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  1. I was previously married, this is my second. Which is why I'm doing all this two weeks before the wedding rather than months in advance. Really, we weren't going to register until we sent out invites to the party (a cookout on the pond) and people started asking where we were registered...
  2. Meh, I don't know, I was expecting something bigger. I mean, really... the idea that our reality isn't what we think it is and we're really just part of a big organics farm for machines... hrmm... where have I heard that plot before? Someone should call Neo. He'd fix everything.
  3. I had mine out fourteen years ago. And mine went very smoothly as well. I actually left for vacation in Hawaii two days after the procedure. Other than being on anti-biotics and having to be careful about where I chewed I don't remember it being an issue at all.
  4. I actually started my game addiction with an old text mud quite a few years back... Since then I've played quite a few single player games and enjoy them quite a bit, but I tend to have a hard time finishing them. To date, the three SP RPG's I've finished are KOTOR I & II and Mass Effect. I've started a few others (and finished quite a few other types of games on my xbox) but it's easy not picking the game back up when the amount of time invested in so large and you've got so many other things going on. What's nice about WoW is that I can log in for an hour, make some significant progress on some quests, do a BG or dailies and it's not a problem. I also have a boyfriend, sister and brother-in-law who play WoW and we spend a lot of Friday nights at their house around their dining room table, dungeon diving. The dynamic is really great when we're all in the same room and we all have roles that suit our personalities well. My headstrong brother-in-law is our tank (pally), I'm the healer (priest) and my sis is our cc mage and my boyfriend our hunter / dps / cc / off tank. We have a blast. We have to struggle through some boss fights because there's only four of us, but being in the same room and being able to talk makes a big difference in our effectiveness. Anyhow, I think people should play what they enjoy and back off when it starts getting dull. I didn't play much at all for a couple of months (except for friday night instances) from about March til August before I got interested again and started leveling my Shaman. And still, 3 nights a month, six hours of play each... that's 18 hours for $15 a month... less than a dollar an hour and that's when I wasn't playing much at all. MMO's are a GREAT value for your entertainment dollar, for sure.
  5. Well, this weekend was a lot more predictable than last weekend, for sure. Big 12 is still on top, with six teams in the top 25, but next weekend will change that. It's a big week here in Oklahoma. We actually cancel school on Friday so that everyone can go on down to Dallas Thursday night and be thoroughly trashed by the time the game starts Saturday. Sometimes when we win will be cancelled on Monday too. But that hasn't happened for a while. The game worries me a bit, to be honest... but it always does.
  6. By managment accounting do you mean cost accounting? Where you figure out the individual unit cost by allocating overhead to each one? That was my second favorite accounting course. My first favorite was intermediate accounting II... but that was mostly because the professor I had made it fascinating... gah, I'm a dork... I spent most of the weekend getting things ready for my wedding... we got registered, got our wedding bands taken care of and I found something to wear... it was a busy weekend! Oh, and my Shaman hit 64... 2 weeks, 14 levels... not bad! Of course the next six are gonna take forever... *sigh*
  7. Leave things be!! You start explaining, you'll start apologizing and soon enough you're right back to where you were.... I know this hurts, but it's going to hurt regardless. It's like a band aid, you just gotta rip it off all at once and get it over with.
  8. Whatever you need to do to break the cord, alanschu. That interminable "maybe" is the absolute worst state for a relationship to be in for your sanity. I hope you can get some distance between you now. Good luck!
  9. I know I find it a lot harder to connect to male characters, but at the same time, I don't like the weirdness that comes from having party members with little to no function once romantic options are removed... What chick could *ever* stand Bastila (even if her "function" wasn't completely removed)? And to hear some guys complain about Carth & Atton you'd think they were being tortured or something to have to play with them. Not to mention, we girls always have our story lines highly mangled and unfinished... whee.
  10. No, no, OU is in Norman. Oklahoma State is in Jerkwater... And yeah, we do a fine job recruiting in Texas, we always have. Even during the *shudder* John Blake years.
  11. Yeah, the thing with the OU / Texas game is that *anything* can happen. It's waaay more about preparation and morale than anything, especially when the teams are as evenly ranked as they are this year. It will be a great game to watch... unless we're losing... then it'll suck. Work on Monday will suck even more.... blech. Oh, and the good news for us is that Bradford is only a Sophomore! Woot!
  12. Thanks! Unfortunately, Enoch, we needed someplace to live... my kids and I have been living with my parents for almost two years and he certainly didn't have any place for us all... so, we couldn't get married without a house... when we got the contract in place we finally confirmed the loosely planned wedding... Really we're just going to the courthouse on the 17th and having a party on the 18th... but there's still plenty of stress even without a real wedding.
  13. I've been sick as a dog for the last week and a half... but I managed to get about ten levels on my Shaman (WoW) so it wasn't a total loss...... Oh, AND we're closing on a house the 15th and getting married on the 18th... so I've been stressed out trying to take care of all kinds of things for both the house and the wedding. No wonder my stomach is in such bad shape.
  14. All hail the Big Twelve! Three teams in the top 5!! We play Texas a week from Saturday, so that'll change one way or another... ugh... I'm NOT looking forward to that game... *nail biting* but at least we don't have to play Missouri... at least not until the Big 12 championship! Which is in Kansas City this year..... THAT'll be fun...
  15. I guess my whole point in my ill advised rant was to point out that breastfeeding just isn't that simple. All the mothers I know have given their babies breast milk and I can't think of one who didn't have some giant complication to the process. I know it seems like it should be very simple and easy, after all, mammals have been doing it for ages. But it isn't. (Unfortunately, natural selection actually worked against breast feeding... but I digress). Remember that before the last 100 years or so, the infant mortality rate was significantly higher. Lots of things contribute to this statistic, obviously, but you can't put aside the huge impact adequate nutrition has on survival rates. Ok... I think I'm done now... I'll try to sit on my hands from this point forward... *I really need to see some Sharpe...
  16. Did you even read what I wrote? I nursed three babies. All for six months or more. I even said that breast feeding is best. Supplementing with formula however is NOT evil. What is evil is making mothers who for whatever reason aren't making enough milk feel inadequate and like a bad parent if she chooses to actually *feed* her child and not let it go hungry. Oh, and in spite of my children being primarily breast fed (and owning pets), they still had all sorts of health problems including eczema and athsma. I was not in any way trying to suggest that mothers shouldn't breast feed, they should, we all know that. But Walsh's statement was that formula should never be used and I'm sorry but that is wrong.
  17. lol, well at least you got it eventually! :D bad math puns for the win!
  18. All right, people. Speed Racer has been out a whole 5 days on video and I have yet to see a review of it from you guys! Get with it!! I hear the blu-ray is gorgeous... *sigh* I wanna blu-ray...
  19. As someone who has nursed three babies, I'm going to take some exception to this statement. Nursing is one of the most difficult things I have ever done in my life. It was painful, hard to get right and just plain frustrating. You don't know how much your child is getting and if for some reason you're not making enough milk, it's very hard to know it. All you know is that you have a fussy, unhappy baby and you can't fix it. Add that on top of the many, many sleepless nights and the highly derranged mental state post pardom hormones + that lack of sleep put you in and it can be flat out devastating to any woman when she's been fed this "formula is evil!" line. While breast feeding is always best, supplementing with formula is a godsend. I still remember the day I finally decided to try to give my youngest a bottle of formula after days of pulling my hair out because of his fussiness. Do you realize just how horrible I felt when the 2 month old baby sucked down that bottle and I realized that all that frustration was because he was *hungry*?? Ok... sorry.... just needed to rant. Parenting is hard enough without subjecting sleep deprived, inexperienced moms to more guilt.
  20. Hrm, I have two exiles... and two Revans... my original (female) Exile is a kick ass lamb and I can't imagine her ever kicking her (female) Revan counterpart's ass. Mostly because those two are so light sided that it makes my teeth hurt... My latest (female) Exile however, would happily kick her (male) Revan counterpart's ass. Both of their alignments are... questionable... at best, and quite honestly, he's an ass. A charming, powerful ass, but an ass none the less and I think she'd be compelled to put him in his place. I think she could do it too!
  21. Isn't that statistic a little misleading? How many shootings of innocent, unarmed citizens by a police officer actually occur in a year, even in a place like NYC? Three or four? and now it's 9 or 12? How many deaths of innocent, unarmed citizens were prevented in that year by the cops being visible in the neighborhoods? Don't get me wrong, I'm not arguing for or against, the original question was "does that ever work" and I was pointing out that yes, sometimes it does. Also, I have no idea about how NYC was really cleaned up. All I know is that when I was there in 90 it was the most disgusting place I have ever been in my entire life. It was a nasty, dirty city and I couldn't *wait* to go home... (I'm sure it doesn't help that I hate crowds). But when I was there in 2004 it wsa much, much nicer. It just seemed like a neat city. So... that's about all I have to say about that...
  22. I've heard that one of the ways that Guliani cleaned up New York (and it's irrefutable that he *did* clean it up) was to have the police drive more slowly through the city. When the cruisers were flying through the city on their way to whatever emergency was going on people felt like there wasn't anyone there watching them, but slow the cruisers down, give the police more presence and people feel more accountable... or paranoid... whatever... Now I'm not sure if any of that is verifiable, but it does seem logical, at least.
  23. What's really remarkable about that link is that Asians in general can't stand milk. Many of them are lactose intolerant. Personally, I've hated milk my entire life. Somewhere around 8 months old my mom stopped putting formula in my bottle and switched to cows milk and I stopped drinking out of the bottle. It took her years to figure out that I couldn't stand milk. I'd tell her I didn't and she'd reply "oh, of course you do" and make me drink it anyway. Blech!
  24. But at least it's a business that benefits the school... for the most part. The athletic department gets to keep most of their money here, but the revenue they generate in college trademark licensing alone is enormous. Not to mention, to get the very best seats for the games, you have to make a sizeable donation to the school. Then there's just the aspect of giving the alumi a way to stay connected to the school and hopefully willing to donate money in the long run. I can't say anything first hand about other programs, but I have a feeling most of the money for any sports program comes from private donations and very little from tuition or state funding. And really, do scholarships to athletes really cost the school anything? I mean, for the most part, they don't even go to class!
  25. Well, that's definitely true! I always got the impression that he and Mira have a sort of love / hate , brother / sister relationship going on, and that he really doesn't mind her, but at the same time wouldn't be caught dead admitting it. And I also think that he and Bao-Dur would find a comfortable comraderie between them... You know the scene on Nar Shaddaa where the bounty hunters show up at the Ebon Hawk? I think those two play off each other so well there. And then there's the scene in the tomb where imaginary Bao comes to imaginary Atton's defense "You're threatening Atton with a lightsaber...?" But you're right, Atton doesn't really *like* anyone but the Exile. He just puts up with them.
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