, 2012 10:03 pm
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Place Div/Tot  Bib Name                    S Age Rank Swim  T1    Rank Bike    T2    Rank Run   Finish  Penalty Rank Time 

112 7/7 193 Greg Hennessy M 49 105 12:32 3:31 111 36:56 2:04 102 22:18 1:17:19 112 1:17:19


Aug. 5th, 2012 09:49 am
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finished triathalon in 1 Hr 17 MIN. finished 112 our of 125

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Jim Butcher this morning tweeted that he was eating home made fruit rollups. Oh, and he had also finished "Cold Days".

IT pinheads

Jul. 6th, 2012 01:12 pm
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The IT department has their heads up their asses more than usual. Today's phonecall "Me: Hi Tom, is there something wrong with the network?" "No, but you can send Ted email." Me:"No, I can't, I can't connect to the exchange server." Tom: 'Well, then send Daniel email." Me: "What part of I can't connect to the exchange server was unclear?" Tom: "Then send Bill email." Me: "Do you want me to walk over there and hit you?"

I suspect I probably shouldn't threaten to hit another employee, but I can't seem to care much.
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I was observing in Flagstaff last week, and had to change plans to come home early due to the storms. I estimated the plane cost by taking half the orgional costs, and adding on the cost of the new return flight. The Pointy Headed folk told me I needed a refund receipt, so I spent an hour getting the form, and faxing it to the right people, all to find out that I was entitled to $5.40 more than I had put down for. I think the tax payers got screwed on that deal.
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Conservatives are going to be so angry that Holder is sure to be held in contempt.
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My normal routine is to get up early, do Sierra care (which includes shoving half a dozen pills down her throat while she protests, the ungrateful wench), shower, dress, and then take my own meds before leaving for work. While I was getting my meds ready I had this feeling of deja vu, and a feeling of something being wrong. I've learned a long time ago to listen to those warning signs, so I looked down at my meds to figure out what was wrong, and realized I was preparing Sierra's meds, not mine. Oops!


Jun. 21st, 2012 07:38 pm
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I will not buy the new Ivan eARC released today.
i will not buy the new Ivan eARC released today.
I will not . . .
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