Print Story It feels like January of an election year
By georgeha (Fri Apr 08, 2016 at 09:13:43 AM EST) gaming, Roomba, Homestuck, cosplay (all tags)
From all the attention from Presidential candidates trying to get the nomination.

Plus, upcoming unemployment, Race to the Rhine, TTR, joining the robot revolution and less!

Poll: Favorite animated post-apocalypse film or series?

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Print Story Super Summer Wrapup!
By georgeha (Tue Oct 11, 2011 at 12:26:51 PM EST) hexity goodness, busy, gaming, Irish_girl (all tags)
It was not very productive summer, unless you count driving up to two hours a day to and from a pool as productive.

Plus wake of the flood, cat incontinence (you can train a cat), teachers have the best parties, a decent Canadian beer, my daughter the boyscout, the problem with a tap in the summer, new jobs,  and less.

Media reviews of The Help, Restrepo, The Korean War, The Dragon of Lonely Island, The Face of Battle, Red, White, Black & Blue, Body of Secrets, and Let Me In.

Game reviews of the Awful Green Things from Outer Space, Storm Over Dien Bien Phu, Twixt, the expanded High Frontier map and Target Arnhem.

MultiPoll: How was your summer? The Help?

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Print Story Weekends are no longer relaxing
By georgeha (Fri Apr 29, 2011 at 10:38:44 AM EST) gaming, Netflix, Irish_Girl (all tags)
Just a different kind of busy.

Plus Return of Irish_Girl, The Changeling, Marine! The Life of Chesty Puller, Into the Woods, Two down (and up) One up, schooling in a coal mine, Eisenhower, People's History of the United States, post apocalyptic planning, gaming meet, hardwired Wii, easy come easy go, Rahm is not so smart and less.

Multipoll: What to look for post-apocalyptic potential?

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Print Story There's a hilarious Alan Arkin movie with Sunshine in the title
By georgeha (Thu Jan 27, 2011 at 10:12:53 AM EST) gaming, wine, Buffy, Netflix (all tags)
It's not Sunshine Cleaning.

Plus Clash of Wings, Across the Street Thaw, like a permanent two year old, I wish I were William Gibson, Kindle on droid, A Short History of Nearly Everything, the Big Apple, props to Apple, pretentious viewing, not so good wine, gaming day and 7 wonders and less.

Poll : Most Pretentious TV to watch?

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Print Story finals
Wizards and Hobbits
By gzt (Mon Dec 13, 2010 at 03:33:50 PM EST) gzt, alternative medicine, bloodletting, gaming, work, pie, aubrey, maturin, cards, television (all tags)
So, I have finals this week. Two classes. The one today won't be too tough, but the one on Wednesday might be a little rough. Fortunately, I don't need to get above the mid-80s in either.

“It’s not my nature to complain, but so far today we’ve have three movies, two filmstrips, and an hour and a half of magazine time.  I just don’t feel challenged.” – Lisa Simpson
“Of course we could make things more challenging, Lisa.  But then the stupider students would be in here complaining, furrowing their brows in a vain attempt to understand the situation.” – Principal Skinner

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Print Story Piquet, Écarté, Schnapsen
By gzt (Mon Nov 29, 2010 at 02:11:50 PM EST) gzt, piquet, cards, gaming, stuff, things, travel, trains, training (all tags)
So I was looking for 2-player card games for the wifing unit and I to learn, and I think those are the ones I've settled on. One thing that makes it easier is that the first two use the same 32-card deck.

We got a bunch of suggestions from the book of faces when I asked about 2-player card games, but I figure I'll solicit for more here. I didn't like a bunch of the ones on the book of faces for a variety of reasons (for some reason, I don't like rummy-type melding games, I like trick-taking games), though a few are great and quite suitable for our purposes.

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Print Story Where is that Global Warming?
By georgeha (Fri Jan 23, 2009 at 06:27:29 AM EST) lifetime, gaming (all tags)
It's not even February and I'm tired of winter.

Plus, Death, The Butcher Boy, Abducted: Fugitive from Love, Inkheart, Soldier Kings and less.

Poll: Literary character you'd least like to meet.

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Print Story I could see her as a topless mechanical bull riding bartender
By georgeha (Thu Nov 06, 2008 at 05:36:07 AM EST) topless, beer, gaming, Obama (all tags)
Plus, gaming, Stephanie Daley, Halloween wrapup, ebay, Arrogant Bastard, health enrollment and less, in this very special Thursday diary.

Poll: Worst fallout from the Barackalypse!

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Print Story If you're the parent of a tween, you probably know what the most watched movie on cable/dish is.
By georgeha (Mon Aug 20, 2007 at 05:59:37 AM EST) gaming, tweens, carbonated sugary goodness, black panthers (all tags)
and you probably watched it on Friday. Yeap, High School Musical 2 now holds the crown.

Plus, the sweet taste of illegal soda/pop and sweet sweetback's badasss metamovie, Memoir '44 and other gaming, preschool party, the trouble with multidimensional friends, Wyrms, one week in and less.

Poll: Favorite soda flavor?

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Print Story Wiiiiiiiiiiii!!!
By R343L (Sun Nov 19, 2006 at 07:35:19 PM EST) nintendo, wii, consoles, gaming (all tags)
So I have my wii. If this will bore you intermibly, please don't follow...

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Print Story Good Morning, Great Britain
By riceowlguy (Sun Feb 26, 2006 at 07:36:44 PM EST) singing, music, church, racing, gaming, lifehack (all tags)
Soon you will be awake, and I will be asleep.  But before we make it so...

Plus: poll.

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