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Jul 7, 2010, 01:49 PM
 
Thought we could get to know each other a bit more.

On Saturday I taught my kid to ride his bike without training wheels.
     
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Jul 7, 2010, 02:01 PM
 
Just one? Pick your favorite.

- Installed steering head bearings, front wheel bearings, and rear brake shoes on one of the bikes, rides like new
- Finished assembling and installing my upgraded speedometer in another bike
- Cleaned up and took some pics of a third bike for CraigsList
- Designed, built, and carpeted a sub box
- Went jet-skiing





     
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Jul 7, 2010, 02:17 PM
 
I had a picnic on top of a cliff while whales swam and spouted below
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Jul 7, 2010, 02:22 PM
 
Had a barbecue. But first, had my first live run-in with a Black Widow spider. She had set up shop in the part of the grill where the gas tank is stored.

Installed outdoor speakers for the back patio (although technically this is tangentially related to Apple as an Airport Express will be streaming music to those speakers).

Reversed the doors on the refrigerator in the kitchen. Been wanting to do that since we moved into the house.
     
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Jul 7, 2010, 02:26 PM
 
Attended the Mets' 4-game series against the Washington Nationals. Rolled my eyes at ignorant Strasburg-bandwagoning Nationals fans.

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Jul 7, 2010, 02:44 PM
 
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Isn't that the thing that keeps Tony Stark alive?
     
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Jul 7, 2010, 02:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by -Q- View Post
Had a barbecue. But first, had my first live run-in with a Black Widow spider. She had set up shop in the part of the grill where the gas tank is stored.
Hope you won and the spider lost.

How did you deal with the spider?
     
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Jul 7, 2010, 02:50 PM
 
My mother visited me this weekend and I took her out to see our city's fireworks display. She was suitably impressed.

I got the laundry done, too.
     
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Jul 7, 2010, 03:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by Person Man View Post
Hope you won and the spider lost.

How did you deal with the spider?
The spider did, indeed, lose.

I was going out to light the grill so I had the lighter with me, along with some flammable grill spray. A quick homemade flamethrower solved the problem nicely.
     
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Jul 7, 2010, 03:03 PM
 
As I was climbing off of the jet ski this weekend, I felt something on my leg. A spider approximately 3/4"-1" in legspan was crawling up my leg. I reached down and flicked it off, and it exploded when it hit the floor board.
     
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Jul 7, 2010, 03:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
As I was climbing off of the jet ski this weekend, I felt something on my leg. A spider approximately 3/4"-1" in legspan was crawling up my leg. I reached down and flicked it off, and it exploded when it hit the floor board.
Ah, the dreaded Michael Bay spider.
     
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Jul 7, 2010, 03:06 PM
 
Made love to my beautiful asian girlfriend.
are you lightfooted?
     
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Jul 7, 2010, 03:08 PM
 
Spent the weekend in Santo Domingo playing tourist and visiting our new IKEA.
     
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Jul 7, 2010, 03:09 PM
 
Laid on the grass by the Hudson river, then got drunk, watched fireworks, had sex, watched movies.

It was not a very productive weekend.
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Jul 7, 2010, 03:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by LegendaryPinkOx View Post
Made love to my beautiful asian girlfriend.
One of these doesn't count:


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Jul 7, 2010, 03:25 PM
 
Wasted $1 at Redbox to rent Avatar (yes...we were the last people in the US to have not seen it) I'm glad it was only a dollar.
     
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Jul 7, 2010, 03:31 PM
 
Funny, we saw it last weekend, thought we were the last!

I didn't know black widows lived in Georgia.
     
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Jul 7, 2010, 03:46 PM
 
Still haven't seen it.
     
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Jul 7, 2010, 03:48 PM
 
I thought the pre-release thread made it obvious a certain segment of the population had no interest in seeing this?
     
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Jul 7, 2010, 03:49 PM
 
I had heard people reference running into them now and then, but I'd never seen one before Sunday. Really threw me for a loop seeing that bright red hourglass shape.
     
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Jul 7, 2010, 03:49 PM
 
Got way to drunk on the 3rd, g/f drove me home whilst I pawed at her the whole time. Woke up in my pants and did it all over again the next day!

This weekend marked the first showing of the finished Library/Media Room/Projector Room that I have been spending my free weekends working on. Everyone was mighty impressed, and the BD rip of Independence Day looked fantastic, though I had to be carted home before I could enjoy watching it.

Things we played at 92"

MW2
Halo 3
Portal
Doom 2
Super Metroid
Wii
NES Mario Brothers

Honestly, even with all the 8-bit media, the Wii looked the worst by far.
     
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Jul 7, 2010, 04:14 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Still haven't seen it.
I watched about half of it, does that count?
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Jul 7, 2010, 04:39 PM
 
Yes, it does.
     
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Jul 7, 2010, 04:41 PM
 
I feel dirty having seen the commercials.
     
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Jul 7, 2010, 04:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
I watched about half of it, does that count?
Yeah...you've been soiled.
     
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Jul 7, 2010, 05:00 PM
 
Got drunk, ate a hamburger, saw awesome fireworks on a lake (in no particular order).

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Jul 7, 2010, 05:05 PM
 
I kinda lost interest and went wandering around the multiplex, then finally ended up in the parking lot talking to a guy about his Audi R8.
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Jul 7, 2010, 05:05 PM
 
I put about 150 miles on my new motorcycle.
     
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Jul 7, 2010, 05:07 PM
 
I was at the Züri-Fäscht with some other gay US expats enjoying food and drink, and then some more food and more drink… lol!
     
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Jul 7, 2010, 05:11 PM
 
I went apple picking with my fami--- a f***...

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Jul 7, 2010, 05:31 PM
 
waxed the car

(no, that's not a euphemism)
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Jul 7, 2010, 05:37 PM
 
I did a rainbow kick:


(BBQ at a beach park, played soccer, got drunk, ate lots, watched fireworks).
     
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Jul 7, 2010, 06:06 PM
 
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I put about 150 miles on my new motorcycle.
Pics?
     
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Jul 7, 2010, 07:17 PM
 
Hiked from Tung Chung to Tai O in 36°C heat and survived.
     
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Jul 7, 2010, 07:23 PM
 
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Pics?
It's a 2009 Yamaha VStar Silverado, 650cc. Bought it new in April, and am 2 miles short of 3000 as of tonight.



     
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Jul 7, 2010, 08:13 PM
 
Stayed at a Holiday Inn.
     
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Jul 7, 2010, 08:53 PM
 
I vacuumed. Then we had friends over and we grilled-but it was too yucky out, so we grilled on an electric grill. Roasted corn and hot dogs for the Fourth!

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Jul 7, 2010, 11:43 PM
 
Mini golf with my son, Canal Walk (Indianapolis) with my wife, Barbie exhibit at the Children's Museum with my daughter... all just tiny parts of last weekend.
     
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Jul 7, 2010, 11:50 PM
 
Re-wired my two aquariums so that they both have their own power system, rather than piggy backing off each other.

Wiring looks much cleaning now

Also, bought an albino and an emerald cory cat for the smaller tank; along with a volcano bubbler for more oxygenation.
     
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Jul 8, 2010, 02:30 AM
 
I had to work over the normal "weekend" but today is my Saturday.

Today included:
Doubles Racquetball
Lunch with Friends
Car Wash
Haircut
Miscellaneous Errands

Tomorrow:
Lunch with an old boss
Softball

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Jul 8, 2010, 03:43 AM
 
Rebuilt a bathroom door.
Laid around in the sun because it was too hot to do anything else
Read (a lot)
Watched soccer
Finished Zelda: Spirit Tracks
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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Jul 8, 2010, 11:11 AM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
Mini golf with my son, Canal Walk (Indianapolis) with my wife, Barbie exhibit at the Children's Museum with my daughter... all just tiny parts of last weekend.
Sounds like lots of fun.
     
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Jul 8, 2010, 12:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
Mini golf with my son, Canal Walk (Indianapolis) with my wife, Barbie exhibit at the Children's Museum with my daughter... all just tiny parts of last weekend.
( Last edited by brassplayersrock²; Jul 8, 2010 at 04:43 PM. )
     
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Jul 8, 2010, 12:23 PM
 
I went to Atlantic City with another couple and then to Baltimore to visit college friends.
(I did call every apple store along the way to see if they had any iphone 4s in stock)
AT&T iPhone 5S and 6; 13" MBP; MDD G4.
     
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Jul 8, 2010, 01:40 PM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
Mini golf with my son, Canal Walk (Indianapolis) with my wife, Barbie exhibit at the Children's Museum with my daughter... all just tiny parts of last weekend.
"Wow! a barbie museum!! Can we stop?" - The Rat Race

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Jul 8, 2010, 02:27 PM
 
Hanging out at the beach in the Dominican Republic.

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Jul 8, 2010, 02:55 PM
 
I came down with a nasty cold. I didn't go out at all except sunday, when the gf came down to take care of me then watch the fireworks over the naval academy.
     
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I came down with a nasty cold. I didn't go out at all except sunday, when the gf came down to take care of me then watch the fireworks over the nasal cavity.
fixthed.
     
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Jul 9, 2010, 04:38 AM
 
I ate ice cream.

Damn! It was apple ice cream.
     
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Jul 11, 2010, 08:16 PM
 
Visited some caverns. Extra credit to the nerds who can ID the embedded gps coords.



edit: photo was taken with my iPhone 4 (LED flash), scaled down and post-processed with the simple Auto Levels color option.
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