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ozoneocean at 4:59PM, Jan. 12, 2012
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My family had an old roll top desk when I was little.
I took it for granted at the time, not realising that it was an old antique… But I never liked it much- the rolling cover was stiff and always got stuck half way up or down (always) and the drawers always caught and stuck too… such an old beast of a thing.
When we moved house my dad sold it.
 
I missed it for years after. :(
 
Lonnehart at 1:10PM, Jan. 13, 2012
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heh… got a coworker getting on my case about my XBox 360.  He thinks I'm totally wasting its potential for great gaming.  And that I should be playing games such as Call of Duty, Halo, and… Madden Football!!!  Somehow Mass Effect shouldn't be on the system because it's an RPG, and I play way too many racing games and pinball on the system (yes.. Pinball FX2 is a favorite game of mine).  I swear… guys like these are the exact reason why I bought and stuck with the XB360…  I still remember the day I bought the first one.  Let's just say a passionate fan of the Playstation 3 literally scared me into buying one while I was looking through the consoles in the store that day…
 
I'm awfully tempted to create a Sim to go along with the top hat house I'm trying to design.  I figured a Sim version of Ozone Ocean would fit perfectly with the house as I still remember reading posts about his obsession with hats and military uniforms.  :)
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Call Me Tom at 1:39PM, Jan. 13, 2012
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Today has been a VERY bad day, I think I'm having a crises of faith over my thinking that the entire Friday the 13th thing is just a stupid superstition (buy I still like the films).
bravo1102 at 1:42PM, Jan. 13, 2012
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I have to work tonight but I can't sleep.  Typical.  SSDD.
 
The wife's car won't start and all I get is that wonderful clicking which means that the sudden cold has probably drained her battery.  These things happen but of course one can't convince her it's something that mundane.  Something has to be wrong and we have to run off and fix it. 
 
Now back to work on the new comic.  Might as well as I have nothing better to do.  THinking of which anyone reading this probably doesn't have anything better to do either and what better way to waste time than to contribute to the ongoing soap or better yet read my comics!  Yeah, there you go.
 
Read my comics and then send me money!  Just take that green paper stuff from off of mom and dad's dresser, put it in an envelope and mail it to me!  Soupy Sales C/O Bravo1102, Anywhere, USA.
Lonnehart at 2:29PM, Jan. 13, 2012
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bravo1102 wrote:
I have to work tonight but I can't sleep.  Typical.  SSDD.
 
The wife's car won't start and all I get is that wonderful clicking which means that the sudden cold has probably drained her battery.  These things happen but of course one can't convince her it's something that mundane.  Something has to be wrong and we have to run off and fix it. 
 
Now back to work on the new comic.  Might as well as I have nothing better to do.  THinking of which anyone reading this probably doesn't have anything better to do either and what better way to waste time than to contribute to the ongoing soap or better yet read my comics!  Yeah, there you go.
 
Read my comics and then send me money!  Just take that green paper stuff from off of mom and dad's dresser, put it in an envelope and mail it to me!  Soupy Sales C/O Bravo1102, Anywhere, USA.
Hmmm…
 
*has some green paper, a scanner, a printer, and several envelops…*
Hmmm….
ayesinback at 3:13PM, Jan. 13, 2012
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bravo1102 wrote:
Read my comics and then send me money!  Just take that green paper stuff from off of mom and dad's dresser, put it in an envelope and mail it to me!  Soupy Sales C/O Bravo1102, Anywhere, USA.
ooo- nice.
 
But the dude's dead, isn't he?  *I lose track*
 

 
so yeah, today is Mucho better than yesterday.  My boss was actually a Help rather than a hindrance today.  much needed, and much appreciated.
 
yupper-do:  snow flurries today, but non-committal snow flurries.  I went for a (freezing, and short) walk today.  Gotta do that walking thing.  it was good.
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gullas at 9:49PM, Jan. 13, 2012
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Being the good Samaritan I decided to help out this chick I came across on my way home….



And I'm almost wishing that I hadn't because I let her use my bed. Oh well, not like I was going for bed anyways… 
Genejoke at 11:43PM, Jan. 13, 2012
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So Gullas did you wake to find all your belongings gone? 
I have no heating and the weather has turned cold.  brrr.  No idea when the boiler repairman will be out but I suspect I'm in for a cold weekend.
gullas at 1:42AM, Jan. 14, 2012
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Genejoke wrote:
So Gullas did you wake to find all your belongings gone? 

Actuallly for that matter I did not go to sleep (good chance to fix my sleeping patern) so I've been rotating reading in the next room, and checking on my computer.

Butt I'll sure keep you updated on how this ends :P 
AlceX at 11:16AM, Jan. 14, 2012
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My grandfather who was sick is getting better. I'm pretty relieved. They moved him to a normal care room recently, so now there's much more visitor hours (before it was around half an hour in the morning and an hour in the evening). I'm going to see him later on today.
Lonnehart at 3:30PM, Jan. 14, 2012
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So I watched another Mass Effect video in anticipation for the third game.  And I find out you have to save a princess at some point… a KROGAN PRINCESS!!!  Worse… Shepard said he would like to get to know her.  I hope this isn't going someplace we wouldn't want it to go…
 
Ugh… wanna sleep, but it's too hot.  But if I don't go to sleep I may sleep later and be late for work.  But if I sleep now in this heat I may not wake up again…  Time to brew several gallons of coffee…
rokulily at 9:18PM, Jan. 14, 2012
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…am i the only one who really kinda wants to know how gullas' story ends? what happened? the suspense! 
 
Genejoke at 2:14AM, Jan. 15, 2012
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Eitherhe is distracred as the girl is “thanking” him or he fell asleep and no longer has a computer to access the duck.    
Alternatively it could all be very innocent and he just hasn't commented yet.
ozoneocean at 2:51AM, Jan. 15, 2012
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Banes has done a wonderful job editing together the DD Soap.
From now on the deadline to get any recordings in in Friday midnight US time (PST). -because it's quite a bit of work to get those things all together and we really need all bits to do that.
Anyway, he did a beautiful job! ^_^
 
Ah well, the weekend is over now. No sleeping in to 2pm for another 5 days… dammit!
 
gullas at 6:11AM, Jan. 15, 2012
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Genejoke wrote:
Eitherhe is distracred as the girl is “thanking” him or he fell asleep and no longer has a computer to access the duck.    
Alternatively it could all be very innocent and he just hasn't commented yet.
Sadly it couldn't have been the “thanking” part, due to the fact that she was in well no, and I mean NO contdition to coherrantly making sense besides being soaking wet, in a dress that with tartan pattern(see scottish kilts) and sholess… in the cold… when it was raining…
Aparantly she lived in that other part of the town which by car/bus would take at least good 45 mins to reach. Anywhoose, after I had offered to get her a cab, of which she refused (ah money, were art thou) I offered her to sleep on it in my appartment, which luckily was only a couple of minutes away. 

After semi sleepless night (roatating between reading and gaming) and after a bit awkward “Good morning, were the duck am I?” conversation, she departed. Turns out she was a sinlge mom(and only year younger than me) and generally a nice person.
Genejoke at 6:48AM, Jan. 15, 2012
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lucky.
Lonnehart at 3:41PM, Jan. 15, 2012
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feh… the Sims 3 forums have a porn posting troll on them now.  Yep… a forum visited by children.  Makes me wonder how much time a guy like that has on his hands.  Or maybe he's a 25 or so year old kid who can't think of better things to do…
 
Oh, well… one thing I won't be doing is responding to his posts there.  Feeding trolls only encourages them.  :(
skoolmunkee at 8:54AM, Jan. 16, 2012
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Lonnehart wrote:
So I watched another Mass Effect video in anticipation for the third game.  And I find out you have to save a princess at some point… a KROGAN PRINCESS!!!  Worse… Shepard said he would like to get to know her.  I hope this isn't going someplace we wouldn't want it to go…
 
Ugh… wanna sleep, but it's too hot.  But if I don't go to sleep I may sleep later and be late for work.  But if I sleep now in this heat I may not wake up again…  Time to brew several gallons of coffee…
If that is for real then in the future can you please use spoiler tags thanks :]
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PIT_FACE at 9:59AM, Jan. 16, 2012
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Packers are outa the play offs. >:( 
i demand a do over!
ozoneocean at 10:29AM, Jan. 16, 2012
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Why do I keep putting off getting a new comp? urgh!!!!
Ah well…
I just really, really hate getting new computers.
Getting used to the new setup, installing all those programs you need, transferring files, bookmarks, passwords playlists etc, signing into all your services and sites all over again, setting up the OS the way you like it, removing all the crap programs, junk and defaults that manufactures try and make you use and so on and on and on.
Windows machines aren't the only ones with that particular issue. If it was a Mac I'd be doing what I could to eliminate crap like itunes, Quicktime and Safari.
 
And then there's the cost… It's not really the expense that's the big deal, since comps are WAY cheaper than they've ever been right now and I have the money ready to go, it's just the fact that I HAVE to outlay that money on a new comp and then there's the thing of finding the best deal and all that stuff, especially with all the new things JUST coming out right now…
 
You know that inevitably you'll feel cheated anyway because something 5x better at the same or half the cost will be available a month or two after you buy your new machine.
 
ayesinback at 10:36AM, Jan. 16, 2012
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@Oz -  that was brilliant.  Not only did you answer your own question, but you answered it the same way I would answer it, but only better.  (I may have to keep a copy of that post)
 

 
so I'll just informally announce here that I'm going to start haphazardly reaching out to some DDers to ask them to be a script judge for the 2012 DD Radio Play contest. 
 
and then when they respond (because surely - everyone checks their PQs on a regular basis) and asks - what's all This then, I'll point to this post and say:
 
there.  I warned ye.  I warned ye all.
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bravo1102 at 12:54PM, Jan. 16, 2012
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I hate that modern four cylinder cars often lack the juice to jump start other modern four cylinder cars.   With a booster box the wife's car roared to life but I didn't get any result when I tried jumping it with my car.
 
Stuck between clearing off the stage to do the last of the blue screen shots and designing the alien ship set.  I wrote the script so most of the action took place on one set with only a few inserts.  It's clearing off the stage and keeping track of all the costume changes necessary for shooting out of order that gets to me.  Taking off outfits, putting them back on, taking them off again only to realize that figure isn't in this shot and having to redress another figure because she is in the shot.  And the wife is complaining about all the set pieces cluttering up the walk in closet.  It doesn't matter that all her stuff clutters up the entire house, but the few large pieces of styrofoam I've put aside to build sets from is taking up all the room?  But of course try to point this out to her and my styrofoam is the fire hazard and not the reams of papers she has in folders all over the den, living room and dining room. 
 
So after listening to a show on Coast-to-Coast Am about dream communication I've having this cool dream about spy stuff at an international convention and a girl I knew in high school pops up.  The dream comes to a sudden stop as I have an in depth conversation with her as if she was a real person and we were having a telepathic communication via the dream.  So a decently plotted dream got totally sidetracked into a stupid conversation.  At least my dream didn't get hijacked like a few did a month ago.  There it is my dream all cool and suddenly a woman I know comes in with some old friends, but they are as they are now, not as they were when I last saw them.  And they took over the dream and I was left as a supporting character in my own life rather than the star. 
Lonnehart at 1:03PM, Jan. 16, 2012
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skoolmunkee wrote:
Lonnehart wrote:
So I watched another Mass Effect video in anticipation for the third game.  And I find out you have to save a princess at some point… a KROGAN PRINCESS!!!  Worse… Shepard said he would like to get to know her.  I hope this isn't going someplace we wouldn't want it to go…
 
Ugh… wanna sleep, but it's too hot.  But if I don't go to sleep I may sleep later and be late for work.  But if I sleep now in this heat I may not wake up again…  Time to brew several gallons of coffee…
 If that is for real then in the future can you please use spoiler tags thanks :]
Okay… spoiler tags.  Although I'm not sure why since it's a gameplay video that's out on Youtube (you can search for it).  Still, if that's what you want.  :)
Lonnehart at 1:06PM, Jan. 16, 2012
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ozoneocean wrote:
Why do I keep putting off getting a new comp? urgh!!!!
Ah well…
I just really, really hate getting new computers.
Getting used to the new setup, installing all those programs you need, transferring files, bookmarks, passwords playlists etc, signing into all your services and sites all over again, setting up the OS the way you like it, removing all the crap programs, junk and defaults that manufactures try and make you use and so on and on and on.
Windows machines aren't the only ones with that particular issue. If it was a Mac I'd be doing what I could to eliminate crap like itunes, Quicktime and Safari.
 
And then there's the cost… It's not really the expense that's the big deal, since comps are WAY cheaper than they've ever been right now and I have the money ready to go, it's just the fact that I HAVE to outlay that money on a new comp and then there's the thing of finding the best deal and all that stuff, especially with all the new things JUST coming out right now…
 
You know that inevitably you'll feel cheated anyway because something 5x better at the same or half the cost will be available a month or two after you buy your new machine.
I hope you put that new computer together yourself rather than buying one preassembled.  I prefer to assemble my machines because I know what's in them.  Of course… I also know how to navigate around the innards to find the evil Dragon Dust Bunny lurking inside so that I may do battle with it and save my computer from destruction…  :)
ozoneocean at 1:41PM, Jan. 16, 2012
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@ Ayes- haha, you're welcome!
 
@ Lonne- No, the plan is to get a laptop, move all my stuff on to it, get used to it and have it as my main working comp.
THEN, and only then, build my own more powerful machine on the bones of my current desktop.
Then that one will be my new main comp… But it'll be a while before I tackle that project, even after I finally get around to getting the laptop.
 
OK, shiz. It's 5.40am. I have to be up by 8am… Back to bed for me!
…oh I will be SO buggered tomorrow… today I mean. Shiz.
 
Kroatz at 3:57PM, Jan. 16, 2012
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I'm… Bored.
 
I have been watching the show called Fringe. It is in my opinion the second best Sci-Fi series in existance, second only to Doctor Who. I wish other writers would spend half as much time writing their comics, books, songs, series and movies. It would make the world a better place.
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ozoneocean at 7:58PM, Jan. 16, 2012
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DR Who the best SciFi series?
When I watched it back in its golden era I loved it and it'll always be a fave TV show of mine, but I don't really think of it as SciFi. To me it's more in the realm of those great weird paranormal British TV series like Sapphire and Steel, Randal and Hopkirk (deceased), and The Tomorrow People.
But that's just me ^_^
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So in the couple of hours I actually had asleep they were filled to the brim with strange dreams, mainly filled with Drunk Duck people because I'd spent the last few hours listening to DD people's voices as I edited the Quackcast together.
 
In one scene I was playing with Star Wars Lego with Genejoke, getting caught up with changing around the heads and helmets on all the figures… It was fun, but I've no idea where this comes from.
 
In another scene, because of her voice acting in the DD Soap Tantz Aerine was able to get a lead role on the fourth season of a popular SciFi TV series (no idea which one, it was just really popular). She invited me and a few other people on set to see her being filmed. It was pretty cool, very stylish costumes and props.
 
Then a whole lot of DD people had a party to celebrate her success. And when I was going to leave one of the guys (can't remember who) offered me a lift home and I got the impression that he was also asking me out, which I felt pretty awkward about, being straight and all.
The dream ended with me thinking about how I'd get home and not offend the guy and how much more awkward it'd be riding home in a car with someone I'd just turned down. -_-
 
HippieVan at 8:04PM, Jan. 16, 2012
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I started watching The Birds today. I got to the bit where there's a guy with his eyes pecked out, and it really freaked me out. Not the birds themselves, just that particular image. I'm so used to the Twilight Zone where any violence is subtle or off-screen, so I didn't expect them to show his face.
  
I couldn't stop picturing those eyes and I couldn't figure out why, until just now. My older sister let me watch The Mummy when I was really too young for it, and I got really scared by a guy in that movie who lost his eyes and tongue. It's funny how things can stick with you like that.
 

 
My dog is too smart, and too picky. He needs some pills but he's gotten wise to our usual methods of hiding them. He won't eat most treats without pills, nevermind with. Managed to get him to eat 1 and 1/2 of his two pills by hiding halves in three different treats, but by the fourth half he caught on.
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ozoneocean at 8:48PM, Jan. 16, 2012
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Cats tend not to eat them from food at all, even when they're crushed up.
The vet taght me how to give them pills directly and I've become pretty good at that:
straight into the mouth, right between the fangs, down the back of the tongue. Then make sure they swallow.
You can get a depositor device to help put it in  and use an eyedropper to make them swallow, but  those don't make it much easier really because 70% of the time something goes wrong and you drop all the stuff and puss escapes before you get it all ready again.
Much simpler to do it by hand.
 
NOT though the side- because they can bite down hard there. Really hard. Through the front is pretty safe though on cats, even though it looks nasty- as long as you're between the big pointy teefs. The vet called it “through the gates of hell”
 
I remember him telling me it's the opposite with dogs- you go for the side with them? Maybe because their mouths are longer so you can get behind the back teeth easier? I dunno, it's been ages since I had a dog.
 
HippieVan at 9:00PM, Jan. 16, 2012
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ozoneocean wrote:
I remember him telling me it's the opposite with dogs- you go for the side with them? Maybe because their mouths are longer so you can get behind the back teeth easier? I dunno, it's been ages since I had a dog.

Yeah, we've had to do that in the past. It's tough though because if you let go right away he'll spit it out, so you have to get the pill right back to his throat, and then hold his jaw shut until he swallows it. It can be done, but it's very unpleasant for everyone. I'm going to try every other possibility first.
 
Fortunately the cats have never needed pills. I can imagine that going very poorly. I've done eye drops for the cats, and bunny medicine, and rat medicine…heck, I think I'm halfway to being a vet tech. 
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