Totally have "Even Rats" stuck in my head. The usual cure is learning to play a song, diddling with it for a day or so and moving on. Smiling that it's an old Guitar Hero track and that learning to play it won't involve having to choose Expert Mode. :)

Well-done tater tots and two fingers of whiskey is a surprisingly satisfying shitty dinner.

I'm back through the magic of reactivation specials! :) Excited to see what's new on-site and say 'hi' to old friends! Cheers, all!

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Brief update, friends! It's T-Minus 5+ weeks to babytimes and I'm very excited! Fatherhood will be bizarre and exciting and scary as shit and I'm trying to handle all of it in stride. Newborn Care class is this weekend and I foresee remarkable differences since I last helped raise my kid brother 20+ years ago. Wow - Quick flash of feeling old! blackeyed

Rainy...
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prettyflesh:
<3
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Hola friends! Dropping a quick note from work. Summer in Portland continues to remind me why I moved away from the East Coast - The high this past month was 87 and un-humid at that. On average, it's been chilly in the morning, warming to a balmy 74 or so. I know, tough stuff, huh? whatever

Allergies are the worst in memory and now continue to...
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prettyflesh:
thanks smile
prettyflesh:
oh wow, that does sound amazing!!

Thank you for sharing that
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Hello friends! This Oregonian hopes you're well. The last posting was two weeks before a nice car-totaling head-on accident. Fortunately, I was fine for the most part though, it's left me on the sidelines of things I care about - Setting up our new house, competing in the new men's roller derby league I helped start, making babies, etc. This happening now nine...
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allied:
What up, my brother! Wow, glad to hear you're alright from that crash. That's some scary sounding stuff. Congrats on the promotion; I hope they come to their senses and start adequately compensating you. wink
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Boo!

Almost literal year since last post... But, that's a good thing. Currently enjoying Week Two of Homeownership. 13 months from unemployment to buying a house is certainly bragging rights.

I'd like to say more, as always but, I've got a couple of projects (dinner) before the Mrs comes home...

When the system renewed my membership a couple of days ago, I...
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allied:
Congrats on the house, Homie. Get it, "house," "homie"... biggrin
allied:
I am embarrassed to say this, but I've never seen Hunt for Red October or Crimson Tide. Or, Shawshank Redemption or The Green Mile. All four are "guy" movies. Wow, I've got to work on seeing those. wink
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A brief post to let you all know I'm still alive and things are well.

1) I'm working and well! I was picked up by a mental health agency that runs group homes in the Northwest, w/ populations primarily schizophrenic. They liked me so much that I received two promotions before I even started working, a third now that they see me on...
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ambizzle26:
thanks smile
allied:
Thanks, my brother. I think things will finally work out, they just never go as quickly and as smoothly as we hope. How are things out in Oregon?
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Turkey Day was wonderful! For both Lyle and Lili, it was perhaps their very first Thanksgiving away from their families. Amanda Rae and I had long known that those people whom you dread to see twice a year don't have to be the family you spend holidays with. All in all, it was just the four of us. I cooked my first bird and...
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liv3:
how are you??
allied:
LOL, great analogy for spring. wink
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Well friends, the eagle has landed... Lili and I arrived into Portland in the last few days of September. The whole drive took us about 8 days altogether and went extremely well! The saving graces were Sirius satellite radio and their comedy & new wave stations; Iowa wineries, cheese & fruit lunches and well-maintained picnic areas; lumbar pillows & 8-hour drive times and lastly, most importantly, having a co-pilot who's a fucking crack-up, at...
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alie_lynn:
Yes the one in the casino! I'm excited about the interview and would be thrill to get the job. Yeah the discount would rock (50%)!
seantastic:
Sounds like it's going good out there!!!