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    Just finnished my university exam in japanese language and culture. I have absolutely no clue how it went so I bought a 6-pack of beer to mourn in advance incase it went to hell.
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    Moaning about my aching back. But pleased to have finished sewing up one more small rug and one more medium sized rug. (And even more pleased to have worked out that I don't need quite as many more squares as I'd thought.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raziell View Post
    Just finnished my university exam in japanese language and culture. I have absolutely no clue how it went so I bought a 6-pack of beer to mourn in advance incase it went to hell.

    How can you have no clue about how an exam went?
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    Just set up a series of experiments in the lab (some optical tweezers and some EDB stuff) -- now to try and work out how to model the phase separation in a PEG/(NH4)2SO4/water particle as it loses water. Had a go yesterday and my calculations bear no resemblance to the experimental data whatsoever. Time to reduce the number of assumptions (and increase the complexity) until my numbers agree with reality (or I discover my model is shit).
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    Quote Originally Posted by adelady View Post
    Moaning about my aching back. But pleased to have finished sewing up one more small rug and one more medium sized rug. (And even more pleased to have worked out that I don't need quite as many more squares as I'd thought.)
    I empathize......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raziell View Post
    Just finnished my university exam in japanese language and culture. I have absolutely no clue how it went so I bought a 6-pack of beer to mourn in advance incase it went to hell.
    I am sure you did just fine!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    Just set up a series of experiments in the lab (some optical tweezers and some EDB stuff) -- now to try and work out how to model the phase separation in a PEG/(NH4)2SO4/water particle as it loses water. Had a go yesterday and my calculations bear no resemblance to the experimental data whatsoever. Time to reduce the number of assumptions (and increase the complexity) until my numbers agree with reality (or I discover my model is shit).
    No clue to what that means, but if it makes you happy.....then go ya evil ole Demon!
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    It makes the boss happy! I like playing in the lab, playing with models not so much fun (the maths sometimes makes my brain hurt).
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    I got all my marks back for the year. Very happy. Celebrating with wine and ... wine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    It makes the boss happy! I like playing in the lab, playing with models not so much fun (the maths sometimes makes my brain hurt).
    *cough* just the MATH? *running as fast as I can*

    I have a feeling you are probably a very very amazing scientist.....and I am not! HOWEVER....I am a very good singer/actor *S*....in my own right.
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    I got all my marks back for the year. Very happy. Celebrating with wine and ... wine!
    CONGRATS!!! Well cloned...ooops...DONE!!
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    counting..........5 days remaining to my 28th birthday.........and making resolution that"i will not be badboy anymore"
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    Quote Originally Posted by sir ir r aj View Post
    counting..........5 days remaining to my 28th birthday.........and making resolution that"i will not be badboy anymore"
    Bad boy is a subjective term, can you be a little more specific about what characteristics you are going to try and change? I know when I was 28, I could have made a very long list of things that I should have been doing differently. But it's never to late to learn and I would suggest you pick only one or two of the more important items on your list (like getting rid of a very bad habit such as smoking, drinking or recreational drug use). If none of those are your problem, then clean up your diet and get regular exercise.

    One thing I do know is that the young mostly have to learn by the road of hard knocks. The fact that you are here on this forum gives you access to many that have had your problems and may have solutions that would work for you. What have you got to lose by asking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Robot View Post
    Bad boy is a subjective term, can you be a little more specific about what characteristics you are going to try and change?
    I m a bit lazy. Will try to change habits. Too much tea may be bad for me.
    Maybe I marry this year. Should I?
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    getting rid of a very bad habit such as smoking, drinking or recreational drug use
    These are not my problems. But I usually sleep more than 8 hours. Over-healthy sleep Is this good habit?
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    What have you got to lose by asking?
    I am a bit shy. I am not good at asking people. I even dont use stupid facebook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sir ir r aj View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Robot View Post
    Bad boy is a subjective term, can you be a little more specific about what characteristics you are going to try and change?
    I m a bit lazy. Will try to change habits. Too much tea may be bad for me.
    Maybe I marry this year. Should I?
    And planning for further study.
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    getting rid of a very bad habit such as smoking, drinking or recreational drug use
    These are not my problems. But I usually sleep more than 8 hours. Over-healthy sleep Is this good habit?
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    What have you got to lose by asking?
    I am a bit shy. I am not good at asking people. I even dont use stupid facebook.
    The best way to beat lazy is to find something you can be passionate about in your work or hobbies, or get a woman who will crack the whip on you. Study should be a life long pursuit even if it's not formal schooling. As far as sleeping goes, it's only bad when it cuts into other things you really need to be doing, like making a living or keeping your woman happy. As far as asking on this forum goes, you will make more friends than you know what to do with when you interact with them on that level. Most of the people on this forum are older than you are, and there are many reasons for that, but you can bet they will all enjoy talking to an interested 28 year old.

    As far as finding a wife goes, well everybody has their own life experiences and opinions, but I'm sure you will get more advise than you need or maybe want. My advise would be if you want to start a family of your own, by all means find and marry a good woman. If you just want a woman without the family, stay away from marriage.
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    Just fixed my heater, it kept tripping the breaker so now it won't.
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    Just home from work after a hard and fast label run, my co-worker and I gave 'er 'ell all night. This is the season of price changes and specials as all of the competing interests attempt to woo your pocketbook. Several stores have 'Loyalty' programs where you earn points on various products and by means of various promotions toward savings and free shopping. Today I purchased $28.08 worth of product, redeemed $20.00 in points, put $8.08 on my card and received 10,000 more points or $10.00 as a credit. In other words, they just PAID ME $1.92 to shop at my own store. I've only been using this program for 6 weeks and have already redeemed $80.00 and $35.00 still in the kitty.

    Tomorrow, there is a redeem your points incentive at the drugstore and I am treating Mother to $105.00 worth of shopping, for no cash out of pocket and will have a bank of at least that much left over. These points games can be taken advantage of by selective shopping on campaign days where they offer 20 times the regular points and only redeem on days when they offer additional incentives of 15-20%. I did a tally and I am recouping 30-50% of every dollar I spend. I should teach in-house courses on how to get more bang for your buck. Eight years in retail grocery has been very educational.
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    Just had one hour in a floatation tank. I have a 10K road race tomorrow, having a glass of wine , then an early night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Wilson View Post
    Just had one hour in a floatation tank. I have a 10K road race tomorrow, having a glass of wine , then an early night.
    Good luck on your race...look forward to hearing about it. As for me...I'm lounging around...when I should be at the gym. lol Heading off there soon...I wonder if it will be crowded with lots of people off today, for the holiday hiatus weekend. Happy Friday, peeps!
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    Planned on going fishing. Which for me means putting on a set of warm cloths, and double checking the straps holding my dory to the top of my S10 before I set off. (all my gear stays in the truck). Crank...click...click....click.

    So tempted to jump off with Tia's new Fit, but don't want to risk it, tiny battery and alternator versus big battery sometimes doesn't go well.

    Trickle charging. Arggg
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    Quote Originally Posted by wegs View Post
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    Just had one hour in a floatation tank. I have a 10K road race tomorrow, having a glass of wine , then an early night.
    Good luck on your race...look forward to hearing about it. As for me...I'm lounging around...when I should be at the gym. lol Heading off there soon...I wonder if it will be crowded with lots of people off today, for the holiday hiatus weekend. Happy Friday, peeps!
    I went to the gym this morning and there were only two other people there. However when I went Costco shopping it was crowded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Robot View Post
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    Just had one hour in a floatation tank. I have a 10K road race tomorrow, having a glass of wine , then an early night.
    Good luck on your race...look forward to hearing about it. As for me...I'm lounging around...when I should be at the gym. lol Heading off there soon...I wonder if it will be crowded with lots of people off today, for the holiday hiatus weekend. Happy Friday, peeps!
    I went to the gym this morning and there were only two other people there. However when I went Costco shopping it was crowded.
    haha Priorities! Well, I still haven't left for the gym. It doesn't seem promising lol Do you like Costco? I find those stores to be traps...I get in one...and I can't find my way out until I've emptied my wallet.
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    Mr is still asleep. I'm trying to work out how to schedule all. the. things. Have to have the boys in for tutoring some time this weekend, usually today ... buuuuut ...

    Yesterday's plans rather fell in a heap. The computer guy closes at 12 on Fridays, not at 2 as mr thought, so we were too late to pick that up. Went on with other stuff, used the card a few times, tapped here, PIN number there. And then, late in the afternoon, both mr and I had separate transactions at different shops fail because the PIN was "wrong". Hanging around while the staff at the credit union go through the tedious can we fix it routines is not a prospect I relish, but I think the rest of the morning may be spoken for. And that can't be rescheduled to the afternoon or to Sunday like the other stuff we have to do because the credit union offices close then. There's all sorts of things you can do on the phone and online, but anything relating to PINs has to be done in person.

    Phoooey.
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    I am taking a break from ironing. I've given the dry cleaners and my wallet a break this month
    but I sure miss picking 'em up boxed and ready to go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wegs View Post
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    Just had one hour in a floatation tank. I have a 10K road race tomorrow, having a glass of wine , then an early night.
    Good luck on your race...look forward to hearing about it. As for me...I'm lounging around...when I should be at the gym. lol Heading off there soon...I wonder if it will be crowded with lots of people off today, for the holiday hiatus weekend. Happy Friday, peeps!
    I went to the gym this morning and there were only two other people there. However when I went Costco shopping it was crowded.
    haha Priorities! Well, I still haven't left for the gym. It doesn't seem promising lol Do you like Costco? I find those stores to be traps...I get in one...and I can't find my way out until I've emptied my wallet.
    If you find the things you use there, you can save money. They have a very good selection of TV's at great prices. Much better than the local Walmart. I can buy 36 17oz bottles of water for under $4....etc.
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    Yay! It was mr's cackhandedness that caused the debit card problems. So we just can't use the card until 24 hours since his 3 wrong attempts yesterday. Knowing your PIN, or any other number, is little help to people who have always been desperately dyslexic who now also have problems with hand movements.
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    Since my last post almost 4 hours ago, I have not stopped moving.
    - I shoveled the snow away from the back door as that is my most used entrance for hauling water and heading out to feed.
    - I swept the snow off the front deck (10 x 24 feet, 2 stairs) twice.
    - I shoveled a good portion of the driveway in front of the house to make easier movement around vehicles, hauling wood etc.
    - I shoveled out the 30 meter path to the woodpile.
    - I split a large wheelbarrow full of wood and piled it in the wood box on the deck.
    - I shoveled a path from the two metal fenced paddocks to the cold compost 'poop' pile.
    - With rake and shovel I dug out three days of horse puckies, a total of 7 wheelbarrow loads by addition of extraneous snow.
    - I fed the horses, got tonight's feed ready for each, dumped the mares' water buckets and carried one more pail to the gelding, as he tends to drink more water.

    Now I am having a glass of red wine and deciding if I am hungry or not. Just like a horse, I can't eat until I've 'cooled out'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adelady View Post
    Yay! It was mr's cackhandedness that caused the debit card problems. So we just can't use the card until 24 hours since his 3 wrong attempts yesterday. Knowing your PIN, or any other number, is little help to people who have always been desperately dyslexic who now also have problems with hand movements.
    This reminds me of the day we bought our first cell phone years ago and it was a big ticket item. The store was short staffed, so the manager was putting through the transaction...with difficulty...and he swiped the card more than once. The sale finally went through.

    At our next stop, my card was refused, to my great embarrassment, and fortunately I had a second credit card to use.

    We went straight to the bank upon which my card was issued and used their phone to learn that because it was a shaky transaction of a large amount and outside my usual range of purchase variety, my card had been flagged as a caution, in case it had been stolen. After a few questions to prove my identity and that I had indeed authorized that transaction, all was put to rights.

    That was my first real comprehension of just how closely all credit card transactions are monitored and now, with the augmentation of computerized sales systems, various 'Loyalty' programs actually tailor offers to your purchasing habits. I know that makes a lot of people paranoid but I do not do anything of criminal interest and privacy went out the window decades ago, in my observation.
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    And in a further chapter in the book of The Week of Horrible Expensive.

    My phone's dead. And the charger is best described as in pieces. I knew I'd have to replace the dear old thing some time soon (daughter bought it in London 7ish years ago). It's quite pretty, one of those designery thingies - daughter's obsessed with The White Company and Cath Kidston, this is a Cath Kidston Nokia.

    But why did it have to be this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post
    Since my last post almost 4 hours ago, I have not stopped moving.
    - I shoveled the snow away from the back door as that is my most used entrance for hauling water and heading out to feed.
    - I swept the snow off the front deck (10 x 24 feet, 2 stairs) twice.
    - I shoveled a good portion of the driveway in front of the house to make easier movement around vehicles, hauling wood etc.
    - I shoveled out the 30 meter path to the woodpile.
    - I split a large wheelbarrow full of wood and piled it in the wood box on the deck.
    - I shoveled a path from the two metal fenced paddocks to the cold compost 'poop' pile.
    - With rake and shovel I dug out three days of horse puckies, a total of 7 wheelbarrow loads by addition of extraneous snow.
    - I fed the horses, got tonight's feed ready for each, dumped the mares' water buckets and carried one more pail to the gelding, as he tends to drink more water.

    Now I am having a glass of red wine and deciding if I am hungry or not. Just like a horse, I can't eat until I've 'cooled out'.
    You are one impressive lady!

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    And in a further chapter in the book of The Week of Horrible Expensive.

    My phone's dead. And the charger is best described as in pieces. I knew I'd have to replace the dear old thing some time soon (daughter bought it in London 7ish years ago). It's quite pretty, one of those designery thingies - daughter's obsessed with The White Company and Cath Kidston, this is a Cath Kidston Nokia.

    But why did it have to be this week.
    Don't you have a jar of coins you can raid? But seriously, that is quite a string of rotten luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by adelady View Post
    And in a further chapter in the book of The Week of Horrible Expensive.

    My phone's dead. And the charger is best described as in pieces. I knew I'd have to replace the dear old thing some time soon (daughter bought it in London 7ish years ago). It's quite pretty, one of those designery thingies - daughter's obsessed with The White Company and Cath Kidston, this is a Cath Kidston Nokia.

    But why did it have to be this week.
    I would suggest Murphy's Law but then your just plain lucky your phone lasted 7 years. You were pushing your luck and you knew it. If your phone has a standard USB connector, maybe you have another charger you can use. I know with a 7 year old phone that's wishful thinking. If you've never owned a smart phone before and are considering one, go for the very large screen ones and you'll be happier for it. Also, always buy the car charger for it. It's a good thing for trips or if your primary charger is unavailable for whatever reason.
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    Well, I have been home for the week since we are on break. I helped my mom clean the house today and later we plan on putting up the Christmas tree. I should be working on my graduate school application, but am procrastinating as usual. I'll probably wait until I'm back at school to finish it. Oh, and I have a nice headache that won't go away!
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    My neighbours have been loudly playing their dance party music for an hour or two now. Just browsing the web to see if High-Calibre Rifles with Thermal Imaging Scopes have same day delivery.
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    Also, always buy the car charger for it. It's a good thing for trips or if your primary charger is unavailable for whatever reason.
    Well, I'll buy it. But won't be able to use it until I replace the car. Not a neverendingweekofhorrible disaster, a longstanding one. Mr pulled out the charger connection - I used to use it a lot - and he obviously disturbed something badly. Because a few months later it stopped working entirely and our car fixer upper person got a very frowny face when we asked if they could fix it. Weeeell, he said thoughtfully stroking his chin, we could put a couple of people onto pulling apart all the stuff behind the dash and see if we could find where something is broken/ disconnected/ up the creek. We can't guarantee finding it - and we can't guarantee that fixing what we find is the only cause of the problem. There's a possibility of many hours of labour and nothing to show for it except a very large bill.

    I might get around to seeing if an electrical specialist has any more optimistic opinions to offer. But I'm a bit wary. It's certainly not worth rewiring the whole front of the car just for this one problem.
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    It's certainly not worth rewiring the whole front of the car just for this one problem.
    You don't need to. Installing a D.C. outlet in a car is quite easy.
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    Also, always buy the car charger for it. It's a good thing for trips or if your primary charger is unavailable for whatever reason.
    Well, I'll buy it. But won't be able to use it until I replace the car. Not a neverendingweekofhorrible disaster, a longstanding one. Mr pulled out the charger connection - I used to use it a lot - and he obviously disturbed something badly. Because a few months later it stopped working entirely and our car fixer upper person got a very frowny face when we asked if they could fix it. Weeeell, he said thoughtfully stroking his chin, we could put a couple of people onto pulling apart all the stuff behind the dash and see if we could find where something is broken/ disconnected/ up the creek. We can't guarantee finding it - and we can't guarantee that fixing what we find is the only cause of the problem. There's a possibility of many hours of labour and nothing to show for it except a very large bill.

    I might get around to seeing if an electrical specialist has any more optimistic opinions to offer. But I'm a bit wary. It's certainly not worth rewiring the whole front of the car just for this one problem.
    Damn!!! I hate it when that happens. Maybe you could rob a bank or something?
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    You don't need to. Installing a D.C. outlet in a car is quite easy.
    Yeah. I thought about doing it separately and forgetting the rest.

    Might do that when the bank balance has recovered from the various recent assaults and we've dealt with the rest of the to-do list. Now that mister's hand is a big barrier to any detailed task - though dropping / knocking over dishes seems peachy - we're now thinking that some of those intended DIY projects will have to become pay-someone-else activities. Once the wedding's done and Xmas is over, we'll see.
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    You don't need to. Installing a D.C. outlet in a car is quite easy.
    Yeah. I thought about doing it separately and forgetting the rest.

    Might do that when the bank balance has recovered from the various recent assaults and we've dealt with the rest of the to-do list. Now that mister's hand is a big barrier to any detailed task - though dropping / knocking over dishes seems peachy - we're now thinking that some of those intended DIY projects will have to become pay-someone-else activities. Once the wedding's done and Xmas is over, we'll see.
    you respect your husband a lot. happy to see this.
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    Oh, I suppose I should point out. The neurologist has now started mister on an anti-epileptic drug which is likely to suppress some of these uncontrollable movements / weaknesses. But it's one of those start on tiny dose and move towards effective dose in tiny increments arrangements. At the moment the hand is as bad as ever and he's a bit dopey and occasionally dizzy. Yesterday he described it as being like a migraine but with no headache, no tummy upset and no visual disturbances - just perceptions being foggy and a bit peculiar. There are several steps up in dosage yet to go and we have no idea when to expect to see improvements in his control of hand movement. The only bright spot is that it's only one hand.
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    Yay! It was mr's cackhandedness that caused the debit card problems. So we just can't use the card until 24 hours since his 3 wrong attempts yesterday. Knowing your PIN, or any other number, is little help to people who have always been desperately dyslexic who now also have problems with hand movements.
    Are you married to Mr. Babe? *laughing* he blocked our account by doing that on a FRIDAY NIGHT....I could have KILLED him!
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    And in a further chapter in the book of The Week of Horrible Expensive.

    My phone's dead. And the charger is best described as in pieces. I knew I'd have to replace the dear old thing some time soon (daughter bought it in London 7ish years ago). It's quite pretty, one of those designery thingies - daughter's obsessed with The White Company and Cath Kidston, this is a Cath Kidston Nokia.

    But why did it have to be this week.
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    Oh, I suppose I should point out. The neurologist has now started mister on an anti-epileptic drug which is likely to suppress some of these uncontrollable movements / weaknesses. But it's one of those start on tiny dose and move towards effective dose in tiny increments arrangements. At the moment the hand is as bad as ever and he's a bit dopey and occasionally dizzy. Yesterday he described it as being like a migraine but with no headache, no tummy upset and no visual disturbances - just perceptions being foggy and a bit peculiar. There are several steps up in dosage yet to go and we have no idea when to expect to see improvements in his control of hand movement. The only bright spot is that it's only one hand.
    I am sorry. I did not know that your husband was ill. I am so so sorry.
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    I slept like a rock for 4 hours and 5 minutes and awoke to my small battery alarm clock chirping 'Me-Mee-Meep!' in gently rising tones. It does not wake up hubby but is a pitch that catches my ear easily.

    Once downstairs, I got half-dressed and clambered into my parka and boots to plug in the car at the house end, the vehicle itself having been plugged in at the car end before I retired for the day. I walked the 30 yards to the car shelter and made sure that the glow indicator was on, ensuring a proper connection. The temperature is only -17C and the car would likely start but at the cost of repairs, a bit of electric is cheap if it eases the cranking for the vehicle.

    Checking my emails, I had a wonderful surprise, a special offer linked to my card from the drugstore where I am taking Mother in the morning. They are giving me 16,000 points (a $20.00 value) just for using my 50,000 points $105.00 free shop on either tomorrow or Sunday. Sweet! I'm glad that I check my email as I needed to print the coupon to utilize this offer.

    I'm working my short shift of the week tonight instead of Sunday to facilitate taking advantage of the best availability for Mother, so only 7 hours to pull, and Mother wants to treat us to breakfast at A&W after our shop as her contribution to this event so it's shaping up to be a fun happening. I'll toss the ponies an extra bait of hay tonight to tide them over until my return.
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    I am sorry. I did not know that your husband was ill. I am so so sorry.
    No, no, no. He's not ill.

    It's just the very last and the only apparent remnant of the brain damage from his heart attack and the hypoxia from not being resuscitated quickly enough. Pretty good really. From that horrible yellow-grey colour all over, more or less dying at my feet when the ambos eventually took him to the ER, through 3 months in hospital/rehab and 2 months of home based therapy afterwards, he now cooks most of our meals and goes to the gym 5 or 6 days a week.

    He just has a few biiiig holes in his memory. And not allowed to drink for a year, standard for all brain injuries. Not allowed to drive, maybe never again. He's done pretty well. Though I'll never be the same again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adelady View Post
    I am sorry. I did not know that your husband was ill. I am so so sorry.
    No, no, no. He's not ill.

    It's just the very last and the only apparent remnant of the brain damage from his heart attack and the hypoxia from not being resuscitated quickly enough. Pretty good really. From that horrible yellow-grey colour all over, more or less dying at my feet when the ambos eventually took him to the ER, through 3 months in hospital/rehab and 2 months of home based therapy afterwards, he now cooks most of our meals and goes to the gym 5 or 6 days a week.

    He just has a few biiiig holes in his memory. And not allowed to drink for a year, standard for all brain injuries. Not allowed to drive, maybe never again. He's done pretty well. Though I'll never be the same again.
    I am still sorry for your difficulties. I am happy that he has recovered as well as he has, but it has to be difficult for you. BIG HUGS!!!!
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    Just hung up with our daughter, in Zurich, Switzerland.......1/2 a world away from me...literally....and every time I hang up with her I start to cry....I HATE her being so far away.....NYC was so much better....it was only 1/4 of the world away......I can handle NYC but if she takes another position in Switzerland....this is the first time EVER with my kids that I really hope she doesn't find another position that is there......I want her closer....selfish, yes.....I'm just a Mom......I love my kids. I miss them a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post

    I'm working my short shift of the week tonight instead of Sunday to facilitate taking advantage of the best availability for Mother, so only 7 hours to pull, and Mother wants to treat us to breakfast at A&W after our shop as her contribution to this event so it's shaping up to be a fun happening. I'll toss the ponies an extra bait of hay tonight to tide them over until my return.
    You have an A&W, I haven't seen an A&W for many years now, and when I did I'm pretty sure they didn't serve breakfast. They were places where you could park and get served in your car. Had great rootbeer and chili fries.
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    feeling remorse
    The batteries in my critter cam went dead
    next deer season opens tomorrow
    I like to know my potential targets in advance
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    Well, it's not like I didn't shoot and eat before buying tha camera.
    And, many a damned fool has passed up shooting some damned good meat by waiting for that elusive 12-14 point buck.
    I do not like getting up very much before dawn, but that seems to be when they are active.
    first light a little after 6 sunrise an hour later. I may have to get up before 5 for a week or 2 or...now........(i know, i know boo hoo---i've gotten old and lazy)..
    I had thought that there weren't many out there, but a stroll down by the river a few days ago gave that notion the boot.
    There were 2 groups in 2 different draws numbering 5 or six each. And yesterday, I saw a large doe with 2 smaller deer. I didn't have them in view long enough to determine the sex of the smaller ones based on their actions------------young does tend to stay close to momma, young bucks tend to wander about more.

    If I get some fresh meat, and we get a warming trend, maybe we eat some meat cooked on an open fire? I've been setting aside some split hickory and cherry for that fire.

    Good luck and happy hunting for any like minded folks out there.
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    Just chilling before I go round to a friend's place for a long night of chat, food and lots of wine. And conversation with his 6 cats. Oh, and his wife.
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    I just returned from fishing. Way too got here at noon for anything but snoozing. Just read email from friend about snow shoeing in the Rockies next weekend...Yes!!! I have had enough summer and beach...miss the invigorating freshness of winter and build up to Christmas. There's something weird about hearing Frosty the Snowman in southern Mexico. I almost wanna go home. 10 days is enough. However, not as bad as a tropical island like Maui or Aruba where 5 days does it. I likes to hop in the car, drive a hundred kms to somewhere new and hike for a day in the wilderness.

    Off to Arizona in January...like having the choice of cooler high altitude camping and fossil hunting....then down in the desert warm the bones.

    I crave a lime Popsicle. Even settle for orange. Never a fan of electric blue flavour. Is electric blue a tropical fruit?
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    Snow shoeing in the Rockies? Aw, luckeeee! I miss snow.
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    Yikes, just had an earthquake. Logged into the USGS site.... 4.6 magnitudejust about 25 kms away from here in Itaxpa, Mexicoa. No damage but quite 'spooky'. First one I've experienced that was more than a slight tremor. It would probably not be much to a California resident. Never felt an earthquake in Canada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fossilborealis View Post
    Yikes, just had an earthquake. Logged into the USGS site.... 4.6 magnitude just about 25 kms away from here in Itaxpa, Mexicoa. No damage but quite 'spooky'. First one I've experienced that was more than a slight tremor. It would probably not be much to a California resident. Never felt an earthquake in Canada.
    I lived about 40 years of my life in Southern California and many earthquakes of lots of different magnitudes. 4.6 is hardly noticeable unless you are close to the epicenter. One does get used to them and it's always something others are interested in when you travel. For those that have just watched the news events of them, there is lots of fear of them. But if I had a choice I'd rather live in California than anywhere in tornado ally.
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    Just chilling before I go round to a friend's place for a long night of chat, food and lots of wine. And conversation with his 6 cats. Oh, and his wife.
    Which of those two participant types are the more intellectually stimulating? My guess? The cats. joc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fossilborealis View Post
    I just returned from fishing. Way too got here at noon for anything but snoozing. Just read email from friend about snow shoeing in the Rockies next weekend...Yes!!! I have had enough summer and beach...miss the invigorating freshness of winter and build up to Christmas. There's something weird about hearing Frosty the Snowman in southern Mexico. I almost wanna go home. 10 days is enough. However, not as bad as a tropical island like Maui or Aruba where 5 days does it. I likes to hop in the car, drive a hundred kms to somewhere new and hike for a day in the wilderness.

    Off to Arizona in January...like having the choice of cooler high altitude camping and fossil hunting....then down in the desert warm the bones.I crave a lime Popsicle. Even settle for orange. Never a fan of electric blue flavour. Is electric blue a tropical fruit?
    Jeez! I hope yer not driving that 40-foot monstrosity in front of us! jocular
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    I'm working my short shift of the week tonight instead of Sunday to facilitate taking advantage of the best availability for Mother, so only 7 hours to pull, and Mother wants to treat us to breakfast at A&W after our shop as her contribution to this event so it's shaping up to be a fun happening. I'll toss the ponies an extra bait of hay tonight to tide them over until my return.
    You have an A&W, I haven't seen an A&W for many years now, and when I did I'm pretty sure they didn't serve breakfast. They were places where you could park and get served in your car. Had great rootbeer and chili fries.
    Were there roller skates?
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    feeling remorse
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    I like to know my potential targets in advance
    (sigh)
    Well, it's not like I didn't shoot and eat before buying tha camera.
    And, many a damned fool has passed up shooting some damned good meat by waiting for that elusive 12-14 point buck.
    I do not like getting up very much before dawn, but that seems to be when they are active.
    first light a little after 6 sunrise an hour later. I may have to get up before 5 for a week or 2 or...now........(i know, i know boo hoo---i've gotten old and lazy)..
    I had thought that there weren't many out there, but a stroll down by the river a few days ago gave that notion the boot.
    There were 2 groups in 2 different draws numbering 5 or six each. And yesterday, I saw a large doe with 2 smaller deer. I didn't have them in view long enough to determine the sex of the smaller ones based on their actions------------young does tend to stay close to momma, young bucks tend to wander about more.

    If I get some fresh meat, and we get a warming trend, maybe we eat some meat cooked on an open fire? I've been setting aside some split hickory and cherry for that fire.

    Good luck and happy hunting for any like minded folks out there.
    Mainland it is at first light and shortly before sunset......happy hunting!!!
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    Just chilling before I go round to a friend's place for a long night of chat, food and lots of wine. And conversation with his 6 cats. Oh, and his wife.
    Who do you the best conversations with? His 6 cats or his wife? *chuckle* OH....and cats EAT DUCKS!!!
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    I am used to earthquakes....we have them all the time in Northern Cali....don't notice them unless they are at least five...worse one was 7.8 or something....thanks goodness we aren't populated......the two here were 6.8 and 10 minutes later 6.6 but the first one shook for a minute...most violent one I have ever felt. First earthquake here in 23 years back in October 2006.....
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    Had an excellent morning yesterday, knocking off work an hour earlier than usual on a Saturday, warming up the car (it had dropped to -22C) and picking Mother up at precisely 8:28 a.m. We parked just outside the door of the shop as Mother has a handicapped permit since her legs began to cause her discomfort and some loss of mobility. She had her list in hand, mostly vitamins and some personal care products, and got all but two items on sale with the result that she netted $147.00 worth of goods for a total of $108.78 of which I only had to pay $3.78 because I was redeeming points. She was quite astounded because she usually cashes in her points at the first reward level of $10.00. It was like an early Christmas for her.

    Afterwards, we had the classic bacon, egg, hashbrown, toast and coffee combo at A&W and took our time over a second cup of coffee while I let the vehicle warm up again and took her home. Hurried home to stoke up the wood fire, feed and water horses and clean pens by which time I was quite tuckered out by the cold. The wind was fierce and I had to pull my hood up over my hat, wear my U.S. Airborne Army surplus winter boots and insulated mitts to keep warm. I was too tired to post so I read a few threads and went to bed a bit early after braving the cold once more to split wood, fill the wood box and plug in the car, after which I gave the horses a treat of oats, refilled the gelding's water and dumped out the mare's buckets as they had already consumed their fill and the rest was already building serious ice even though it was quite warm when I had taken it out to them.

    I had steel cut oatmeal with Medjool dates and almond milk for a repast upon awakening, as this is the type of weather that one benefits from having some fiber in the digestive system to keep their body temperature on an even keel.

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    Had an excellent morning yesterday, knocking off work an hour earlier than usual on a Saturday, warming up the car (it had dropped to -22C) and picking Mother up at precisely 8:28 a.m. We parked just outside the door of the shop as Mother has a handicapped permit since her legs began to cause her discomfort and some loss of mobility. She had her list in hand, mostly vitamins and some personal care products, and got all but two items on sale with the result that she netted $147.00 worth of goods for a total of $108.78 of which I only had to pay $3.78 because I was redeeming points. She was quite astounded because she usually cashes in her points at the first reward level of $10.00. It was like an early Christmas for her.

    Afterwards, we had the classic bacon, egg, hashbrown, toast and coffee combo at A&W and took our time over a second cup of coffee while I let the vehicle warm up again and took her home. Hurried home to stoke up the wood fire, feed and water horses and clean pens by which time I was quite tuckered out by the cold. The wind was fierce and I had to pull my hood up over my hat, wear my U.S. Airborne Army surplus winter boots and insulated mitts to keep warm. I was too tired to post so I read a few threads and went to bed a bit early after braving the cold once more to split wood, fill the wood box and plug in the car, after which I gave the horses a treat of oats, refilled the gelding's water and dumped out the mare's buckets as they had already consumed their fill and the rest was already building serious ice even though it was quite warm when I had taken it out to them.

    I had steel cut oatmeal with Medjool dates and almond milk for a repast upon awakening, as this is the type of weather that one benefits from having some fiber in the digestive system to keep their body temperature on an even keel.

    The following images shows the type of extreme cold weather boots I mention. This is the footwear that most utilize on the Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race as well. They are the best boots that I have ever found for the cold and even if you get soaking wet by going into water or overflow, you can ring out your socks, put the damp boots back on and you will not experience frost bite. Essential kit for this country if you are going to spend much time outdoors in the winter.

    We wear much different shoes girlie! *laughing These would be mine.
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    Praise be!

    I'm now n.o.t. watching a doco put together by Springsteen's fans - about themselves. Mister thought it might be good. He was wrong.

    I may be stuck here with knitting, but it's a bit wearing when there's something irritating on TV. I don't need to look at the needles or my hands while I'm knitting - in fact it's a bit distracting if I do - so it's a good idea to have something halfway interesting to keep my eyes occupied.
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    Praise be!

    I'm now n.o.t. watching a doco put together by Springsteen's fans - about themselves. Mister thought it might be good. He was wrong.

    I may be stuck here with knitting, but it's a bit wearing when there's something irritating on TV. I don't need to look at the needles or my hands while I'm knitting - in fact it's a bit distracting if I do - so it's a good idea to have something halfway interesting to keep my eyes occupied.
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    Sitting, listening to the best music I have, staring at my computer, relaxing after work, wishing I could skip to the end of my life, and instead just be remembering all the wonderful things I experienced and be happy that it's soon to be over.
    Holy Moses...I never want mine to end.....or I will never have NEW experiences!
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    In an infinite expanse of time and space, everything that can happen, has happened, is happening, or will happen. Everything that can be experienced, has been experienced, is being experienced, or will be experienced. Being a part of the universe, you are the universe. You don't need this life to have new experiences, not to suggest that 'you' will ever have another life. On a side note, once you've had all of your questions answered, the difference between knowledge and wisdom become quite apparent. Knowledge is infinite, wisdom is finite. Knowledge is a flight of fancy. It's neat, but does it really matter? Moderation in all things. I'm tired. I want to sleep and dream for... a really long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninja Pancakes View Post
    In an infinite expanse of time and space, everything that can happen, has happened, is happening, or will happen. Everything that can be experienced, has been experienced, is being experienced, or will be experienced. Being a part of the universe, you are the universe. You don't need this life to have new experiences, not to suggest that 'you' will ever have another life. On a side note, once you've had all of your questions answered, the difference between knowledge and wisdom become quite apparent. Knowledge is infinite, wisdom is finite. Knowledge is a flight of fancy. It's neat, but does it really matter? Moderation in all things. I'm tired. I want to sleep and dream for... a really long time.
    You sound depressed and maybe a little bored with life. I don't know that this forum will help you fix that, but it's not a bad place to get some good advise. Yes in the grand scheme of things, a human life is but an eye blink to the universe. That is short, so why even bother wishing it was over or nearly so? Find ways to have new experience, the more interesting the better. Also, whatever you are doing try and put a smile on your face first. This forum has a good joke thread Jokes that always puts a smile on my face. Then I happily search for interesting backgrounds to post in the Post Cool backgrounds thread Post Cool Backgrounds by then I'm smiling and in a much better mood and might even have more time for another post or two.

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    You never stop learning....and questions continue to be answered.....I prefer to keep on keeping on.......besides I'd really like ONE Of my kids to get married!
    A couple of my wife's colleagues had that wish, they both settled for grandchildren from single parents.
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    Just finnished my university exam in japanese language and culture. I have absolutely no clue how it went so I bought a 6-pack of beer to mourn in advance incase it went to hell.

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    Mainly due to not knowing if I accidentally switched some kanji that looked similar, and if my grammar on some of the questions were correct Also, on some irregular verbs - I was unsure if I got them correct. My reading comprehension and general understanding is high. But grammar is killing me at times. Take English for example. I am pretty much fluent in the language verbally, but when it comes to grammar I bet I did like 5+ spelling errors in this post alone.
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    Sche: I love those boots you posted. Practical AND stylish.
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    The cat is perched on my printer-scanner, where she has chosen to live out her last days. She stays there pretty much all day long. I don't know why she picked that spot. She never went up there when she was healthy. She's 17 years old, and has a tumor in her ear, which is infected. She's losing weight fast, and the vet doesn't think she'll last more than about a week. Every now and then she shakes her head, scattering gunk from her ear all over the place.
    If you are emotionally attached to the cat, as I was to my two, brother & sister, you likely feel as I did. I "inherited" the two of them when they were 3 years old, my wife did not want to keep them, we were getting separated prior to divorce.

    The two cats travelled with me in the pickup moving to Colorado to take a job there. Then, Indiana, finally Phoenix. The girl cat was killed by dogs, the big guy, I've told here of how he killed scorpions in the garage by beating them to death, lived to be over 18. His loss was saddening to everyone who had known him. joc
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post

    The following images shows the type of extreme cold weather boots I mention. This is the footwear that most utilize on the Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race as well. They are the best boots that I have ever found for the cold and even if you get soaking wet by going into water or overflow, you can ring out your socks, put the damp boots back on and you will not experience frost bite. Essential kit for this country if you are going to spend much time outdoors in the winter.

    If I had to put those shoes on to go out, I would never go out. If it's got shoe laces I don't want anything to do with it.
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    Those look like my snowboarding boots.





    They're actually pretty comfy. The top ones are my stiff back country boots and I have to spend a lot of time hiking in them. The bottom ones are my groomer boots and they wear like a nice pair of leather boots. I could spend all day in them.
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    This page has many pictures of cold weather boots & shoes. A few use Velcro and easy to use straps and they look good in public.

    cold weather shoes - Bing Images
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    I rarely get cold feet...even when I worked up north. 2 pairs of socks and boots that aren't too tight keeps everything cozy. The only time feet would freeze was when skating outdoors when it's 25c below or so....but keeping the body going usually keeps everything moving. I go for a run in just sneakers and gym socks at minus 20 and actually get too hot if I have on more than a t shirt and track suit.There's just something healthy and invigorating about being active in cold weather. The body feels stimulated and alive.

    Earthquake update,..we had 4 all together. Greatest 5.4 magnitude. Last one felt more like the ground was made of Jello rather than shaking. As a geologist I'd never get complacent about the potential of a rip roaring big one anywhere up and down the west coast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fossilborealis View Post
    I rarely get cold feet...even when I worked up north. 2 pairs of socks and boots that aren't too tight keeps everything cozy. The only time feet would freeze was when skating outdoors when it's 25c below or so....but keeping the body going usually keeps everything moving. I go for a run in just sneakers and gym socks at minus 20 and actually get too hot if I have on more than a t shirt and track suit.There's just something healthy and invigorating about being active in cold weather. The body feels stimulated and alive.

    Earthquake update,..we had 4 all together. Greatest 5.4 magnitude. Last one felt more like the ground was made of Jello rather than shaking. As a geologist I'd never get complacent about the potential of a rip roaring big one anywhere up and down the west coast.
    I was in an earthquake while I was driving on the 405 freeway in Southern Cal., and that was a bit unsettling because it involved other vehicals close to me and I could tell by looking that they were being affected. Anyway I just concentrated in staying in my lane and watching out for the other guy. Later I found out it was about a 5.0 quake.
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    You sound depressed and maybe a little bored with life.
    Yeah, that's more or less true. But I also feel like I've learned everything I wanted to learn in life. Granted, the universe is still mindblowingly amazing, and I can turn any moment into the best moment of my life, simply by putting the gravity of any situation into perspective... But my life is very hard, very stressful, and I feel like I fight harder to survive than everyone around me, and yet, I have so little, I can't even share it. I get the most pleasure out of making other people's lives better, and now I have nothing left to offer but words and hugs (Which can be a lot).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninja Pancakes View Post
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    You sound depressed and maybe a little bored with life.
    Yeah, that's more or less true. But I also feel like I've learned everything I wanted to learn in life. Granted, the universe is still mindblowingly amazing, and I can turn any moment into the best moment of my life, simply by putting the gravity of any situation into perspective... But my life is very hard, very stressful, and I feel like I fight harder to survive than everyone around me, and yet, I have so little, I can't even share it. I get the most pleasure out of making other people's lives better, and now I have nothing left to offer but words and hugs (Which can be a lot).
    Do you have a wife or girlfriend, they can make life more interesting one way or the other. While you are new to this forum, I'd bet you do have some forum experience, but I'd like to know what you hope to gain in this forum? Are you planning to stick around for awhile?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninja Pancakes View Post
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    You sound depressed and maybe a little bored with life.
    Yeah, that's more or less true. But I also feel like I've learned everything I wanted to learn in life. Granted, the universe is still mindblowingly amazing, and I can turn any moment into the best moment of my life, simply by putting the gravity of any situation into perspective... But my life is very hard, very stressful, and I feel like I fight harder to survive than everyone around me, and yet, I have so little, I can't even share it. I get the most pleasure out of making other people's lives better, and now I have nothing left to offer but words and hugs (Which can be a lot).
    Perhaps the most important thing that any of us has to share with another is simply our time. Though we live in a very commodity oriented society, the things which most people value and remember are the sharing of experiences with other people. Be a good listener, offer a word or a smile of encouragement, a shoulder or a hug as the occasion warrants and we each of us have a wealth of experiences unique unto ourselves as our 'stock in trade'.

    I do understand being weary at times and the need for uninterrupted rest to rejuvenate the body and mind. May you find a spark of interest to reignite your passion for life is my wish for you, Ninja Pancakes. What an interesting forum name. Do you mind sharing how you decided upon it?
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    I get the most pleasure out of making other people's lives better, and now I have nothing left to offer but words and hugs (Which can be a lot).
    pfft.....you underestimate your contributions here Ninja. You made my life better with your posts to-date. Your enquiring mind, kind nature and tolerance are real plusses on this forum. It's a pleasure responding to you :-))
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    Quote Originally Posted by Implicate Order View Post
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    I get the most pleasure out of making other people's lives better, and now I have nothing left to offer but words and hugs (Which can be a lot).
    pfft.....you underestimate your contributions here Ninja. You made my life better with your posts to-date. Your inquiring mind, kind nature and tolerance are real pluses on this forum. It's a pleasure responding to you :-))
    Was curious about where you are in the world so I looked up the coordinates and found:

    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia by Sam Giuffre on Prezi

    Was an easy look up, but I bet not many others bothered to look it up.
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    I suppose I came to the forum to have interesting conversations. I don't have many peers I can talk to where I live. Those that I have had have shifted about, so I don't have much contact with them anymore. I don't know how long I'll be around. As for the name Ninja Pancakes, it was just two random words I used together once as part of an old password, and I thought the combination was amusing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Robot View Post
    Was curious about where you are in the world so I looked up the coordinates and found:

    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia by Sam Giuffre on Prezi
    You got me :-))
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    The following images shows the type of extreme cold weather boots I mention. This is the footwear that most utilize on the Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race as well. They are the best boots that I have ever found for the cold and even if you get soaking wet by going into water or overflow, you can ring out your socks, put the damp boots back on and you will not experience frost bite. Essential kit for this country if you are going to spend much time outdoors in the winter.

    If I had to put those shoes on to go out, I would never go out. If it's got shoe laces I don't want anything to do with it.
    None of mine have laces except my golf shoes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fossilborealis View Post
    I rarely get cold feet...even when I worked up north. 2 pairs of socks and boots that aren't too tight keeps everything cozy. The only time feet would freeze was when skating outdoors when it's 25c below or so....but keeping the body going usually keeps everything moving. I go for a run in just sneakers and gym socks at minus 20 and actually get too hot if I have on more than a t shirt and track suit.There's just something healthy and invigorating about being active in cold weather. The body feels stimulated and alive.

    Earthquake update,..we had 4 all together. Greatest 5.4 magnitude. Last one felt more like the ground was made of Jello rather than shaking. As a geologist I'd never get complacent about the potential of a rip roaring big one anywhere up and down the west coast.
    You get used to them!!! Honest!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninja Pancakes View Post
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    You sound depressed and maybe a little bored with life.
    Yeah, that's more or less true. But I also feel like I've learned everything I wanted to learn in life. Granted, the universe is still mindblowingly amazing, and I can turn any moment into the best moment of my life, simply by putting the gravity of any situation into perspective... But my life is very hard, very stressful, and I feel like I fight harder to survive than everyone around me, and yet, I have so little, I can't even share it. I get the most pleasure out of making other people's lives better, and now I have nothing left to offer but words and hugs (Which can be a lot).
    Words and hugs are worth a lot in life.....hugs are healthy.....for both parties and kind words can brighten a dark day in a life......therefore you have much more to offer!!
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    Words and hugs however, do not shelter the homeless, feed the starving, or keep warm those who are starving and homeless on a cold winter night. They are better than nothing, but, I want to do everything to help everyone. I am perverse like that.
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    Words and hugs however, do not shelter the homeless, feed the starving, or keep warm those who are starving and homeless on a cold winter night. They are better than nothing, but, I want to do everything to help everyone. I am perverse like that.
    It's not perverse it's admirable.

    But also one should be realistic, and no one can help everyone. Do as much as you can and save enough of yourself so you can continue to give. The best givers find that balance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninja Pancakes View Post
    Words and hugs however, do not shelter the homeless, feed the starving, or keep warm those who are starving and homeless on a cold winter night. They are better than nothing, but, I want to do everything to help everyone. I am perverse like that.
    It isn't perverse, but it is also impossible. So we each need to do our own little part t help others. It is better than nothing.
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    I awoke in advance of the alarm half an hour ago, starving, so hubby lost out on the last piece of pecan pie, lol. Stoked the wood fire, which will hold now until after hubby wakes up, sometime between 3:30 and 4:00 a.m. As I was outdoors feeding the horses, the wind blew the scent of woodsmoke to my nostrils and I could distinctly smell the piece of Balsam Poplar that I put in the stove with the two pieces of pine. Poplar has such a completely different smell from the resinous pine or spruce.

    The midnight sky was devoid of clouds and the stars hung bright like precious stones against a jeweller's cloth of black velvet. I would have stayed longer in the enjoyment of them but the jealous wind soon chased me back indoors, to be embraced by the warm efforts of the wood stove.
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    Just back from baby sitting house for daughter - to wait for plumber and to be annoyed by her witless dog.

    She loves him but he's hopeless.
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    "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." Winston Churchill
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