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#1 Dec 30 2011 at 11:04 PM Rating: Excellent
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It's a quarter to 11cst and no Friday thread yet, so I'll give it a stab.
What's everyone's big plans for New Year's Eve? I'm helping my nephew move into his new house tomorrow, probably taking up most of the day.

Since I recently moved here I don't know a lot of people, sister and brother-in-law are out of town, so I'll most likely spend a nice quiet night at home. Not that I mind as I've pretty much gone through the "get blasted out of my gourd" stage. I do have a bottle of brandy that may need some attention. Smiley: laugh

For anyone going out to a party, to paraphrase the old poker saying "if you can't spot the drunkest guy at the party, it's probably you", so please be careful and take a cab/get a ride home. We want you all back on Monday!

Have a safe and Happy New Year!


#2 Dec 30 2011 at 11:08 PM Rating: Good
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Not to be blunt, but...who the hell are you?
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#3 Dec 30 2011 at 11:09 PM Rating: Decent
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I worked tonight.

Tomorrow I'm meeting up with the ladyfriend and we'll likely become inebriated and go build a snow fort.

I work Sunday, but I get paid time and a half, so it's all good. Then it's off for some late night walking and exploring the city with a friend.
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#4 Dec 30 2011 at 11:09 PM Rating: Good
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Well,
I finally have the 31st off so I'll be celebrating. Buying things for a party in the AM.
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#5 Dec 30 2011 at 11:10 PM Rating: Decent
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Not to be blunt, but...who the hell are you?


A lurker who was disappointed in having no Friday thread to read, I'm assuming. Was wondering where it was myself.
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#6 Dec 30 2011 at 11:10 PM Rating: Excellent
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Say happy new year to the family coming over then get the hell out as fast as I can. Going to a friends house to watch them drink and hang out around the fire.
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#8 Dec 30 2011 at 11:35 PM Rating: Good
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This weekend is going to be great. Going to have a party with my nerd friends tomorrow night; New Year's Day is also my anniversary, so I'll be spending some time with the lady friend.
#9 Dec 31 2011 at 12:24 AM Rating: Decent
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I don't have any plans for New Years. Usually stay up well past midnight, so I'll probably just be drinking champagne instead of beer. Live Dangerously, I always say.
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Writing a so far 10 page document... Then posting it and going over to play games with the family. We have scrabble this year, which given the creative spelling that most people in my family are aflicted with, could get... entertaining!
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#11 Dec 31 2011 at 1:46 AM Rating: Decent
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Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
Writing a so far 10 page document...

Seriously, your Forum Predictions are already a bit out of hand...

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Then posting it and going over to play games with the family. We have scrabble this year, which given the creative spelling that most people in my family are aflicted with, could get... entertaining!

Smiley: oyvey


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Debalic wrote:
Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
Writing a so far 10 page document...

Seriously, your Forum Predictions are already a bit out of hand...



This one is actually looking slightly shorter than last year. I only do them once a year thankfully. I may stop when I hit 10 years of them. I dunno.
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#13 Dec 31 2011 at 5:37 AM Rating: Good
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Jonwin has tickets for us to spend Christmas New Years Eve on the Constellation, watching the Fireworks at Midnight. Then I pray we can get through the crowd safely to our car.

If needed AAA will get people home with their cars, not that I expect either Jonwin or I to drink that much on the ship. I'm hoping they will have hot cider, to help me stay warm.

Edited, Dec 31st 2011 7:05am by ElneClare
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#14 Dec 31 2011 at 5:45 AM Rating: Good
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Jonwin has tickets for us to spend Christmas New Years' Eve on the Constellation, watching the Fireworks at Midnight.


FTFY, because I <3 you.Smiley: flowers
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ElneClare wrote:
Jonwin has tickets for us to spend Christmas New Years' Eve on the Constellation, watching the Fireworks at Midnight.


FTFY, because I <3 you.Smiley: flowers



Thanks posting this early without coffee having taken effect mixed up the holidays.

::looks into empty coffee cup and wishes I had made a pot of coffee instead of using the Senso, daughter gave us, since she got a K-Cup for Hanuka.::
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#16 Dec 31 2011 at 6:28 AM Rating: Good
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Wondering how someone with only 180 posts made guru. I seem to have missed their quality, but then I only lurk here when I am bored.
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#17 Dec 31 2011 at 7:02 AM Rating: Excellent
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Not doing anything really. Going out on New Year's isn't something I enjoy. Too many crazy people out there. We're just going to make a trip to the liquor store a little later today and have a few here at home. For the most part, it'll be like any other Saturday night.

And anyway, it's double exp weekend on EQ2, can't pass that up!
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The kids are at my moms for the weekend. Sick and I are setting up a new entertainment set, rearranging the living room to accomadate our Xbox Kinect, going out to shop for a few new pictures to hang on the wall, then going out to dine at one of my favorite steak houses in the area.
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Going to some party at a friend of Flea's. I don't know said friend too well but I'll know some other people there so it's all good.

Aside from that, just hangin' out, watching Jophiel v3.0 and playing some games when he tyke is sleepin'.
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#20 Dec 31 2011 at 11:23 AM Rating: Good
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Jonwin has tickets for us to spend Christmas New Years Eve on the Constellation, watching the Fireworks at Midnight.


That's awesome!
I'll be there too. If you see a guy with an red Amish beard and possibly a trumpet; that's meSmiley: cool

Happy New Year, All
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#21 Dec 31 2011 at 11:40 AM Rating: Decent
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For the record, 'who are you?' is still a stupid fucking question to ask.

Jonwin wrote:
Wondering how someone with only 180 posts made guru. I seem to have missed their quality, but then I only lurk here when I am bored.


Wondering how someone with only 180 brain cells made sage.

Probably with my winning smile.
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#22 Dec 31 2011 at 11:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Jonwin wrote:
Wondering how someone with only 180 posts made guru. I seem to have missed their quality, but then I only lurk here when I am bored.

Your karma rating decides the base post score when you post, it's fairly easy for a newer poster to hit guru, since they have an average of far less posts for their average karma, where as someone with over 2-3000 posts who didn't get guru before they broke 500 will have a much harder time changing their average karma w/o admin intervention.

Thus why I've been scholar since early 2005, but only just recently have my posts shifted from scholar auto-decent to near-sage auto-good, and even with that I'm still scholar simply by the nature of my > 10k post count. It's not impossible for someone go from scholar -> sage or sage-> guru by the time they hit 10k, but it's fairly rare. Gaxey did it, I think around 9k, but I may be wrong on that.

Though really, lolkarma, since all karma really does is change the color of your name. Smiley: lol
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Am I the only one who clicked on this thread expecting actual baby photos [of Jinte]? o.O

Except if it were baby photos, it would be like looking at before and afters of Michael Jackson. Only instead of turning into a white guy, he changes into a chick!
#23 Dec 31 2011 at 1:07 PM Rating: Excellent
Mazra and Aethien just hit sage, so I think your little post count should be fine.
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#24 Dec 31 2011 at 1:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Mazra and Aethien just hit sage, so I think your little post count should be fine.


I wasn't whining about how long it took me, I was just making an observation about something I noticed the other night and found amusing Smiley: laugh I don't really care about karma at all. I used too, because I wanted sage to have an awesome red name, because red looked cooler than goldenrod, but now that guru is red and sage is green, I've pretty much lost interest
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Am I the only one who clicked on this thread expecting actual baby photos [of Jinte]? o.O

Except if it were baby photos, it would be like looking at before and afters of Michael Jackson. Only instead of turning into a white guy, he changes into a chick!
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Mazra and Aethien just hit sage, so I think your little post count should be fine.
Just? It's almost half a year ago for me I think. Smiley: tongue
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No special plans here. Just as well as everything seems to be covered in ice around here. There was just an accident down the road from us that killed two people. Smiley: frown

We took down the xmas tree today. The living room is boring again.

I've just tapped into a pretty yummy bottle of wine - I don't have to share this one.

I'll try and stay up til midnight because you know this could be Dick Clarks last year of counting down the big ball.
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I finished the forum predictions, but the mouse on the other computer's batteries just dies, so I'm waiting for it to charge before I can make the final post!
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I finished the forum predictions, but the mouse on the other computer's batteries just dies, so I'm waiting for it to charge before I can make the final post!

Wireless Mice; one of the most convenient and aggravating advances in computer technology.
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Am I the only one who clicked on this thread expecting actual baby photos [of Jinte]? o.O

Except if it were baby photos, it would be like looking at before and afters of Michael Jackson. Only instead of turning into a white guy, he changes into a chick!
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Mmmm weekends. Happy Weekend, everyone.
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#30 Dec 31 2011 at 9:05 PM Rating: Good
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Well Elne decided she didn't want to face the crowds tonight so we are now watching American Masters on PBS.
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Jonwin wrote:
Well Elne decided she didn't want to face the crowds tonight so we are now watching American Masters on PBS.


Oh man; you're missing some uber awesome LOUD canon-fire!
Gets the heart going!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Enjoy the peace and quiet!
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I found out last night that an ex-co-worker and friend of mine died the other day in a car accident.
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Oh man; you're missing some uber awesome LOUD canon-fire!


First of all Kelvy, Navy ships do not have cannon, at least in the 19th century, they have guns.
Second of all I have fired the gun for five years, about 4 times a week. I don't miss it.

They were firing, I think, 1 pound charges. It does make a nice boom. Glad you enjoyed it.
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Navy ships do not have cannon, at least in the 19th century, they have guns.


Smiley: cool I stand corrected, sir.
But really; if I said "you're missing some gun-fire" you'd be like "big deal, it's Baltimore".


and Debalic: My condolences.



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This snippet doesn't need a thread and doesn't really fit in any thread but I thought some folks here would like it - a correction from the New York Times:

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An article on Monday about Jack Robison and Kirsten Lindsmith, two college students with Asperger syndrome who are navigating the perils of an intimate relationship, misidentified the character from the animated children’s TV show ”My Little Pony” that Ms. Lindsmith said she visualized to cheer herself up. It is Twilight Sparkle, the nerdy intellectual, not Fluttershy, the kind animal lover.


from here: http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/regret-the-error/157671/new-york-times-gets-its-my-little-ponies-mixed-up/

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Kelvyquayo wrote:

and Debalic: My condolences.


This ^

Edited, Jan 2nd 2012 2:29pm by Olorinus
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