Biggest surprise in An Unexpected Journey?

The Radagast rabbit sled   0 votes - 0 %
female dwarfs without beards   1 vote - 14 %
Smaug explains to Bilbo, "Elementary my dear Bilbo"   1 vote - 14 %
Azog   2 votes - 28 %
how dilapidated Rivendell looks   1 vote - 14 %
Bilbo doesn't get the key   0 votes - 0 %
wargs west of the Misty Mountains   0 votes - 0 %
Voldermort is Bilbo's father   2 votes - 28 %
Beorn's comely wife, Bjork   0 votes - 0 %
No mention of the Silmarils   0 votes - 0 %
WIPO   0 votes - 0 %
7 Total Votes
LO and I stayed home too on NYE by yankeehack (4.00 / 1) #1 Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 01:24:41 PM EST
We could have gone into Philly to my second cousin's place but I figured a 14 year old would have gone nuts hanging out with 7 kids under the age of 5. Also, I would have gone nuts too.

We expected LO's bf to come over and I even went to Wegmans to get beer (for me) and junkfood, but his parents "designed" some plan of having him "watch the dog" when they went to a family member's to watch the ball drop. So, LO's bf bribed his much older sister into letting LO come over for an hour. LO told me the plan knowing that she was violating our "there needs to be parents there" deal and promised to text me updating on their activities. She texted, they sat on the couch and LO came home earlier than planned, worried that his parents would indeed come home early. She then videochatted with him for the next few hours and we all "watched" the ball drop together.
"...she dares to indulge in the secret sport. You can't be a MILF with the F, at least in part because the M is predicated upon it."-CBB

oh yeah, there was facetiming by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #2 Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 01:35:22 PM EST
this summer eleven_year_old and her eleven_year_old cousin figured out how to facetime using the Aunt's iphone and a newer ipod touch.

They got to see each other's tree and presents remotely.

Eleven_year_old got a Northface fleece for Christmas, and now sixteen_year_old complains she dresses like a suburban chick, in her Northface, Uggs and sweat pants. Sixteen_year_old will not wear sweats out of the house.

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Don't you want to be a team player? by dmg (4.00 / 1) #3 Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 05:55:02 PM EST
it's hard to investigate problems without access to the logs.

Surely you can call up a "low cost" resource in another time zone, and painfully explain to them how to locate the logs, and get them to read their contents to you in a thick subcontinental english accent? That would be the cheapest shareholder value adding way to proceed no?
dmg - HuSi's most dimwitted overprivileged user.

It was probably the low cost resource by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #8 Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 11:47:12 AM EST
who didn't activate the drop and update NIS in the first place.

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Its easy to point the finger. by dmg (4.00 / 1) #9 Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 08:27:19 PM EST
what are YOU doing to improve the situation? All I'm seeing here is a negative attitude.......
dmg - HuSi's most dimwitted overprivileged user.
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UNLEASH THE BALR^^^SILMARILLION by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #4 Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 12:27:53 AM EST

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

I would need a new copy by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #7 Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 11:08:20 AM EST
she's already annoyed at how raggedy my 30+ year old Hobbit paperback is.

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6th grade... by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #5 Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 08:04:38 AM EST
So after mid-June you will no longer care what the local school board does to the local grade schools.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

To a degree by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #6 Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 09:32:06 AM EST
but the elementary school is a charter school, so it's more independent from the local board. I will care as I still know lots of kids going there, including siblings of the girls friends.

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