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    Insomnia. Hello, 3:50 AM!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    Insomnia. Hello, 3:50 AM!
    Try a cup of tea, always works for me, plus a notepad to record those thoughts.
    sicut vis videre esto
    When we realize that patterns don't exist in the universe, they are a template that we hold to the universe to make sense of it, it all makes a lot more sense.
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    I'm vaguely bugged that one of the ATM threads reached its cutoff date just as a key concept in the argument had been just clarified, and I had a question just begging to be asked.

    Now I'm suffering from Query Interruptus!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    I'm vaguely bugged that one of the ATM threads reached its cutoff date just as a key concept in the argument had been just clarified, and I had a question just begging to be asked.

    Now I'm suffering from Query Interruptus!
    Try a cup of tea, always works for me, plus a notepad to record those thoughts.
    sicut vis videre esto
    When we realize that patterns don't exist in the universe, they are a template that we hold to the universe to make sense of it, it all makes a lot more sense.
    Originally Posted by Ken G

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    Quote Originally Posted by profloater View Post
    Try a cup of tea, always works for me, plus a notepad to record those thoughts.
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    The kids woke us up at 3:40 this morning because Irene had thrown up. She seems fine now, but it's still not something you want to spend the middle of the night dealing with. At least everyone got back to sleep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillianren View Post
    The kids woke us up at 3:40 this morning because Irene had thrown up. She seems fine now, but it's still not something you want to spend the middle of the night dealing with. At least everyone got back to sleep.
    Glad she's okay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    Glad she's okay.
    Very glad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    Glad she's okay.
    Apparently she had, despite being told she could only eat cookies when she asked, eaten an entire bag of my mother's gingerbread cookies.
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    "You can't erase icing."

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    So much for the antiemetic effects of ginger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    So much for the antiemetic effects of ginger.

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    Everything in moderation and nothing in excess, etc.
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    Cracked.com has certainly seen better days. An item today describes American troops lost in the jungles of the Japanese island of Kiska. Which is in the Aleutians and completely barren.
    Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Cracked.com has certainly seen better days. An item today describes American troops lost in the jungles of the Japanese island of Kiska. Which is in the Aleutians and completely barren.
    That's certainly lost!
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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    Probably they were overwhelmed by half a gallon bag of everything else that's in the cookies.
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    "You can't erase icing."

    "I can't believe it doesn't work! I found it on the internet, man!"

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    Sugar. Historically first imported to Europe as a medical diuretic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Cracked.com has certainly seen better days. An item today describes American troops lost in the jungles of the Japanese island of Kiska. Which is in the Aleutians and completely barren.
    Old Icelandic joke:
    What do you do if you get lost in the Icelandic forest?
    Stand up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiYeves View Post
    Everything in moderation and nothing in excess, etc.
    Yes, everything in moderation...including moderation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PetersCreek View Post
    Yes, everything in moderation...including moderation.
    And the corollary: nothing in excess, except excess.

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    On topic...

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    That would be 2019, of course!
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    Of the five packages that I mailed on Dec 11th, one has been delivered, three have arrived at their destination's local post office, but one has allegedly been sitting in Edison, NJ since Christmas Eve.
    It's annoying given that the predicted delivery date was Dec 15, but I'll be happy if all arrive at their intended destination after their tour of the US east coast.
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    Hope it's not this package:

    https://youtu.be/uxX1kA-nhZk

    (short video about shipping)

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    I have been seeing those "Buy a present for yourself!" commercials all season long. It's completely antithetical to the concept of gift-giving. Just gets on my nerves. It's the "greed is good" of the current decade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    I have been seeing those "Buy a present for yourself!" commercials all season long. It's completely antithetical to the concept of gift-giving. Just gets on my nerves. It's the "greed is good" of the current decade.
    I’m not familiar with the commercial, so maybe I would understand if I saw it, but just from this post, I don’t understand. How does buying yourself something you would like invoke greed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Rijn View Post
    I’m not familiar with the commercial, so maybe I would understand if I saw it, but just from this post, I don’t understand. How does buying yourself something you would like invoke greed?
    It centers receiving instead of giving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiYeves View Post
    It centers receiving instead of giving.
    I would say, rather, you’re spending on yourself. But in any case, how does receiving invoke greed? I’ve yet to see anything about excess or obsessive qualities - things I associate with greed. I’m not seeing any argument to only spend on yourself, either.

    In “A Christmas Carol,” Scrooge was so obsessive about accumulating and not spending money that he not only made life bad for Cratchit, but he made his own life miserable too. I saw a parody where Scrooge keeps giving and giving and by the next year, his company has gone out of business, Cratchit is out of a job and his family is in dire straits, with Scrooge dying penniless, hated by everyone once the money ran out. Obviously, going from one extreme to another wouldn’t be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Rijn View Post
    I would say, rather, you’re spending on yourself. But in any case, how does receiving invoke greed? I’ve yet to see anything about excess or obsessive qualities - things I associate with greed. I’m not seeing any argument to only spend on yourself, either.
    The ads I saw explicitly equate self-indulgence of luxury items with a season of giving. Nothing wrong with buying something, but it just pushes my buttons the way it's portrayed.

    I guess you had to be there.
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    Ah, I see. Thanks for the explanation.

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    The other night, I slipped on a wet patch on our living room floor and came down, hard, on my worse knee. It still hurts.

    Yesterday, I ended up running so many errands and things that I got home bare minutes before the time I was scheduled to get together with my online friends. I got a lot done, but it wore me out. The kids were pretty hard to deal with through some of it, too.
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    I keep having to remind myself NOT to click on the Doctor Who thread on my other forum, because some them may already have seen it and, you know, SPOILERS!
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