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I've been trying to figure out a reasonably priced little getaway for the wife and me over the holidays, when I stumbled upon a 3-star michelin rated restaurant in our area. Most of them tend to be in the city, so that was a nice surprise. Then I looked at the menu, it is $210 each, and it would be another $180 each if we want the wine pairing. Holy moly!

That's not in Yountville is it?

 

 

Nope, it's not French Laundry, which is pretty famous.  It's a fairly new place called Manresa in Los Gatos.

 

I think the most I've spent on a dinner was about $400.  That was at Nobu in Vegas.

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I took my dog Sunny to the vet to get her teeth cleaned. Since I didn't want to leave my other dog Tommy home alone so he & I sat on a picnic table outside Old Timers BBQ restaurant. I drank a big glass of unsweetened ice tea, he drank ice water and we split a basket of smoked brisket. No sauce for him though. Once we picked Sunny up she was intently sniffing both of us. She knew something was up! 

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"The man of virtuous soul commands not, nor obeys. Power, like a desolating pestilence, pollutes whate'er it touches; and obedience, bane of all genius, virtue, freedom, truth, makes slaves of men, and of the human frame a mechanized automaton."

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Personally I suspect the Lord in his infinite wisdom created dogs and their upkeep to save many marriages, taking Fido for a walk and relaxing with a cold pint on a hot day has cooled many a mans temper I expect.

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Quite an experience to live in misery isn't it? That's what it is to be married with children.

I've seen things you people can't even imagine. Pearly Kings glittering on the Elephant and Castle, Morris Men dancing 'til the last light of midsummer. I watched Druid fires burning in the ruins of Stonehenge, and Yorkshiremen gurning for prizes. All these things will be lost in time, like alopecia on a skinhead. Time for tiffin.

 

Tea for the teapot!

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Personally I suspect the Lord in his infinite wisdom created dogs and their upkeep to save many marriages, taking Fido for a walk and relaxing with a cold pint on a hot day has cooled many a mans temper I expect.

No argument here. But sadly there are some things once broken even the earnest love of a dog can't mend.

"The man of virtuous soul commands not, nor obeys. Power, like a desolating pestilence, pollutes whate'er it touches; and obedience, bane of all genius, virtue, freedom, truth, makes slaves of men, and of the human frame a mechanized automaton."

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I've been trying to figure out a reasonably priced little getaway for the wife and me over the holidays, when I stumbled upon a 3-star michelin rated restaurant in our area. Most of them tend to be in the city, so that was a nice surprise. Then I looked at the menu, it is $210 each, and it would be another $180 each if we want the wine pairing. Holy moly!

That's not in Yountville is it?

Nope, it's not French Laundry, which is pretty famous. It's a fairly new place called Manresa in Los Gatos.

 

I think the most I've spent on a dinner was about $400. That was at Nobu in Vegas.

Well, I figured it wasn't Famous Dave's.

 

Are you considering plonking down the $400?

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Assembled the last pieces for my Snake Plissken Halloween costume. Auspiciously, this year's Halloween feature at my local movie theater is The Thing.

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-Philip Roth, The Plot Against America

 

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Turns out my kid broke the tv on day 91 of the 90 day return policy. Similar to my video card dying on day 31 of the 30 day return policy a few years back.

The area between the balls and the butt is a hotbed of terrorist activity.

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Made an appointment with my hairdresser.- now that I didn't cut it for 6 months I have semi long hair and I cannot bear it anymore, long hair is annoying. It looks messy, unhygienic, collects sweat, its warm and feels like foreign matter on top of my head. I can't wait for tomorrow  - a couple of millimeters on the sides and 3 centimeters on top and I'll feel fine again.  

I gazed at the dead, and for one dark moment I saw a banquet. 
 

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You should invest in a set of electric clippers.

 

My hair is thick and curly so it grows out like an afro. It was a sad and painful time in my life during the late 80's when feathered hair was all the rage and I'm walking around looking like Bob Ross. ;(

 

I have an electric clipper, but cutting my hair on sides, back and top with the same length looks like crap. I always let my hairstylist cut it to 3 centimeters on top, sides and back 5 millimeters, with a perfect fade.  Can't do that with a clipper, I only use it to shave on shortest setting. 

 

If I had curly hair I'd simply sport a completely shaved head I think. I had a shaved head in my military service time and it was so comfortable. 

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I gazed at the dead, and for one dark moment I saw a banquet. 
 

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Clippers generally come with 4-5 different snap-on grills of various lengths so you can cut your hair to different lengths, but no matter.

 

I remember my first military ID which sported a picture of my me with a shaved head from boot camp. I looked like a straight up criminal in a mug shot. :lol:

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I really hate being hearing impaired right now.

 

My boss offered me a job position with responsibilities for overseeing the unloading part of the workplace, problem is that I'd have to communicate with a walkie-talkie to the people moving the trailers, and I am absolutely hopeless at hearing what is said through it. Even worse, there is no chance at all for me to understand what is said if there is an accent on the other end.

 

It would'nt have given me any extra money - but I'd be able to get some extra hours and increases the chance to get a full time employment.

 

Still; Did get praise from my boss, wich is nice.

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Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. - H.L. Mencken

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Clippers generally come with 4-5 different snap-on grills of various lengths so you can cut your hair to different lengths, but no matter.

 

Yeah I know, but its impossible for me to create any kind of acceptable haircut with clippers and a couple of grills for different lengths, you need a good scissor and skills to make a good fade between the different hair lengths. And its impossible to cut your own hair to 3cm length without the help of someone else with a comb. I could probably pull off a charhead marines haircut but thats about it.

 

I really hate being hearing impaired right now.

 

My boss offered me a job position with responsibilities for overseeing the unloading part of the workplace, problem is that I'd have to communicate with a walkie-talkie to the people moving the trailers, and I am absolutely hopeless at hearing what is said through it. Even worse, there is no chance at all for me to understand what is said if there is an accent on the other end.

I have the exact same problem, but I'm afraid mine is even worse, I cannot communicate with people on the phone because I can't understand what they're saying. At all. I cannot understand like 80% of the women and more than half of the men on the phone. I can only understand those I talk with very frequently, voices I know, like friends and relatives.

Luckily I'm self employed and I'm going hardcore on e-mails and try to avoid phone calls as if my life was depending on it.

 

The strange thing is, I have exceptional good hearing according to the audio tests my doc made me do, and I can really hear the tiniest sounds.

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Sounds like an understanding impairment, not a hearing. Brain randomly isn't able to decipher sounds as well as it should: same problem I sometimes have. I also have pretty good hearing. :)

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Have a 4 day weekend. Anticipate having a list of chores assigned to me.

 

Probably should put out old pcs. Have an old C2D E6600 and an i52500k in my room taking up space.

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Got my hair cut today and had a lot of fun with my hairdresser, lots of laughs and flirting and she really did an outstanding job. The final result is much better if your hairdresser likes you.

And funnily she looked EXACTLY like Sansa Stark from GoT. Exactly as in being a perfect twin, even the hair was the same. On purpose I bet.

 

Screw clippers, my haircut is awesome and it was fun. So much better.

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Got my hair cut today and had a lot of fun with my hairdresser, lots of laughs and flirting and she really did an outstanding job. The final result is much better if your hairdresser likes you.

And funnily she looked EXACTLY like Sansa Stark from GoT. Exactly as in being a perfect twin, even the hair was the same. On purpose I bet.

 

Screw clippers, my haircut is awesome and it was fun. So much better.

This post is very insensitive to the follicaly challenged.

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I'd say the answer to that question is kind of like the answer to "who's the sucker in this poker game?"*

 

*If you can't tell, it's you. ;)

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Got my hair cut today and had a lot of fun with my hairdresser, lots of laughs and flirting and she really did an outstanding job. The final result is much better if your hairdresser likes you.

And funnily she looked EXACTLY like Sansa Stark from GoT. Exactly as in being a perfect twin, even the hair was the same. On purpose I bet.

 

Screw clippers, my haircut is awesome and it was fun. So much better

Well they do like to get tips :lol:

"The man of virtuous soul commands not, nor obeys. Power, like a desolating pestilence, pollutes whate'er it touches; and obedience, bane of all genius, virtue, freedom, truth, makes slaves of men, and of the human frame a mechanized automaton."

P.B. Shelley

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Yes. And some of them are lesbians. Also, all the male characters in the show die. All of them.[/i]

 

I always let my hairstylist cut it to 3 centimeters on top, sides and back 5 millimeters, with a perfect fade.

Also I just read this post by you and I realized how my view of you with your obsession with manly stuff (guns, muscles, lego) is now somewhat damaged because no manly man talks about how perfect their hair is.

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Yes. And some of them are lesbians. Also, all the male characters in the show die. All of them.

If thats true they're not very subtle about their target audience, lol. Or maybe its all a misunderstanding and they're all supposed to be very tall Drow. Has the spider queen been mentioned?

 

Also I just read this post by you and I realized how my view of you with your obsession with manly stuff (guns, muscles, lego) is now somewhat damaged because no manly man talks about how perfect their hair is.

My eyes are already horribly bloodshot from constantly staring in a mirror and watching my super awesome quality hair. Truth be told, I do all the manly stuff simply to make up for the massive amount feminism in my hair obsession. Mmmh, my hair smells so sexy! Edited by Woldan
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I gazed at the dead, and for one dark moment I saw a banquet. 
 

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I don't have a TV right now. I've been watching sports and TWD on my laptop or just listening on the XM radio. It's getting old though. I think today I'm going to buy a TV.

"The man of virtuous soul commands not, nor obeys. Power, like a desolating pestilence, pollutes whate'er it touches; and obedience, bane of all genius, virtue, freedom, truth, makes slaves of men, and of the human frame a mechanized automaton."

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I'm flooded in and have no alcohol.

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