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By gzt (Tue Nov 03, 2009 at 02:46:27 PM EST) gzt, book, review, recycling, mother earth, congo (all tags)
The thing about stupid candles is that my typical method of disapproval, burning, doesn't work as well for obvious reasons. The inanity of the very concept!


We might have a couch and loveseat lined up for cheap, the tricky part will be moving them. I'm checking them out tonight, they could suck. The name of the seller is vaguely familiar, but probably not actually familiar.

It's time to eat lunch. I don't know what I want to eat. Something cheap. I didn't get around to packing a lunch. I will update you guys later.

Other things I'm glad our wedding and reception didn't have:
*vows
*any sort of thing written by anybody present
*tuxedos
*toasts or speeches
*slideshows

Well, really, we could've survived toasts, but there wasn't time. And, okay, the programs were written by somebody present.

What should I steal from my wife's book collection first: poetry or novels? Fiction or non-fiction?

Our building does not have recycling, but some of the adjacent ones do, as they're small enough to have City garbage service. One of the tricky parts about our moving in is that we have to sneak our cardboard into our neighbors' recycling bins. Not too much in each one, since we don't want to bogart their recycling capacity, but not so little that I have to hike very far with giant piles of cardboard in my arms [very suspicious]. Life: tricky. I guess that's what happens when you're popular enough to get twenty billion gifts shipped to you, have twenty billion of your own boxes to move, and get thirty metric tons of cardboard waste from Ikea. The best solution would be to figure out what day the City garbage service comes and head out in the morning to stuff all the non-full recycling bins. Everybody wins then. But Mother Earth is the greatest benefactor. Remember that, kids.

Idiot. So some fool on another message board was wondering where he is supposed to meet girls, since the ones at bars and clubs are all w----s. And he lives in a terrible city (coincidentally, mine) where most girls are "S*UTS" he might as well move elsewhere. I posted a reply saying that the term is reserved for people who trade sex for pay and that the preferred terms are usually "prostitute" or "sex worker". Not that I've never called anybody any of those names [see these diaries], but I submit I've always used them in the context of sex-for-pay. Anyway. I may have been trolled.

Congo: man, Belgium kind of sucked there. I was reminded of that by this scathing review of a book http://www.nationalinterest.org/Article.aspx?id=22364 .

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burning candles by lm (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue Nov 03, 2009 at 07:49:12 PM EST
It seems to me that there is a difference between disposing of a candle by burning it and burning a candle in the fashion in which candles are designed to be burned.

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As for the bar scene, one of my brothers-in-law used to always complain about how hard it was to find a nice girl. So I asked him where he was looking. `In singles bars,' came the reply. Perhaps he simply wasn't looking in the right place.

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Also, belated congratulations!


There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
I'd also have to get one. by gzt (2.00 / 0) #2 Wed Nov 04, 2009 at 04:14:39 PM EST
Or designate a candle as such. Too much effort. Perhaps I can burn the concept in effigy.

Yeah, there were two parts: first, he's definitely looking in the wrong places for the sort of thing he's after. Second, he's using the wrong words for women.

Thanks.

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chicago is awesome by garlic (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu Nov 05, 2009 at 11:47:09 AM EST
deniers will be shunned.


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