Print Story We all have our vices.
By nightflameblue (Fri Oct 17, 2008 at 04:37:19 AM EST) (all tags)
Unfortunately, some of us give in to them far too much, and far too easily.

The guy we call Uncle Phil around the office is in the hospital. We're not sure if he'll make it or not. (Link provided in intro if you're accurate with the pointer.)

He's had anger management issues. He dealt with it.

He's had drinking issues. We thought he'd dealt with that.

He and his daughter went out for a big drunk last night, and didn't make it home.

He's a decent enough guy, with a bad, bad problem. He was in classes because of work related issues that arose due to his addiction. He cancelled those classes because he felt they were a waste of money and he had it covered. He was wrong.

Why do good people do such stupid things? We kinda dig ya, dude. Just stop doing the drunk thing, unless you're gonna stay home. You'll be a lot better off.

If you make it through this one, that is. Luck and good wishes.

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Drinking by duxup (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri Oct 17, 2008 at 04:48:32 AM EST
He and his daughter went out for a big drunk last night

It sounds like he's got family issues there as well :(

Yeah, there's some levels there. by nightflameblue (4.00 / 1) #2 Fri Oct 17, 2008 at 04:59:35 AM EST
He considered it a pretty major win when his daughter started partying with him instead of lecturing him about his partying. So, yeah, he's taking her down with him.

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You live in Iowa? by Clipper Ship (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri Oct 17, 2008 at 05:38:34 AM EST


Destroy All Planets

South Dakota. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri Oct 17, 2008 at 05:45:44 AM EST
We have less hills. Otherwise, it's just as piss-poor boring.

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I've been to North Dakota. by Clipper Ship (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri Oct 17, 2008 at 06:22:30 AM EST
Holy crap, man.


Destroy All Planets

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Yeah, you got it. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Oct 17, 2008 at 07:08:49 AM EST
All of the Dakotas and Nebraska have no hills except for the Black Hills. That's where they all got concentrated. And everybody that lives around the Black Hills seems to believe that they're mountains, because everything around them is so flat. There's so much jealousy of the Rockies in the Hills it's ridiculous.

Most of my relatives on dad's side live in or around Rapid City. Last time out I got them all fired up by saying riding up in the Hills almost felt like I was in some real mountains because of how cold it got up there. Real Life Trolling - it's fun when it's family.

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KInda like how people on the east coast by FlightTest (4.00 / 1) #7 Fri Oct 17, 2008 at 08:29:21 AM EST
Insist on calling the Appalachians "Mountains"?


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Oh, I'll give those a pass by notafurry (2.00 / 0) #8 Fri Oct 17, 2008 at 09:09:56 AM EST
They're mountains, they're just... a little on the small side.

The Black Hills? Those are HILLS. It's right in the name, not all that tricky.

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I dunno by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #9 Fri Oct 17, 2008 at 09:40:49 AM EST
As someone who lives near the Shenandoah, well, I guess some of them might qualify as mountains.

But most are hills.

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

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Thing is by notafurry (2.00 / 0) #11 Fri Oct 17, 2008 at 10:31:20 AM EST
Only some of them may be individually large enough to qualify as mountains, but as a group they form a distinct and recognizable range that creates its own geographical region. The range divides watersheds between the Atlantic and the Mississippi, a mini-continental divide, if you will. As a resident of the Pacific Northwest with views of both the Olympic and Cascade mountains from my house, I get that they're a pale shadow compared to the Rockies - but they definitely pass.

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they're mountains by LilFlightTest (2.00 / 0) #14 Fri Oct 17, 2008 at 01:23:34 PM EST
they're just elderly.

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I'm pretty sure they cross 5280' by wumpus (2.00 / 0) #16 Fri Oct 17, 2008 at 02:14:02 PM EST
somewhere near I26 between Tennasee and North Carolina.


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My qualifications for mountains - by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #10 Fri Oct 17, 2008 at 09:42:54 AM EST
if I approach from a distance, do they magically appear is if in a dream from way far away? I realize that's not scientific, but it means the Black Hills aren't even close because you really don't realize you're approaching them until you are IN them. And even then you can go, "this is it?"

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There's a very simple test by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #12 Fri Oct 17, 2008 at 11:25:33 AM EST

If there is a timber line, then it is a mountain. If trees grow all the way to the top, then it's a hill.

You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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The Black Hills? by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #13 Fri Oct 17, 2008 at 11:30:52 AM EST
The reason they are "The Black Hills" is the dark evergreens that grow all the way to the top. The rounded, smooth, top.

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