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Post by East Buc & UMR » Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:46 pm

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Post by DeckardCain » Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:05 pm

vacuum cleaners

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Post by LibertyMarie » Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:57 pm

your mom

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Post by KentB » Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:40 pm

DANG IT MARIE

you beat me to it

how about

your face

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Post by redliberte » Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:54 pm

your mom's face?

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Post by Charlie Dees » Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:00 pm

Anyone who doesn't have a cat avatar.

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Post by redliberte » Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:09 pm

bully









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Post by DeckardCain » Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:18 pm

ashkenaziCD wrote: Anyone who doesn't have a cat avatar.
QFT

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Post by NOSTEAKFORSTEPH » Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:54 pm

WHAT NOW!

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Post by ecks » Fri Apr 27, 2007 5:40 pm

Anyone who doesn't bathe in medium well steaks.

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Post by redliberte » Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:53 pm

i still see hello kitty. i don't know what you're talking about charlie.

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Post by AethyricNomad » Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:03 pm

Black holes, provided you are inside their event horizon.

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Post by redliberte » Sat Apr 28, 2007 2:54 pm

Anyone who doesn't have a cat avatar.
you know what wouldn't suck, but would actually be pretty cool, is a Schrodinger's Cat icon. i came up with this when i was bored this morning. i have this whole mental conception of it blinking and one part saying "Schrodinger's cat is alive" and the other saying "Schrodinger's cat is dead" but i don't have quite the skills to make it. yes, it seems quite obvivious that i'm at a science competition right now...

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Post by flycaitiee69 » Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:31 pm

Math 240

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Post by AethyricNomad » Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:35 pm

redliberte wrote: you know what wouldn't suck, but would actually be pretty cool, is a Schrodinger's Cat icon.
A Schoedinger's cat avatar would be pretty cool.

Something else that sucks would be when you don't like spam and go to a restaurant where all they serve is eggs and sausage, eggs and bacon, eggs sausage and bacon, eggs and spam, eggs sausage and spam, eggs sausage bacon and spam, and spam spam spam spam spam baked beans and spam.


Heh heh...

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Post by redliberte » Sat Apr 28, 2007 6:44 pm

i don't like spam.

but i like monty python. i also like the part where the random guy is killing a cat in the background of the bring out your dead scene in Holy Grail. Heh.

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Post by AShoaib » Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:49 pm

Flying Circus totally pwns Holy Grail. I'm sorry. Oh, and so does Life of Brian.

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Post by AethyricNomad » Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:59 pm

Trying to write a German/Central European/Eastern European accent so you can read it and understand it.


"Zo, vee haff estableeshed zat Monty Python does not suck. Excellent."

I'd say that wouldn't a wormhole suck too, but only on one end (the black hole end), and I've already said black hole so never mind...

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Post by redliberte » Sun Apr 29, 2007 6:58 am

i do <3 flying circus, but alas, i have never seen life of brian, which sucks for me.

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Post by flycaitiee69 » Fri May 04, 2007 12:20 am

Saying good bye. : (

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Post by KentB » Fri May 04, 2007 10:11 am

my art history final

seriously .. worst thing I´ve ever written

I´ll take a B in that class though .. whatever

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Post by wldcat_blldog » Fri May 04, 2007 11:41 am

Graduating in less than 24 hours with no job waiting for me on Monday.

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Post by ecks » Fri May 04, 2007 11:44 am

Realizing that my last final was less than 24 hours ago and I'm already out of things to do for the summer.

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Post by Charlie Dees » Fri May 04, 2007 11:53 am

Not going to the Chicago Open.

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Post by redliberte » Fri May 04, 2007 1:40 pm

:(

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Post by ecks » Fri May 04, 2007 1:54 pm

ashkenaziCD wrote: Not going to the Chicago Open.
Pour quoi? I've thought about driving up to Chitown to just see the people that will be there. And visit people I know and eat Chicago-style pizza, but mostly to see awesome games.

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Post by AethyricNomad » Sun May 06, 2007 12:13 am

Not depriving Richland of their 11th win of State Quiz Bowl.

Seriously though... I think the fact that I actually have to go to bed and do stuff for the remaining 22 hours of this weekend is what sucks. I don't feel like going anywhere, doing anything, or even leaving the house...

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Post by S.C.Mitchell07 » Sun May 06, 2007 8:09 am

Aerodotus wrote: Not depriving Richland of their 11th win of State Quiz Bowl.

Seriously though... I think the fact that I actually have to go to bed and do stuff for the remaining 22 hours of this weekend is what sucks. I don't feel like going anywhere, doing anything, or even leaving the house...
Losing to Richland is not at all a bad thing.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Sun May 06, 2007 5:03 pm

Gas being $3.09+ in Rolla when it's $2.95 in St. James less than 10 miles away (and of course even less almost everywhere else in MO that isn't St. Louis)

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Post by redliberte » Sun May 06, 2007 8:54 pm

Gas being $3.09+ in Rolla
now that's nasty.

and kevin, believe me, i know all too well what you're feeling right now. i know it sounds like cruddy advice, but this too will pass.

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Post by LibertyMarie » Thu May 17, 2007 7:42 pm

tonight's grey's anatomy.
(and more so that i'm guessing i won't be able to watch it next semester...anyone happen to know if grey's airs in england?)

and how my plants are dying and i don't think there's anything i can do to help them.
(and more so that i'm so VERY upset about this.)

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Post by redliberte » Thu May 17, 2007 8:00 pm

grey's anatomy sucks so much.

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Post by STPickrell » Fri May 18, 2007 3:29 am

Rebecca used to like Grey's Anatomy but Melanie cried during every episode we tried to watch early on. It was very interesting -- we'd turn the channel from Grey's to the NCAA tournament, and she'd stop crying. Put it back on Grey's and the fussing resumed. So now we have started to watch House which she apparently enjoys.

So Grey's Anatomy and German schlager music annoy her. I hope she likes Dschinghis Khan (do a Youtube search on Moskau and you will see why I like it.)

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Post by ecks » Fri May 18, 2007 12:49 pm

STPickrell wrote: I hope she likes Dschinghis Khan (do a Youtube search on Moskau and you will see why I like it.)
That was amazing. I want more.

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Post by redliberte » Sat May 19, 2007 10:33 am

Unfortunately, I was sick until Thursday afternoon; I had at least 35 pages of make-up work when I returned to school on Friday; I couldn't come to either quiz bowl practice that week; my teammates, my parents, and I began to suspect that I couldn't go to state (three of my teammates made a card for me in Spanish IV, and, incidentally, I have the card by my computer right now); and I'm still not done with the make-up work.
make-up work. it's a close and personal friend of mine as well.

oh, and double posting :).

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Post by libertymark » Sun May 20, 2007 12:20 pm

running out of paid time for WoW and not having enough money to go pay for more

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Mon May 21, 2007 5:54 pm

Playing the gas lottery and losing... the extended rare luxury of sub-$3 gas in St. Louis finally ended today (but $3.19 is still cheaper than most of KC...). At 4:25 PM someone posted that two stations a couple of miles east of my normal route from work were still at their sub-$3 price so I decided to detour and see if it was still less than $3... unsurprisingly, it wasn't. Just an excuse to take a different route back to the apartment.

Even if it were still cheap and I had filled up I only would have been able to get 5 or 6 gallons so I would have used up much of my savings on burning gas to go the extra distance.

And yes, for those of you who weren't aware of it, I'm working in St. Louis until December.

Something related that doesn't suck: GasBuddy.com... in particular, the price temperature map is really cool.

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Post by redliberte » Mon May 21, 2007 10:02 pm

that jeff is paying $3.19/gallon while we're paying >$3.30 in KC.

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Post by Historyman » Wed May 23, 2007 5:13 pm

Woot $2.99 in Fordland.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Wed May 23, 2007 5:18 pm

Historyman wrote: Woot $2.99 in Fordland.
Nice... QT went down from $3.15 to $3.12 today. The Phillips just south of here went down to $3.09.

I update the five stations along my route on StLouisGasPrices.com daily (the above mentioned being two of them) and I'm still not established enough that it's still automatically deleting some of my entries... hopefully that will end soon.

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Wed May 23, 2007 8:33 pm

It is 10:30pm been at work since 8am and no going home in sight.

Stupid Data Armor

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Post by ecks » Wed May 23, 2007 9:53 pm

East Buc & UMR wrote: It is 10:30pm been at work since 8am and no going home in sight.

Stupid Data Armor
Heh, there are almost no overworked stories that can beat my mom. Last week, she worked every day from 7am-8pm, and last Tuesday had to go back in from 9pm-3am, then had to work Saturday 6am-6pm. And that was a relatively slow week :/

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Post by STPickrell » Thu May 24, 2007 4:15 am

ScoBo1987 wrote:
Historyman wrote: Woot $2.99 in Fordland.
Nice... QT went down from $3.15 to $3.12 today. The Phillips just south of here went down to $3.09.

I update the five stations along my route on StLouisGasPrices.com daily (the above mentioned being two of them) and I'm still not established enough that it's still automatically deleting some of my entries... hopefully that will end soon.
Say goodbye to outer suburbia.

Of course there could be another Asian crisis and that ought to drive gas prices down somewhat. (any of you 22-25 year olds remember the 1998-99 Asian crisis that drove gas prices down to like 95c a gallon?)

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Post by STPickrell » Thu May 24, 2007 4:16 am

East Buc & UMR wrote: It is 10:30pm been at work since 8am and no going home in sight.

Stupid Data Armor
we had a migration from server A to server B that was supposed to go from 7am to 1pm yesterday; I was still working on it yesterday at 10:30pm.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Thu May 24, 2007 5:23 am

STPickrell wrote:
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Historyman wrote: Woot $2.99 in Fordland.
Nice... QT went down from $3.15 to $3.12 today. The Phillips just south of here went down to $3.09.

I update the five stations along my route on StLouisGasPrices.com daily (the above mentioned being two of them) and I'm still not established enough that it's still automatically deleting some of my entries... hopefully that will end soon.
Say goodbye to outer suburbia.

Of course there could be another Asian crisis and that ought to drive gas prices down somewhat. (any of you 22-25 year olds remember the 1998-99 Asian crisis that drove gas prices down to like 95c a gallon?)
I remember gas being as low as 79¢ in St. Louis coming home from our vacation in 1998 (or possibly 1999; not 100% sure)

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Post by ecks » Thu May 24, 2007 12:50 pm

ScoBo1987 wrote:
STPickrell wrote:
ScoBo1987 wrote:
Historyman wrote: Woot $2.99 in Fordland.
Nice... QT went down from $3.15 to $3.12 today. The Phillips just south of here went down to $3.09.

I update the five stations along my route on StLouisGasPrices.com daily (the above mentioned being two of them) and I'm still not established enough that it's still automatically deleting some of my entries... hopefully that will end soon.
Say goodbye to outer suburbia.

Of course there could be another Asian crisis and that ought to drive gas prices down somewhat. (any of you 22-25 year olds remember the 1998-99 Asian crisis that drove gas prices down to like 95c a gallon?)
I remember gas being as low as 79¢ in St. Louis coming home from our vacation in 1998 (or possibly 1999; not 100% sure)
I have a picture from a few years back when I took a picture of a gas station in Washington because the gas prices were so ridiculously more than they were in central Illinois. The price? $2.54.

Also, I just spent $40 filling up a tank that I used to be able to fill up with something in the low teens. This makes me cry.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Thu May 24, 2007 3:35 pm

I remember one instance in 2003 when I thought it was ridiculous that prices jumped to $1.69

That was a short price spike... QuikTrip's already down to $2.99 again... it was $3.12 when I went to work this morning

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Sat May 26, 2007 12:05 pm

Nobody having the right sized envelope to mail a calculus book... Target doesn't even carry size 5 for some reason and the post office was out of an appropriate size too, so I ended up mailing it in a huge overpriced envelope from the post office. I remember this happening before and only Walmart had size 5 envelopes.

(Target and Kmart are just up the road; Wal-Mart is about 5 miles away)

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Sat Jun 09, 2007 8:28 am

The USPS... or at least whoever delivered my USPS mail yesterday...

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No package... wasn't in front of my door when I got back from work yesterday, and the leasing office didn't have it. So I called the post office... they said the carrier has it today for delivery. That means it's... NOT delivered. What about "delivery exception" or "recipient not available" or something like that...? They didn't even leave a failed delivery attempt notice or anything.

Of course that's what I risk when I have something shipped to an apartment, though the office did say that UPS, FedEx and DHL deliver to the office by default so it's just the stupid post office I have to avoid.

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Post by Charlie Dees » Sun Jun 10, 2007 7:36 pm

Jeff, you're in STL right now? Gi yo homzkillet a holla.

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