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Anne the Man
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« Reply #250 on: May 08, 2008, 05:55:13 PM »

I dunno, it's rad, but I like the middle part near the shops quite well. Less far to walk to town/everywhere else. Are you living in Mt Pleasant again then?
She's also near our relatively new friend who's invited us to come watch Tommy with him at some point. His flat seems to have a multitude of communal instruments, and as I miss my piano and the E string on my own guitar I will probably take up the offer. Huzzah.

I'm up on Harrold... So just off Raroa, near Thule St, the steps you come up from Norway St.
Where are you living now? What's happened to your piano?

I'm still in Newtown and Kingston. (The offer I'll take up was to go round and jam sometimes, not to move in or anything which is what it now looks like to me). Jack wanted to sell his baby grand, and since I don't play it much I let it go. It wasn't amazing as baby grands go, it had really stiff action, but it's sure as hell better than the upright which we have to get back. Ah well, given that the only other option I have is a child's keyboard with 3 octaves at most I'll be glad to get it again.
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peacocks
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« Reply #251 on: May 08, 2008, 06:19:37 PM »

I LOVE SUMMER AND GOING OUTSIDE AND NOT WORRYING ABOUT ANYTHING even if a lot is going on.
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Wally
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« Reply #252 on: May 08, 2008, 06:56:30 PM »

It always makes me so happy to read Beth's happy posts!  Very Happy

Seriously. It's like being snuggled by a giant patchwork comfort blanket.
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G.C.R
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« Reply #253 on: May 08, 2008, 09:21:22 PM »

Word.
And Mike, that is for serious such great news. Hooray!
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alexandra
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« Reply #254 on: May 09, 2008, 12:13:24 AM »

No More Mister Nice Gaius.
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guanajuato
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« Reply #255 on: May 09, 2008, 12:59:56 AM »

my ipod was broke a while back so today i visited a couple places looking for an mp3 player. (i even went to wal mart and could someone explain why mp3 players at wal mart look somehow worse than mp3 players at other stores...like employees have been blowing smoke at the display models to give them a yellowish color or rubbing them with heavy grain sandpaper).

i finally picked the samsung p2.

holy smoke. it's already the best mp3 player i've ever owned (including 5th gen video ipod). it's got a touch screen like the ipod touch, but it's half as cheap. i've been using the shitty headphones included, and it still sounds fackin' great. there are none of the hiccups ipods give you when you use them with a windows machine -- none of that 'safely disconnect or else you'll be tortured by big bird' -- i am using the samsung media program to transfer files but it is relatively painless and intuitive. the media player also codes your videos for the player when you transfer them, with no difficulty. i loaded on an episode of the office 3rd season and it was better looking than my old ipod, by far.

if you're on the hunt for a new mp3 player, i highly recommend this one. you get all the functions of the ipod touch, and none of the 'apple headaches'.

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hannah
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« Reply #256 on: May 09, 2008, 10:05:53 AM »

In addition to having internet in my house again, I am now a Master of the Fine Arts.

Congratulations!

I'm at my dumb job, surrounded by enough vintage movie posters to buy a plantation and a half of slaves, and my employer isn't here, which means I can leave early and go hang out with Jacob and his twin brother, who is in town for the weekend.
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edison
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« Reply #257 on: May 09, 2008, 10:35:03 AM »

Hannah, I may have missed an explanation - but I have yet to figure out what your current job is really about. Are you some kind of supersecretary for the rich guy or is there something else to it? It sounds intriguing, at least.

Congratulations for the move to NYC, anyway (jealousjealousjealous) and to diesel and Beth too!
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ellaguru
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« Reply #258 on: May 09, 2008, 10:57:22 AM »

if you're on the hunt for a new mp3 player, i highly recommend this one. you get all the functions of the ipod touch, and none of the 'apple headaches'.

I will try to remember this, as my iPod is the cause of great irritation to me. Not enough irritation to actually go out and replace it, mind (it works as designed, it just is not a pleasant machine), but enough irritation that it's certainly not going to be replaced by another iPod when it's day comes.
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Ignatius
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« Reply #259 on: May 09, 2008, 10:57:49 AM »


 and none of the 'apple headaches'.


...And none of the perks of being a member of the cool-guy posse.
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hannah
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« Reply #260 on: May 09, 2008, 11:07:59 AM »

Hannah, I may have missed an explanation - but I have yet to figure out what your current job is really about. Are you some kind of supersecretary for the rich guy or is there something else to it? It sounds intriguing, at least.

Congratulations for the move to NYC, anyway (jealousjealousjealous) and to diesel and Beth too!

Yeah, I'm helping a rich guy catalog his movie poster collection -- at least, the 9,000 or so posters he wants to sell. Some of it's already up -- it's a hideous website that I guess I can just link to -- but his previous assistants were incompetent. Basically, it's a lot of entering data and a little bit of tracking down when certain pornographic films were released, deciphering the signatures of Polish poster artists, correcting entries that spell Steven Spielberg's first name with a "ph" and somehow manage to turn "Katharine Hepburn" into "Catherine Hepburn," etc. I recommend searching for "Snow White" to get a sense of the kind of cash this stuff may fetch.

And although I'm not exactly moving to New York -- just going there for maybe a month to help a considerably less rich and considerably more exciting woman who is making a documentary on the most excellent Grace Paley -- I am nonetheless very excited. Then, two months later, I get to move for real to Iowa City! Oh!
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edison
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« Reply #261 on: May 09, 2008, 11:13:49 AM »

Thanks for the clarifications!

It actually sounds like a nice enough job to have for a little while, if not exactly intellectually rewarding, I imagine.

(also, wow re: Snow White poster - even with your word of warning I had assumed it would be maybe around $5000)
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alexandra
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« Reply #262 on: May 09, 2008, 12:50:58 PM »

Hannah, I may have missed an explanation - but I have yet to figure out what your current job is really about. Are you some kind of supersecretary for the rich guy or is there something else to it? It sounds intriguing, at least.

Congratulations for the move to NYC, anyway (jealousjealousjealous) and to diesel and Beth too!

Yeah, I'm helping a rich guy catalog his movie poster collection -- at least, the 9,000 or so posters he wants to sell. Some of it's already up -- it's a hideous website that I guess I can just link to -- but his previous assistants were incompetent. Basically, it's a lot of entering data and a little bit of tracking down when certain pornographic films were released, deciphering the signatures of Polish poster artists, correcting entries that spell Steven Spielberg's first name with a "ph" and somehow manage to turn "Katharine Hepburn" into "Catherine Hepburn," etc. I recommend searching for "Snow White" to get a sense of the kind of cash this stuff may fetch.

And although I'm not exactly moving to New York -- just going there for maybe a month to help a considerably less rich and considerably more exciting woman who is making a documentary on the most excellent Grace Paley -- I am nonetheless very excited. Then, two months later, I get to move for real to Iowa City! Oh!

i want this one:

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Doctor Bob
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« Reply #263 on: May 09, 2008, 12:53:18 PM »

Is he really selling them as a single lot?  What are the chances?
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santaclaustral
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« Reply #264 on: May 09, 2008, 02:03:04 PM »

Don't have to be at work until Thursday. I'm gonna sleep so hard this weekend.

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Wally
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« Reply #265 on: May 09, 2008, 07:01:34 PM »

Despite the ringing in the ear I got plenty of revision done today, and it seems I've retained more than I had thought from lectures and reading. Quietly cofident for the first exam on Monday, the one on Tuesday however....well lets see how the weekend goes.
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FreddyKnuckles
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« Reply #266 on: May 10, 2008, 12:39:32 PM »

FUCKING FUCK YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAH

One year of law school down bitches.

Now I have to start working.  lame.
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hannah
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« Reply #267 on: May 10, 2008, 01:08:37 PM »

The most popular baby names of 2007 were announced yesterday! That's my kind of day!

Fascinating: Addison jumped from #28 to #11 -- it only started ranking in 1994 -- and Jayden -- another 1994 debut -- went from #49 to #18!
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FreddyKnuckles
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« Reply #268 on: May 10, 2008, 02:27:59 PM »

ugh those are names that make me want to punch

Surprise "Ava" is that high.  Who names their kid Ava?
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jebreject
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« Reply #269 on: May 10, 2008, 02:52:50 PM »

??

the names didn't seem that offensive

the boys' names were fine, no "cody" or "jayden," and the girls' names were just peachy too, with the exception of "madison"

ava gets a pass

just this once
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jebreject
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« Reply #270 on: May 10, 2008, 02:53:31 PM »

okay, top 50 it gets much worse
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Ignatius
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« Reply #271 on: May 10, 2008, 03:13:50 PM »

H'm... My friends sister named her daughter Ava a few years ago...  I thought it was a family thing or to be different (their other daughter is named Pilar).  I had no idea it was such a popular name.  Either way, it seems pretty classy to me.  For some reason all those Madison/Mackenzie/Skyler type names make me think parents are trying to come up with a brand rather than a name.
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Greg Nog
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« Reply #272 on: May 10, 2008, 03:22:36 PM »

I used to work with a waitress named Ava, and she was fiiiiiiiine.  So that name is all right in my book.
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Wally
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« Reply #273 on: May 10, 2008, 03:26:52 PM »

ugh those are names that make me want to punch

Surprise "Ava" is that high.  Who names their kid Ava?
AVA GARDNER! You pillock!
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Ignatius
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« Reply #274 on: May 10, 2008, 03:30:49 PM »

I hope the people naming their children Addison are just really really into The Spectator.
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