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By georgeha (Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 05:04:57 AM EST) wrenchin, bras, Jay and Silent Bob (all tags)
5 pm can't come soon enough.

Plus, Chasing Amy, bra shopping made fun, when the SCA is too normal, wrenching, weird dreams, the Olympics and less.

Update [2008-8-15 11:37:3 by georgeha]:Breaking news on my choice of lunch

POLL: Closed a protest against the Russian invasion of Georgia.

Last night Buffalo area sister visited with her daughter and stayed a little late, making packing and prep for this weekend's camping run late, making the girls irritable and argumentative this morning (particularly twelve year), making me get to work late, and eager for an end to this week, save for the on call cell.

School can't begin soon enough. Five o'clock can't come enough. There's a 50's revival thing in the park, starting with a cover band and ending with American Graffiti, but we'll probably just veg on the couch instead.

Saturday we're meeting my parents in Letchworth to camp overnight. We have this huge tent, and I've never slept in it. Lots of other folk have, mostly kids.

Sunday Mrs.Ha decided she needed new bras, and functional type ones at that. She felt Kohl's had a good selection at a good price, which made me happy, as the big local gaming store is right across the street from Kohl's. I dropped her off and browsed, and didn't see anything I wanted to buy for around $20, though Autumn Mist tempted me. Then I found out where they keep the gaming supplements, off with the D&D stuff. I found Iron Curtain, the Panzer Grenadier supplement with Pershings, M4/76s, AK-47 troops and other big iron that would have been used if the Cold War had turned Hot, right after WWII. Yay, I've been meaning to get this anyway, and with the discount it was less than APL, not including shipping. Plus, I like to help the local merchants, they're doing a service in keeping gamers off the street.

I also worked on my bike Sunday evening. I wanted to work on my bike alone, but seven year old came back to play with a skipping thing, twelve year old came back to weed her potato and get in seven year old's way, and the Mrs. Ha came back to look at tomatoes.

When I pulled the starter clutch off, out came about a cup of oil, that's where my leak is. I replaced the oil seal, reseating it with a vise this time, we'll see if it works. As it turns out, I didn't torque my starter clutch down enough, it just whirred uselessly. At least I was able to kickstart my bike one night, only to find it run at 6k, I need to figure out that before I get it back on the road, along with the usual retorque the starter clutch ( a half hour job). I'm curious to see if it's still leaking oil, or if the new seal fixed it. In summary, still idling too high, and the starter clutch is again screwed up.

This weekend's movie was part of the Askew Universe, Chasing Amy. I liked it, even if it wasn't as funny as Clerks, but then, what could be? Now I just need to find Mallrats.

No books this week, I'm in the middle of three news to me, and one reread, but I haven't finished any. Part of this is because we're watching the Olympics at night, I'm finding it pretty entertaining. Belgium almost beat the May-Walsh in beach volleyball last night.

I saw this the other day, Time Warp Wives, for when the SCA is too normal.

Weird, unsatisfying dreams

I tend to have weird dreams. The last one I recall was about a woman in college I knew that I was smitten with, we were moving in together as boyfriend and girlfriend in a dorm room. The unsatisfying part was about how much of a pain in the ass she was, you'd think if I was dreaming about girls in college I would at least get some nookie.

I wondered if I was having precognition, so I googled her, nothing new.

Then I googled a real old girlfriend, the big surprise was that she's donated to Barack's campaign. As she holds a .gov email addy, I hope some overeager Bush flunkie doesn't try to get her fired for participating in democracy for the wrong cause.

I'm having leftover mausamam chicken from the Asian restaurant around the corner from our house. Yummy.

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Speaking of Buffalo by spacejack (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 06:13:17 AM EST
We borrowed their football team last night.

The little people are all up in arms about it by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 06:19:06 AM EST
the local Bills fans, who fear losing them, and the local Toronto fans, who fear for the Argonauts and the CFL.

Plus, the Bills play in the American conference, not the Can-Am one.

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Yes by Phil the Canuck (4.00 / 1) #3 Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 07:06:01 AM EST
All the Buffalo fans that weren't buying tickets until the Toronto games were announced, and the five remaining Argonauts fans.

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We're not really too worried about it by debacle (2.00 / 0) #22 Mon Aug 18, 2008 at 05:49:04 AM EST
Things seem to be perking up in Buffalo, contrary to all of the government's efforts.


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You haven't seen Mallrats? by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 07:42:15 AM EST
Touch not, lest ye be touched.

What, like the back of a Volkswagon?

I could quote that movie all day.

No, and it wasn't until 2005 by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 07:48:58 AM EST
that I saw Clerks.

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*BOGGLE* by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 07:54:01 AM EST
I thought I was way behind the times when I saw Clerks in 1998 or so for the first time. And here I thought I was the slowest movie catcher ever.

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Yeah, we didn't see many movies in the 90's by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #7 Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 07:57:13 AM EST
I forget what we did, at least until twelve yeard old came along.

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I remember what Mrs. NFB and I did by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #8 Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 08:00:16 AM EST
until we got our first dog. Constantly. NSFW. Or anywhere else for that matter.

I'll make you feel better. I never saw Breakfast Club until the late nineties either. I never saw any of the brat pack movies until then. I was always busy when those movies came out, and didn't even know most of them existed until my life reached some sort of equilibrium.

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I saw the Breakfast Club in 1989 by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #9 Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 08:03:06 AM EST
IIRC, working in a group home.

I have a dang good reason for missing films frmo 1984-1988, what with college and all.

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I was always working. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #10 Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 08:25:45 AM EST
Either on the farm or at any other odd job that would have me. That may have something to do with why I'm not so fond of work now. At least, work for other people.

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I've NEVER seen Breakfast Club by riceowlguy (4.00 / 1) #11 Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 08:46:42 AM EST
I should call you Mario, because you just got 1-up'ed.

Seriously, I am the world's worst person at seeing important movies in a timely fashion.

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It's a good movie by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #12 Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 08:58:16 AM EST
worth the Netflix queue, especially if you like John Hughes.

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I still haven't seen Breakfast Club by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #14 Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 03:32:25 PM EST
i've seen parts, but not the whole movie.

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Your library might have it by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #17 Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 04:56:03 PM EST
find one with a nice kids' section for the dude.

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Have you seen the commercial? by houser2112 (2.00 / 0) #19 Mon Aug 18, 2008 at 03:25:20 AM EST
I think it's a Penney's ad, basically a mini-remake of Breakfast Club with a cover of Don't you (Forget About Me) playing in the background.  Mrs. Houser2112 is really annoyed at the current trend of 80s styles coming back, this is only the most recent.

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Why are they strip mining our culture! by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #20 Mon Aug 18, 2008 at 03:56:11 AM EST
I find it a little annoying as well. Then again, I might prefer to have The Breakfast Club playing every day instead of Camp Rock, save for a few bits, ahh, never mind.

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That's *hot* by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #15 Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 04:03:20 PM EST
Helloooooo, Joanne.

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

It's the red hair, right? by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #16 Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 04:54:43 PM EST

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She looks like the chick by debacle (2.00 / 0) #23 Mon Aug 18, 2008 at 05:52:15 AM EST
From the "Men make the strangest requests." pic.


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It doesn't drip anymore by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #18 Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 04:57:00 PM EST

Where did you camp? by debacle (2.00 / 0) #21 Mon Aug 18, 2008 at 05:48:16 AM EST
We're going next weekend, and I want to find someplace close, but there aren't really any good solutions that I can see.


Spot 105 by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #24 Mon Aug 18, 2008 at 05:52:36 AM EST
in Letchworth.

Lakeside and Hamlin are nice, on Ontario.

Alleghany isn't too far, my Tonawanda inlaws go there a few times a year.

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Alleghany is shitty in the summer by debacle (2.00 / 0) #25 Mon Aug 18, 2008 at 05:58:42 AM EST
Unless you're in a cabin. I didn't know Hamlin beach had tent camping. I'll check it out.

Much love, my Upstate brother!


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We've only done cabins in Alleghany by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #26 Mon Aug 18, 2008 at 06:00:15 AM EST
but it's taken until now to get a tent that's comfortable, it even has a screened porch.

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