Print Story 40 Days of Hell - Part 2
By Gedvondur (Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 03:53:28 PM EST) health, hernia, surgery, fear, shame, blood and guts, friends (all tags)
Part 2.  There will be a part three, and possibly a part 4.  Sorry these are taking so long.  They take an emotional toll on me.

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Print Story All aboard the opera train
By gzt (Mon Jun 07, 2010 at 02:01:47 PM EST) gzt, cadets, bad dates, political science, she and him, opera, wisconsonia, friends, style (all tags)
Teh Wife and I went up to Wisconsonia to see an opera (Hansel and Gretel) put on by a couple friends and their operatic friends in the middle of nowhere. It was good times. ALL ABOARD THE OPERA TRAIN. It was supposed to be outdoors or something, but it was raining.

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Print Story Night out, with friends
By ana (Sat Dec 05, 2009 at 05:46:23 PM EST) FFC, Fun Challenge, Summer Fun Challenge, WTFC, concert, friends (all tags)
Was fun.

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Print Story Lured into Catan
By gzt (Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 12:39:59 PM EST) gzt, friends, enemies, viktory, settlers of catan (all tags)
So last night I dropped by my old dormitory from uni because this was its last year of service. I got caught up with the old resident heads and such in my house and ran into some friends of mine. At 11 some folks said, hey man, wanna play Settlers of Catan here in the lounge? And I said, dude, I'm down for it.

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Print Story A happy place
By BadDoggie (Mon Oct 13, 2008 at 04:31:48 AM EST) friends (all tags)
I forgot that I had to work at the bar on Saturday; it was an SMS from BG on Friday that reminded me, asking me to see if her ski boots were still here.

Update: poll. Vote please.

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Print Story I Can't Dance.
By BadDoggie (Thu Sep 04, 2008 at 02:43:18 AM EST) neighbours, friends (all tags)
"No, Renate, I'm not going to dance."
"Don't be a party-pooper!"
It was past three and the music was fantastic. The speakers were test boxes, Jürgen's latest development. My neighbour Jürgen is well-known to audiophiles and audio engineers. But I don't dance, not even when Jürgen, his girlfriend Ingrid and her visiting twin sister Renate are. I belong to that very small subset of white men who not only know they can't dance but who also actively avoid doing so.

"I feel like a fool when I try and I know I look like one, too."
And back she went to dance with the other two. I opened another bottle of wine, some cheap merlot from Aldi which was surprisingly good. And as I started pouring a glass I was once again hounded by the redhead.

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Print Story I am still here
By duxup (Tue Aug 21, 2007 at 12:13:33 PM EST) photography, friends, family (all tags)

Friends Visit
The Wife
Traveling to Chicago
Photography talk that has nothing to do with actual photography

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Print Story Weekends and stuff.
By ana (Mon Oct 30, 2006 at 10:20:12 AM EST) weekend, critters, music, friends, rainrainrain (all tags)
A weekend,

consisting of

a saturday, and

a sunday.

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Print Story A Day in the Life
Working life
By ReallyEvilCanine (Mon Oct 23, 2006 at 03:42:04 AM EST) A Day in the Life, WTF, friends, buddies, fuckwits, pie (all tags)
Former Cow-Orkers

A lobotomy isn't a $MegaCorp exit requirement. I know this because on occasion I meet up with Johnny and sometimes Poopyhead comes along, too. We have fun and drink and Johnny tries to get me to leave $MegaCorp and come to whichever shop is his current employer. I inevitably trump him with the fact that I have incredible flexi-time which, he painfully admits, is something $CurrentJob does not believe in.

Johnny sent in a ticket last week which was simple enough; I guess he just forgot the mechanics or didn't know if they'd changed since version 4.0.b. I sent him a quick answer and he gave me 10s across the board. That survey will be ignored. Not only is Johnny a buddy, he's one of the original BadBoys, a group of us less-than-corporate types (including Johnny, Poopyhead and me) who did our best to make the place more tolerable. Managers remember him all too well.

Today I got hit with a question from another former cow-orker. I remember him being good at his work and that he even had a sense of humour, so I'm hoping his managers forced him to write the stupidity he submitted in that ticket.

x-posted to da brog, sans poll.

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Print Story My life changed this weekend
By MartiniPhilosopher (Tue May 30, 2006 at 06:41:09 AM EST) House, Mortgage, Friends, Drum Circle, Absinthe (all tags)
in ways I am still coming to terms with. However, prior to this change, I found myself hanging out with family, friends, and people who are quickly becoming friends. It was strange in some ways and in others quite refreshing.

I should be finishing some VB code and checking it into the system right now but I am distracted by these thoughts. They need to be moved so I can get on with the rest of everything else.

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