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Very quiet day today. Dragged out for beers yesterday, and rolling around town like a good 'un. Just contemplating whether I really need to spend a few thousand on improving the insulation and security on the house. I had the quote yesterday and it comes all told to about a grand more than I intended. But then I look at the place and think how much better I'll sleep if I'm warm and safe(er).


And with good insulation..the heating bills will drop a fair bit over the winter...
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Weekend's passed way too fast. I can't wait for the dissertation to be done for good, it sucks my soul away. Happily Tuesday's off, I'll take it off the unpaid work, too.

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A familiar story where the piece I'm writing is transforming in nature precisely as I write, so that when I'm done, it will already be something very different in my mind, and what is actually written will be a horror-child caught in an existential crisis between two states of being.

Also, it would probably be better without Risen 2. Grrr.

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A familiar story where the piece I'm writing is transforming in nature precisely as I write, so that when I'm done, it will already be something very different in my mind, and what is actually written will be a horror-child caught in an existential crisis between two states of being.

Also, it would probably be better without Risen 2. Grrr.

I think it actually gets worse when you're done with that and just working on the index. :D :D:D:D:D:DDDDDDD :(

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Yeesh. Caught a bit of a documentary about "Extreme Couponing".

Okay, spending a "minimum" of 35 hours a week on collecting/arranging/organising coupons, so you can go and do massive shopping sprees that end up costing you $0.. and having hordes of stuff you don't actually use for years if at all.... That's a point where you aren't "saving money" just losing a serious chunk of your life. If the choice is spending a hundred bucks or so, and getting 35 hours of your life back...

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Hm, and my mothers kindle is starting to go. The battery isn't lasting as long as it should and it doesn't let you switch the thing off. Or rather you can..but then it'll randomly switch itself on or into standby mode over the course of a night..

And kind of annoyed with Amazon about it - looking at the possibilities of picking up a replacement, the UK versions cost ridiculously more then buying it in the US. And Amazon.com no longer allows you to buy them and get it shipped across to the UK (which is how I got it for her birthday about 3 years ago).

I mean, seriously, Kindle Touch 3G in the US = $149. Or.. in the UK = 169 (which translates as $274).

That's a wee bit of a markup.

Edited by Raithe, 29 April 2012 - 12:24 PM.


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You can't ask someone to buy & ship from US for you? E.g. I'd be happy to, but (a) you may not want to trust an Internet Person (horror) with moneys, which is understandable, and (b) I'll be out of US for the summer in a week. But maybe you know somebody on the other side?

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You can't ask someone to buy & ship from US for you? E.g. I'd be happy to, but (a) you may not want to trust an Internet Person (horror) with moneys, which is understandable, and (b) I'll be out of US for the summer in a week. But maybe you know somebody on the other side?


I know a few people so I'm giving it some thought.
Heh, of course that's turned out to be an interesting issue - ordering a Kindle and Amazon will automatically set it up to your account unless you tell them it's a gift. So several have been stolen en-route, and the thieves get to buy books and such via the Kindle since they weren't set up with passwords or wotnot. Although that was some months ago, not sure if they've solved that problem yet...

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Exciting day of vacuuming my penguins and general dusting.

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Exciting day of vacuuming my penguins and general dusting.


Santa?

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Exciting day of vacuuming my penguins and general dusting.


Santa?

Wrong pole ;)

After a heavy downpour that lasted more than 30 hours, the silence when it ceased was almost deafening. It also meant a weekend spent cooped up indoors. Managed to catch up a bit on my gaming, but otherwise very uneventful.

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Almost empty office at work, due to holiday tomorrow. Naturally CEO shows up. *snicker*

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No work tomorrow. I'm guessing I'll be playing a lot. Risen 2 and Tales of Graces f will get my attention.

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Still in crunch mode as I prepare to move out, leave the country, and finish three articles, and play Risen 2 since I won't have my desktop until September. Obviously, the last is the most important! *fire up*

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You're already done with your studies and are leaving the states?

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PHD students get an office and a travel stipend. They do here anyway. So why not use it.

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1 year out of 5 done, but I'll be at home in NZ for a little bit, then France and Korea for research projects. I'll be moving to a different place next year, so timed it to cut down on rent overlap. Which is why my desktop and other things will be languishing here for the summer.

Our school gives us quite a bit of money, but I'm still drawing from my own savings as well.

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Holy cow time flies! I cant believe you've been here a year already. Fair winds and following seas.

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Gets worse the older you get. Blink and you will have missed it.

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Started the operation on my mother today. It started bleeding and would not stop. This needs to be immediately followed up with that she's "in no danger" at the moment. But they had to stop the operation and will check to see if the bleeding stopped tomorrow. They've got some balloon plugging the bleed. If it hasn't stopped by tomorrow, they'll cauterize it.

The situation is apparently something that doesn't happen often. The doctor knows it's a possibility, but has never seen it in his practice before.

So, it's all pretty terrifying.

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Hope all goes well. :thumbsup:




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