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Print Story good times, okay times
By gzt (Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 10:01:27 AM EST) gzt, stuff, things, weightlifting, olympics, farewell parties, bad salads (all tags)
Had a good, busy weekend.

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Print Story How much of a mess would England be in...
By gzt (Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 01:56:28 PM EST) gzt, rationality, glasses, contacts, work, stuff, things (all tags)
...right now if they had scrapped the pound for the euro?

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Print Story so we've found an apartment
By gzt (Mon Jun 04, 2012 at 01:40:36 PM EST) gzt, work, stuff, things, apartments, leases, moving, snow white (all tags)
a two bedroom in a three-unit building, very modest price, it has a basement, it's 2.2 miles from the stats building and is right on a bus route (that goes directly to the stats building). so that's taken care of. The only downside is that, while it has washer and dryer hookups, it does not have a washer and dryer. I suppose we could buy at least a washer, but that's inconvenient to do either way. We're hoping to move only one more time while we're settled here, hopefully we won't move out of this place, but there's always the chance that things won't work out or we want something else, you know?

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Print Story For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.
King in the North, then!

CHIHUSIMEET: July 14th, I think, then! Mark your calendars. If there are no major objections in the next week, it will be so ordained.

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Print Story I accidentally closed out my diary.
By gzt (Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 11:40:21 AM EST) gzt, doom, work, waiting, stuff, things, travel (all tags)
So I'll quickly retype. PSU invited me to their information day. "This invitation is extended to applicants with offers or high on our waiting list." I don't have an offer, so I presume I'm high on the waiting list. They're my top choice, so if I get accepted there, I am definitely going.

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Print Story News you can use.
By gzt (Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 02:51:38 PM EST) gzt, stuff, things (all tags)
So I sent in an application to Kaplan because I might want to moonlight for a bit for extra cash money while the wifing unit is underemployed. Apparently they run their "auditions" over webcam, which is not a medium I am familiar with at all. I am much better in person at a real whiteboard. It seems you have a small video of your head and a small textbox to type in. Not ideal.

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Print Story NEWS FLASH: "al pastor" is the one true taco.
By gzt (Fri Nov 04, 2011 at 12:48:52 PM EST) gzt, chess, tired, sinus, car, stuff, things (all tags)
I know in previous diaries I had a discussion about beefy tacos and all, but I am here to inform all of you that "al pastor" is the one true taco.

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Print Story so I played War of the Ring yesterday
By gzt (Wed Jun 22, 2011 at 04:57:28 PM EST) gzt, chess, training, stuff, things, winning (all tags)
I played the Saruman et al. and three others played the other three roles. We lost, unfortunately. We got to 11 corruption and were within striking distance of a military victory. We didn't get many of the cruel hunt tiles into play and I think that was our downfall.

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Print Story stuff, things, etc
By gzt (Mon Apr 18, 2011 at 05:51:06 PM EST) gzt, stuff, things, doing stuff, doing things, study, chess, chess league, ayn rand sucks, fringe, poker (all tags)
I've been rather unhappy with Fringe lately.

And: other stuff.

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Print Story My fingertips and toes are frozen to the bone.
By gzt (Mon Mar 28, 2011 at 06:01:42 PM EST) gzt, chess, stuff, things, vegetarian chili, foreign languages, lunix, beach boys (all tags)
So I've got a cover of "Don't Worry Baby" stuck in my head. The wifing unit, apparently, doesn't approve of my falsetto attempts to sing along.

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