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What you did today

or some other day..

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Bokishi is one year older, today. Happy Brithday!

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Happy birthday you fat hutt!

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Birthday salutations then.

Really didn't feel like getting out of bed today.. But the sun is shining, it seems summer is breaking out here..,
The dogs are being all needy and playful. Couldn't even finish my first cup of tea in peace.

Updated my antivirus software, told it to do a "quick scan" and then it spent 20 minutes doing that.. and my system pretty much slowed down to the pace of a dead cow with broken ankles for the entire duration. >_<

If I'm not careful, I'm going to turn into a "grumpy old man" a few decades early..

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Working then back to my stories(games)

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Just got back form a school trip to Yosemite. I'm exhausted, and now I need to go replace the microwave that broke while I was away.

It was an interesting trip though. On day one a student disclocated her knee cross country skiing. We had to carry her on a stretcher through about 200 yards of knee deep snow. Her father was a chaperone, so he took her to the hospital. Then I lost another chaperone that day because a death in the family. It left us pretty short handed for the trip, but luckily the rest was smooth sailing.

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Slept ten hours. Feel groggy as hell. :)

What a week. Next week is either going to be legendary or it's going to be a disaster. There is an outside chance I may have to resign my job because I disagree with policy. Good to have to put your money where your mouth is occasionally!

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Didnt win $640 million last night. Back to the salt mine on Monday. :(

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I don't think people understand just how miniscule the chance of winning really is.

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It's because the numbers get so big that people can't put into perspective and because we're raised on movies and books and human interest stories where the one in a million chances crop up ninety nine percent of the time.

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Also when the jackpot is really large, a near miss is still a very sizable win.

It's really just fun escapism to play the lottery though, for a few bucks you can daydream about what it would be like to be instantly rich.
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How about daydreaming that you played the lottery, that's free. Or playing something that turns into a game of skills if you do it enough times. Like blackjack or poker.

Edited by Gorgon, 31 March 2012 - 06:59 AM.


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The former doesn't play into the "hope" aspect and the latter is too much effort and hard work as opposed to the escapism from effort and hard work that a lottery works for.

I get what you're saying, I too think playing the lottery is a waste of money because the likelyhood of returns is just very, very small, but it does offer something besides that.

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Typically when I daydream about poker or blackjack, I eventually drift back to the reality that it is a very easy way to lose a lot of money fast. The lottery is such a small risk for a very large reward.

edit: Oh, lottery profits help education, so technically I benefit from the few dollars I might spend on tickets :)

Edited by Hurlshot, 31 March 2012 - 07:36 AM.


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I don't think people understand just how miniscule the chance of winning really is.


The odds are astronomical, 1 in 176 million, but somebodys eventually going to win (three winning tickets in this case). So a mere five dollar investment buys you the chance for instant retirement.

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Fell asleep, dreamt I was at a reception celebrating the end of WW2. Goebbels and Goering were there, in back and white filmgrain as you remember them from the clips. Everything else in color, except the potato mash. There was a guy who came up to the front desk and kept nagging them for heroine, but he wasn't allowed because his previous dose had'nt run out. I stole rather a lot of coins and a little antique keyring with a swastika on it from the lost and found drawer.

The potato mash was tasteless, but everything else was delicious.

Edited by Gorgon, 31 March 2012 - 10:24 AM.


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Having a cup of tea before going for a 15k run. Sun is shining away here & it's awesome!

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I took the dogs back to Jackson yesterday. The house is so quiet without them. It feels wrong. I'm packing up today and heading back south of the border on Sunday. I'll see you guys when I get home next month.

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I took the dogs back to Jackson yesterday. The house is so quiet without them. It feels wrong. I'm packing up today and heading back south of the border on Sunday. I'll see you guys when I get home next month.


Take care GD.

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Hope you packed ammo and knives.

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Travel well & safely Guard Dog!




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