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*rimshots*

06:30 Aug 26 2013
Times Read: 710


Helium walks into a bar and orders a drink. The bartender says, "I'm sorry, we don't serve noble gasses here."


He doesn't react.


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JackofSpades83
JackofSpades83
06:25 Aug 27 2013

Ba-dum- pshh





RedQueen
RedQueen
06:36 Aug 28 2013

ohmigawd.....REALLY???





 

23:15 Aug 25 2013
Times Read: 718


I'm shooting another event tomorrow night.


I like shooting these events. It is fun to shoot something organic with a purpose.


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Movie night

15:58 Aug 24 2013
Times Read: 733


I hosted a movie night at my house last night. Set up the white backdrop on the back deck, laptop & projector, a cooler of beer, steak kabobs on the grill.... she made jalapeno poppers - there was so much food.


Everyone had fun as we watched Airplane! and Identity Theft.


The last of everyone left at about 12:30AM.


Except her.


I woke up to my my house being a mess and my bed room being strewn with ropes... it was a great end to the evening.


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sahahria
sahahria
23:32 Aug 24 2013

:)





JackofSpades83
JackofSpades83
06:13 Aug 27 2013

That means you did it right. 'Nuff said.



Well done Sir. High-5





RedQueen
RedQueen
06:37 Aug 28 2013

oh my....how you do go on....and on....and on.....lol





 

Out with the old...

04:10 Aug 23 2013
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There is so much positive energy and positive spirit in my life when she is with me.


Today was an incredible.


Flying kites and throwing boomerangs in the park. Laying on the hammock, enjoying the breeze of an approaching storm and listening to the thunder roll in the distance. Making an amazing lunch together and sharing a grape nehi.


It amazes me how we do so much to cherish the time we get to spend together - our lives so infrequently mesh, when we get a day where we can spend hours, we fill those hours with so much fun and love.


It's magic.


Lightning in a bottle.


Vicarious will never be a word I use if we keep this together....


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fr4gil3
fr4gil3
06:11 Aug 23 2013

That's how it should be...great to read you're so happy





 

Whew

06:20 Aug 22 2013
Times Read: 756


Whenever I complete a repair like this, I always feel a little bit like Miracle Max and his wife in the Princess Bride.


W: Do you think it will work?


M: It would take a miracle.

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B: "Bye-bye!"


Low and behold, it boots. And the hinge is kind of staying together. It will probably only last until Sunday with the way she treats this thing, but as long as it doesn't completely fall apart, we're doing ok.

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Laptop repair

04:29 Aug 22 2013
Times Read: 768


Plastic sucks to fix. Sorry, once you snap the screen hinge right out of the chassis, there isn't much you can do with that.


....yes, it's 11:30PM and I'm off to the store to buy superglue.


*sigh*


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Bones
Bones
04:32 Aug 22 2013

I think that's the whole point. The company wants you to race to the store and buy a new computer and hopes you'll buy another one of their pieces of garbage.





birra
birra
05:01 Aug 22 2013

This one is actually a decent laptop, just owned by a teenage girl with an... awkward streak.



Broken hinge, shattered LCD grid.... the grid is cheap and easy enough to replace, but with that hinge being broken it's only a matter of time before she torques it and shatters it again.



She's off to college on Saturday and says she can't afford a new laptop right now....



Doing what I can for them, as always. I'll make it work.





 

21:11 Aug 21 2013
Times Read: 781


New laptop.


It was time.


The old one I started traveling with in 2007. It doesn't owe me anything.


The new one is fast. Or, much more so compared to my 6 year old one. But, the old one still works fine. I think I might buy a new drive for it and see how Ubuntu runs on it...


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GlassHeart
GlassHeart
21:23 Aug 21 2013

I just got a new one as well..





imagesinwords
imagesinwords
21:59 Aug 21 2013

Wow, you got some serious mileage out of that old laptop. You must have really hooked it up.





birra
birra
23:02 Aug 21 2013

I only buy Thinkpads.



And my old one still works fine, it's just a bit slow and needs to be rebooted often.



I bet if I just refreshed the Windows install on it (XP, of course) I could probably get another few years out of it.



But, you know... the one I got is an off-lease used Thinkpad. Bells & whistles, Windows 7. But I see it as a stop-gap until I can get the graphics workstation laptop I want...





 

Ugh

02:02 Aug 20 2013
Times Read: 806


Questions from clients:


I have a song I want to burn to a CD. How do I do that?




For this project you will need one (1) burnable CD.


Step 1: Insert the CD into the optical drive.


Step 2: Agree to launch the CD authoring software that automatically asks you if you want it to start when you insert a blank CD


Step 3: Select your song and click "OK"


Step 4: Remove the CD when it says it is complete.


Step 5: Rinse.


Step 6: Repeat.


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birra
birra
03:14 Aug 20 2013

Yes, I am enabling my clients into the late 20th century....





DarthChrissy
DarthChrissy
15:53 Aug 20 2013

Rinse and repeat. XD





birra
birra
00:36 Aug 21 2013

I needed more than 4 steps to make it see complicated enough for them to ask in the first place...





 

23:50 Aug 19 2013
Times Read: 818


Making sauce for the first time in ages.


Summer has been too busy to cook. But tonight I want to just stay in and get some things done.


I think this calls for a scotch.


Make it a double!


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sahahria
sahahria
01:10 Aug 20 2013

Yum!





birra
birra
01:17 Aug 20 2013

Oh yeah.



It's that sauce with the Italian sausage and red peppers... it smells SOOOO good in here...





 

02:10 Aug 19 2013
Times Read: 833


Odds are against this working.

"Never tell me the odds."


-- Han Solo


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First world problems

00:55 Aug 18 2013
Times Read: 846


The main problem with tequila smoothies is, when you pour in the smoothie, all of the tequila comes to the top.


I might as well just do shots, then drink a smoothie....


Wait.


That's a brilliant fucking idea-er.....


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Bones
Bones
02:56 Aug 18 2013

Would mixing the Tequila with finely crushed ice first help?





JackofSpades83
JackofSpades83
04:57 Aug 19 2013

Shots is the ONLY way to drink tequila. That's what it's for.



If you want to swish around for us then drink something else.



P.S. Sarcasm aside, I sincerely hope you catch the reference I am making. Hi-5 man.





 

No, sorry.

17:45 Aug 17 2013
Times Read: 865


This is not ok.


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05:20 Aug 15 2013
Times Read: 876


So much craziness this week.


I love it!


But I miss her... we got together for a little while tonight. It is nice to steal away a few minutes. Plans for the weekend though... we'll see how it goes.


I've been here before.


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Over.... load...

04:23 Aug 14 2013
Times Read: 883


We signed a new vendor in my division, and their executive team came into town for training and sales launch this week.


They took my management team out to dinner tonight to kick things off.


We went to a high-end steakhouse downtown. By 8PM we still hadn't even ordered dinner, and the nine of us had killed 5 bottles of wine, many cocktails, and about ten appetizers.


When we finally ordered dinner they ordered so much... then espresso and desserts at 10PM....


I'm so tired, and full. All of the food was amazing.


I seriously shudder to think of what the bill came to....


And tomorrow night... they're treating my whole team to happy hour and already started planning the shots they'll be buying.


I should just see if I can take a cab to work tomorrow...


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14:18 Aug 02 2013
Times Read: 913


This morning wasn't quite what I expected...


....it was better.


So much better.


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Like the Night Before Christmas

05:47 Aug 02 2013
Times Read: 918


I'm too excited to sleep.


But I need some sleep for tomorrow.


But, dammit, tomorrow is too exciting to sleep!


Now tomorrow is today, I'm still not asleep.


I need sleep.


But it's too exciting!


GAH!


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Unsolicited compliments?

23:36 Aug 01 2013
Times Read: 930


"I would add that Paul, both in his online presence and his real life personality, demonstrates a sort of level-headed personality predicated on fair play and open-mindedness. In other words, I have a feeling he might be the best of all of us."



This was a note passed along to me by a colleague that someone has sent him regarding me - the photography work I do, my approach to business, the way I treat people...


I'm flattered.


Totally flattered.


I have to go coach my kids to a championship now....

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Seshat
Seshat
02:41 Aug 02 2013

I would be getting in contact with this guy and hitting him up to write your eulogy.









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