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By georgeha (Tue Mar 13, 2007 at 06:07:24 AM EST) DST, hex and counter goodness, Exodus, debt (all tags)
and I have a few hours alone to engage in a nerdy teenage boy pursuit.

Plus, the Ten Commandments, Venus Beauty Institute, you don't need to be a weatherman, talent show, financial jujitsu, back on more drugs, and less.

Poll: How has the DST change affected you?

It wasn't the best of weekends, it wasn't the worst of weekends. The school's family talent show was Sunday afternoon, so Mrs. Ha and I did not get our usual precious 5 hours alone. On the plus side, I got a few hours to myself on Saturday to indulge in well loved teenage practices.

The family talent show was enjoyable, Mrs. Ha and five year old were in the opening act, but I think a large amount of the enjoyable factor was the meta-aspect, knowing the families and kids involved in many of the acts. My parents were more bored, and left partway through.

It ended up being a very social weekend for five year old, we had her friend over Saturday fternoon for a few hours. They played nicely while I cleaned up the study some more, and Mrs. Ha and ten year old were out running errands.

Later that evening Mrs. Ha and the girls went over to preschool mom's, giving me about three hours to indulge my inner teenager. I choose an activity that I did lots as a dateless nerdy boy, no, not wanking, but playing hex and counter wargames. I thought about playing Victory in the Pacific, but felt too dull to learn the rules, and it looked like it would take far too long. Instead I pulled out Afrika Korps, and while I didn't finish it before the family came back, it was pretty much a done deal, as Rommel and his snazzy Panzers got isolated and eliminated (well, not Rommel, he snuck back), and a handful of lowly Italians were no match for battle hardened American tank driving Brits, Aussies and Kiwis.

PS, Happy Belated Commonwealth Day.

I found out yesterday that my largest credit card creditor now owns my home equity loan. While I'm a little nervous having so much of debt tied into one creditor, I'm also thinking I have more leverage with them, as they now have a lot invested in me.

In better financial news, Mrs. Ha was told all her references check out. She'll be starting training on the 26th.

We picked up some interesting movies at the local IP repository on Saturday. First up was The Weather Underground, an oscar winning documentary on the Weathermen Underground revolutionary movement. Mrs. Ha was surprised at how divisive the country was in the late 1960's early 1970's.

In other weather news, it may hit 60 today and I'm happy. I didn't have to bundle up on the ride to work, I even forsook my hat.

Next up was part of Venus Beauty Institute, which was entertaining, but sort of plotless, from what I can tell. Maybe we'll get back to it and finish it.

Five year old is fascinated by God, one of her prized possessions is a children's book of illustrated Bible stories. While we were going through Exodus, I remembered that The Ten Commandments would be on TV soon, and while the Passover scene is terrifying, it's pretty much kid safe. Lo and behold, I found it at the library, so I took it out, too. The kids are mostly into the spectacular miracles, if you just watch the Nile turning to blood and the opening and closing of the Red Sea, it only takes 15 minutes. Five year old's self esteem is pretty good, she said if she was in the movie, she'd be one of the horse, or God.

I finally heard from my Doctor, and I'm back on 30 mg/day of prednisone. I can't wait until my euphoria at the lack of pain starts!

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Hey gang, let's put on a show | 10 comments (10 topical, 0 hidden)
I just realized by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue Mar 13, 2007 at 06:18:38 AM EST
My old linux box died during its first run after the DST change. I wonder ...

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

It's all Dubya's fault by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Mar 13, 2007 at 06:28:03 AM EST

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I thought it was all Rummy's fault. by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Mar 13, 2007 at 07:28:00 AM EST
Or maybe Cheney's.

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

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Steve Jobs. by ana (4.00 / 1) #7 Tue Mar 13, 2007 at 12:02:21 PM EST
After all, wiredog went mac...

Regular, or decaf abomination? --Kellnerin

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Is that like going postal? by wiredog (4.00 / 2) #9 Wed Mar 14, 2007 at 03:55:30 AM EST
Or more like going FedEx (when you absolutely, positively, have to massacre your cow-orkers overnight).

Firefox spell check has fun with cow-orkers. Some of the recommended replacements:
cow-corkers (Sounds pretty wrong.)
cow-porkers (Wrong and illegal.)
cow-yorkers (Isn't one of those running for President?)
cow-workers (The new, politically correct, name for "cowboys".)

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

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I don't think so. by garlic (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Mar 13, 2007 at 08:02:17 AM EST

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WIPO by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue Mar 13, 2007 at 08:18:48 AM EST
had to work a lot of nights to get everything patched up.


Don't mock COBOL developers by jimgon (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue Mar 13, 2007 at 08:18:58 AM EST
Some day we'll be back in demand.  And when that happens....

Technician - "We can't even get decent physical health care. Mental health is like witchcraft here."
Our Win2k by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #8 Tue Mar 13, 2007 at 04:23:20 PM EST
boxes needed some kinda patch.

Yes, by glamorgan (2.00 / 1) #10 Wed Mar 14, 2007 at 06:02:31 AM EST
They call it Linux

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