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By gzt (Mon Aug 08, 2011 at 03:55:33 PM EST) gzt, chess, destroy the economy, new world order, data mining, squats, sore, very sore (all tags)
we were in the middle of watching a movie. fortunately, the storm brought the temperature a bit, so by opening the windows we were able to live without the AC until the power kicked on again.

However, going to sleep with the power out was a little problematic, as there was no airflow in the bedroom. Fortunately, the power kicked on half an hour after I went to bed.

When I got up in the morning, there were a few branches on the ground. Nothing too thick, but often a fairly substantial proportion of the tree's total foliage. I think this is the third time we've lost power this summer. A couple week ago the tree across the street lost a big branch that must have been a third of its foliage and it was quite thick.

So we're moving soonish. haven't gotten things nailed down.

I'm going through my books and getting rid of a bunch. We're getting rid of some redundant stuff and some fiction that we're not going to get around to re-reading. I mean, Sons and Lovers is okay, but we don't need to keep it. Ditto for a lot of old fiction we probably got at a library book sale. We're selling some and donating some. Basically, anything that I can get something more than a dollar from amazon from I'm thinking of selling (less than a dollar and the commissions eat too far into the shipping fee to make it a break-even proposition).

We are getting rid of approx. two shelves of books (one entire shelf is a set of decorative books, so that's not so impressive). I'm also going to finally gut out those old computers that I kept around because they had a couple useful spare parts. I will also clean out my wardrobe a little.

I am glad that it is no longer hot.

So I'm back to more regular training, I hope. None of this irregular training for me anymore. The downside is that I am now terribly sore. The effect should go away in a week or two. Until then, going down stairs is complicated. I'm starting off very light so that terrible soreness doesn't turn into crippling soreness.

I sucked in a chess game on recently. It sucked. The game is still going on. I should lose, but there might be a way to swindle a draw if he's not careful.

So I think I'm going to win my section in that round robin chess tournament we've been playing with a round every two weeks. I have one game left and I am 7-0 so far. The guy I'm playing has lost only one game, but has more games left.

I'm taking a class on data mining this fall. Should be fun.

We watched New Moon with RiffTrax at somebody's birthday party the other day. It was rather funny. Unfortunately, I walked away with far more knowledge of the Twilight universe that I ever wanted and am scarred for life by the vision of a topless Edward Cullen. He was more emaciated than some medieval paintings of St Francis of Assisi.

Also, quite seriously, are the Republicans intentionally destroying the economy in the hopes a new world order will arise?

< Maybe tomorrow I'll want to settle down | poorly planned, last minute and probably ill-advised >
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baking soda by lm (2.00 / 0) #1 Mon Aug 08, 2011 at 04:04:04 PM EST
While researching whether a mishap with coffee and baking soda would be life threatening, I discovered that baking soda is not only a performance enhancer but helps eliminate soreness due to muscle exertion.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
NFL guys by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #5 Mon Aug 08, 2011 at 09:36:38 PM EST
swear by pickle juice..

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EXXXTREME ELECTROLYTE REPLACEMENT by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #6 Mon Aug 08, 2011 at 09:55:03 PM EST
and a bit of dilute HF acid too.

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

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Mitch McConnell's number one priority by georgeha (4.00 / 2) #2 Mon Aug 08, 2011 at 04:06:23 PM EST
make Obama a one term president.

Protecting the Union, serving constituents, that's all small potatoes.

freegeekchicago by garlic (2.00 / 0) #3 Mon Aug 08, 2011 at 05:40:46 PM EST
will take old computer parts off your hands and turn them into free / cheap computers for someone else. If they're not useable, they'll recycle them.

s a new world order will arise by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #4 Mon Aug 08, 2011 at 07:00:42 PM EST
nah nothing that grandiose.  They just wanna be in the White House again.

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