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Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« Reply #855 on: December 26, 2017, 05:12:24 am »

And yes, my roommate is very pleased with herself.

Christmas was very good. I used all my vacation days when I went to Chile, so I was only home for the weekend and today and flew back tonight. Now I'm in my bed in Brooklyn. Delicious food, sleeping on a mattress on the floor in the living room just like I've done since I was a kid (aunt and uncle in my childhood bed), lots of late night Mario Kart. Good holiday.
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« Reply #856 on: December 28, 2017, 03:15:07 pm »

Something i left out about the GF: she briefly lived on the small island where Somebody Nice lived in the frozen north. Is that possible!?
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« Reply #857 on: January 07, 2018, 05:44:19 pm »

Oh man. This was almost as bad as the "everyone thinks you are gay" convo a few years ago. The GF told me that on our first date she was convinced I really disliked her because of my distractibility and sometimes bad eye-contact habits. I wonder how many other people I have made feel bad with this? Damn. My sister brought this up recently because she realized she does it too-- she gets distracted easily and so when she's trying to keep track of a conversation she sometimes like, stares fixedly at the wall.

Otherwise, though, things are going very well on this front. I introduced her to someone as "my girlfriend" and she smiled. My sometimes very rude college roommate was charming and polite to her. We watched a lot of Great British Bake Off and walked around in the -10 degree windchill a bit and agreed that our next tv adventure will be this gay love figure skating anime.

Man. The more I date somewhat normal people the more I realize how toxic my college relationship was. Open communication is so nice and a much better way to deal with both being a little anxious.
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« Reply #858 on: January 07, 2018, 05:58:34 pm »

Waiting for your review of the anime. I was kind of surprised how much it grabbed me when I finally got around to watching it, although there were a couple issues that I thought required some suspension of disbelief.
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« Reply #859 on: January 10, 2018, 05:26:17 pm »

That sounds very fun! And itís on my 30th birthday. Whoa.
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« Reply #860 on: January 13, 2018, 06:48:03 am »

Hm, if only I were a little closer to your coast! Enjoy the concert, one day I'll be out there and we can see something.

This week I bought knitting needles and a ball of yarn. Having something to do with my hands while I'm watching TV or talking to my roommates is nice. Tonight I finally finished some rows without any hideous errors (that I can see, anyway). Learning stuff is cool.

Things are getting nuts at work, I finally have projects to work on where nobody is holding my hand. A little overwhelming but I feel good about things, mostly.

(Also, things with the gf are so good.)
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« Reply #861 on: January 24, 2018, 12:40:17 am »

Her idea, or theirs?
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« Reply #862 on: January 25, 2018, 02:53:41 pm »

The Tech Staff is planning to retire soon. This is kind of scary because I am really not making a full-time income at the moment. We have paid a lot of money to a retirement planner who seems to think we will be OK and not end up living in a cardboard box eating cat food. In fact he kept trying to get us to put more money in the budget for travel. So, yay? Still not sure how great an idea this is though, since he can't even seem to keep himself occupied for all of a three day weekend.
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« Reply #863 on: January 26, 2018, 12:35:22 am »

Since this seems the topic du jour, Mrs. West will be retiring in about 6 weeks to work full-time on the flower farm.  She has a pension, but it'll be a significant hit.  I would have liked for her to wait until the house was paid for, but she's earned it.  Plus, we are optimistic that the farm will make some money if she has more time to devote to marketing.  We grew plenty of flowers last year, now we just have to sell them.  But yeah, this is kind of scary.  Change is good, change is good, change is good.

Plus I get to spend 10 grand tomorrow to get the foundation of the house rebuilt and new beam and piers installed.  Can't let the house fall down, y'know.  And don't get me started on the joys of dealing with two elderly parents, one of which has Alzheimer's and while the other is a bipolar raging narcissist whose favorite hobby is publicly humiliating me via mass e-mail.   
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« Reply #864 on: January 31, 2018, 06:20:20 pm »

Was really sick yesterday and it was pretty miserable. But woke up this morning to text from three different NYC friends AND my mom asking how I'm doing today. I feel very ... appreciated. My coworker offered to bring me food! Spending today reading and drinking gatorade and eating leftover indian food... hopefully back to work tomorrow.

Last night I had such bad chills that I was wearing long underwear, a thermal undershirt, lined "ultra warm" sweat#####, wool socks, a sweatshirt, and was under my covers plus an extra blanket. But then at 3am I woke up hot and bothered, and realized that I was comfortable without all of the extra stuff. I cooked the bugs out, I guess.
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« Reply #865 on: March 20, 2018, 04:17:57 am »

The inev topic that never ends. My boss is giving a presentation I helped write in front of a ton of NYC bigwigs on Friday. I asked if I should wear a suit and he said that was overkill, but a blazer and tie is a good idea. I do not own a blazer and really do not want to just walk into the financial district Brooks Brothers and yell SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT.

I have a very specific idea of the exact sort of jacket I want but I am worried that it does not go with my current style. I have carefully curated a wardrobe that makes me the most generic hipster-yuppie-continuum man in Brooklyn.

Black #####, white or blue button-down shirt, black boots, black belt, black winter coat. Every day. Sometimes navy or brown #####. Pls include the beard and glasses in your mental image, thanks.

(the sick thing is, I have never felt so Handsome)

I am going to try a few cheaper or hipper places before I go the Brooks Brothers route.
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« Reply #866 on: March 20, 2018, 01:42:56 pm »

Go to Joseph A Bank and your transformation to middle age will be complete!
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« Reply #867 on: March 20, 2018, 06:58:15 pm »


Sidenote: when is the endpoint of middle age? Asking for a friend.

80, I think.
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« Reply #868 on: March 20, 2018, 10:15:09 pm »

80 is the new 60.
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« Reply #869 on: March 22, 2018, 03:08:04 am »

wow, so, this guy who I follow on twitter who lives in my neighborhood and is in my socialist group is.... bozack.
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