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Category: birthday

01/22/16 10:45 - ID#60403

Happy birthday Paolo

We've celebrated (e:paul)'s 39th trip around the sun today. He worked during the day of course, but we took him to his facorite restaurant Sato for lunch with (e:Heidi) and (e:Dianne). We even drove 😰.

Then went to Tony and Maria's shortly after for round two. Cheesy lasagna, artichoke and mushrooms, a million desserts.

I'm so stuffed right now I want to lay down on the floor like (e:Mike) is. Good thing because Paul got an electronic scale with a body fat measurement.

Right now we're all watching cable about a show of people watching other TV shows.

Here's to another year amazing Paul! <3 you

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Category: house

01/18/16 01:24 - ID#60401

I'm a stripper

It finally snowed on Sunday. I don't think it ever felt like winter until now. It really all came down in only a few hours - so I took a walk with (e:terry) when he went to go work and got to play in it for a bit.

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When I got back, (e:paul) helped me continue stripping the upstairs back hall with the steamer. I worked about 5 hours on one side of the hall with the steamer - what a pain in the ass. If it wasn't for the embodied energy in this plaster I'd say rip it out, replace the electrical and put up dry wall. It would have taken less time, and we wouldn't have a patchy, delaminated plaster wall anymore.

I have seen lots of sites that show fixing delamination and cracks with plaster buttons and adhesive. Then you have to learn how to do a good job mudding it. If I had more time I'd be interested in learning but this has taken two months to get back to to begin with.
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Category: family

01/18/16 01:21 - ID#60400

Dinner at Mike and Dave's

Saturday has the obligatory farmers market pictures - all these jona gold apples for $8, onions and cabbage heads for $2 each, and a huge delicious bag of sweet winter carrots for $4.

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Later we headed over to a family dinner at (e:mike) and (e:libertad)'s with (e:paul)'s family including (e:czarkasm). Somehow I only got a picture of the food but it was a good time. Everyone took a shot at (e:libertad)'s wooden "nose in the hole" game.
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Category: old

01/15/16 02:41 - ID#60398

B-Robb the Juggler

Last Wednesday my old fraternity brother Brian passed through town on his was to a juggling convention in Quebec. Originally he and his friends were supposed to stay here but it turned into just a pit stop - so I zoomed on my bike over to see him at the mythical Wegman's liquor store.

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He started juggling vodka bottles while balancing a wine bottle on his nose. I was so suprised I didn't even take a picture and I'm pretty sure the workers were about to need a change of pants.

I don't think I really have talked to him since school almost three years ago (or really anyone else for that matter). In a sense it's kind of shitty that we could connect and don't, but I agree with Paul when he says it's nice to catch up with someone and not already know everything they've been up to.

He's applying to ChemE PhD programs in Switzerland. Lucky!
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Category: nerd

01/15/16 02:26 - ID#60397

Hundchen the wargon

(e:terry) got me the trial of World of Warcraft, so I've been nerding out playing with him every once in a while. My character's name is Hundchen the wargon, a fierce fuzzball who looks pretty sweet flying on this bird.
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He's level 21 which is pretty weak ass as far as I understand.

I don't like reading the quests or running around. I'd rather be running outside in the snow. But I played with him and (e:flacidness) tonight doing a dungeon and a battleground and had some fun.

I really think it would be better if they took a Sims/pet simulator approach and let you do a lot more with your pets, had a house etc. I guess then it would be second life - but for me, the cuter the better.

The bad part is the whole time I feel bad I'm not programming.
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Category: games

01/10/16 02:30 - ID#60394

Carcassonne

I gave in and played a game with (e:terry), (e:flacidness) and (e:yesthatcasey). It was Carcassonne and it was decent.

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Category: work

01/09/16 03:22 - ID#60393

Sameer's last day

It was Sameer's last day at Roswell before he leaves for private-sectory corporate life. Congrats on the better job!

I had my first car bomb, it was gross. I sent (e:uchina) some crunk chats.

I have a few other pictures but I didn't post them.
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Category: health

01/09/16 03:21 - ID#60392

Laser eyes

Since I already posted (e:paul)'s lenses being ablated by lasers, it's (e:terry)'s turn! He only had one eye done, but they wouldn't give him a pirate patch.

This video is in 4k of a 480p TV screen. If you're (e:heidi) and eye squemish I would not recommend it.



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On the way back we stopped at Fuji grill. It was way out in the sticks but suprisingly cheap. (e:terry) and I got a veggie tofu box/noodle dish/fried rice for about $15!
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Category: environment

01/03/16 01:59 - ID#60385

We're number 7

National Grid has been sending these letters every couple of months telling you your power consumption compared to your neighbors. I'm not sure how they define that besides similar sized houses near you. Besides the fact that it should be an email and not paper I love it. I wish all utilities did this for consumption, garbage vs recycling, etc.

We always did terrible because of the tortoise and his insane heat demands. But now that he's solar powered in the desert, and we are a little, we're number 7!

This one covers October/November, when we only had solar panels for 3/4 of November (but still a sunny November). You can see our out of control power consumption pre-panel.

I'd like to make it to number one. I think we could do it.

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Interestingly I read this article the other day about racial/class disparities in solar panel interest and purchase. It also talks about how some utilities try to pitch home solar panels as a reason to raise rates, especially for lower income houses. Isn't that crazy? Shouldn't they be trying to incentivize everyone to reduce their demand on the grid during the day (aka peak usage when the expensive gas plants turn on)?
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Category: camping

01/03/16 01:22 - ID#60382

Happy new year at Allegany State Park

For the new year, we headed down to Allegany to glamp in the cabins. Glamping it was - the cabins had heat, a stove, a fridge and a chirpy smoke detector. Our cabin had (e:heidi), (e:dianne), Pierce and (e:flacidness), and Tyler in it.

Not only was it new years but Jax's going away party before she moved to Washingotn DC. We met a ton of new people over the weekend. Many of them in the cabin "club chill".

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Sparklers
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Howling Auld Lang Syne at our loop neighbors while their ball dropped
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Double fisting some sparklers
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(e:paul) had much time cuddled up in an 70 degree cabin.
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We didn't get to hike much but there was a short colorful walk around the Red House lake.
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Have you ever seen such a perfect snowflake?
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Lots of campfire singing and dancing was attempted. Here is a story about mole ass. Jax is a pretty good storytell - I'll miss her!
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