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10/15/11 09:58 - ID#55313

Plant based diets

I have recently watched two documentaries. One called "Fat Sick and nearly Dead" and "Forks Over Knives". I am so interested in these topics they discuss mainly introducing more plants in your diet. I don't think I could cut out meat entirely but I would like to eat a lot less. I know some of you do this but I would like to know more. Anyone have any good sites or recipes they can point me to?

I am not sure where to start and it is all very overwhelming.
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10/06/11 12:00 - ID#55244

Things seem different now

About a month ago I suffered a pretty nasty head/face trauma. Long story short I ended up with a broken nose and some swelling in my nose and face which still has not totally subsided. After a lot of tests and some Dr. appt it turned out to be a vasovagal episode. I pretty much passed out because I stood up to fast.

Since then I feel like things have been different in my life. I know that is a pretty broad comment but I have yet to put my finger on it. I tend to have a little more anxiety then I have ever had and I feel overwhelmed quite a bit. I have even read that some people who have head trauma go into temporary depression. I don't feel depressed but I feel like I can't get enough done lately. I usually tend to not start working on something because I don't have enough time to finish. The last few days I have been trying to do a little bit at a time when I have time.

I don't know what is changing in me but I feel the need to change my life a little bit. I want to be excited about work, life and be happy with where I am. It's been a long time since that has all come together and maybe this is a wake up call. Perhaps this broken nose will start something new for me.

Time will tell.........
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04/28/11 12:05 - ID#54165

The topics are all looking different to me lately

My eyes keep grouping them together:

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04/03/11 11:47 - ID#53966 pmobl

Running Hazards

Two summers ago I fell into the street while running. i tripped over the curb and luckely no cars were coming. i cut my knee pretty bad and also put a hole in my sneaker and sock. Every so just by chance they come back together for a reunion.

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01/24/11 01:34 - 13.ºF - ID#53488

Shaved for the first time in about a month

I decided this year I really was going to grow out facial hair. I am a pretty low maintenance guy and I like this keep things simple. This was very new for me. I usually shave 2 to 3 times per week but don't mine a little scruff in between.

Here is me before:
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I feel kind of naked now. You know that feeling that you get in the spring when you don't wear a coat outside? Like something is missing. I did kind of like it and will probably make it a yearly thing in the winter.

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01/19/11 01:41 - 25.ºF - ID#53457

Cleaning out

Last night I spent some time in the basement cleaning up. Over the past year clutter has overtaken any sort of order that was hashed out down there. Most of my time was spent breaking down boxes that I have saved on higher priced items along with empty boxes from kids toys. I told my wife after I break down a bunch of stuff and take it to the curb I feel so liberated. Kind of makes me want to rent a dumpster and throw out a bunch.

This bring me to my next annoyance....shredding. I hate the fact that stuff sent to me without my asking has to be disposed of differently. I have almost 2 garbage bags full of papers that need to be destroyed to help protect us from identity theft. Does this even matter anymore? I would think that if someone really wanted to steal my identity they could. I check my credit report a few times which I think is a good preventative measure. Perhaps I am a little paranoid. I think at this point I might try and track down a metal barrel and make it into a paper burning station. I am at the point where my shredder will overheat if I feed that much paper through it not to mention the time that will take. Anyone know where I can get a metal 55 gallon barrel?

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10/22/10 01:45 - 45.ºF - ID#52996 pmobl

two staples for the two year old

last year it was one because of a door. this year it was two staples and a coffee table.

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09/28/10 07:55 - 62.ºF - ID#52850 pmobl

Butterwood

yummy

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09/25/10 12:42 - 60.ºF - ID#52829

DIY Fixes for tech stuff

For some time now the MacBook Pro that is over 3 years old has been making a grinding noise on the right side. I knew it was a fan of some sort but figured I would just deal with it. The problem became increasingly worse and when my screensaver or a few apps that were CPU intensive fired it the sound was very annoying. I did some research and found that the MacBook Pros have 2 fans, one on the right and one on the left. I ordered up a new fan from ifixit.com which was only 70 dollars with shipping and handling. The shipping and handling was 20 dollars but could have been less with just regular mail delivery. I was a little apprehensive since usually when you take something a part it is a pain to get back together the way it once was.

I followed the directions they have on their website carefully and everything went well. The MacBook Pro is as good as new once again and quiet as well.

One more thing I remembered from a visit to the Genius Bar. If you want to stress test your CPU open a terminal window and type "yes" followed by the enter key. That will kick up your CPU enough to make you fans start up.

Who knows maybe you can find something on the site that is worth fixing.

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09/10/10 11:44 - 58.ºF - ID#52702 pmobl

Shit like this makes me want to never use Windows again

i feel that Bill Gates would have to much class for something like this. I would not put it past Balmer however.



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